Los Angeles is resurrecting your most beloved Halloween traditions this season — which is bound to have the entire city brimming with gourds, ghouls, and the spirit of the season. Fill your spooky antics with delightful frights and familiar creeps with our list of haunting happenings across the city. From dark soirees to family-friendly events, here are all the thrilling events to fill your Halloween calendar with around L.A.!
Combining the storytelling of theatre with the immersion of a haunted house, Angel of Light is a brand new experience heading to the LA Theatre. But you won’t just sit back and enjoy the show. This terrifying tale about a cursed child and ancient rituals takes place throughout the entire venue, from the historic lobby to the darkened back hallways. The waitlist just went live—click here to get early tickets to the upcoming show. RSVP to Angel of Light here!
📅When: September 15 through October 31, 2023
Location: Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, 90014-1803
Our city is full of rich history, and a dark past. This season, you can take a walk through the city to discover the underbelly and real ghosts haunting. You’ll visit the Biltmore Hotel which is the last place the Black Dahlia was seen alive, the Hotel Cecil which has a sordid history along with other landmarks with dark tales. Get your tickets here.
📅When: September 9 and 16, 2023
The Vampire Circus will take you through a haunted cemetery full of ghosts, ghouls, and bloodsuckers. But luckily these sinister forces are here to entertain you! Featuring dancers, gymnasts, contortionists, jugglers, acrobats, comedians & more, The Vampire Circus is the best way to celebrate the spooky season. Tickets are now live — join The Vampire Circus here.
📅When: September 30, October 1, 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2023.
Location: The Montalbán Theatre, 1615 Vine St., 90028-8802
When it comes to Halloween, some of us just really want to submerse ourselves in all things that are frightening and spooky. If you’re one to feel extra daring this season, then we have got your curiosities covered. From haunted bars and restaurants, here are some haunted businesses you can visit right now in Los Angeles!
Nothing screams Halloween like a foggy skyline with glowing lights of the city and your favorite cult thriller lighting up an open space. Make your way to one of these rooftop movies for a cinematic experience for a night full of films, food, and more. Just make sure you grab the front seats; you never know what’s lurking behind you in the dead of the night.
- September 15, 2023: A Nightmare on Elm Street
- September 21, 2023: American Psycho
- September 22, 2023: The Ring
- September 29, 2023: The Silence of The Lambs
- October 5, 2023: Let The Right One In
Enter a world where darkness meets artistry! Get ready for a spine-chilling treat as you enter Icons of Darkness — the ultimate haven for horror and sci-fi movie lovers. This eerie private collection is a twisted journey into the macabre, offering a glimpse into the minds of cinematic geniuses who created your horror icons. Don’t miss your chance to embrace the eerie — get your tickets to Icons of Darkness here!
Unlock the hidden secrets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly in this haunting experience like no other. Brace yourself for a chilling yet captivating tour that will delve into the mysteries and shadows that lurk behind Tinseltown’s glamorous facade. Are you ready to step into the darkness? Grab your tickets to this haunted Hollywood tour here!
From September 13-24, 2023, the dreamlike world of Alice in Wonderland is coming to life at the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena. Featuring characters like the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter, and more, you’ll feel like you’ve tumbled down the rabbit hole! Learn all about this one-of-a-kind experience here.
📅When: September 13 through 24, 2023
This year, the beloved Candlelight Concert series is getting frighteningly festive. Candlelight Concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations across Los Angeles — and they’re making this Halloween extra special with spellbinding shows full of your favorite spooky music.
- October 13, 2023: Friday the 13th Special — Favorite Halloween Themes
- October 24, 2023: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
- October 25, 2023: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
- October 26, 2023: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
- October 27, 2023: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
- November 1, 2023: Día De Los Muertos
Every year, Halloween artisans pour their blood, sweat, and tears into creating an otherworldly experience in their front yards. While there may be a few tweaks and fewer interactive mazes, there are still spooky spectacles going on. So add these thrilling installations to your list of Halloween activities. Find our Halloween display guide here!
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) has officially crept their way into our plans — and this year they’re making it a hauntingly unforgettable one. This year, Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a maze honoring Latin American folklore. Their Monstruos maze features creatures like El Sibón, La Lechuza, Tlahuelpuchi, and more! Learn more about it here.
📅When: September 7 through October 31, 2023
It’s no secret that Universal Studios is the amusement park that takes over the Halloween season — but now it seems like they have some worthy competition. This year, Six Flags Fright Fest is going all out this fall with the help of two powerful Hollywood horror film franchises: The Conjuring and SAW X! Read more about it here.
📅When: September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 28-30, 2023. October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, and 31, 2023.
Descanso Garden’s beloved Carved trail returns for three weeks starting October 6 through 29, 2023. Guests will take evening strolls under the stars amongst hundreds of glowing, beautifully hand-carved pumpkins and other oversized sculptures created from natural materials like sticks. Find out more here!
If you need a break from all the glowing displays and frights, you can make your way to the pastoral settings of one of these nearby pumpkin patches. Pick yourself a perfect gourd to carve up for the season, pet farm animals, ride around on tractors and more. Find the full list here!
Find the entrance illuminated with a dim amber lantern along Santa Fe Avenue in DTLA and you’ll be welcomed into The Obscure. That’s if you have an invitation. This enchanting den pairs creative cocktails, and art and craft spirits with creepy surroundings that will transport you to Hogwarts. Find out how to get in here!
It’s Halloween every day for Willy Wonka, Jack Skellington, Joker, Beetlejuice, and the rest of Tim Burton’s eccentric characters. But the spooky season is by far the most popular time to don your favorite striped suit and indulge in an “Edward Burger Hands” while sipping on concoctions like a “Jameson and The Giant Peach” as sword swallowers, fire eaters, psychics, and mentalists bring the magic right to your table. Beetlehouse is the place to be year-round, find out more here!
Year after year, Hollywood Monster Night puts on the most over-the-top Halloween party imaginable! The monster of all parties and the night that everyone looks forward to the entire year – there isn’t another Halloween event like it in Los Angeles! This year has been tailor-made to dazzle—celebrate Halloween in style with renowned headlining DJs and live performances, dancers, aerialists, and more. With hundreds of sexy costumed models, a premium bar, in a glamorous Hollywood A-List venue, makes this Halloween event a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Get your tickets now, the event only comes once a year!
📅When: October 28, 2023
📍Location: 1439 N. Ivar Avenue, 90028
Have a wickedly good time at one of these spooktacular Halloween bar crawls! Nothing beats sipping on devilishly delicious cocktails and indulging in some tricks or treats you haunt the hottest bars in town. Grab your squad and check out one of the bar crawls below!
- October 27, 2023: Los Angeles Halloween Bar Crawl
- October 28, 2023: Los Angeles Zombie Crawl
- October 27, 28, & 31, 2023: Trick or Drink Hollywood Bar Crawl
- October 27, 28, & 31, 2023: Trick or Drink Santa Monica
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! L.A.’s 5th Annual Thulalloween extravaganza is here — get ready for a fright night of DJs, costume contests, and plenty of spooky surprises. The man fear is missing out, grab your tickets today!
Let the spirits and potions be your guide as this haunted L.A. bar transforms into a Hocus Pocus-inspired extravaganza — known as SISTAHS! Get ready for a night of witchy tunes, pop hits, and spooky surprises. Gather your own sistahs and come join them for a magical experience you won’t forget – RSVP to A Hocus Pocus Parody: SISTAHS! here.
Location: Sassafras Saloon, 1233 N. Vine Street, 90038