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11 Spook-tacular 2021 Halloween Events to Check Out in LA

From Haunted Houses to Scary Movies, Here’s 11 Halloween Activities to Participate in This Month

Pumpkin-shaped Reese’s are on the shelf at Vons, a 12-foot skeleton looms over the aisles at Home Depot and when it’s not in the 80s, we can pretend there’s a bit of a chill in the air. All signs point to Halloween in Los Angeles. From family-friendly to mature and macabre, there’s truly an event for everyone—this month’s calendar is packed! Consider this a helpful reminder to get your costume together—you certainly don’t want to miss out on any of the thrilling excitement. Here are all of the best bone-chilling events happening across the city. Halloween Events Los Angeles


Haunt’oween LA

Where: The Promenade at Westfield Topanga
When: 5-11 p.m., until Oct. 31
Price: $30 per person on weekdays, $35 per person on weekends (all ages welcome)

Explore an immersive, family-friendly Halloween playground at Westfield Topanga. More than 150,000 square feet of fiendish and festive activities await, including trick-or-treating, pumpkin-picking and carving, live performances and a 40-foot carousel. With food trucks and a Malibu Wines tasting garden, it’s an event that’s sure to delight those of all ages.

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Nights of the Jack

Where: King Gillette Ranch
When: 6-10 p.m., until Oct. 31
Price: $35+ (all ages welcome)

Grab your friends (from this realm or the next) to explore a strange wonderland filled with glowing and grinning jack-o’-lanterns that’s tucked away on a winding road in the Santa Monica Mountains. Come for the hypnotizing light show and incredibly carved gourds, but stay for the hot apple cider, seasonal cocktails and sweet snacks.

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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Where: Universal Studios Hollywood
When: Gates open at 7 p.m., select nights until Oct. 31
Price: General Admission: $69-$102 (not recommended for children under 13)

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From the people who brought you nail-biters like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Exorcist comes the most scream-worthy Halloween event in Los Angeles. Bring your toughest horror buff friends as you race through terrifying mazes, face nightmarish creatures and experience the thrill of the season. You won’t want to miss it!

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Boo at the LA Zoo

Where: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until Oct. 31
Price: adult: $22, child: $17 (all ages welcome)

It’s time to howl, shriek and screech for Boo at the LA Zoo—a series of fantastical events to celebrate Halloween—and learn a little while you’re at it! Get up close to creepy crawlies in the LAIR and learn frightful facts about animals that have inspired monstrous tales for centuries.


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Oktoberfest and Halloween Celebration

Where: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
When: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 23 and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 31 

Head to the pool deck at Blue Streak on the 23rd for pretzels, bratwurst and German chocolate cake to celebrate Oktoberfest! There will be live music and Golden Road Brewing serving their best brews. And on Halloween night, you’ll want to come right back because there will be a DJ playing spooky sounds. Complimentary Halloween movies all weekend long (Oct. 29, 30 and 31) will also be available—don’t miss out! 

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Rooftop Sin-ema Club

Where: DTLA, El Segundo, Santa Monica Airport
When: Until Oct. 31 (see website for showtimes)
Price: $17.50+ (all ages welcome)

It’s a total treat to catch your favorite Halloween film at the Rooftop Sin-ema Club. Throughout October, they’ll be showing The Addams Family, Friday the 13th, Hocus Pocus, The Craft, Scream…the list goes on! Bring your friends and the Club will provide the rest: food, drinks and personal headphones for an uninterrupted, ghoulishly good time.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Where: Griffith Park
When: 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. weeknights, 6:30 p.m.-midnight weekends, select nights until Oct. 31
Price: $29.99+ (not recommended for children under 13)

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The Witch of the Woods has summoned the spirits of the underworld, which now stalk the hills of Griffith Park. Are you brave enough to board the hayride to meet them yourself? You’re also invited to explore other creepy attractions like the Midnight Mortuary and Dead End Diner…If you dare.

Spooky Escape at Terranea Resort

Where: Terranea Resort
When: Until Oct. 31
Price: See website for event times and prices (all ages welcome)

Legend has it that many spirits wander the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fittingly, sprawling resort Terranea is hosting numerous ghostly, fun-filled activities in October, including a paranormal, self-guided walk to the Point Vicente Lighthouse—home to the phantom Lady of the Light. Kids will love the Spooky Stories at Pointe Discovery and Halloween-themed Discovery Garden.

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Salt & Straw Ice Scream Halloween Menu

Where: Larchmont, Abbot Kinney, Arts District, Studio City
When: Until Oct. 31

Photography Provided By: Salt & Straw

Everyone’s favorite ice cream parlor presents a particularly eerie selection of “ice scream” flavors throughout October. Ranging from Black Cat Licorice & Lavender to Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Bread and Double Bubble Toil & Trouble (a particularly intriguing vegan concoction), you’ll love these innovative flavors! Kids in costume get one free scoop on Halloween! Taste at your own risk…

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Spooky Tea at The Wayfarer DTLA

Where: The Wayfarer DTLA
When: Until Oct. 31

Photography Provided By: The Wayfarer DTLA, Lily Rose

It’s time to summon your favorite tea-sipping spirits because Lilly Rose, The Wayfarer Hotel’s bizarre and beautiful basement cocktail lounge, is serving enchanting tea potions for a Halloween experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Sit back, relax and enjoy these earthly delights—book your reservation before it’s too late.


Vampire Pizza

Where: At home using the Bite.Delivery app
When: Until Oct. 31

Bite.Delivery has partnered with some of the area’s best restaurants to deliver a tasty Halloween experience straight to your door. Here’s how it works: each meal is a 60-minute interactive Halloween mission full of surprises and scares. Accomplish any mission to win a trick…or a treat. Our advice? Be prepared for either!




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