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Where can I celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles?

Best Halloween Events in Los Angeles for 2023

Haunted LA:
Los Angeles' Spookiest Halloween Experiences

Halloween in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the Halloween capital of the world, is brewing up a spooktacular season of events that will send shivers down your spine and leave you bewitched by the magic of the season!

Hold on to your broomsticks, because Los Angeles is brewing up a bewitching Halloween extravaganza like no other! From spine-tingling haunts to fang-tastic family fun, the City of Angels is summoning an October full of thrills and chills. With horror movie screenings to make your heart race, enchanting garden strolls under the moonlight, and cocktails that'll send shivers down your spine, this Halloween season promises to be a scream. Don't be caught in the cobwebs; snag your tickets now, because in a town that loves Halloween this much, you can bet the best events will vanish faster than a ghost in the night!

Halloween Horror Nights 2023

Select Nights September 7 – October 31, 2023
Prepare to embark on an electrifying odyssey into the spine-tingling heart of horror at Universal Studios Hollywood, where 8 Terrifying Haunted Houses beckon, each a labyrinthine masterpiece dripping with the essence of legendary frights. As you step into the chilling narratives that channel the spirits of horror's biggest names, the boundary between fear and excitement blurs into a euphoric symphony of adrenaline-pumping sensations. And if that doesn't send your heart racing, brace yourself for the resurrection of the spine-tingling Terror Tram, promising to deliver shivers like never before. Within these immersive realms, the unknown lurks around every shadowy bend, leaving you on edge, unsure if your quivers stem from pure trepidation or the exhilarating thrill of confronting your deepest fears head-on.

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Knott’s Scary Farm 2023

Select Nights Sept. 21 - Oct. 31, 2023
Get ready for a spine-tingling celebration like no other, as Knott's Scary Farm, the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events in Southern California, marks half a century of nightmares, chills, and thrilling innovation! With a legacy spanning five decades, there's no tomb left unturned, no crypt left unrattled, and no fear left unexplored. Step into a fully transformed theme park where uniquely haunted mazes, eerie attractions, sinister shows, and over 1,000 creepy creatures lurk in the fog, ready to send shivers down your spine. This Halloween season, join us at Knott's Scary Farm as we embark on the next 50 years of spine-tingling frights! (Please note, this terrifying adventure is not suitable for children under 13, and all guests, regardless of age, must have their own admission ticket.)

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Fright Fest 2023 - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Select Nights September 8th - October 31st
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain beckons the night owls and thrill-seekers to an electrifying after-dark adventure that'll leave your heart racing faster than a rollercoaster! With five hair-raising haunted houses, shadowy scare zones inhabited by zombies and witches, and a swashbuckling pirate-themed production called "The Rising," the chills are endless. Don't miss the bewitching "Spirits with Spirits" happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m., where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat delights while surrounded by spooks. Just remember, haunted houses and the happy hour require separate tickets, and you'll find a variety of ticket packages online to fit your eerie desires. Whether you're brave enough to face the darkness within the haunted attractions, watch your back in the scare zones, or ride spine-tingling coasters under the cover of night, Fright Fest guarantees an unforgettable adventure for thrill-seekers of all ages.

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Sep 22 - Oct 31, 2023
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain beckons the night owls and thrill-seekers to an electrifying after-dark adventure that'll leave your heart racing faster than a Prepare for a thrilling adventure at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, back in Griffith Park with a spine-tingling mystery theme that's still under wraps! This beloved 15-year-old tradition brings you a hayride like no other, running on select nights from September 22 to October 31, taking you on a journey filled with twists, turns, and eerie surprises. But that's not all – the jack-o'-lantern–filled grounds host a menagerie of other hair-raising attractions, from bone-chilling mazes to houses that will haunt your dreams. As one of Los Angeles' most sought-after October events, be warned: tickets for the Haunted Hayride vanish faster than ghosts in the night, especially on Halloween weekends. So, if you dare to join in the fun, grab your tickets online in advance and prepare for a night of unforgettable frights!

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Shaqtoberfest - Queen Mary

September 29 - October 31, 2022
Get ready to experience the most epic Halloween celebration ever as Shaqtoberfest takes over the legendary Queen Mary for an entire month of spine-tingling fun and excitement! Shaquille O’Neal himself has put his unique stamp on this year's festivities, and it's a scream. Dive into an immersive Halloween festival that will send shivers down your spine with haunted trails, live entertainment, themed bars and lounges, carnival rides, and much more! By day, explore Shaq Diesel’s Pumpkin Patch, a kid-friendly wonderland filled with trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin sculptures, and inflatable play zones. But when night falls, the party heats up, with the LVCRFT Block Party Stage, DJ Reaper, and Skeleton Sam spinning Halloween hits that'll keep you dancing till you're six feet deep! The Queen Mary transforms into a haunted wonderland, complete with eerie gauntlets, pirate invasions, and creatures from the deep, making it the ultimate Halloween destination for kids and adults alike. Don't miss this monstrous month of Shaqtoberfest fun!

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Halloween Monster Night 2023 at Sunset Room Hollywood

Saturday October 28th, 2023
Get ready to unleash your inner monster at the Halloween Monster Night 2023 at Sunset Room Hollywood – the most iconic and extravagant Halloween bash in Los Angeles for an astonishing 22 years running! This is THE night everyone's been waiting for, and it's finally here! Step into a world of Hollywood glamour, where four sensational DJs will have you dancing the night away across multiple dance floors in a stunning venue surrounded by LED screens and state-of-the-art lighting. With three vibrant bars, a plush lounge area, and an outdoor heated smoking patio, this is the Halloween party of your dreams. Be dazzled by live performances, LED robots, showgirls, dancers, and aerialists, ensuring every moment is packed with entertainment. Plus, the costume contest is your chance to shine – come dressed to impress and compete for cash prizes as the scariest, sexiest, or best-dressed monster of the night. Hollywood Monster Night 2023 is a celebration of epic proportions, and you won't want to miss it! So get your costume ready and join us for the most anticipated, sexiest, and hottest Halloween party of the year in the heart of Hollywood!

1439 N. Ivar Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Halloween Spooktacular - Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Photo by Natalie Hadland

Halloween Spooktacular - Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 16 – November 5, 2023
Get ready to be spellbound as the Halloween Spooktacular at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater returns on September 16th, dimming the chandeliers for a night of frightful fun! This hour-long family-friendly extravaganza is a boo-sical revue like no other, starring over one hundred spirited puppets ready to regale you with their whimsical antics on strings. Brace yourself for new thrills and bizarre creations, from Frankenstein's monster's toe-tapping debut to an otherworldly Venutian dreamscape and a bone-rattling soirée with glow-in-the-dark skeletons hidden in a cabaret like no other. Halloween Spooktacular invites you to a world where imagination runs wild, and eerie surprises lurk around every corner. Don't miss this spine-tingling puppet spectacle that promises laughter, wonder, and plenty of delightful shivers!

4949 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The Bride of Frankenstein with Live Orchestra
Photo by Lawrence K. Ho.

The Bride of Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

October 27 - 28, 2023
Get ready for a cinematic extravaganza that will send shivers down your spine! Picture it: Camp, humor, and spine-tingling horror collide in the grandest sequel of them all. As the curtains rise at the breathtaking Theatre at Ace Hotel, Halloween night is graced by the presence of Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff, who bring to life the unforgettable "wedding" scene in James Whale's masterful "The Bride of Frankenstein." With every scene that unfolds, you can almost see the flickering film on the silver screen, but what truly makes this night unforgettable is the LA Opera Orchestra. Close your eyes, and you'll hear the haunting echoes of their instruments as they perform Franz Waxman's groundbreaking original soundtrack live. The conductor, Jenny Wong, guides the orchestra, infusing each note with suspense and beauty, creating an immersive experience that elevates this 1935 horror classic to new heights. It's not just a movie; it's a symphony of terror, humor, and pure cinematic magic that will transport you to the heart of the Bride of Frankenstein's eerie world!

Ace Hotel 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Halloween Organ, Film & Music: The Phantom of the Opera

October 31, 2023
Prepare for a spine-tingling journey into the heart of classic horror as Walt Disney Concert Hall unveils its annual Halloween Organ, Film & Music event, featuring the iconic 1920s masterpiece, "The Phantom of the Opera." As you settle into your seat, Lon Chaney's haunting visage as Erik, the Phantom, comes to life on the screen, with his makeup artistry that sent shivers down the spines of audiences for generations. But here's where the magic truly begins – the 1925 silent film springs to life as the majestic organist, Clark Wilson, takes center stage. With every note resonating through the hall, you'll be transported to the eerie, mysterious world of the Phantom, where love and darkness collide. Feel your heart race as the organ's haunting melodies breathe life into this cinematic gem, and let the Phantom's music of the night send shivers down your spine.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

September 1 – October 31, 2023
Get ready to put on your spookiest costume and join Oogie Boogie for a night of mischievous Halloween fun at Disney California Adventure Park! This September and October, Oogie Boogie is summoning all Halloween lovers to the Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. It's a grim, grinning good time where characters, tricks, and treats abound for guests of all ages. The magic begins with after-hours park access, where you can follow treat trails, snap photos with your favorite characters, soak in the frightfully fun decor, and more. Your ticket even grants you 3 hours of pre-party park access to enjoy Disney California Adventure Park before the spooktacular festivities kick off at 6:00 PM. Once the party starts, get ready for 5 hours of ghoulish delights, including special Halloween-themed entertainment, spine-tingling attractions, character sightings, and much more. Magic Key holders, stay tuned for an extra special offering during event nights. Whether you're a poised princess, galactic defender, or fearless hero, there's something incredible for everyone during these 25 exciting nights. Grab your tickets now, because the fun is brewing, and you won't want to miss out on this wickedly playful Disney Halloween Party!

1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802

Halloween in Los Angeles
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