What’s Halloween without a few good scares? Here we have gathered some awesome Halloween-related events that will ensure you a great time this year. Check out the places below and have fun!
Reign of Terror
Where: Janss Marketplace, 197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.
When: 7-10 p.m. Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 7-11 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 29-Nov. 3. Lights-on tours for parents with children under 12 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27.
Description: Recommended for ages 13 and up this indoor haunt features 8 interlinking mazes with themes like Fun House, Infected, Asylum and Inbred, with a total of 105 rooms. Find more information here.
Creep – Los Angeles
Creep is located at 777 S Alameda St 90021 in Los Angeles. It takes about 60 minutes to go through this multi-sensory experience of fright. You go through the attraction in groups of 8 to explore the hidden scenes, intimate encounters and moments of fright. Expect to be scared. Opens September 27th and runs Thursday through Sunday nights in October. Creep is a fully immersive, multi-sensory, walkthrough experience. Guests are guided by a cast of characters into a realm of frightful situations and one-on-one encounters, all dripping with style and dread.
21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival at The Moorpark
Situated on the 3370 Sunset Valley Road 93021, Moorpark holds the 21st Festival of the Fall Harvest. Weekend Festival admission includes tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, Pig Races, Animal Show, Pumpkin House, Pumpkin playhouse, live music and entertainment, access to Pick-Your-Own fields and Pumpkin Patch, Animal Center including Bee Barn, hay pyramids, Fun Hill, Kid’s Corral, Farmer Craig’s Chicken Show, Combine Slide, Cotton Harvester Slide and many others. Read more here.
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
When: 5-10 p.m. daily Oct. 12-Nov. 4, except for Oct. 31.
Description: Families may enjoy taking a half-mile walk through displays using more than 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, such as a pirate’s cove and Forbidden City. There will also be the “Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show,” outdoor movie screenings and seasonal treats. Find more information here.
Halloween Trick or Treat & Craft Day
Howlin’ Halloween for Kids
Paramount After Dark Tour: Tales From the Other Side
Take a two-and-a-half-hour guided tour of the Paramount Studios, as well as the neighboring Hollywood Forever Cemetery, during this after-hours experience. The tour digs up the dirt on Hollywood’s dearly departed and comes with a personalized souvenir photo and remembrance rose, as well as complimentary champagne and candy and popcorn hosted in an eerie location. See more here.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
When: 7 p.m. on select nights Friday, Sept. 14-Saturday, Nov. 3.
Description: Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights takes horror to the next level by bringing some of the most popular horror films and television shows to live via a series of mazes. This year’s attractions are based off the popular Netflix series, “Stranger Things,” the 1982 suspense thriller “Poltergeist,” the cult-classic “Trick ‘r Treat,” Blumhouse Production films “The First Purge,” “Unfriended” and “Truth or Dare,” the fourth installment in the “Halloween” franchise, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and a maze featuring all of the original Universal Monsters accompanied by an all-new soundtrack composed by Guns ‘N Roses guitarist, Slash. The world-famous Tram Tour will turn into the Terror Tram, which has been taken over by deranged clown Hollywood Harry, who will pop for scares as fans are set loose to walk the Universal Backlot, which includes the famous Bates Motel and house from Alfred Hitchcock’s pioneering horror film, “Psycho.”
Find more information here.
Mickey’s Halloween Party
Where: Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim
When: Select nights through Oct. 31
Description: You need a special ticket to enjoy this after-hours party at Disneyland, which also includes three additional earlier hours of fun at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The party includes five hours of Halloween-themed attractions, trick or treating, special character visits, fireworks, a special parade and more. This is one of the few times each year that Disneyland allows adults to wear costumes — though they can’t be gross or gory. Note this event sells out every year so check to see which dates are still available. For more info click here.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Far from those kid-friendly rides through a pumpkin patch, this hayride unleashes all sorts of demons, and bogeys on Griffith Park. It’s an actual hayride—a long one—paired with a “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats), a number of scare zones and a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs,” and probably lots of frisky teenagers. This year, the attraction celebrates its 10th anniversary, so be prepared for an even more epic night that will haunt your nightmares to come. See more here.
Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy. Held for 19 years in a residential neighborhood, Boney Island now comes to life this year in Griffith Park at the Los Angeles Live Steamers between their “Ghost Train” and Travel Town. See more here.
Rotten Apple – Burbank, CA
The Rotten Apple opens October 20th. It runs the last 2 Friday and Saturday nights in October plus Halloween night. Presents The Not So Enchanted Forest from 7PM to 10PM on 5 nights in October. They have free admission but donations are requested to support their charity. This year they support Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter.
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Yes, there’s more to pumpkins than Halloween jack-o’-lanterns: pumpkin bowling, pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread and, of course, pumpkin pie. You might’ve guessed by now, but there’ll be no shortage of pumpkin-related activities at the annual Calabasas event. Festive fact: Calabasas’ name comes from the Spanish word “calabaza,” which means gourd or pumpkin. See more here.
Explore a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce castles, carnival games and seasonal crafts at this Pasadena pumpkin patch and costume parade. All proceeds benefit the Kidspace Children’s Museum’s Kidspace For All programs, which works to provide free and discounted admission for those in undeserved communities. See more here.
Halloween Ghost Train
All aboard this family-friendly ride through a sort-of-frightening stretch of track in Griffith Park. The beloved Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum tradition has returned from the dead following some time off a couple of years back. See more here.
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