Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Patches, Spooky Sleepovers, Costume Parties: The Best Family-Friendly Halloween Fun for Children in Los Angeles

Spooky Haunted House: Los Angeles Children's Halloween HauntsLooking for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun in Los Angeles? The Southland offers many kid-safe seasonal events. Some are “lights-on” versions of scary night-time haunts; others are special afternoon or one-day presentations that take place in year-round facilities such as zoos and wildlife stations. Also, many L.A. neighborhoods get so far into the seasonal spirit that they appeal not only to local kids but also to outside families, who come to enjoy the decorated yard haunt displays and trick-or-treating opportunities.

NOTE: This pages lists Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun targeted predominantly for children. However, there are Halloween activities listed elsewhere on our website that appeal to the whole family:

  • Halloween Festivities sometimes include local events designed for neighborhood parents with children.
  •  Halloween Home Haunts are a great way to enjoy the holiday with your children. Most are safe for kids, especially if they are simply yard haunts, without a walk-through maze or actors portraying monsters.
  • Halloween Mazes and Rides frequently present family-friendly matinees on weekend afternoons. Unfortunately, these will usually not be available on Halloween Night.
  • The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers Halloween events at several of their centers around town. Check their website for info.


Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun Updates

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Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun Events

Below are some high-profile examples of Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun in Los Angeles.

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Carroll Avenue and Douglas Street in Angelino Heights Date: Halloween Night The historic neighborhood of Angelino Heights is famous for its Victorian mansions - perfectly suited for Halloween home haunts, which the locals deck out in elaborate yard displays. Consequently, the area has been labeled "The Haunted District," earning a ...
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Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Beverly Hills Trick-or-Treating: Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills Date: Halloween Night Beverly Hills Halloween Trick-or-Treating Overview Legend has it that costumed children visiting this wealthy Beverly Hills neighborhood on October 31 receive full-sized candy bars and even cash in their trick-or-treat bags, but we wouldn't count on that happening in ...
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Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

2022 Dates & Hours: October 1-31 during regular business hours, with special activities and entertainment on weekends. The Los Angeles Zoo's annual Halloween event for children offers such kid-safe treats as: jack-o-lantern carving demonstrations, photo opportunities, and crafts. Visitors are invited to view Creepy Creatures in the Winnick Family Children’s ...
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Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Glen, between Church and Beloit Streets in Brentwood Date: Halloween Night, starting at dusk This upscale neighborhood near the 405 Freeway has a reputation for good candy and decorated homes with spooky Jack O'Lanterns. The nearby Brentwood Country Mart hosts a Halloween evening from 3pm to 6pm on October ...
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Burbank Halloween Happenings

2022 Dates: Outdoor Decorating Contest - Octboer 4-21. Burbank Haunted Adventure at Starlight Bowl - October 14-15, 21, 7-10pm Floating Pumpkin Patch at Verdugo Aquatic Facility - October 22, 12-4pm Little Tot Pumpkin Party at McCambridge Recreation Center - October 29 at 10am Halloween Skatefest at Valley Skate Park - ...
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Burbank Trick-or-Treating

Side streets near Magnolia Boulevard, between California & Niagara Date: Halloween Night, after sundown Burbank Halloween Trick-or-Treating Overview The Burbank neighborhood between the Halloween Town store and the Rotten Apple 907 home haunt features a trick-or-treat experience Reminiscent of Beverly Hills in its glory days, with an abundance of decorated ...
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Halloween DTLA Festival for Kids

2022 Date: October 31, 5-8pm. Tickets: $10 pre-sale, $13 at the door Description from the website: From Kids will love trick-or-treating, showing off their costumes at the character meet-and-greets, eating yummy snacks, and seeing the puppet and magic shows. Adults will love the safe, very special kid-friendly experiences that creates ...
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Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

2022 Status: To Be Determined. As it did in 2020, Montana Avenue presented a Covid-safe version of its annual Halloween Hop in 2021, with fall themed elements along the avenue instead of the usual store-to-store trick-or-treating. No word yet on whether it will return to its former self in 2022 ...
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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

2022 Dates & Hours: October 7-30, 9am-9pm. Tickets: $10-$25 for Standard Admission; $70 for VIP Admission (weekends only). Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Info Mr. Bones Culver City Pumpkin Patch 10100 Jefferson Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of activities suitable for children 2 through 8: ...
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Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

2022 Dates:  Haunted Pasadena Walking Tour: Pasadena Walking Tours offer docent-led tours on Fridays, October 7, 14, and 28. Haunting of Old Pasadena: Immersive ghost tour and seance at the Bunker Experience on Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27. Halloween at One Colorado: Buster Balloon Halloween Show on Thursday, October ...
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Riviera Village Halloween Stroll

2022 Date: October 31, 3-6pm Riviera Village 1799 So. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Riviera Village Halloween Stroll Info It's not the Southern France; it's the South Bay! Designed to simulate the French Riviera, this secluded shopping center comprises six blocks of unique stores, restaurants, and cafes. Every ...
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Scarium of the Pacific

2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-30, 9am-5pm. Admission: Scarium of the Pacific's Halloween activities are included with general admission tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Scarium of the Pacific Info Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 AquariumofthePacific.Org Halloween Family Night invites families to dress ...
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Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

2022 Update: Halloween Happenings takes place on Monday, October 31. In addition, a Downtown Halloween Art Show takes place October 22 through November 1. Residents are invited to submit art to be displayed in downtown merchants' windows. Kersting Court 51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-5278 Sierra Madre ...
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Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch

2022 Update: Toluca Lake's 32nd annual pumpkin festival opens on September 26 and runs throughout October. Tickets: Maze: $10 for single ticket, $200 for Season Pass for one, $375 for Season Pass for two. Petting Zoo: $7 for single ticket, $100 for Season Pass for one, $150 for season pass for ...
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Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on Halloween Night! Parking is a nightmare, but your efforts will be rewarded as you traverse bridges over canals and view decorated homes with orange pumpkin lights reflected on the water ...
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More Family-Friendly Halloween Fun

Some Halloween attractions listed in other sections of the website may be appropriate for families with young children. The ones below fit better into other categories, but don’t let that scare you from bringing the little ghosts and goblins along. Some of these may be intended for adults but with days or times set aside for kid-safe versions.

Cemetery Lane Trick R Treat Experience

Cemetery Lane Trick R Treat

Halloween 2022 Dates: October 19-23, 27-30. Hours: Entry in one-hour intervals 6-9pm on weekdays, 3-9pm on weekends. Update: This years offers a tribute to the "Monster Kid" era of the 1950s and 1960s, creating a Halloween night from an era when the Addams Family, the Munsters, residents of the Twilight ...
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Disneyland Halloween Time

2022 Update: Attractions include Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Screams, Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Guardians of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark, Luigi's Honkin' Halloween, and Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree. There will also be Dia de Los Muertos events in Frontierland and Paradise Gardens Park. Dates: through October 31 during regular business hours ...
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Ghost Walk Riverside

2022 Update:  This year's theme is CarnEVIL, featuring theatrical encounters with mystical and mysterious sideshow attractions. There will be two walking tours through the half mile loop of White Park, ending at the kids' carnival, food & vendor court, and Tavern of Terror beer garden. Plus, the annual Thriller Dance ...
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Halloween Movies on the Roof

Halloween 2022 Dates & Times: Fridays & Saturdays, October 14-22. First film starts at 7pm, second film at 9:15pm unless otherwise noted. Update: After returning to Lake Balboa Complex in 2021, this annual Halloween film series is once again at Westfield Fashion Square, where it is now billed as Halloween Movies ...
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Haunt O’ Ween L.A.

2022 Dates: nightly from September 30 to October 31 Hours: Admission is in half-hour timed blocks from 4pm to 9pm. Tickets:  $40 for General Admission, $65 for VIP. There is a Group Bundle general admission discount of $36 per person for parties of 10 or more. Haunt O' Ween L.A. Articles Read ...
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Heritage Square Museum Witch! 2022

Heritage Square Museum Mourning Faire

2022 Dates & Hours: Saturday & Sunday October 23 & 24 from 11am-5pm. Heritage Square Museum has rebranded its Halloween & Mourning Tours as Outdoor Mourning Faire. Additional Halloween-themed events are scheduled in September & October. Additional Events:  September 24, 7:30-10pm: Haunted Ghost Tours with a Presentation of Victorian 19th ...
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Knott’s Spooky Farm

2022 Update: Activities include Creepy Critters of Calico, Great Pumpkin Palooza, Halloween Hootenanny, Trick or Treating in Ghost Town, a spooky version of the Calico Mine Ride, and spooky music courtesy of KNOT radio. Dates & Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from September 29 to October 30, plus Halloween, during daylight ...
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Legoland Brick-or-Treat

2022 Update: After going dark during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Legoland Theme Park resurrects its annual Halloween Brick-or-Treat attraction. Dates: Saturdays, September 17 to Octotber 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30. Hours: 3pm - 9pm on Saturdays during the event and 2pm - 8pm on Sunday, October 30. Tickets: Included with Daily ...
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Nights of the Jack Halloween 2019 Review

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

2022 Update: New this season, Nights Of The Jack offers four nights of trick or treating with live costumed characters, taking place October 28-31. Also added this year are live face painters and a new jungle animal scene on the immersive walking trail. Dates & Hours: September 30, October 1-2, 6-9, ...
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Queen Mary Shaqtoberfest

2022 Dates: Weekends and select weeknight from September 29 through October 31. Tickets: General Admission: $24.99 for children, $29.99 for adults. Fast Break (one-time expedited entry): $39.99 for children, $44.99 for adults. VIP Slam Dunk (unlimited expedited entry, preferred seating, VIP deck access, one free cocktail or beverage): $89.99. 2022 ...
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Reign of Terror Haunted House

2022 Dates: Halloween: Fridays & Saturdays - September 24 to November 5, plus October 23, 27, 30 & 31. Kid-friendly Lights-On event noon-3pm on October 15. Lights Out on November 5. Ho Ho Ho Horror: December 9-10. Hours: 7-11pm on Fridays & Saturdays; 7-10pm on other nights, including Halloween. Update: ...
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Shoreline Village Halloween Festivities

2022 Dates: Saturday, October 29, 4-10pm. Since scaling back to a one-day, family-friendly event, Shoreline Village no longer offers a haunted house walkthrough. Instead, there is a Zombie Walk Halloween Party, including vendors, trick-or-treating, live zombie bands (live?), and of course lots of roaming zombies. Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt Information ...
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Westchester Park of Pain & Kid Zone

2022 Update: After being on hiatus a few years, the Westchester Park of Pain reopen this Halloween. Billing itself as Rebirth: Park of Pain, the event will feature an outdoor haunted house maze. Food and snacks will be available on Halloween Night. There is also a Halloween Kid Zone with ...
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