Weekend Events: October 29-31, 2021

It’s the last weekend of October which means it’s time for our round-up of Halloween weekend 2021 events. While not all of our usual haunts have returned, there are still plenty of ways to have fun this weekend. Read on for all of the spooky, ghoulish, and haunting fun happening near you!


Cemetery Lane: Trick-R-Treat Experience

When: October 27-31, 2021

Where: Heritage Square Museum | Montecito Heights

What: Make your way to Heritage Square for family-friendly Halloween weekend 2021 fun. Enjoy 13 themed trick-or-treating stops at Heritage Square Museum. Just beware of spooky characters that lurk in the shadows as you pursue along.


‘Get Out’ with Live Orchestra

When: Oct 29-31, 2021

Where: Ace Hotel | Downtown Historic Core

What: Don’t miss a truly haunting showing of the Oscar-winning film ‘Get Out’ Composer Micael Abels conducts the LA Opera Orchestra for a live score of Jordan Peele’s hit film.


Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Live with Danny Elfman

When: October 29-31, 2021

Where: USC/Exposition Park

What: Celebrate Halloween weekend 2021 with the Skeleton King for truly spooky fun! The O.G. Jack Skellington will be reprising his iconic role for a live performance and screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. This exciting performance will also feature Grammy-winner Billie Eilish as Sarah with the duo on stage at the Banc of California Stadium.



Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: Beetlejuice

When: October 29 | 7:30P

Where: The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport | Santa Monica

What: “It’s Showtime!”, so don’t miss the 1988 Halloween classic, Beetlejuice’ starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara. Enjoy this Halloween weekend 2021 event under the starry sky in Santa Monica.


When: October 30 | 11:00A

Where: Wallis Annenberg Petspace

What: Don’t miss a howling good time at the Annenberg Petspace! This Halloween weekend 2021 bring the entire family for an afternoon of games and activities that both kids and pets can enjoy. Featured activities include the pup-kin patch, interactive trick-or-treat trail, and more! Costumes are encouraged.

Playa Vista Monster Dash 5K

When: October 31 | 9:00A

Where: Randy Johnson Park Bluff Creek Fields | Playa Vista

What: There’s always time to walk for a good cause and this Halloween is no exception. Make your way to Playa Vista this Halloween weekend 2021 for the Monster Dash 5K. This Halloween-themed and family-friendly event will also feature an after-party hosted by Runway. Enjoy a live DJ, Candy Coach, performances, and more!



Halloween Spooktacular Comedy Show

When: October 31 | 6:00P

Where: The Comedy Chateau | North Hollywood

What: Have a hauntingly good time at NoHo’s favorite Comedy Chateau! For a well-deserved laugh enjoy an evening at the Halloween Spooktacular. The Halloween set will feature Esther Povitsky, John Campanelli, and more! There is a two-drink minimum and gourmet American Bistro cuisine available for purchase.

San Fernando Valley Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

When: until Oct 30, 2021

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Hosted by everyone’s favorite Drive-In theatre, MyValley Pass presents Trunk-or-Treat at Westfield Fashion Square. Enjoy the magic of costumes, creativity & candy at this family-friendly Halloween weekend event. 

Haunt’oween LA

When: until October 31, 2021

Where: 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd | Woodland Hills

What: It’s spooky season so you know there’s a bounty of Halloween fun around town. Enjoy this family-friendly on-foot adventure in Woodland Hills. ‘Haunt’oween LA will feature a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow garden, trick or treating, and more!



Haunted Housing Run 5K and Kids Dash in Ventura

When: Oct 30, 2021

Where: San Buenaventura State Beach | Ventura

What: Make your way to San Buenaventura State Beach for the 6th Annual Haunted Housing Run this Saturday. The annual Haunted Housing Run is a Halloween-themed 5K and Kids Dash that supports the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura.

CineMalibu Outdoor Movie Night Presents COCO

When: October 30 | 5:30P

Where: Malibu Bluffs Park | Malibu

What: Enjoy a family-friendly evening under the stars with CineMalibu’s screening of the Disney hit film COOC. Come in costume and enjoy giveaways and fun at this Halloween weekend 20201 event. 

Halloween Carnival in Oak Park

When: October 31 | 3:00P-5:00P — (Must Pre-Register by 10/30)

Where: Oak Park Community Center and Gardens | Oak Park

What: If you are in search of a fun Halloween weekend event head to Oak Park for a fun-filled day of spooky festivities. Hosted by the Rancho Simi Park District, the Halloween Carnival, will feature games, food, and more. Just make sure to register ahead of time as same-day tickets will not be available.

Spooky October Events

Halloween is not canceled this year! We have rounded up some Halloween-Specific Events for the family to enjoy socially distant from others. Book early before they are all sold out!

Haunt’oween LA Halloween Drive-through

When: October 9 – October 31 
Tickets: www.hauntoweenla.com
Where: Westfield Promenade (6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd) 

Trick or treating will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the whole family together for a drive-through experience to get spooky. Coming to Woodland Hills on October 9, a new Haunt’oween L.A. event promises jack-o’-lantern tunnels, pumpkin picking, family-friendly sights and even a bit of “door-to-door” trick or treating—all socially distanced, of course. The entire experience runs between 25 and 35 minutes and costs $70 per car. You’ll find it at 6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard on the site of the former Westfield Promenade. Tickets are on sale now. 

Nights of the Jack

When: October 1 – November 1 
Tickets: www.nightsofthejack.com
Where: Calabasas 

Cruise across the grounds of the scenic King Gillette Ranch as the Santa Monica Mountains hideaway is illuminated with thousands of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Nights of the Jack returns this year with a drive-through edition, with timed tickets required each night. Expect to spend about 25 minutes on the mile-long trail, and just a heads up that there will be no food or beverages for sale, nor will bathrooms be available.

Disney+ Drive In Festival 

When: Oct 6 – Oct 11 
Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/disney-drive-in
Where: Santa Monica Barker Hangar 

Want to watch some Disney classics somewhere other than your couch but you don’t have a subscription to Disney+? Allow this free drive-in movie series at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar to help. The early October series starts and ends with a pair of invite-only Disney+ original premieres (astronaut series The Right Stuff and music drama Clouds) but in the middle you’ll find a decades-spanning mix of open-to-the-public classics: Tangled, Coco, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, a Halloween-themed Hocus Pocus screening, a sing-a-long edition of The Sound of Music, and Captain Marvel. Free reservations open up on Monday, September 28 at 10am, but capacity is “extremely limited” (we’d say the fact that the ticketing page already leads to a virtual queue probably tells you everything you need to know about the demand for tickets). Each reservation is good for one vehicle with up to four guests.

Huluween Drive-In 

When: Oct 22 – Oct 25
Tickets: https://1iota.com/show/1143/huluween-drive-in 
Where: Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Griffith Park 

Drive through a haunted forest and catch screenings of a pair of new horror movies as well as a mix of old classics. Hulu is taking over the L.A. Equestrian Center for some spooky screenings ahead of Halloween, including its new originals Bad Hair and Books of Blood, plus favorites like Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Carrie (as well as an opening and closing night set from DJ D-Nice). As for that forest, all we know is that it doesn’t include jump scares, but that it’s at least spooky enough that Hulu says it’s not suitable for young children, and that a bypass option is available. Tickets are totally free but very limited (capped at 150 cars per screening). Also, just a heads up that ticket requests don’t guarantee admission.

Out and About: Halloween Haunted Houses in and Near L.A.!

Looking for an exciting Halloween experience? You’re in the right place. October is here, and Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you’re looking for haunted hayrides or zombie mazes with monster’s chasing you around, there are plenty of spooky spots in LA to suit your needs. Prepare to be scared and bring a friend or two, because some of these venues are frightening!

  1. Knott’s Scary Farm

    Location: Knott’s Berry Farm , Buena Park

Thursday October 10 2019 – Saturday November 2 2019

The fully transformed theme park located in Orange County features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This Halloween event has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare. But unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from, which makes it the thing to do for Halloween.

  1. Halloween Horror Nights

    Location: Universal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk , Universal City

Thursday October 10 2019 – Sunday November 3 2019

Universal Studios’ Halloween “Horror Nights” have prepared many “scary” activities from fans all-time favorite franchises! Every day after dark, from October 10th until November 3, the park changes into a horror zone. Navigate multiple mazes and scare zones—this year’s themed attractions include the return of a Stranger Things maze plus ones based on Ghostbusters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Creepshow, House of 1000 Corpses, “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” and “Holidayz in Hell.”

  1. Creep Los Angeles

    Location: ROW DTLA , Downtown Arts District

Thursday October 10 2019 – Sunday November 3 2019

Haus of Creep is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which audience members are invited to explore hidden scenes, intimate encounters and frightful stories. Across a 75-minute walk through filled with 20 characters, you’ll find out that art is alive and dangerous as a dozen nightmarish installations mix shocking scenes, in the past, these have been one-on-one scenes in which (un)lucky guests are plucked from their fellow attendees.

  1. Urban Death

    Location: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre , North Hollywood

Friday October 11 2019 – Saturday November 2 2019

Directed by  Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group hosts a chilling series of vignettes. The tickets are priced at an incredibly low $16.00, it’s an absolute must-visit for fans of haunted attractions and macabre theater alike. Armed with a shoddy flashlight to illuminate their path, guests navigate a labyrinth of terror before enduring a series of shocking scenes that will unsettle even the most stoic of horror fans.

  1. Dark Harbor

    Location: Queen Mary , Long Beach

Thursday October 10 2019 – Saturday November 2 2019

This unique Halloween experience takes place on a giant boat. You’ll find all the usual horrors here—fog, mazes and countless monsters. What sets Dark Harbor apart is its use of its surroundings. You will encounter the dark, cramped confines of the Queen Mary with spooky surprises at every turn.

Tales of Halloween at Rodeo Realty

“From my laboratory in the castle east, To the master bedroom where the vampires feast, The ghouls all came from their humble abodes, To get a jolt from my electrodes, They did the mash, They did the monster mash.”

Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills Halloween Luncheon 2018

Once upon a time on Canon Drive…

Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills held their own Monster Mash for All Hallows Eve yesterday.

Donned in their most ghoulish attire all came out to a friendly office feast where agents turned witches and ghosts mingled with tennis stars and aristocrates alike.

A Rodeo Realty Halloween 2018

Their Branch Manager John Gould was nowhere to be seen but a curious Captain Hook had assumed his place. How strange that they appeared to be the same at a glance.

A Rodeo Realty Halloween 2018-Branch Manager John Gould(Capt. Hook)

Wandering the halls of the office abode, what a site to see was Phantom”James Richmond”of the Opera arising from his lair,  mingling with Groovy”Barabra Stover”Gal and Red”Heather Witt”Riding Hood.



A Rodeo Realty Halloween 2018-James Richmond
A Rodeo Realty Halloween 2018: Reds On Rodeo Duo from left: Martine Zoller and Heather Witt

As the middy fete came to a close Marie”Suzette Kitselman” Antonette descended upon affair. Before the revelers could return to their crypt, the pumpkin throne must be claimed.

A Rodeo Realty Halloween-from left: John Gould and Suzette Kitselman

With Captain “John Gould” Hook having the declared thrice the worthy guest, it twas Mario and Luigi at 3rd rank with the Wicked Witch of the West as a second hand. And who do you ask would assume the thrown? Well of course none other than the Royal herself. HRH Marie”Suzette Kitselman” Antonette.

A Rodeo Halloween 2018-Costume Contest Winners

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Don’t Get Tricked by Halloween Candy!

This is a guest post written by author of “The Piccolo Chef Cookbook: Healthy Cooking with Your Kids” and Rodeo Realty agent, Tina Fanelli Moraccini. 

I used to love Halloween. I loved the chance to dress up, be someone else for a day, trick or treat. Now, I still love it, but it comes with its own set of problems. Namely, the blatant doling out of candy filled with GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial coloring – and the list only gets worse from there.

So how do we, as parents, protect our children from this garbage while still allowing them to have fun and participate in the festivities?

Well, thankfully, we are not in the 1970s, when it was almost impossible for my mom to find me decent natural candy. We live in a day where you can find the natural or organic version of any of your favorite treats, cereals and desserts! Just think of it: Fruit Loops without the artificial color!

We have a ritual in our family. We do all the Halloween fun just like anyone else – including the trick-or-treating. My kids fill up the bags with tons of what I call contraband. I mean pounds of the stuff. We have a wonderful time with all our friends, walking the neighborhood, seeing the costumes, decorations and partying. But once we’re home, those bags get dumped into a box that is being shipped straight to Operation Shoebox.

Yes folks, off to the troops.

I had a hard time reconciling sending them something so harmful until I had a conversation with a marine on leave from Afghanistan. He assured me that they really do look forward to the Halloween candy that is shipped to them from OS (as well as other items, especially personal hygiene products such as soap and wipes), and that it really makes their day.

After the candy gets boxed up, and my kids are staring at me wide-eyed, I break out the good stuff. Yes, I have the organic “Almond Joy”, the organic “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups”, jelly beans and “M&Ms” of all colors (made with vegetable dyes), gummy candy, hard candy and even bubble gum!

They still get all the candy fun without the horrible side effects!

See, my problem is not with sugar. Sugar is not the enemy. It’s all that other stuff that little kids’ bodies can do without. You will enjoy the benefit of better behavior (if your children are affected by artificial colors and flavors, the way I was as a child) and less chemicals in their bodies, which can only be a good thing.

For more information on Operation Shoebox, visit www.OperationShoebox.com

Your Halloween Event Round-up

If you’re brave enough to venture out on a weeknight we’ve got you covered. We scoured the dismally long list of Halloween events happening throughout L.A. this Wednesday. So sleep well on Hallows Eve because this round-up is sure to keep you jolted till dawn.

Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids

DTLA Halloween Festival

Location: Grand Hope Park, DTLA

Getting to downtown for trick-or-treating may seem like the real Halloween scare but its worth it when you make it to The Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids! The locals know how to throw quite the shindig and the event continues to thrive as parents celebrate the spookiest night of the year with bounce houses, puppet shows and faux trick-or-treat-doors.

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Vampyr + Halloween After-Party

Vampyr + Halloween After Party

Location: Theatre at The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Menace lurks behind every shadow in a remote village filled with secrets. The LA Opera’s annual Halloween mash-up of opera and cinema returns to the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel with filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal 1932 masterwork, one of the most unsettling vampire movies ever made. LA Opera and The Theatre at Ace Hotel invite you to be their guest immediately following ‘Vampyr’ for a Halloween party with music and cash bar. Entry to the party is included with ticket to the October 31 ‘Vampyr’ performance.

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Mickeys Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

Mickey’s Halloween Party

Location: Disneyland, Anaheim

Perfect for all ghouls and goblins is this Halloween Extravaganza at the Happiest Place on Earth. ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’ brings out all your favorite villains from ‘Cruella’ to ‘Lady Tremaine’. Delight at a ghostly ‘Space Mountain’ and Tim Burton-ized ‘Haunted Mansion’ as lively Jack-O-Lanterns line Main Street. Trick-or-Treat throughout the park until the evening hours end with a spectacular ‘Halloween Screams’ firework show. Be sure to arrive early if you’d like a true thrill on any of the rides up to three hours prior to the event.

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West Hollywood Carnaval

West Hollywood Carnaval

Location: Santa Monica Blvd (starting at Doheny), West Hollywood

Considered the largest Halloween street party in the world, there isn’t really a better place to be for the true costume aficionado. Yes the crowds are massive and to some quite rowdy but the amazing display of themed attire and general merry-making spirit deem it as at least a worthy stop along your way. Enjoy dancing in the streets, festive beverages in the bars and a night full of spooky fun!

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Cabaret de L’Enfer

Cabaret de L’Enfer

Location: The Edison, DTLA

Spend your Halloween underground (a little closer to the dearly departed) at The Edison. The clubs’ Cabaret L’Enfer will feature DJ sets, live performers, stilt walkers, tarot card readers and an “extraordinary selection of Attractions Diaboliques”. Like most other parties at the Edison, expect an old-time but sleek subterranean shindig. Costumes are not required but recommended (come on it’s Halloween)!

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Haunt Massive

Haunt Massive at Avalon

Location: Avalon, Hollywood

Since coming back from the dead a few years ago, Hollywood and Vine’s historic playhouse ‘Avalon’ has put on a ghoulish extravaganza each All Hallows’ Eve. Break out your provocative costumes and make your way to the dance floor and four themed areas!

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Weekend Events: Oct. 26th-28th

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

The time has finally come. You’ve picked up your costumes and allotted yourself at least a handful of candy this weekend. Halloween may fall on a Wednesday but the main events are just a round the corner. So don’t stay inside and cue on the slasher films, you’ve had all month for that. It’s time to throw on your Dracula cape and paint the town red. Read below for our round up events happening this weekend!

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 26th-28th.

friday oct. 26th

Disco Dining Club’s The Flowering of the Strange Orchids

The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club
The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club

Date: Oct 26, 27, & 28, 2018

Location: Private residence in Pico-Union

“Botanical horror’ and man-eating plants are at the center of this elevated Halloween dinner party. The lofty price tag of $300 will provide you with a tantalizing 5 course meal from Chef Laurent Quenioux, cocktail pairings and wine, coffee and tea service, desserts, and optional edible bug pairings by Bugible. Lavish set design by The Grim Weather will sprawl indoors and outdoors of the secret location,. This will be complimented by theatrical activations, puppets, live music and dance performances throughout the evening. Your favorite holiday…exaggerated with all the opulence, grandeur and hedonism of any Disco Dining Club soiree.

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Pageant of the Monsters

Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA
Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA

Date: Oct 26, 27, 28, 31, 2018

Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Patrons of Pageant of the Master’s will know this live performance as artwork coming to life. Pageant of the Monsters is the ghoulish re-enactment of notable tableaus that awakens from their slumber every 5 years. This year’s theme is “Raiders of the Lost Art”. The fest includes a haunted house, Halloween arts and craft, and activities for children. The haunted house is suitable for even the tiniest of terrors, sans gore and recommended for children 5 and older. Food and non-alcoholic berates will be available for purchase.

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saturday oct. 27th

KCRW Masquerade Ball

KCRW Masquerade Ball

Location: Downtown LA Historic Core

While this isn’t quite the traditional masquerade, one can expect all the treats and tricks customary with an extravagant night on the town At the KCRW annual Masquerade  Ball patrons will be priledged to enjoy the soiree at a new location in DTLA. From themed rooms to various DJ sets and costumes galore, what more can you ask for in the spirit of Hallows Eve.

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The Fanged Fete

The Fanged Fete

Location: Downtown L.A. at The Ace Hotel

If you haven’t gotten your fill at the masked ball above, there are plenty of parties to go around in DTLA. The Fanged Fete at The Ace Hotel’s lavish theatre warrants you arrive in your best fangs and vampiric couture(or just vampire-ish clothes). This swanky event will feature Restless Nites DJs, drinks and “dark arts”. Be advised to wake from your crypt early if you’d like to catch the screening of the 1932 surrealist horror film Vampyr alongside a reimagined live score courtesy of the LA opera before the festivities commence.

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Haunted Hotel at Viceroy Santa Monica

Haunted Hotel at The Viceroy

Location: Viceroy Santa Monica

Spend your ghoulish activities on the westside at the Viceroy Santa Monica’s annual soiree. Over 1,000 guests descend upon the “haunted” hotel(Three Rule has been hired to deck out the entire property from the lobby to the drinks). Wander between to realms..sorry dance floors and lay your stake at a chance to win one of the amazing prizes being served out to the best costumes around(well at the party that is). That being said, costumes are required so you can’t just go as “a mouse..Duh” open to all 21 and over.

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NoHo Monster Bash

NoHo Halloween Party

Location:  The Federal, North Hollywood

The Valley needs its go-to Halloween bash to which is what you’ll find at the Federal this year with a promise of performances on its main stage every half hour. Patrons can expect costume contest, eerie cocktails and an evening of ghastly fun. Bonus: This years theme is Pirates of The Caribbean. Perfect chance for you to bust out that Johnny Depp impression you’ve been “working on”.

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A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

Drama After Dark at The Huntington Library

Location: The Huntington Library, Pasadena

If your less for the partying and more for the ghoulish tales, then don’t miss this frightening telling of the famed poets held at the Huntington Library. Thrill to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey in an evening of chilling drama presented by the actors of the Guild of St. George. Haunting works will be enacted throughout the moonlit grounds, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” and more. Ages 10 to adult. (May be too intense for younger children.)

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sunday oct. 28th

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Dia de los Muertos

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Billed at the largest Day of the Dead celebration in California, Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s event is a Halloween must. The grounds of the cemetery are covered with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, and children’s arts and crafts spread throughout. While you enjoy the bounty of food vendors, peruse through the altars created for the departed by community artists. Patrons can also take part in the calico(skeleton) costume contest if they so please. This years theme, Coatlicue “Mother of Gods”, honors the Aztec goddess mother of the moon, sun and stars. For more information click here.

Pumpkin Festival

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

Location: Pasadena

Bring the whole family and explore the Pasadena Pumpkin Patch and Costume Parade. This fun event includes a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce castles, carnival games and seasonal crafts with all proceeds benefitting the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Kidspace Children’s Museum Kidpspace works to provide free and discounted admission to all programs for those in undeserved communities. Click here for more information.

Halloween & Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum

Location: Heritage Square Museum, NE DTLA

You probably spent the majority of the weekend getting glitter spray out of your hair. If thats the case spend Sunday with educational frights instead of fruit cocktails at Heritage Square Museum’s annual Halloween celebration. This Victorian era event takes you through a true horror. Life before iPhones. Enjoy period games, 19th century harvest crafts and spooky stories that even the kid swill enjoy.

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The Nightmare before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

Nightmare Before Christmas

Location: The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood

“This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! “

Don’t miss the 25th Anniversary concert special of The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Hollywood Bowl. Danny Elfman along with Catherine O’Hara and Ken Page will be leading the evening soiree. Arrive early for a fun themed costume contest and enjoy the spectacular light projections while singing along to this Halloween Classic. Friday and Sunday tickets are still available.

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