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New for Halloween 2021: Cemetery Lane Trick-R-Treat Experience

Another new event is coming to Los Angeles for Halloween 2021: the Cemetery Lane Trick-R-Treat Experience from the producers of Midsummer Scream. Set on the grounds of the Heritage Square Museum (home of the annual Halloween and Mourning Tours), the family-friendly event will recreate the feeling of an old-fashioned neighborhood Halloween evening, with costumed youngsters going door to door among the museum’s Victorian Mansions, which will be fully decked out for the season, with decorations and effects by Jeff Schiefelbein, of Sinister Pointe.

David Markland, co-founder and executive director of Midsummer Scream, explains that his goal was “to replicate a vintage Halloween night. While not-so-spooky as to terrify the youngest trick-r-treaters, we still aim to please adult fans of the Halloween season like us.”

Because of the nature of Heritage Square Museums historical structures, Cemetery Lane Trick-R-Treat Experience is designed as an outdoor event (though there may be some “indoor activations”). Guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes to navigate the uneven terrain, which includes grass and gravel.

Heritage Square
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Cemetery Lane Trick-R-Treat Experience will be held from October 27 to 31. Entry is via timed tickets, with hourly slots from 4pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from 1pm to 9pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The experience is expected to take one hour, but guests are welcome to remain longer.

Tickets start at $25, with a $30 charge for peak hours on Friday and Saturday.

All state, county, and city Covid-19 mitigation measures will be enforced.

Visit the official website for more information, or scroll down to read the official press release.


‘Haunted’ Victorian Manors and Ghostly Residents Set the Scene for Southern California’s New Immersive Trick-or-Treating Experience: Cemetery Lane

Artwork Lance Inkwell for the event’s collectible trick-or-treat bag

Los Angeles, CA – Safe, secure… and spooky. Cemetery Lane, a Halloween experience featuring 13 trick-or-treating stops along a private, gated row of Victorian manors rumored to be haunted, takes over Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer St. Los Angeles, CA 90031) October 27-31, 2021 – with hourly timed entry ticketing making the eerie event even more exclusive.

Both day and nighttime ticket options are available to guests who dare traverse through the “neighborhood” of residents dying to celebrate Halloween. A plethora of photo ops as well as interactions with the terrifying townsfolk are part of the ghoulishly fun event.

Cemetery Lane is for all ages – young and old alike are highly encouraged to dress up in costume and enjoy the event which is mostly outdoors. All applicable local health guidelines will be enforced. The trick-or-treating element will last about an hour for each guest; but they are welcome to stay longer to mingle among the spirits.

Producing the event are David Markland (co-founder and executive director of Midsummer Scream) Claire Dunlap (co-founder and producer of Midsummer Scream and Spooky Swap Meet), and Ian Momii (Thea Award-winning technical director for The Nest) with decor and effects by Jeff Schiefelbein (owner/producer of Sinister Pointe).

“Living in an apartment setting (code for no trick-or-treaters), for years I’ve wanted to find an eerie old house to rent for Halloween to hand out trick-or-treats. I also fantasized about taking over an entire neighborhood for a spooky block party,” said David Markland. “My dream came true for both when Heritage Square agreed to collaborate with us on this event and now I get to hand out candy from a half dozen actual haunted houses!”

A limited shopping experience will be found on Cemetery Lane, including snacks for purchase. More information and tickets are available at CemeteryLane.com.

Children under age 2 receive free admission; all other guests must purchase a ticket: Wednesday, October 27, 4pm-6pm: $25/6pm-9pm: $30; Thursday, October 28, 4pm-6pm:
$25/6pm-9pm: $30; Friday, October 29, 4pm-6pm: $25/6pm-10pm: $30; Saturday, October 30 1pm-6pm: $25/6pm-10pm: $30; Sunday, October 31, 1pm-6pm: $25/6pm-9pm: $30. A $3.50
ticketing fee is non-refundable.

Refund and exchange requests honored until October 13; all sales are final past this date. The event takes place rain or shine, and organizers encourage guests to review full terms posted at
CemeteryLane.com before making a ticket purchase.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.