Halloween Events & Drive-Thru Haunted Houses 2020!

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Complete List of Halloween 2020 Events in and near Los Angeles

Even though Halloween will not be the same this year due to the pandemic, it will still be spooky as always. A new trend has emerged this year to save Halloween! Many event producers have started Drive-Thru Halloween events and hunted houses across the County of Los Angeles, which you can enjoy with your family from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle.

Here is a full list of Halloween 2020 events, haunted houses, movies, and exhibitions in and near Los Angeles. We will be adding to this list as new events emerge.

Drive-Thru Haunted Houses, Halloween Events & Immersive Experiences:

Stranger Things The Drive-Into Experience

Central DTLA

This "drive-into" experience will take you to the streets of the famous Hawkins residents of "Stranger Things". In this 1 hour ride, you will unlock the untold story of Hawkins from the safety of your car, which will be held in a central DTLA location. You can expect real-life locations from the series and mind-blowing audio and visual effects with things that can quickly turn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn. Admission varies depending on the number of passengers. (Not recommended for children under 13)

Jack's Late-Nite Fright-Thru

9433 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

From Thursday, Oct. 29 to Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 pm through 11:30 pm, there will be a spooky fantastical show right on Jack in the Box store in Northridge. Jack Box will be joined by ghosts and ghoulish friends, and give guests a haunting good time with spooky stories and truly terrifying soundtrack - once you adjust your car radio, you will be guided through the experience with a haunted narration by Jack himself. This three-day event is free and open to the public, and all guests will be required to remain in their vehicle. Guests that arrive in costume will receive free tacos and the first 25 guests to arrive will receive something extra special!

Outside Cinemas: Kids Fest Halloween Night

1318 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join Outside Cinemas on October 31st from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle to enjoy "Coco" on big screen. Outside Cinemas has curated a Tasty Delicious menu with everything from Fresh Buttery Popcorn to Sour Punch Apple Straws for you to enjoy in your car. Costumes are encouraged. You will also receive Halloween Candy by the staff members. Doors open at 5:30 pm and movie starts at 6:00 pm. You should reserve your tickets online in advance. Tickets are $95 per vehicle for up to 6 guests per ticket.

Urban Legends Drive-thru Halloween Haunt

88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

In the safety of your own car, you can enjoy a 45 minutes drive-thru where you will experience immersive story-telling and scary sets. You will be entertained by live performances through-out your drive, plus experience 3 interactive show zones and an immersive show of lights, sound, special effects with monsters coming alive. There are limited tickets and time slots. You can start purchasing tickets as soon as August 23rd. (There is no age limitation, but the event is not recommended for children under 10; tickets start at $49.99 per vehicle).

Welcome To HellFest

14300 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd., Sylmar, CA 91342

Experience a realm where two worlds collide, and music meets horror. Suffer in terror through two all-new, original mazes bringing monsters from the dead through the dark shadows and depths of hell. If you survive, feel the vibrations stemmed from the slaying DJ’s and killer performances. Only 2-3 people are allowed in a maze at a time. Masks are required. This event is from October 22nd through October 31st. (Not recommended for children under 13)

A Gentle Halloween Drive-Thru at The Gentle Barn

9225 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA

The Haunted Barnyard concept is a new and exciting immersive drive-thru experience in Santa Clarita. Your unsuspecting passengers will get the scare of a lifetime in The Gentle Barn’s transformed barnyard of doom. Wind your way through a multitude of ghastly scenes while being guided by a ghostly audio with sound effects in the safety of your own vehicle! This event is offered on October 22nd, 23rd, 27th - 31st, November 5th & 6th 2020. Tickets start at $28/person. (Not recommended for kids under 13)

Nights of The Jack Drive-Thru

26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Halloween’s Biggest Jack O'Lantern Experience will be back this October in a whole new form. Nights of the Jack is a family friendly drive-thru Halloween experience. 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, you will be given the option to visit the drive-in food court featuring seasonal food and beverage offerings from some of LA’s top food trucks. This event will start on October 1st and will last till November 1st. The experience is not scary but can be a little spooky in a few places. (SOLD OUT)

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive-Up Experience

120 East Via Verde Dr., San Dimas, CA 91773

In this Drive-Up Experience, you will stay inside your vehicle while driving “down a creepy stretch of road featuring some sets and scenic environments, followed by a haunted show featuring an original multimedia story displayed on a 40-foot screen, as well as horrifying sets and live characters from Midnight Falls.” This event is from September 25th through November 1st. (Ticket prices range from $49.99 for a standard experience to $199.99 for a platinum experience. This event is not recommended for children under 12.)

Level 8 Drive-In Fright Nights At The Grove

189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Take this Halloween season to new heights with two classic movies at the Level 8 Drive-In, presented by Citi. Enjoy a selection of spooky eats from Picnic Society by Gwen alongside complimentary popcorn and treats on October 21st (Ghostbusters), and on October 28th (Beetlejuice). Doors Open at 6:30 pm, and movie begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $60 Per Car for 2 people, which includes: Meals for Two from Picnic Society by Gwen + $25 Per additional person/meal.

L.A. Zoo's Halloween Celebration

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The L.A. Zoo’s Halloween celebration rises from the dead with a spook-tacular four-night drive-in movie event starting Thursday, October 29 featuring Halloween classics. Gather the brood for a ghoulishly fun, yet safe, night that includes all the traditional Halloween trappings like frightful decor, bags of candy, a virtual costume contest, and more. The Zoo’s parking lot will transform into a creepy-cool classic drive-in with a festively decorated entry replete with phantasmagorical photo opportunities and a devilishly delicious candy pick-up station. Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes, and the first 50 decorated cars to arrive will receive a pumpkin as well as a carving stencil depicting an L.A. Zoo animal. 

Happy Halloween LA at Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park

11003 Sports Arena Dr, Whittier, CA 90601

Happy Halloween LA is a drive thru event featuring over thirty larger-than-life inflated dinosaurs, Monsters, Dia De Los Muertos, and more. There will also be magical illusions, Halloween themed music, packaged candy for kids, and cold water for the adults. There will be an online costume contest as well as a custom made drive thru photo booth! This event is happening between October 15th and October 31st. Tickets are sold online and start at $60 per vehicle.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Santa Monica Zoo will have it's annual Boo At The Zoo event on two weekends (October 17-18, and October 24-25) from 5 pm to 8 pm. This event will feature a haunted house, spirited train ride, spooky animal shows, trick-or-treating, and other festive activities. This is a family-friendly event and everyone is encouraged to come in costume. The cost is $24.95 for non-members and kids under 3 are free. For information about social distancing and wearing a mask, please contact the Zoo.

Haunt O’Ween

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Haunt o'Ween is an all-ages-friendly drive-thru experience. Keep the fun traditions and excitement of Halloween alive in a safe, engaging, interactive, and immersive format. The event features Pumpkin Picking, Video Op, Immersive Installations, and more. The experience will last between 25-35 minutes. Candy will be wrapped and served via extended containers by event staff. This event is from October 9th through October 31st, 2020. Tickets range from $70-$90 per vehicle.

FreeForm Halloween Road

3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

FreeForm's 31 nights of Halloween returns this October, and this year it will be on the road, literally! FreeForm Halloween Road is an immersive experience all behind the wheel of your car. Drive-Thru the worlds of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Hocus Pocus", and other spooktacular surprises filled with games, performances, and prizes. The event will take place between October 2nd through October 4th at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles. Tickets will be released on September 12th at 10 am.

Ye Olde Hallow's Eve Treasure Quest

23127 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Cortez’ Carnival Games of chance and skill will challenge and entertain you. Costumes are highly encouraged as you can win a prize for the best costume! One lucky person will find the Olde World Emporium “Cortez’ Gold Coin” in their Trick or Treat bag and win the Pirate’s Booty! Mystic Dylan will be available to perform Mini Readings for you if are curious to know what's in store for you ($5, only 2 tickets available per 30-minute session). The Olde World Emporium adheres to the guidelines set by State and Local governments. Also, masks are mandatory. This event takes place on October 30th, 31st, and November 1, 2020.

Orange Treats In The Streets 2020

1 Plaza Square, Orange, California  92866

This annual Orange Circle Treats In The Streets Autumn Festival will kick off this year as usual on October 29, 2020. This free community event is hosted by the City of Orange, and local merchants will hand out goodies to trick-or-treaters. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. There will be entertainment and games for everyone to enjoy.

RetroPop Live! Halloween presents Chopping Mall + Puppet Master: Drive-In!

1705 Flight Way, Tustin, CA 92782

Festivities kick off on Friday, October 16th for fans who live in Southern California, with a special Drive-In Horror Movie Experience and cast reunion with two beloved cult classics, Chopping Mall and Puppet Master!  The Drive-In event will take place at Mess Hall Market, a world-class chef-driven market food hall which offers a wide assortment of food and beverage options. Immediately adjacent to the new Tustin Legacy Park, filled with walking trails & open space, Mess Hall Market also offers abundant parking, convenient access, and a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience through 10 eclectic concepts. Tickets per car, regardless of the number of riders, are $50 including service fees.

The Bite LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari

750 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733

This unique twist on the drive-thru/drive-into haunted attraction offers a delectable Halloween food crawl that snakes its way around eerie Legg Lake, includes 8 Bites, campfire dessert, fall-favorite warm beverage, and immersive entertainment that you can enjoy from the safety of your own vehicle. Take a flashlight from home and scan the surrounding darkness from the safety of your car, in a hunt for the shadowy and monstrous creatures that roam the abyss. The Bite is open select dates throughout October. Tickets are $38 to $98 per person. (There is no age restriction for this event. However, there will be a few frightening creatures lurking about.)

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch 2020

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

The Irvine Park Railroad will transform into a Halloween Pumpkin Patch from September 19, 2020, through October 31, 2020. The event will feature a haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, train rides, panning for gold, carnival games, and more. The Park entrance fee is $3 per vehicle on the weekdays, $5 on the weekends, and $7 on holidays. The Entrance to the pumpkin patch is free, and activity tickets are $6 each.

Haunted Hills Run

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

On October 17, 2020, join The Haunted Hills 5k & 12 K run at Whitting Ranch Wilderness Park and challenge yourself to a 5K or 12k run or hike. All participants will receive a custom race medal, t-shirt, race photos, and post-race snacks. Check with the website for restrictions due to COVID-19.

Icons of Darkness

1615 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028

Icons of Darkness is a new exhibit coming to The Montalban in Hollywood for Halloween. This immersive experience features props, costumes, most beloved blockbuster heroes in an immersive. Hundred of films will be represented including Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Star Wars, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Joker, Harry Potter, and more. The Montalban has gone under a massive transformation and the new set up allows for appropriate social distancing for visitors' safety. The exhibit will open in late September 2020, and the tickets will go on sale on September 1st.

Halloween Open Air Museum Experience

7900 Balboa Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Join Valley Relics on Saturday, October 31st from 6pm-10 for a fun filled open air museum experience. There will be an outdoor pop-up food patio and bar (CDC compliant). Temperatures will be taken at the door and masks are required.

Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival

Virtual Event

Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival will go virtual this year to celebrate the day of the dead. The Festival will be held on November 1, 2020 and you can expect a mix of movies, music, ballet Folkloricorico performances, shopping opportunities, and a pair of art exhibitions.  

Knott’s Berry Farm Halloween Food Festival

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 This fall, Knott's Berry Farm will host a family-friendly Halloween-themed food festival at the amusement park. “Taste of Fall-O-Ween” will feature fall harvest and Halloween décor, themed food, an all-new art show, and a Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail for kids loaded with treat stations and spooky decorations. The festival runs from September 25, 2020, through November 1, 2020. You can purchase tasting cards for $35 for adults, and $20 for kids 3-11.

The Supernow Halloween Spooktacular

Virtual Event

Camp Supernow is offering an interactive Halloween mystery adventure from Oct 29th through Oct 31st to find the missing Halloween candy! On their adventure, kids will go trick or treating in a haunted house and meet a cast of silly characters - each with a trick for kids to complete. Along the way, kids will earn “treats” in the form of clues that get them closer to solving the mystery. The virtual Zoom experience is personalized and interactive - kids will have the chance to participate by answering trivia questions, showing off their costumes and dance skills. The experience will culminate with a surprise reveal of the final candy destination and a family monster mash dance party. This event is completely free with a RSVP for attendees to get the Zoom link.

The New Mutants's Horror Movie at the Rose Bowl Stadium

Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Just in time for Halloween, you can see The New Mutants horror movie at Rose Bowl Stadium's Drive-in Theater. The movie runs from August 27th through September 13th. The New Mutants is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.  (The tickets are $35 per car and the movie is rated PG-13).

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In

14006 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91423

The San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In will be held at Sherman Oaks’ Westfield Fashion Square Mall screening Halloween movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Pet Cemetery, Labyrinth, Child's Play, Casper, Poltergeist, Hotel Transylvania, and Scream. The Halloween movies start on October 16th through October 24th. You’ll be able to order takeout options from the mall’s food court to eat in your car. Tickets start at $20 per person. (These movies are not recommended for kids under 13).

Halloween in Minland

Join LEGOLAND for a Halloween-themed outdoor retail and dining experience from October 2nd through October 31st. The event features festive LEGO decor, character meet-n-greets, goody bags for kids, and more. Tickets are $12.99 per person, and you can book a room at LEGOLAND for $169 per night.

Carve-Con 2020

This free, virtual, and family-friendly event will feature a spooky game night highlighted by a solve the mystery type game (created by a mystery box company), spooky campfire stories read by special guests who are fantastic storytellers, Halloween experiments from kids and highlighted by an SFX artist creating monster masks, spooky sketch night featuring artists teaching kids how to draw creepy things, pumpkin carving, and more! You must reserve your free tickets online.

An Immersive Medieval Horror Fantasy: Online Experience

Take the journey through an immersive medieval horror fantasy! Experience the terror of creatures brought forth from horrific dimensions. Cobals, werewolves, bone devils and more await! From the fire breathing dragon to the necromancer Queen and her evil minions, you get to experience a haunted road that passes through a dark forest and all the perils of the journey along the way. This is an online virtual tour! (Not recommended for kids under 13).

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