The Ultimate List of Halloween Events in LA for Kids And Families 2019!

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Halloween in Los Angeles is one of those cool events that both kids and adults anticipate for as soon as fall begins. From family-friendly festivals to spookiest, and scariest Halloween events, we have you covered in our ultimate guide of Halloween events in Los Angeles!

Boo at the Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oct 1 – Oct 27, 2019

10 am – 4 pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more on the weekends, with trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo on October 19, 20, 26, and 27. Costumes are encouraged!


Halloween Spooktacular

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 W. 1st St.

Los Angeles 90026

Sept 21 - Nov 3, 2019

Various Times

Children's marionette theatre features over 100 Halloween-themed puppets, including a Purple People Eater, the Invisible Man, funny skeletons and more. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been entertaining kids in L.A. for decades. You can carve your own pumpkin after the show for separate admission fee. The admission for adults and children over 2 is $20.00 per person and children under 2 are free.

Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids

919 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Oct 31st

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take your Halloween bucket and celebrate Halloween at the Annual Halloween Party in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). Children will enjoy puppet shows, bouncy houses, crafts, face painting, trick-or-treat doors, snacks, hot dogs and candies. Costumes are required for children and optional for adults.

​Ghostbusters Halloween Carnival

1835 Stoner Ave.

Los Angeles 90025

Oct 31st

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stoner Recreation Center hosts a free Halloween party at the Stoner Park every year. There are lots of candies, carnival games, costume contest, and food for sale. pay $1 for 10 games.

Marina Spooktacular

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina Del Rey 90292

Oct 26 – Oct 27, 2019

11 am – 9 pm

Marina Spooktacular is a Halloween party on the harbor, featuring L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships. 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. Free admission.

Nights Of The Jack🎃

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy

Calabasas, CA 91302

Oct 11 - Nov 4, 2019

6:30 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 also will be seasonal food and beverage offerings from "The Spookeasy Bar", serving specially crafted Halloween cocktails, and tons of other “Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy!

Creepy Crawly Hallow's Eve

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City 90232

Oct 20, 2019

Time to be announced

Dawn your creepiest costume for a creepy bug-filled adventure! Families are invited to venture into Star Eco Station's Trick-Or-Treat Village filled with unique Halloween fun. It's a fairy tale gone green with an environmental and entomology twist! Kids can meet some cartoon characters, enter costume contests and try the Fear Factor edible insect challenge - if they dare!

​Absolutely Halloween

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Oct 5 – Oct 27, 2019 (weekends)

Saturdays at 2pm - Sunday at 12:30pm

This 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 characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure, enlists the audience’s aid to help save Halloween for one more year. As witching hour approaches, youngsters (and parents, too) aid the denizens of the Halloween World in completing magical spells, happily helping to save All Hallows’ Eve...until next year.

Cheviot Hills Adams Family Halloween

2551 Motor Ave.

Cheviot Hills 90064

October 26th

12 pm - 4 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.

Theatricum’s 8th annual BOO-tanicum

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga CA 90290

Oct 26, 2019

4 pm - 10 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!

Adventure City's Boo-Tastic Halloween Party

1238 South Beach Blvd

Anaheim, CA

Oct 11, 18, 25 & 31, 2019

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. The party is only for two nights. Show your Halloween spirit and wear your costumes.

Happy Harbor Halloween

Wilmington Waterfront Park

1004 West C Street.

Wilmington, CA 90744

San Pedro Downtown Harbor

504 S Harbor Blvd.

San Pedro, CA 90731

October 26, 2019

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront with the Port of Los Angeles with a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages! Two locations: Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Sept 6 - Oct 31, 2019

Various times

This year, Halloween begins early at Disneyland Resort. You will find spooky touches at every turn. Make a pit stop at the popular Cars Land hot-spot and get revved with Piston Cup star. Celebrate Luigi and Guido’s favorite holiday at the honkin’est dance party in Radiator Screams. Snap pics with Jack, Sally and other boo-tifully costumed Disney Characters, fireworks, and much more! Beware of Disney villains, special trick-or-treat stations, and enjoy live entertainment including the “Paint the Night” Parade.

Sea Scare at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr.

San Pedro 90731

Oct 26, 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Travel to an "underwater world" of thrills, chills, and gills for its annual night-time Halloween event. The event features Haunted Maze, Skull Alley, Costume Contest and Party Zone in addition to adding a NEW Trunk or Treat area! Come in Costume and party with the other ghosts and ghouls. Its sure to be a frightfully good time of family friendly Halloween fun loaded to the gills with thrills and chills!

Knott's Spooky Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA

Sept 28 - Oct 27 & 31, 2019

Various Times

Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Treat bags containing event maps and other goodies will be distributed to children age 3 to 11 from opening until 4:30pm. Fun Halloween-themed shows are in store. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest. The Halloween Hootenanny returns as The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms with spooky but family-friendly surprises.

​Kidspace Spooktacular: Monster Mash

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Oct 12 & Oct 13, 2019

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get your costumes ready for a spooktacular night at Kidspace! Meet your Ghost Host and encounter fun and frightful characters as you search for candy and other treats. Bring your own treat bag to store your goodies! Other frightfully fun activities around the museum include a costume parade with dancing, make "ectoplasm" at the slime station, and become a mad scientist with a "franken-art" project.

Scarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2019

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.

Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Oct 27th & Oct 28th

9:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This family-friendly fall festival is held in Brookside Park in front of the museum. Families from all over the Los Angeles area are invited to enjoy carnival games, bouncers, a pumpkin patch, and free entertainment. The Pumpkin Festival, which started as a small event in 1994 as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, has grown into a two-day event attended by more than 20,000 people each year.

Halloween Horror Nights☠️

100 Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, CA 91608

Sept 14 - Nov 3

Various times

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is the most intense, spine-tingling event to besiege Southern California – now with more mazes than ever. From the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, prepare for the scariest, most intense Halloween event in Southern California (not recommended for kids under 13).

Dark Harbor at Queen Mary👻

1126 Queens Highway

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sept 26 – Nov 2, 2019

Select Nights

It’s all hands on deck as a rogue wave has hit the Queen Mary, causing confusion and fear as the ship turns completely on its side, in danger of capsizing. Will the Captain right the ship? Or will he lead her and all souls aboard into a watery grave, never to be seen or heard from again…Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available, bringing the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life. This is the perfect opportunity for thrill seekers and scare enthusiasts to spend the night aboard the axiom of all alleged paranormal activity at the Queen Mary. (Not recommended for kids under 13)

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever☠️

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

November 2, 2019

12 pm - 12 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. This year the theme is the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home the Mexican state of Michoacán.

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. Tickets are $25 per person, and children under 8 are free.