HALLOWEEN ART, EXHIBITS AND TOURS

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Los Angeles Halloween Art Galleries, Museum Exhibitions & Cemetery Tours

Here you will find an eclectic list of high-culture and historical Halloween events in Los Angeles: night galleries devoted to macabre painting, photographs, and carvings; museums revealing secrets of death, dying, and spiritualism; historical tours emphasizing the sordid and the supernatural; and midnight ramblings among gravestones in real cemeteries. Whether you enjoy the subtle shivers of wandering through allegedly haunted locations or the refined pleasures of appreciating macabre art, this is the place for you.

The fright factor of these Los Angeles Halloween art galleries, museum exhibitions, and cemetery tours varies widely. Museums use the season to generate interest in customs related to Halloween and beliefs in the afterlife. Cemetery tours tend to be educational in nature, emphasizing history rather than horror. Art galleries may be eerie but seldom frightful, and outdoor art shows of lighted pumpkins can be outright festive.

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Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours: Updates

With new shows and tours opening every Halloween, it can be difficult to keep up. In this space, we squeeze in any recent additions - if any - for Halloween 2020.

 

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Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours: Alphabetical List

The Halloween Art Galleries, Museum Exhibitions & Cemetery Tours listed here are perennials that return every Halloween season. Year-round events suitable for the Halloween season are listed immediately afterward. One-offs and other events we have not reviewed are listed separately at the bottom.

Beyond the Grave Tours

Beyond the Grave Tours

Beyond the Grave Tours & Sorrowful Soirée Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum 15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, California 91745 www.homesteadmuseum.org 2019 Sorrowful Soirée Date & Hours : Sunday, October 27, 2-6pm Price : ...
Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour

Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour

Dearly Departed Tours and Musuem 5901 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States 1-855-600-3323 dearlydepartedtours.com 2019 Dates & Hours : Saturdays and Sunday, September 29 through October, starting at 3pm. For the Halloween season,...
Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies, and Mayhem

Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies, and Mayhem

The Hollywood Museum 1660 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood thehollywoodmuseum.com Dungeon of Doom Dates & Hours:  10am to 5pm on  Wednesday through Sunday, year-round Monsters, Mummies & Mayhem Halloween Dates: Every Halloween season, t...
Fullerton Museum Haunted Walking Tours

Fullerton Museum Haunted Walking Tours

The Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Avenue, Fullerton 92832 (714) 738-6545 Website: Click here 2019 Dates : October 10-11, 15-19, 22-26 & 29-30 Hours : 5:30-8:30pm. Start time is 5:30-6pm for a meet and greet. Tours begin at 6pm and last...
Haunted Haddonfield

Haunted Haddonfield

SugarMynt Gallery 810 Meridian Avenue South Pasadena, CA www.sugarmynt.com Haunted Haddonfield 2020 Opening Night: September 12. You must reserve a time slot in advance. Tickets are $27 for slots starting a 4pm, 5pm & 6pm; $35 for slots starting...
Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

Hawthorne and Highland, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.watsonadventures.com 2019 Dates : October 26, 5:30-8:00pm Tickets : $24 Check out our Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt archive : Watson Adventures Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt General Information ...
Heritage Square Museum Halloween and Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum Halloween and Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 www.heritagesquare.org (323) 225-2700 2020 Dates : Click here  to look for upcoming events at the location, Halloween & Mourning Tours To Be Announced Admission : A...
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038 www.adsla.org (323) 469-1181 2019 Date & Hours : Saturday, October 13, 10am-2:30pm Tickets : $20. Parking : inside the cemetery gates. Check out our Hollywood F...
Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

Long Beach Municipal Cemetery & Sunnyside Cemetery 1095 E. Willow Avenue, Long Beach 90806 www.hslb.org 2019 Date & Hours : Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Tickets : $20 for adults, $8 for ages 5-18, $1 for 4 and under; $15 for...
Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, 91302 Website: nightsofthejack.com 2019 Dates: October 3 - November 3 Hours : 6-10:30pm, with designated entry times starting every half hour from 6:30pm to 10pm Tickets : $22 for children...
Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 paramountstudiotour.com 2019  Halloween Dates:   Every Friday & Saturday evening September 20 through November 16, plus most Thursdays in October, including Halloween Night, also Oc...
Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours: Year-Round Events

Some year-round Los Angeles attractions have horror elements that are appropriate for Halloween, such as the Chamber of Horrors in the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Dungeon of Doom in the Hollywood Museum. The latter sometimes re-brands itself as a Halloween event during October, but you can see many of the same displays throughout the other months.

The Hollywood Wax Museum

The Hollywood Wax Museum

6767 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.hollywoodwax.com hollywood@hollywoodwax.com 323-462-8860 Hours : Sunday-Thursday: 9 am - Midnight Friday-Saturday: 9 am - 1 am Along with the usual movie star celebrity figures, the Hollywood...
Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours Not (Yet) On Our Permanent List

The following are Halloween Art Galleries, Museum Exhibitions & Cemetery Tours that we added to our listings in 2019. If they return, we may upgrade them to the main list at a later date.

Carved
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
Dates & Hours: Oct. 23–27, 6:30–10:30pm
Tickets: $25 for Descanso Gardens members, $30 for non-members
Website: descanso.org

Carved is a family-friendly event featuring a thousand professionally carved pumpkins in a one-mile walk through the Camellia and Oak Forests. The event is co-produced by Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, which no longer operates their own event in Los Angeles, having retreated back to New York.

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Halloween Haunted House Tour
Grier Musser Museum
403 S Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 413-1814
Date & Hours: October 27, 1-4pm
Tickets: $6-10
Website: griermussermuseum.org

The Grier Musser Museum's annual Halloween Haunted House Tour decks out the museum's 1898 Queen Anne Victorian house with historical Halloween decorations. Refreshments are provided.

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Pumpkin Nights
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Dates & Hours: October 10 - November 3, 5:30-10:30pm
Tickets: $20
Website: pumpkinnights.com/los-angeles

Like Carved and Nights of the Jack, Pumpkin Nights offers an outdoor tour through displays of artfully carved Jack O'Lanterns.