Just in time for Halloween, here is a list of spooky, and not so spooky, in-person events to check around Los Angeles County this season. If you’re looking for more events, not for Halloween, take a look at our weekly events list.
Heritage Square Museum | 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles, CA 90031 | Oct. 23-24 | heritagesquare.org
This two-day special event highlights cults in Los Angeles from the 19th century until today. Visitors will learn to identify a cult and experience the rituals of living in a cult. Authentic Victorian mourning attire will also be on display. Food vendors, “spooky” vendors and displays — including “The Cult of the Great 11,” “Aimee Semple McPherson,” and “Mount Helios Love Cult,” among many — are also part of the event. General admission is $20.
Free Dracula Movies at Old Town Music Hall
Old Town Music Hall | 140 Richmond St., El Segundo, CA 90245 | Oct. 23-24 | oldtownmusichall.org
There will be two free “Dracula” showings this weekend at Old Town Music Hall supported by Pluto TV. Attendees will also get popcorn and Pluto TV swag bags. To reserve your free tickets, visit bit.ly/3hmsBhz and follow the link to buy tickets. When you check out, your tickets will be free. There is a limit of two tickets per person. “Dracula” will be screening at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and a Spanish version will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Haunted Giant’s House
Museum of Illusions | 6751 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Oct. 25-31 | illusions.com
No doubt taking inspiration from its Giant’s House exhibition, this exhibit promises to “transport you to the haunted world of giants” with over 31 items that will make you “see the world in a BIG way.” The main Halloween event on Oct. 30 will have games, magicians and more entertainment in addition to all the opportunities to take Instagram-worthy photos. Admission is $20 for adults and $16 for kids.
Azusa Fall Festival
Veterans Park | 729 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa, CA 91702 | Oct. 27 | azusaca.gov
The Azusa City Library is bringing back the Fall Festival from 3-6 p.m. The year will have a trick-or-treating lane, corn maze, mini-train rides, costume and mini-pumpkin decorating contests and special appearances from the Evil Queen, Cruella and Stormtroopers. There will also be games, arts & crafts, and food on sale from Big Guyz Grill.
Trick-Or-Treat at Cemetery Lane
Heritage Square | 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles, CA 90031 | Oct. 27-31 | cemeterylane.com
Trick-or-treat any night at Cemetery Lane, featuring 13 themed (allegedly haunted) Victorian homes, but on Halloween night there will be a bonus “Scream” stop, in participation with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass media Group. There are no jump scares but organizers say it can get “spookier” at night.
Hollywood Palladium | 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Oct. 28 | hollywoodpalladium.com
RL Grime is known for his electronic hits that have played at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and Halloween mix that in the past has included “drops from Goosebumps author RL Stine, comedian Hannibal Buress, and Tony Hawk,” according to Spotify. All tickets for this show are general admission standing room only.
Trunk Or Treat
Valley Mall | Enter on Lexington Avenue, Main Street south parking lot | Oct. 28 | facebook.com/CityofElMonte
Participants will walk from one trunk to the other collecting candy. There will also be a haunted maze on site that is recommended for kids 12 and older. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m.
Belasco Theater | 1050 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90015 | Oct. 29 | halloweenie.com
Benefitting Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to Angelinos with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases, Halloweenie is billed as “the largest, loudest and sexiest annual gay Halloween fundraiser in Los Angeles.” Now in its 15th year, this year’s event will feature two dance floors, photo experiences, drinks, food and performances.
Pico Rivera Sports Arena | 11003 Sports Arena Drive, Pico Rivera, CA 90601 | Oct. 29 | ticketon.com
Pico Rivera Sports Arena is celebrating Halloween with five bandas, five norteño groups, five tamborazos and a costume contest. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $49.99.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Live-To-Film Concert Experience
Banc of California Stadium | 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037 | Oct. 29 & 31 | bancofcaliforniastadium.com
Featuring Danny Elfman singing the parts of Jack Skellington, Billie Eilish as Sally, Ken Page as Oogie Boogie and “Weird Al” Yankovic as Lock, this live-to-film concert experience will be at Banc of California Stadium for two nights only. The Halloween night event will include trick-or-treating and a pre-show costume contest.
City of Inglewood Halloween Spooktacular
Grevillea Art Park | 100 E. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301 | Oct. 29-30 | eventbrite.com
The City of Inglewood is hosting this free drive-thru Halloween experience. There is no age requirement but the city warns some spots can be a little frightening. You must RSVP and select a day and time to visit.
Monrovia | 223 W. El Sur St., Monrovia, CA 91016 | Oct. 29-31 | instagram.com/haunt223/
Now in its eighth year and with almost 2,000 square feet, this free Halloween haunted maze is open for three days between 6-10 p.m. Check out their Instagram page to see how it all comes together.
Dia Y Noche De Los Muertos
Hollywood Forever | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | Oct. 30 | ladayofthedead.com
The 22nd annual Dia de los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever will have separate daytime and nighttime events. The daytime event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a children’s plaza, altars, art exhibitions (LA-based contemporary artist Arturo Mallmann is one artist whose work will be on display), Aztec and folklorico dancers, cultural performances, and vendors selling food and arts & crafts. General admission for the daytime event is $40. The nighttime event, which runs from 5 p.m. to midnight, will feature altars, art exhibitions, musical artists, Aztec and traditional dances, cultural performances, and vendors selling food and arts & crafts. General admission for the nighttime event is $50.
Wepa Hosted by Robbie Osa
The Silverlake Lounge | 2906 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 | Oct. 30 | dice.fm
This Halloween edition of Wepa, an eclectic drag show, will bring a night of glam and haunts with two competitors from Netflix’s “The Boulet Brothers Dragula,” Foxie Adjula and Abhora, joining the regular cast. The Lounge’s Halloween Otter Pop Dance Party will follow the show. Tickets are $5.65.
Long Beach Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos
Downtown Long Beach | Pine Avenue between 4th and 6th streets | Oct. 30 | longbeach.gov
Long Beach’s Dia de los Muertos celebration is a free event that features live musical performances from Poncho Sanchez and his Latin jazz band, a Jenni Rivera tribute band, Mariachi Angelitas and Como La Flor’s tribute to Selena. There will also be a showing of Disney’s “Coco,” Aztec dancers, face painting, trick-or-treating and a costume contest among other festivities. The celebration begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028 | Oct. 31 | eventbrite.com
The Avalon nightclub is being transformed into a “themed, haunted world” featuring five themed areas featuring house and techno, electro, dubstep and riddim, trance, and open format. There are eight full bars. The event is free before 10 p.m. with an online RSVP.
Nerd Knights’ Halloween Night
Dave & Buster’s | 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 | Oct. 31 | eventbrite.com
Nerdbot Media Company is taking over Dave & Buster’s in the Arcadia Westfield Mall for a party featuring karaoke, a free unlimited game card for non-ticketed games with the purchase of your tickets, a costume contest, a viewing of “Ninja Turtles: Found Footage with Cast and Crew,” a private sky lounge on the rooftop with a DJ, a private bar. Tickets are $12.
Nights Of The Jack
King Gillette Ranch | 26800 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, CA 91302 | Through Oct. 31 | nightsofthejack.com
Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns welcome visitors to Nights of the Jack, an immersive Halloween experience. Event organizers promise a live pumpkin carver, gift shop, top LA food trucks, a “spookeasy bar” offering seasonal drinks and “Instagrammable” moments. The grounds open at 6 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Tickets are timed and start at $34.99 (prices depend on the day). Children under 2 can enter for free.
Spooky Car Cruise-In
The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum | 610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA 90245 | Oct. 31 | automobiledrivingmuseum.org
The Spooky trunk-or-treat cruise-in is open to all vintage, classic, custom cars and hearses. Families are invited to this event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see the museum’s vast collection of cars, see folklorico dancers, play games, eat and compete in a costume contest. Entry is free but the museum appreciates donations.
Haunt Of Halloween
Kaleidoscope Mall | 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 | Through Oct. 31 | hauntofhalloween.com
Haunt of Halloween promises a good in “truly macabre fashion.” Every ticket includes: Haunted Maze Attraction, Face Your Fears Sensory Attraction, Up Close Horror Pop Up, Souvenir Photo Op, S.C.H.A.R. Reptile Exhibit, Scary Shows and Halloween Acts. Admission tickets are sold with a scheduled maze entrance during 30 minute time slots, each hour. Single night tickets are $20 to $25 per adult. Parking is free.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park | 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 | Through Oct. 31 | losangeleshauntedhayride.com
The town square of “Midnight Falls” serves as the epicenter of this year’s scary festivities, featuring cast members interacting with guests.The premise of the hayride is that a witch has summoned creatures that have hidden themselves throughout the attraction. Tickets start at $29.99.
Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | Oct. 11-31 | descansogardens.org
Carved, a family-friendly event featuring hundreds of carved pumpkins lining a one-mile walk through the Camellia Forest and Oak Grove, opens at DescansoGardens Monday, Oct. 11. Additionally, expect to see oversized sculptures made of natural materials, a hay maze, themed food and drinks. Timed tickets are $25–28 each for members and $32–35 each for non-members.
House Of Spirits
The York Manor | 4908 York Blvd., Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042 | Weekends through Oct. 31 | houseofspiritssoiree.com
The premise of House of Spirits is based on the history of Rasputin’s dealings with the Russian royal family. Guests, who are encouraged to dress in period fashion, will “mingle with spirits, witness secret ceremonies, commune with the dearly departed on a giant Ouija Board, enjoy themed cocktails, magic, music and more” during this haunted soirée, according to event organizers.Tickets start at $55.
It’s Alive! Frankenstein Intimate Immersive Experience
Mountain View Mausoleum | 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001 | Weekends through Oct. 31 | eventbrite.com
This immersive experience is set in Mary Shelley’s world. “Prepare to be separated from the people you came with and have a unique experience as you meet the poets and radicals of Mary’s inner circle,” say event organizers. “Help to create Frankenstein’s monster; encounter performers one-on-one; traverse the world of a mausoleum and an abandoned chapel.” The show does deal with grief and loss and features scenes of death, suicide and self-dismemberment. Tickets range from $55 to $60.
Halloween At Kidspace
Children are encouraged to wear costumes when visiting and strut the orange catwalk. Kidspace will have free pumpkin decorating, silly story times, and up-close visits with spiders every day. Advance online reservations are required. General admission is $14.95 for adults and children, $12.95 for seniors and free for infants under the age of 1.