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The BIGGEST 👻 List of Halloween Events in LA for Kids and Families 2023!

The BIGGEST List of Halloween Events in LA for Kids and Families 2023!

Get ready to experience a spine-chilling adventure like never before, as Halloween descends upon the vibrant city of Los Angeles! With the arrival of autumn, LA transforms into a magical realm teeming with ghoulish delights and eerie excitement. From haunted houses and pumpkin patches to costume contests and trick-or-treating extravaganzas, this comprehensive guide presents the BIGGEST list of Halloween events in LA for kids and families in 2023. Whether you're seeking delightful thrills or family-friendly scares, prepare for a wickedly fun journey through the city's most spooktacular offerings, guaranteed to leave you bewitched and beguiled. Get your costumes ready, gather your little monsters, and let the festivities begin!

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  1. Nights of the Jack

  2. Boo at the LA Zoo

  3. Boney Island at NHMLA

  4. Carved at Descanso Gardens

  5. Halloween Time at Disneyland

  6. Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND

  7. Bob Baker's Halloween Spooktacular

  8. Family-Friendly Urban Death Tour of Terror: Haunted Theatre Attraction!

  9. Scarium of the Pacific

  10. Delusion: Valley of Hollows

  11. Miner Madness: A Haunted Mine Tour

  12. Haunt O’Ween 2023

  13. Absolutely Halloween at Santa Monica Playhouse!

  14. Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

  15. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studio Hollywood

  16. Knott’s Scary Farm

  17. Knott's Spooky Farm

  18. Adventure City's Boo-Tastic Halloween Party

  19. Boo Bop Halloween Music Party at Minibop Music

  20. Boo Fest at Magic Mountain

  21. Fright Fest Halloween Event at Magic Mountain

  22. Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND

  23. The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

  24. A Faery Hunt's Halloween Party

  25. Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

  26. HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest 2022

  27. Kids Seaside Trick or Treat 2022

  28. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

  29. ShaqtoberFest

  30. Spooky Science

  31. Pumpkin Palooza

  32. Halloween at Kidspace Children's Museum

  33. BOO at Santa Ana Zoo!

  34. Urban Death Tour of Terror

  35. Trunk OR Treat

  36. Pumpkins in the Pines at SkyPark Santa's Village

  37. ScreamFest Horror Film Festival

  38. SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

  39. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

For fall festivals, the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods, and the best Halloween costume shops around LA, check out our Halloween Guide For LA Kids & Families.

The BIGGEST 👻 List of Halloween Events in LA for Kids and Families 2023!

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King GIillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy

Calabasas, CA 91302

Sept 29th - Oct 31s

6 pm - 10 pm

Nights Of the Jack is a Halloween event tailored for all ages. The immersive experience showcases thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch. Expect to see some larger-than-life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes, and animated characters. In addition to the attractions, there will be seasonal food and beverage offerings from some of LA’s top food trucks and vendors.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oct 1st - Oct 31st

10 am – 4 pm

The Los Angeles Zoo goes wild every October with Boo at the L.A. Zoo, featuring Halloween decor, a spooky stroll with photo ops, an extinct-animal graveyard, and other weird and wacky animal facts and educational opportunities. Weekends include special animal feedings, merry-not-scary entertainment, take-home crafts, and trick-or-treat candy stations scattered throughout the Zoo grounds during the last two weekends in October. Costumes are always encouraged! Boo at the L.A. Zoo will be happening throughout October, daily from 10 am -4 pm. Weekends include special animal feedings, merry-not-scary entertainment, and more!

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sept 28 - Oct 31, 2023

6-8 pm & 8-10 pm

$20 - $25

Boney Island at the Natural History Museum (NHM) is a Halloween-themed interactive light-up experience running from September 28 to October 31. The NHM's gardens transform into a luminous wonderland featuring themed areas like Deadwood Forest and Hauntington Gardens, with attractions such as a haunted light trail, skeleton orchestra, and prehistoric creature exhibits. Additional offerings include Magic Theater performances, food trucks, a hot chocolate and cider bar, and exclusive Boney Island merchandise, making it a family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy.

1418 Descanso Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Oct 6 - Oct 29, 2023

6 pm - 9 pm

Carved is a family-friendly event for all ages. Hundreds of carved pumpkins will line a 1-mile walk through the Camellia Forest and Oak Grove. Along with pumpkins, There will be exciting, oversized sculptures made of sticks and other natural materials. The ever-popular Pumpkin House, a hay maze, and themed food and beverage will all help to create a fun harvest festival ambiance.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

4949 York Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Sept 16 - Nov 5, 2023

Select Days

10:30 am, - 7:30 pm

Gather your goblins and ghoulies for this one-of-a-kind seasonal show- HaLLoWe'eN SpoOkTaCuLaR! You'll be delighted by this haunting showcase of sweet spooks, including the Purple People Eater, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and many more! Children's marionette theatre features over 100 Halloween-themed puppets, including a Purple People Eater, the Invisible Man, funny skeletons, and more. Come back for dates.

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2023

9 am - 5 pm

The Aquarium will celebrate its twenty-fourth annual Scarium of the Pacific, a Halloween event for the whole family featuring costume and coloring contests, a vampire magician, underwater pumpkin carving, creepy critters, and more.

Phillips Mansion

2640 Pomona Blvd.

Pomona, CA 91768

Sept 21 - Nov 12, 2023

7 pm - 11:20 pm

This fall, Delusion, one of LA’s most popular interactive events, will return to the historic Phillips Estate in Pomona, CA. Director Jon Braver will once again bring his one-of-a-kind interactive horror theater series to life with a new play titled Delusion: Valley of Hollows. Delving into an era never before explored in an interactive theater, the play will explore 1970’s American cults, with a supernatural twist. (Not recommended for ages 13 & under).

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Rd.

Monterey, CA 93940

October 7 - 31, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Spooky thrills and chills for all ages, the Haunted House will bring new scares and fun for adults and children. Produced in conjunction with the creative team of Escape Room 831 of Monterey, find them alongside the Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.

Central Location in LA

Date TBD

Haunt o'Ween is an immersive family-friendly playground of Halloween adventures and fun! Families are welcome to interact and engage with EVERYTHING Halloween has to offer all in one place; pumpkin picking and carving, trick or treating, face painting, performances, games, food trucks and so much more!

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dates TBD

An SMP Halloween theatre tradition, Absolutely Halloween! is the heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy,” a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of colorful costume-come-to-life characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure to save Halloween for one more year. Come back again for dates.

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2023

Get ready for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! Immerse yourself in a spooky wonderland filled with themed attractions, entertainment, and more. Disneyland Park is offering enchanting experiences like characters dressed up for the occasion, with Mickey Mouse donning a top hat and Minnie Mouse wearing a bat-spotted dress. Explore the Haunted Mansion Holiday, featuring Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas inspired decor, and catch the Halloween Screams nighttime spectacular with fireworks. Main Street Pumpkin Festival showcases hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins, including Disney character designs. For an extra eerie adventure, Disney's Happiest Haunts Guided Tour brings chilling stories and special views of Halloween Screams.

Universal Studio Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza,

Universal City, CA 91608

Sept. 7 - Oct. 31, 2023

7 pm - 2 am

Summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show, and exhilarating attractions. Whether you’re a superfan, there for the snacks or selfies, scared of everything, or skeptical of everyone, remember, never go alone. Halloween Horror Nights will start on September 7th and will continue till October 31st on select nights. Not recommended for kids under 13.

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620

Sept. 28 - Oct. 31, 2023

Opening to 5:30 pm

Enjoy the Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly fall-time celebration from Sept 28th through Oct 31st. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk plus enjoy even more kids' Halloween activities. Families can join in on the Halloween fun as the park is transformed with themed décor and spooky surprises. This event is included in the park admission.

8039 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620

Sept 21 - Oct 31, 2023

Select Nights

Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This event is not recommended for kids under 13.

Adventure City

1238 S Beach Blvd

Anaheim, CA 92804

Sept 29th - October 31st, 2023

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy 11 exciting rides, walk through trick or treat street for free candy and trinkets, enter the new vortex tunnel for a dizzying delight, ride the express train for a fun Halloween scavenger hunt, join a spooktacular dance party, and meet a mad scientist magician for some astonishing tricks at the Adventure City's Boo-Tasitc Halloween Party. Show your Halloween spirit and wear your costumes. This event is happening on select days.

Pasadena Grant Park

232 S. Michigan Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91106

Sept 28, 2023

3 pm - 6 pm

A live music show to keep you dancing, trick-or-treating to fill your bags, and the chance to capture a professional family photo. Mark your calendars, grab your costumes, and get ready for a silly good time.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy.

Valencia, CA 91355

Sept 8th - Oct 31st, 2023

Select Days

Prepare for Monstertainment galore at the upcoming Fright Fest event. This thrilling celebration, taking place on select days from September 8 to October 31, offers an array of spooky and family-friendly activities at the theme park. From haunted attractions to the Trick-or-Treat Trail in Bugs Bunny World, families can embrace the Halloween spirit together during daylight hours. Little ones can navigate through festive mazes and indulge in treats that are to die for – ensuring a mix of scares and deliciousness. And for those looking to up their Halloween game, the online merchandise store provides an array of collectibles, hoodies, and tees to add a spooky touch to your visit.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy.

Valencia, CA 91355

Select Nights

Sept 8th - Oct 31st, 2023

The Haunted Attractions brings a chilling dimension to the Fright Fest event, which spans from September 8th to October 31st. The calendar is packed with spooky experiences, and thrill-seekers are invited to join in the eerie monstertainment. The event features haunted houses that dare visitors to step inside, offering spine-tingling adventures with the only way out being to confront the fear. Scare zones are ready to watch your back, infested with zombies, witches, and other creatures that go bump in the night. As the sun sets, rides and coasters take on a new level of fright in the dark, providing a chilling experience for those who crave a scare.

One Legoland Dr.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Select Days

Sep 16 - Oct 31

9:30 am - 9 pm

LEGOLAND's signature Halloween event is better than ever this year! The Monsters have taken control of LEGOLAND®, and they're throwing the Halloween party of the year, complete with live entertainment and shows, limited-time attractions, character meet and greets, a costume contest, and, of course, trick-or-treating! Brick-or-Treat will bewitch LEGOLAND® California Resort with tons of candy, an all-new show lineup, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO® characters, and more!

Sesame Place

2052 Entertainment Cir.

Chula Vista, CA 91911


Sept. 16 - Oct. 29, 2023

10 am - 6 pm

Sesame Place San Diego is celebrating Halloween for the first time! Go in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, a Halloween-themed show, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, an interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, the Furry Friends Halloween Dance Party, Sesame Street-themed dry rides, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume! This event is happening from mid-September to October 31st.

Tarzana Community & Cultural Center

19130 Ventura Blvd.

Tarzana, CA 91356

Oct 22, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

A Faery Huant is an interactive show for kids. The performances include dancing, singing, and uplifting life messages of kindness, forgiveness, respect, and ecological responsibility in a light and entertaining way. You can choose from "The Missing Fairy Light", Auntie Angelica's Fairy Garden, “The Fairies Songbook,” and “The King of the Fairies” recorded performances. Wear a costume for Halloween! Wings, wands, and wizard hats are available for purchase at the show. Come back for dates please.

Hollywood Forever

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

October 28, 2023

9 am - 3 pm

Hollywood Forever hosts a vibrant celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and loved ones. The event brings together people from around the world in costume, featuring Aztec ritual dances, over 100 community-created altars, Grammy-winning musical performances, an art exhibition, food and crafts vendors, and a children's art area. The day concludes with awards for the best-dressed skeleton (Calaca) and most memorable altars.

1583 Spinnaker Dr.

Ventura, CA 93001

Oct 28, 2023

10 am – 2 pm

Do you have a cute costume lined up for your pup? Take them seaside to Ventura Harbor Village to show off and win prizes! Enter your pup in the fun and parade your pooch around the pet-friendly Harbor Village! No fee to enter the contest, however, entries will be limited. Every single registered dog that participates gets a small goodie bag of pup prizes, plus 5 lucky dogs will take home grand prizes if they win their category!

1583 Spinnaker Dr.

Ventura, CA 93001

October 29, 2023

10 am - 2 pm

Dress up the kids and navigate through the Ventura Harbor Village from Noon – 2 pm on Sunday, October 29. This free community event features over a dozen treat stops at participating Harbor shops and restaurants! It will be two hours full of sweets, face painting, fortune telling, and family fun!

The BIGGEST 👻 List of Halloween Events in LA for Kids and Families 2023!

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sep 22 - Oct 31

7:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, the ultimate Halloween event in the city, invites thrill-seekers to step into the eerie world of Midnight Falls, where the boundary between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. The Witch of the Woods beckons spirits from the underworld, leading visitors on a terrifying Hayride filled with horrors seeking revenge. Midnight Falls itself is transformed into a bizarre and captivating Halloween town, with Mayor Monte's Midnight Show drawing curious outsiders. The mortuary's dark chambers reveal eternal torment, while the backwoods hold a sinister secret. At the Town Square, guests can mingle with the townsfolk and immerse themselves in the atmosFEAR. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride promises a spine-tingling and unforgettable Halloween experience like no other. This event may be too intense for children 12 & under.

1126 Queens Hwy.

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sep 28 - Oct 31

8:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Shaqtoberfest returns to the Queen Mary for its second year, offering an immersive Halloween festival packed with spooky delights. This event features haunted trails, live entertainment at the LVCRFT Block Party Stage, captivating pop-up performances, and a mysterious fishing village with interactive character interactions. You can also explore themed bars and lounges, including Tiki Terror and Home Court bar, offering a variety of island cocktails and drinks. For thrill-seekers, there are carnival rides like Bumper Cars and the Giant Gondola Wheel. And don't forget to savor delicious eats and treats from classic fare to seasonal delights.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

11800 Foothill Blvd.

Sylmar, CA 91342

Sept 30 - Oct 31, 2023

10 am - 5 pm

Calling all ghouls and goblins, come out of your tombs and join Los Angeles Discovery Cube for the Spooky Science block party! Make green slime and participate in a marble run at the Spooky stage, ride the tractor trails and enjoy other haunting sights and sounds throughout the center.

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

October 7 - Oct 31, 2023

10 am

Get ready for another thrilling adventure as Discovery Cube Orange County proudly presents the return of the highly anticipated Pumpkin Palooza for its second year! This year promises to be even more ghoulishly delightful and captivating for visitors of all ages with an interactive dance party, bumper cars, spellbinding science activities, trick-or-treating and so much more. Pumpkin Palooza is available Thursdays to Sundays between October 7 to 29 with special showings on October 30 and 31.

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

October 28 - Oct 31, 2023

9 am - 5 pm

It’s pumpkin time! And as special treat Kidspace is hosting the most adorable Halloween event ever for you and your little pumpkin. Calling all pirates, princesses, magicians, and mermaids! Take center stage as you march, dance, and strut your stuff at Kidspace! Everyone is invited to march, dance, and rule the catwalk in our spirited Halloween parade—costumes encouraged! Plus, there will be pumpkin decorating (for a modest additional charge), costume crafts, and up-close visits with some not-too-scary snakes in the Slitherin’ Snake Tent.

1801 E Chestnut Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Oct 21 – Oct 29

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Boo at the Zoo is one of the safest places for young children to trick-or-treat for Halloween taking home goodies from 10 toys/treats stations. It’s a “Merry not Scary” family fun event, and everyone (young and young at heart) is encouraged to come in costume! The exciting “Boofari” Express Train, Conservation Carrousel, and Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel rides will be entertaining little ghouls and goblins all night long. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Boo at the Zoo provides great photo opportunities that will last a lifetime. Mark your calendars now for this 4-night event.

Presbyterian Church

24317 Newhall Ave.

Santa Clarita, CA

Oct 21, 2023

3 pm - 5 pm

Join in for a FREE Community Trunk or Treat. Music, treats, games, and fun! Last year, there was almost 1000 people in attendance. Everyone is welcome. Costumes encouraged!

28950 California 18

Skyforest, CA 92385

Oct 7 - Oct 29, 2023

Saturdays and Sundays

Various Times

Pumpkins in the Pines features a pumpkin patch, face painting, loads of Instagramable photo ops, the Fantom Forest walk-through haunted forest, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, skate nights, trick-or-treating, seasonal entertainment, and a Halloween party with a prize for the best costume. This event is between October 7th and October 29th on Saturdays and Sundays.

TCL Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

October 10th - 19th, 2023

Various Times

The festival is dedicated to supporting intriguing films, discovering creative storytellers and seeking original stories from around the world. ScreamFest Horror Film Festival works with other festivals, film archives, cinemas, and filmmakers to spotlight lesser-known films in an ongoing effort to grow recognition and appreciation of the horror genre. They are dedicated to giving the audience a chance to find new favorite movies and future genre classics. The festival is not recommended for children under 13.

500 Sea World Dr.

San Diego, CA 92109

Sept. 29 through Oct. 29

Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From a Halloween dance party to a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find at SeaWorld.

ZJU Theatre

4850 Lankershim Boulevard

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Oct 6 - Oct 31, 2023

Various Times

URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR returns with its dark-and-twisting haunted maze + spooky theatre attraction filled with fears everyone can relate to! After facing the fun-n-freaky maze upon entrance, you are treated to a spectacular live show consisting of unique and comedic wordless vignettes and astounding physical performances. For the last trick before the treats, you will have to walk through a new, reversed version of the goosebump-inducing TOUR OF TERROR maze on your way back into the real world.

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Oct 27 - 29, 2023

8 pm

DISNEY Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas IN CONCERT featuring Danny Elfman with a live orchestra and special guests to be announced! Come early for a costume contest, and explore the grounds in an incredible trick-or-treat adventure for kids of all ages.

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Disclaimer: FUN WITH KIDS IN LA has made every effort to confirm the information in this article; however, things can often change. Therefore, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of the information published here. We strongly urge you to confirm event details, like date, time, location, and admission with the event producers. You assume the sole risk of relying on any of the information in our list.
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