51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Date: Halloween Night
East of Pasadena and just below the San Gabriel Mountains, this well-to-do community seems like the last place in Los Angeles for a Halloween event; nevertheless, the City of Sierra Madre offers several Halloween Happenings, which visitors can enjoy while in the neighborhood. Local business provide candy in Kersting Court, on Sierra Madre Boulevard between Baldwin Avenue and Lima Avenue. The fire department leads a costume parade, also from Kersting Court, at 5pm, and there is a costume contest at 5:30pm.
After that, trick-or-treaters can head to Alegria Street, between Baldwin Avenue and Mountain Trail, where the wealthy inhabitants apparently have the time and money to devise some impressive home haunts. The neighborhood is less ostentatious than Beverly Hills, but the large properties provide plenty of yard space for decorations and hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns.
Visitors can get a drive-by view of the decor the last few days of October, but the Halloween events, of course, take place on October 31.