While fall foliage is sparse in LA, there’s no shortage of Halloween spirit. Here are some local, spooky adventures for the entire family!
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
A haunted hayride and other Halloween attractions. It’s held on selected evenings at the former site of the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park. The mazes are updated annually, so you’ll encounter new thrills each year.
October 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31
Boo at the Zoo
The L.A. Zoo will feature Halloween decorations, exhibits and demonstrations during the entire month of October. Activities include Halloween crafts, shows and entertainment, pumpkin carving demonstrations, photo ops with roaming characters and more. Visitors are invited to wear costumes. Trick or Treating will be held on October 29 and 30. The event is included with admission to the L.A. Zoo.
October 1 to 31 (weekends)
A Faery Hunt’s Halloween Party
A Faery Hunt is an interactive show with performances that include dancing, singing and embrace uplifting life messages of kindness, forgiveness, respect, and ecological responsibility in a light and entertaining way. Located on Fern Dell Drive in Griffith Park.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning to the Hollywood Bowl for Halloween with Danny Elfman reprising his live performance as Jack Skellington, the melancholy Pumpkin King who longs to celebrate Christmas.The performances, will feature an orchestra and chorus led by conductor John Mauceri performing the soundtrack to the Tim Burton stop-motion animated movie live to screen.
October 28, 29 and 30
L.A. Dia de Los Muertos
A day of celebrations, exhibits, presentations and other activities at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The event runs from noon until midnight. Some celebrity graves are decorated, most notably those of actor Rudy Valetino, and punk rock band members Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone. Live bands play on various stages throughout the event.
Silver Lake’s Halloween Spooktacular
Candy, games, refreshments, arts & crafts, prizes, costume contest. It’s hosted by L.A. Dept. of Recreation and Parks at the Silver Lake Recreation Center.
The Oaks Halloween Walk
Ghosts, goblins, pirates, princesses and all are invited to begin the Halloween Walk at the intersection of Alto Oak and Hill Oak. A table of holiday treats and beverages marks the meeting spot. Trick or Treating will be better than ever and the walk ends at Spring Oak and Park Oak Drive.