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Published September 18, 2023
The Best Ways to Celebrate Halloween in LA
Take spooky season to the next level with these over-the-top Halloween events! 🧙♀️🕷🎃
by Los Angeles Bucket List
The City of Angels turns into the City of Devils when October hits! Nowhere goes harder for Halloween than Los Angeles, and there’s no shortage of unique, fun, and downright scary things to do this time of year. Whether you’re all about horrifying haunted houses or just want to show off your killer costume at a Halloween party with your besties, we’ve found all of the top Halloween events in LA this spooky season!
P.S. Check out our Ultimate 2023 Fall Bucket List for the top events and activities happening in LA all fall long.
10 Can't-Miss Halloween Events and Parties in LA
Haunted Soiree Cocktail Party
For an elevated approach to Halloween, dress up and attend Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party. More than just drinks and costumes, this experience pulls you into a haunting tale based on historical events and centuries-old legends. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere with mini-cocktail tastings, captivating live performances, and wandering entertainers, each holding a piece of the original ghost story.
Where: Nocturne Theatre: 324 N Orange St, Glendale, CA
This Gothic Masquerade experience will show you just how thin the veil is between the living and the departed. On October 1, spend an evening in the halls of the Globe Theatre at this Macabre Masquerade. Masks are included and you'll enjoy haunting music, plus cocktails and bites available for purchase.
Where: Globe Theatre: 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Trick or Drink: Halloween Bar Crawls
Kick your Halloweekend up a notch with a good old-fashioned bar crawl! Gather your friends, put on your craziest costume, and get ready to party at some of LA's most iconic bars. Happening in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Orange County, no matter where you are, you won't have to go far to have a good time.
Where: Multiple locations
We've rounded up the best places to pick pumpkins, drink cider, get lost in a corn maze, and more! From pumpkin races and train rides to family farms complete with spooky hayrides and haunted houses, there's no better way to celebrate Halloween all season long!
Where: Various locations.
Tunnel of Terror Haunted Carwash
Sure, you’ve heard of a haunted house, but what about a haunted carwash? Experience the thrills and chills of a spooky walkthrough — without ever having to leave the comfort of your own car! There are two locations for this unusual haunt — one in Fontana and one in Anaheim. For just $30, your car full of friends gets to experience this spooky attraction.
Where: Big Wave Express Carwash, 2219 Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA | Raceway Express Carwash, 7460 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA
Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party
2023’s Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party will feature the same costume contests, fun, and drinks that in-the-know fans have come to expect from the annual underground event. This year, they have a secret location you’ll learn upon check-in. Get ready to party on October 28!
Where: Check-in at Brunswig Square, 360 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA
Farmers Market LA Fall Festival
For one weekend only, check out a fall festival hosted by LA’s favorite Farmers Market. On October 22nd and 23rd, the market will be transformed with a pumpkin patch, pig races, fall-themed games, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and photo opportunities for the whole family.
Where: 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA
Boo at the LA Zoo
Visit the LA Zoo during the month of October to catch pumpkin feedings, education stations, live shows, themed photo ops, and more. On the last two weekends of the month, come dressed in costume and hit the designated candy stations as you make your way through the zoo.
Where: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Union Station will be transformed into a Halloween Village packed with festive activities for the whole family, including an interactive haunted hay maze, spooky slime sessions, fun face painting, pumpkin decorating, stilt walkers, and Halloween characters. There will also be monster mash dance parties, trick or treating, and a costume parade with prizes!
Note: 2023 info TBA
Where: Union Station: 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
The Great Gatsby Party
The most decadent party of the season is back in LA this year on October 27 and 28! While it's not spooky-themed, it is an opportunity to get in costume and have a good time. Come dressed in your best flapper fit and indulge in a night of glamour and glitz with live music, aerialists, burlesque stars, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, and more! VIP tickets offer exclusive extras such as early access, caviar sampling, petit fours, and casino and speakeasy experiences.
Where: 650 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
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