Things To Do

Here’s a Massive List of Halloween-Themed Events & Other Spooky To-Do’s in L.A.

October 18, 2016 by Virginia Isaad

Don’t be fooled by L.A.’s year-round sunshine. There’s something dark and sinister in the underbelly of the city of angels just waiting to emerge.

Or at least, we’re really good at pretending there is!


From haunted houses (The House on Haunted Hills) to immersive experiences (Urban Death Tours and  Creep LA) to themed parties (WeHo Carnaval) the 2016 Halloween season in Los Angeles offers myriad possibilities for folks looking to add a bit of creep to their social calendar.

To that end, below we’ve provided a laundry list of the best things to do around Halloween time in L.A. It’s a pretty massive rundown, but hopefully you’ll find something in the mix that’ll catch your eye (if not your soul).

Either way, enjoy your tricks and treats!

Santa Monica Farmers Market Pumpkin

A sassy Jack O’ Lantern at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Credit: Brian Champlin

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Halloween Ideas and Other Spooky To-Dos for 2016

  1. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor (Through Oct. 3
  2. Knotts Scary Farm (Through Oct. 31)
  3. Boo at the LA Zoo (Through Oct. 31)
  4. Urban Death Tour of Terror (through Nov. 5)
  5. Escape Room L.A with discount tickets available via Goldstar for: The Detective, The Alchemist, The Cavern or The Theatre (various date)
  6. New Beverly Cinema Horror Film Screenings (Through Oct. 31)
  7. Creep LA in the Arts District (Through Oct. 31)
  8. Trapped in a Room with a Zombie (Various dates)
  9. Horror/suspense film screenings at The Electric Dusk Drive-In with discount tickets available via Goldstar (Through Oct. 29)
  10. Trap House Escape Room (Through Oct. 31)
  11. Dearly Departed Tours (Various Dates)
  12. Wicked Lit Haunts (Through Nov. 12)
  13. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights (Through Nov. 5)
  14. Paramount After Dark Tours: Tales from the Other Side (Through Nov. 5)
  15. Halloween Sunset Wine Safari (Oct. 7-30)
  16. Groundlings: You Paid to Die Tonight (Oct. 17, 24, 31)
  17. Screamfest Horror Film Festival (Oct. 18-27)
  18. LA Haunted Hayride (Oct. 20-31)
  19. Storytelling Soiree: Tales of the Underworld at El Cid (Oct. 23)
  20. The Backwoods Maze (Oct. 21-23, 28-31)
  21. LACMA: Fuel of Nightmares Film Screenings  (Tuesdays from Oct. 21- Nov.18)
  22. Beware the Dark Realm (Oct. 21,22, 28,29) FREE
  23. Reign of Terror Haunted House (Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31)
  24. Slighly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens (Oct. 22, 23, 29 30)
  25. The Not So Enchanted Forest Haunted House: (Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, 31) FREE
  26. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour (Oct. 22, 23, 30)
  27. Dream Halloween Party (Oct. 22)
  28. Cinespia: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Oct. 22)
  29. Boney Island Tour (Oct. 22 – 31) FREE 
  30. Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race (Oct. 23)
  31. Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular Pumpkin Palooza (Oct. 23)
  32. REI Zombie Preparedness (Oct. 19 Santa Monica and Oct. 24 Woodland Hills )
  33. The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D at El Capitan with discount tickets availabe via Goldstar (Oct. 22-31)
  34. Lucha VaVoom (Oct. 26-27)
  35. The VRScout Haunted Mansion at CTRL Collective (Oct. 27)
  36. The House on Haunted Hill (Oct. 28-31) FREE
  37. The Haunt with No Name (Oct. 28-31) FREE
  38. The Nightmare before Christmas performed live by Danny Elfman at Hollywood Bowl with discount tickets available via Goldstar (Oct. 28-30)
  39. Bootie LA: Halloween Booootie (Oct. 29)
  40. Hollywood Monster Night (Oct. 29)
  41. Santa Monica Zombie Crawl (Oct. 29)
  42. Monster’s Ball Halloween Party at Alpine Village with discount tickets available via Goldstar (Oct. 29)
  43. Esotouric: The Real Black Dahlia (Oct. 29)
  44. LA Opera: Nosferatu (Oct. 29, 31)
  45. The Haunted Shack (Oct. 29, 31)
  46. Alice Cooper “Welcome 2 the Nightmare” (Oct. 30)
  47. Part-time Punks Annual Goth Ball  (Oct. 30)
  48. The Big Halloween Party at The Little Easy in DTLA (Oct. 30)
  49. Hex Halloween (Oct. 31)
  50. The Tingler/ Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Spooktacular (Oct. 30-31)
  51. Night of 100 Pee-Wees Halloween Party (Oct .31)
  52. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Oct. 31)
  53. A Psychodelic Halloween (Oct.31)
  54. WeHo Halloween Carnaval (Oct. 31)
  55. Ghoul Master Fright Fest (Last Show EVER Oct. 31)
  56. Delusion: Immersive Theater (Sold Out: Check site for new dates)

Did we miss something Halloween related and/or spooky you think we should add to the list? Hit us up at [email protected] and let us know!