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Fun Things To Do With Kids in Los Angeles This Halloween Weekend, Oct 26-28

Updated: Sep 8, 2019


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, especially this weekend with so many Halloween Events for families and kids. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend include Boo at the LA Zoo, Adventure City's Boo-Tastic Halloween Party, Nights of the Jack, All About Pumpkin Weekends at Underwood Family Farms, and much more!


Adventure City's Boo-Tastic Halloween Party

1238 South Beach Blvd.

Anaheim, CA

Oct 26th

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 for a spooktacular dance party, and meet mad scientist magician for some astonishing tricks at the Adventure City's Boo-Tasitc Halloween Party. Show your Halloween spirit and wear your costumes.

Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D

The El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Oct 25th – Oct 31st

No October would be complete without watching Tim Burton's stop-motion feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas. And there's only one way to see it that's worthy of this modern classic: at Hollywood's historic El Capitan Theatre and in 4-D! Jack's adventures POP off the screen in Disney Digital 3-D, as Halloween Town comes alive with the help of special 4-D sensory effects, including lights, fog and scents, plus more wind and snow than ever before!

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Now – Oct 31st

10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more.

My PlayClub with KB Home!

Aidan's Place Playground

1350 S Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Oct 27th

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Shane's Inspiration is hosting an inclusive play event for families with and without disabilities at their universally-accessible playground in West L.A.! Enjoy the free inclusive Halloween “My PlayClub” with costumes, treats, and lots of activities for the family. The event features Sensory Spook Tent, Animated Short Screening, Face Painting, Snacks, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Community Resources, Prizes, and Giveaways!

White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Now - Mar 2nd

1:00pm

Storybook Theatre’s fun-filled version of this famous story has lots of singing, dancing, audience participation, and a funny witch with a handsome prince. The children in the audience become the seven dwarfs who help rescue Snow White. ($12 children, $15 adults)


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All About Pumpkins Weekend

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Oct 27 - Oct 28

9:00am - 6:00pm

This weekend it's All About Pumpkins at Underwood Family Farms. From tiny to enormous, orange to green, perfect to bizarre, they have them all at the farm! Activities this weekend at the farm includes Magic Lanterns and Alladins, Howden Biggies, Gold Rush, Luminas, Full Moon/Ghosts, Cinderellas, Big Max, Atlantic Giants, Baby Pams and Mystics, Jack be Littles, Lil Pumpkemons, Fairytales & Jarahdales. This is the last weekend to take those perfect fall pictures in the Pumpkin House, near the Pumpkin Basket, and inside the elevated Pumpkin Play House!

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Oct 27th

12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Hollywood Forever Cemetery claims to host the largest Day of the Dead celebration in California. The cemetery grounds are covered with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, children's arts and crafts projects and food vendors. You'll see altars to the dead created by community artists, and can either watch or participate in the calaca (skeleton) costume contest. The event becomes exceedingly crowded after sunset; we suggest arriving before 4pm if you plan on parking in the adjacent neighborhoods or the Paramount parking structure. Cost: $25 per person (Children 8 years and under free until 4pm)

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Now - Nov 30th

Various times

Locate birdhouses inhabited by parrots, owls, woodpeckers and hawks to collect their clues and find the hidden pumpkin garden. Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. Remember to wear comfy clothes and shoes for outdoors and take a water bottle!

Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 West First Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Now - Nov 4th

Various times

Halloween Spooktacular is a delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Following each performance, you are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of the charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

Nights of The Jack

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy

Calabasas, CA 91302

Now – Nov 4th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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. Nights Of The Jack is a Halloween event tailored for all ages.


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Knott's Scary Farm: Even More Fear for 2018

Knott's Berry Farms

Buena Park, CA 90620,

Now - Oct 31st

The world's first, largest and most frightening Halloween theme park event is full of killer new surprises in 2018. If you dare, walk through the Ghost Town streets where bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the foggy streets. Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed. With 14 haunted attractions and more than 1,000 monsters roaming the park and lurking in the fog, whatever nightmarish thing you're imagining, it's at Knott's Scary Farm. (Not recommended for kids under 13)

Thrilling Halloween Party and Open House

Kaleidoscope Mission Viejo

27741 Crown Valley Pkwy

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Oct 28th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to Kaleidoscope Mission Viejo for a "Thrill or Treat" Halloween Party & Open House on Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 4pm. The afternoon of free family fun will take place throughout Kaleidoscope with seasonal crafts, a DJ, photo opportunities, trick or treating for costumed youngsters, and some spooky surprises.

Marina Spooktacular

Burton Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Oct 27th – Oct 28th

11:00 am – 9:00 pm

“Marina Spooktacular” at Burton Chase Park features LA’s only haunted pirate ships, a scavenger hunt graveyard, a blackout maze of terror, trick-or-treating, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, live DJ, and more! There’s fun and scares for all ages, but the frights intensify as night falls over Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey during this two-day festival.

Theatricum's 8th Annual Boo-tanicum

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga CA 90290

Oct 27th

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the company’s 8th annual Halloween extravaganza, highlighted by its unique and infamous haunted house. Enjoy the tricks and treats of the season on the wooded grounds with a host of enticements including ghost stories, game booths, festive food and libations, performances by Creative Playground, Peter Alsop, comedy improv group Off the Grid, and more. Beware of zombie thespians!

Cheviot Hills Adams Family Halloween

2551 Motor Ave.

Cheviot Hills 90064

October 27th

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center hosts a Halloween party every year. Activities include a bounce house, games, art & crafts, costume contest, trick-or-treating, prizes, and more. Admission is usually $5 if you register on line, and $10 at the door.

Scarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Oct 27th - Oct 28th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 19th annual Scarium of the Pacific, a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. The Halloween event features children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall.

To find more Halloween events click here for our Ultimate List of Halloween Events!