October is such a great month! With the real feel of fall, Halloween and pumpkin…everything, it is really a fun time to live in Los Angeles. Take a look at what is happening this weekend as well as some great Halloween and Trick-or-Treating suggestions for the entire family!
Fri Oct. 28th
DWTN – Head out to Downtown for the Day of the Dead Celebration at FIGat7th all day Friday from 11AM – 8PM the event is free! Or check out Dia de Los Muertos Novenario being held on Olvera Street. The candlelight Novenario processions are held nightly for nine evenings, beginning at 7pm on Olvera Street. The traditional, pre-Columbian procession evokes special memories of deceased loved ones with colorful pageantry and indigenous blessings. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet pastry) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) are served (first to the performers, then to the assembled). This event will run all weekend.
DWTN – Exposition Park – Check out the Natural History Museum’s Sleep Over – Halloween Mysteries! Families can spend a night at the Natural History Museum and explore the collections with the help of educators. In Halloween Mysteries, a ghastly canine has been hounding the Museum. The junior forensic society is invited to help find the missing T. rex bone and the spirited hound at this Halloween-time sleepover. The slumber party ends at 9am the next morning, after a light breakfast. Museum admission the next day is included.
DTWN – LA Convention Center – Feel the comic love with Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo being held at the LA Convention Center. This con has been voted one of the top by fans! Meet your favorite comic artists, Marvel movie stars and many more!
Sherman Oaks – Boney Island is a family-friendly haunt zone! Every single inch of the free space is decorated for the holiday. Enjoy a fun light show, optical illusions and fright-fully fun sights. A tree-house tour is available for $10 (proceeds go to a local elementary school), and glowing souvenirs are available for purchase, but apart from that, this spectacle is free – and fun for kids of all ages.
Sat Oct. 29th
Burbank – Check out Golden State’s Halloween Party! Children 4 and up are invited to have a fun time in their costumes. Plenty of games, activities and party fun await.
DWTN – Dia de Los Muertos Novenario is being held on Olvera Street. The candlelight Novenario processions are held nightly for nine evenings, beginning at 7pm on Olvera Street. The traditional, pre-Columbian procession evokes special memories of deceased loved ones with colorful pageantry and indigenous blessings. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet pastry) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) are served (first to the performers, then to the assembled). This event will run all weekend.
Pasadena – Head out to the Kidspace Halloween Hunt. Hunting eggs on Halloween? Kids can look for hundreds of spooky spider eggs and mini pumpkins. Plenty of fun all day long with puppet making, unicorn horn making and a fun mythological monster hair & makeup station.
Sherman Oaks – The Help Group is throwing a Halloween Party and costume contest this Saturday! This is Club LA Teen’s biggest event of the year and is open to all teens ages 13 to 17, so don’t forget to tell your friends! Their monthly teen social club gives adolescents the chance to socialize with peers, try new things and create new and lasting friendships.
Woodland Hills – The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills presents their First Annual Halloween Family Faire. The faire offers free admission and features a variety of fun activities for children of all ages including: pumpkin painting, face painting, costume parade and contest, games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, exhibitors, food trucks, entertainment and more.
Sun Oct. 30th
Pasadena –The Day of The Dead celebration will be in full swing this Sunday in Old Pasadena. It will be taking place during the free Family Fiesta that is designed for families to learn about the holiday together during a fun and colorful afternoon. Kids activities, food, live music and plenty of fun vendors.
Pasadena – One Colorado hosts a free screening of Book of Life in honor of Day of the Dead.
Trick or Treating Alternatives
Whether your little ones are too young or you want to play it a little safe, check out these Trick or Treating Alternatives in and around Los Angeles. Check out the Malibu Country Mart or see all the creature delights at the Sherman Oaks Galleria Halloween Spooktacular!
Best LA Trick or Treating spots
Ready to get your Trick-or-Treat on? There are numerous sites that outline the best candy output in the
San Fernando Valley. Check out Redtri.com that outlines why LA is the best place to score some sweets and the top neighborhoods to get them. GreatAmericanCountry.com and Timeout.com/LA pinpoint the sweet spots and offer up maps to get there! And all the experts advise not to feel guilty running the kids from neighborhood to neighborhood. Sometimes it’s about getting the full size candy bars…and sometimes it is about VOLUME! And the best part? Many of these neighborhoods take Halloween decorations to the next level with amazing yard décor and fun mazes!
Best things to do with kids in LA
Take a look at these great lists of free kids Halloween events in and around Los Angeles. Want to get into the fall spirit with a little outdoors love? Check out this list of the best pumpkin patches in Los
Angeles. With so many activities, carnivals, fairs and parties there is something for the entire family this Halloween! Go out. Be Safe and most importantly….HAVE FUN!!!!!
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