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FAMILY-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN FUN

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 Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in Los Angeles? The Southland offers many kid-safe seasonal events. Some are “lights-on” versions of night-time haunts with the scares toned down to be safe for children; 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 Family-Friendly Halloween Fun targeted predominantly for children. However, some Halloween activities listed elsewhere on our website also 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 kids. Most are safe for children, especially if they are simply yard haunts, without a walk-through maze or actors portraying monsters.
  • Halloween Mazes and Rides frequently present kid-safe matinees on weekend afternoons. These will usually not be available on Halloween Night.
  • The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers Family-Friendly Halloween events at several of recreation centers around town. These will include some events specifically for kids, along with slightly scarier events that may be appropriate for older children. Check their website for info.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Fun Updates

Check out news, reviews, articles. This includes some events not listed elsewhere on this page because they fit better into other categories; they are kid-safe though not designed exclusively for children.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Fun Events

Below are some high-profile examples of Family-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 ...

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 ...

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

2023 Update: This year's events and activities include Trick-or-Treating, an Extinct Animal Graveyard, Spooky Story Time with author/illustrator team Suzanne and Max Lang, The Lair (rare snakes, poisonous frogs, and venomous lizards), and Creature Treats (watch the resident animals enjoy seasonal treats). In addition to the annual Boo at the Zoo, ...

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 ...

Burbank Halloween Happenings

2023 Dates: Halloween Skatefest at Valley Skate Park - October 28, 5-8:30pm. Open to all skaters of all levels. Event includes open skate, skate competition, raffles and food. All ages welcome. Register at Burbankparks.com. Admission: Free The city of Burbank usually presents several community events every Halloween season, including: A ...
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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 ...

Halloween DTLA Festival for Kids

2023 Update: The event has rebranded itself as DCBID Halloween Festival for Kids Event, named after the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. Date: October 31, 5-8pm. Tickets: $10 in advance, $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, ...

Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

2023 Status: Not yet announced by typically October 31, 3-6pm. Montana Avenue Halloween Hop Info Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA www.montanaavenue.com Montana Avenue Merchants Association presents this annual event on Halloween Night from 3-6pm. Kids of all ages enjoy trick-or-treating along Montana Avenue, from 6th Street to 17th Street, plus ...

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

2023 Dates & Hours: October 5-29, 9am-9pm. Tickets: Prices not announced until tickets go on sale October 1. Last year's tickets were $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 MrBonesPumpkinPatch.com ...

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

2023 Events:  Annual Pumpkin Decorating on Sunday, October 22, 11am-2pm. Ticket purchase required $10. Bob Baker Marionettes "Halloween Spooktacular" - two showtimes on Saturday, October 28 at 11am & 12:30pm. Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration: District-wide store-to-store trick-or-treating, haunted photos on Tuesday, October 31, 5-8pm. Plus, screen Casper at 7pm.  The ...

Riviera Village Halloween Stroll

2023 Date: October 31, 3-6pm Riviera Village 1799 So. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 rivieravillage.net 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 ...

Scarium of the Pacific

2023 Update: In addition to its annual Scarium of the Pacific event, the aquarium presents a Halloween Family Night and Night Dive, a party for adults. Dates & Hours: Halloween Family Night - October 20, 6:30-9pm. Night Dive - October 27, 7:30-11pm (adults only). Scarium of the Pacific - October 28-29, ...

Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

2023 Date & Hours: Halloween Happenings takes place on Tuesday, October 31, 3-7pm. 3-5pm: Trick or Treating in downtown Sierra Madre and Memorial Park. 5-5:15pm: Costume Parade. 5:15-5:45pm: Dance Performance. 5:45-7pm: Costume Contest Kersting Court 51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-5278 cityofsierramadre.com Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings Info East ...

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch

2023 Dates: To Be Announced. Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch's website is down, but the location is still open for business. We are reaching out to the owner to find out what is happening.. Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch 10601 Riverside Drive North Hollywood, CA 91602 818-505-8039 Website Every year, the Toluca ...

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.

Boney Island

2023 Status: After a four-year hiatus, Boney Island reopens this Halloween in a brand new Location: the National History Museum of Los Angeles. Set in the museum's Nature Gardens, Boney Island offers a haunting show for the whole family, featuring sights and sounds from the haunt's past. The NHM will ...

Disneyland Halloween Time

2023 Update: Attractions include Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Screams, Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Disney's Happiest Haunts Guided Tour, Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark, Costumed Cars Cruise in the Park, Haunting Interactions with the Headless Horseman Statue, Luigi's Honkin' Halloween, and Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree. There will also be ...

Ghost Walk Riverside

2023 Update:  Now in its 32nd year, Ghostwalk Riverside moves to a new location for Halloween 2023: the historic St. Francis de Sales School, a 137 year-old mission where ghosts should feel right at home. The community-oriented event promises a giant Halloween block party with entertainment, games, and activities. This ...

Halloween Movies on the Roof

2023 Update: After moving to the rooftop of the Westfield Fashion Square in 2022, Halloween Drive-In Nights returns to the Lake Balboa Complex for 2023. Dates & Times: October 27 : Hocus Pocus at 7pm and Freddy vs. Jason at 9:30pm. October 28:  Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at ...
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Heritage Square Museum Mourning Faire

2023 Dates & Hours: October 15, 11am - 5pm. Heritage Square Museum has rebranded its Halloween & Mourning Tours as Victorian Mourning Faire. Additional Halloween-themed events are scheduled in October: Saturday October 7: Edgar Allen Poe Storytelling Event Friday October 13: Ghost Tours For the Christmas season, there will be ...

Knott’s Spooky Farm

2023 Update: Activities include Creepy Critters of Calico, Calico Park Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Hootenanny, Trick or Treating in Ghost Town, Costume Cavalcade, and performances by Bob Baker Marionette Theatre and Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. Dates & Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from September 29 to October 30, plus Halloween, during ...

Legoland Brick-or-Treat

2023 Update: After going dark during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Legoland Theme Park is back in action with its annual Halloween Brick-or-Treat attraction. Dates: Select Saturdays & Sundays from September 16 to Octotber 29 during regular business hours Tickets: Prices start at $104 for one day at the park including ...
Nights of the Jack Halloween 2019 Review

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

2023 Updates: Nights of the Jacks promises two new "massive" lantern art scenes, Dia De Los Muertos and Enchanted Forest, plus an Interactive Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt. Dates & Hours: September 29 through October 31, except October 17; 6-10pm. Tickets: Prices range from $29.99 to 49.99, with lower prices on weekdays ...

Queen Mary Dark Harbor

2024 Update: This Halloween features the return of Dark Harbor to the Queen Mary, along with many of the familiar mazes and characters, plus some new surprises. 2024 Dates: To Be Announced, starting in late September. Hours: TBA. Tickets: TBA. Queen Mary Halloween Articles Learn more about the Queen Mary ...
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Reign of Terror Haunted House

Christmas 2023 Dates & Hours: December 8-9, 7-11pm. Tickets: $35 regular access, $60 immediate access. Parking; Free Reign of Terror Haunted House Articles Learn more about the Reign of Terror: Reign of Terror Haunted House Information The Reign of Terror Haunted House is a multi-faceted maze that incorporates a spooky ...

Shoreline Village Halloween Festivities

2023 Update: This Halloween's festivities include face-painting, games, and a Halloween jumper for kids. For adults there are DJs, dancers, "meet the monsters" photo ops, aerial artists, free-roaming scare actors, a Zombie Walk, and a Zombie Beetles band. Date & Hours: Saturday, October 14, 4-10pm. Kids party 4-7pm Zombie Fest 7-10pm ...

Westchester Park of Pain & Kid Zone

2023 Status: Having reopened with a new crew in 2022, the Westchester Park of Pain celebrates its 40th anniversary with the return of their walkthrough Halloween maze. Dates & Hours: October 27-28, 30-31, 7-11pm. Tickets: $10 (cash only, at the door). Recommended For: Ages 12 & Over 7000 W. Manchester ...