Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and the city goes all out for Halloween. There are no shortage of pumpkin patches, carnivals, and festivals celebrating the spooky holiday. If you are looking for a festive way to celebrate Halloween in LA, check out one of these events.
West Hollywood Halloween in LA Carnaval
The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is one of the most unique Halloween celebrations in the city. This party is free to the public and takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Many of the bars and clubs along the street host parties and costume contests. This is one of the biggest parties of the year, so it is recommended to leave your kids and pets at home. There will also be stages set up on the street with live performers. Past performers have included Boy George, Pink, and Robyn. If you want food, many of the restaurants along Santa Monica Boulevard are open, and there is also a selection of food carts.
Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is one of the scariest Halloween in LA events in the city. Come to face your darkest fears in one of the park’s eight mazes and haunted houses based on some of Universal Studios’ most terrifying TV shows and films. This year’s haunted mazes include Stranger Things, Trick ‘R Treat, The First Purge, Poltergeist, The Walking Dead, and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 13, and costumes with masks are not allowed. Tickets start at $67 for the day.
Día de Los Muertos Celebrations
This year’s Día de Los Muertos festival honors Coatlicue, the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the sun, stars, and the moon. The festival will summon her spirit and celebrate her feminine power and divinity. General admission to the festival costs $25 per person and is held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The cemetery will be decorated for the festival and the event will include Mexican cuisine and Day of the Dead arts and crafts.
Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park
If you are looking for a family-friendly celebration Halloween in LA, check out Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. The park will be open after hours and will be decorated for the occasion. All of the Disney characters will be dressed for Halloween; attendees to the park are encouraged to dress in costumes as well, and there is a list of guidelines on their website for what type of costumes are allowed.
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