Preview: Halloween in Lancaster & Palmdale
The Antelope Valley has a plethora of spooky events for fright aficionados in 2019. Here’s a very brief preview of eerie events you can use to fill your own creepy calendar.
Sunday the 13th: 3-5pm sees the first event of the season in the park at 43063 10th St W. Online details were scant for Halloween Carnival w/ Congresswoman Katie Hill, but I was able to confirm by phone it will have lots of seasonal activities for kids, costumes are encouraged, and the event is free and open to the public. Details here.
Friday the 18th: 7-9pm Pumpkin Carving & Painting at The Antelope Valley Art Gallery, 38198 10th St E. The event is free if you bring your own pumpkin and carving tools, or use their pumpkins and supplies for $15. If you plan to attend RSVP here so they know how many pumpkins to have on hand.
Saturday the 19th: 11am-1pm bring your costumed canine to Howl-O-Ween, 5100 East Avenue S. There will be awards for best costumes, details here.
Saturday the 19th: 12-2pm Harvest Party at the AV Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd. Free stuff for the first 200 kids, music, and a chance to win a gift card.
Saturday the 19th: 4-7pm Laps4Literacy free family play day with a Halloween theme, 45116 Valley Central Way. Full details here.
Thursday the 24th: 5:30-9pm Costumes & Cabernet at Barrett Cellars, 114 Newgrove Street. This event is $10 and will have a costume contest and pumpkin auction.
Friday the 25th: 3-9pm Haunted Maze & Monster Mash at Sol Plaza, 1140 Commerce Center Drive. A free haunted maze and costume contest with prize, among other activities. Details here.
Friday the 25th: 5:30-7pm George Lane Park Fall Festival, 5520 W. Ave L-8. This event is not on their website but I confirmed by phone it is happening for 2019. This is a free costumed event for children and families with games and treats.
Friday the 25th: 530-730pm Palmdale Pumpkin Walk, 37716 55th Street East. This is a large outdoor costumed events with trick-or-treating and other activities for kids and families. Details here.
Friday the 25th-27th: 730pm AV Haunted House, 38733 9th St East. A free walk-through haunt, this year themed on the movie IT. This haunt is a Hell House – a sub-genre of haunted attraction with a religious twist – put on by a local church. Read last year’s full review to decide if this is the haunt for you.
Saturday the 26th: 8am-4pm Fall Festival, 10148 West Avenue I. Free hay maze, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, and more. Details here.
Saturday the 26th: 9am-12pm Underwater Pumpkin Carving, 3850 E Ave S. Pumpkin carving while scuba-diving. Details here.
Saturday the 26th: 1-5pm Annual BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival. Corn maze, train rides, games, shows, pumpkins, and hundreds of people in costume. See last year’s review for more info, and find details for this year here.
Saturday the 26th: 6-9:30pm Palmdale Haunted House, 39700 30th Street West. The City of Palmdale’s annual walk-through haunt.
Saturday the 26th: 6-9pm Enchanted Apparitions, 38198 10th St E 93550. Costumes, refreshments, and art. Details here and here.
Saturday the 26th: 6-9pm Lake Los Angeles Fall Festival, 16801 East Ave P-8 93591. Trunk or Treat, costumes, games, snacks, and Marionette shows.
Saturday the 26th: 7-10pm Lunar Terror walk-through haunt. 44307 42nd St W. Details here, and see last year’s review.
Sunday the 27th: 10am-3pm Palmdale Trunk or Treat. 815 E Ave Q-6 93550. Details here.
Wednesday 10/30: 7-10pm Lunar Terror will be open again for anyone who just can’t wait one more day for a fright, details here.
Thursday 10/31: 6-11pm Lunar Terror will be open Halloween Night, details here, and the surrounding neighborhood is pretty good for trick-or-treating.
Friday November 1st: 7pm Sugar Skull, 750 W Lancaster Blvd 93534. A special play for Dia de los Muertos. Details here.
Saturday November 2nd: 10am-6pm, Day of the Dead Fiesta 38315 9th Street East 93550. See last year’s review.
Saturday November 2nd: 2-3pm. Day of the Dead at the Library, 601 W Lancaster Blvd 93534. The last AV event of the season.
So there’s some October options for Antelope Valley residents. Some events from previous years, such as Hollywood Horror Haunted Manor, Starview Manor, Restless Souls Manor, N’ever Rest Cemetery, and AV Feargrounds have posted that they are not happening this year, or posted nothing at all by mid-October. Common Ground Cemetery has stated by phone they intend to bring back their walk-though this year, and hopefully those plans will come to fruition, ending their four year hiatus. Palmdale Spooky Hollow has no site, but it is likely happening this year. No word yet on The Asylum and Windy Hills Haunts.