If you’re looking for spooky things to do within the city of Los Angeles in the month of October. Stay tuned to a list of events you may enjoy in the LA area as they become available. They range from Halloween to Harvest and Fall activities for the whole family.
This list is for 2021. We are still dealing with the COVID pandemic but some venues are opening up because most people in Los Angeles are fully vaccinated. However, please pay attention to health protocols as compliance allows the people of LA to stay safe and healthy.
Please follow CDC guidelines at all events listed below.
- Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
- Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
- Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
- Wash hands before handling treats.
- Wear a mask.
- Only attend events if you are fully vaccinated or have had a recent COVID test that is negative.
Carved at Descanso Gardens
Beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge will be offering a walk through a one-mile pathway filled with hundreds of carved pumpkins from October 11-31. . It’s a family-friendly outdoor event that will also feature a hay maze. Halloween-themed food and beverages will be available.
Purchase tickets here. (Members can purchase now, non-members tickets will be available for timed entry Oct 1, 10 am.
Nights of the Jack
Nights of the Jack is an immersive Halloween Jack O’Lantern experience returns to the city of Calabasas (in Ventura County) for its 4th year. It takes place October 1 – 31st. What makes this event so much fun is that it is expertly put on by TV production and event industry veterans Ben Biscotti, Tony Schubert, and Bobby Rossi. Attendees will enjoy an interactive walking trail filled with thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins spanning 2/3rds of a mile. Bring your comfortable walking shoes.
Guests over 21 can treat themselves to hot cider, and seasonal cocktails at the Spookeasy bar as well as festive fall treats from scrumptious food trucks while as they make their way through the eerie lights.
Health protocols include contactless check-in, reduced capacity, regular cleaning of all touchpoints, and guests are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines.
KING GILLETTE RANCH
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios and Citywalk will be presenting Halloween Horror Nights from September 9 – October 31. Enjoy terrifying mazes, sinister scare zones, live entertainment, and more. This will take place in the upper lot of the studio. Warning: It may be too intense for young children.
Universal City Studios
100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City, California, 91608
An Evening of the Macabre with Poe & Gorey
This is the 19th Annual Drama After Dark, which will take place at the Porticos Art Space in Pasadena. It is a live performance in association with the Arroyo Repertory Theatre and St James UMC.
Actors will tell the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey in this chilling drama with comedy. It will take place in candlelight and torchlight.
You must show proof of full vaccination (post two weeks) to attend. No exceptions. Masks required
Arroyo Repertory Theatre
c/o St James UMC
2033 E Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91004
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
This event is back this time in the Crystal Springs area of Griffith Park as it was a drive-through last year. Enjoy traditional hayrides and the creepy fictitious town of Midnight Falls. Attractions include the jack-o’lantern lit Midnight Falls Town Square, spooky funeral parlor, a haunted house, and food at the Dead End Diner. It opens September 24 – October 31. Tickets may be purchased for specific dates and times to limit attendance because of health protocols.
This event may be too intense for young children.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, California, 90027
Pumpkin Patch at the Beverly Center
Starting Oct 1 – 31, the Beverly Center will be launching its 2nd Annual family-friendly pumpkin patch experience. Enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music, Instagrammable photo ops, and lots of surprises. You can also buy pumpkins there.
Hours to stroll through the patch are:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sundays: 11 am – 6pm
Pumpkin Sales: 11 am – 6 pm.
The Pumpkin Patch is conveniently located at the 3rd Street Entrance and at Beverly Center’s Concierge Desk located at Grand Court on Level 6.
8500 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Beverly Center has LA’s largest collection of shops and restaurants under one magnificent skylight including Apple, Bloomingdales, Burberry, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Tiffany & Co, and many more.