There are so many awesome things to do in LA this month…
Fall is finally upon us! Though living in Southern California kind of feels like a year-round vacation, it doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy pumpkin spiced lattes and dressing up for “sweater weather.” Enjoy the season like a true Angeleno by attending one of the many things going in the city this Autumn! The month of October is filled with festivals, tastings, and pumpkin patches and we’ve conducted a list of the best things going on! Yup, making plans just got that much easier.
Living in Los Angeles during Halloween season can feel like a Hollywood horror production come to life! For the first time, Angelenos on the hunt for the next eerie experience can head over to a macabre cocktail soirée hosted inside of an old L.A. mansion. A bonus? As guests explore the mansion, they’ll get to sip on a flight of six miniature Tequila Don Julio cocktails – each one inspired by a different room of the house! This elegantly cursed experience is for those over 21 only and ends on November 2. Learn more here!
Calabasas’ Halloween Wonderland is back for its second year and these luminous gourds are looking better than ever! Nights of the Jack is an experience like no other, featuring thousands of spectacular pumpkins scattered throughout a stunning property at King Gillette Ranch from October 3 to November 4. Thanks to thousands of hand-carving hours and hard work, this spooktacular display may just be the most festive showcase you visit this fall. Learn more here!
If you’re looking for an Insta-worthy spot, this is the patch for you! Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is a place to go to if you’re trying to be seen – don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity doing just that! Beyond gourd hunting, expect to find a petting zoo, pony rides, a pumpkin village, face painting, a straw maze, a super slide, and much more beginning Friday, October 4. Learn more here.
Go back to the good old days of trick or treating with an adult twist. The treat is a cocktail! You’ll be able to enjoy drink specials all night for an incredible time without breaking the bank. You’ll receive a wristband that’ll grant you entry into all of the participating bars and clubs, so you don’t have to worry about paying for entrance. Feel free to let your freak flag fly and get dressed up for the frightful occasion. Learn more here!
Get ready for sights and sips on a yacht during a spooky sail in America’s finest city. We’re cruising atop The San Diego Bay aboard The Admiral Hornblower for a truly ghoulish evening full of complete debauchery. Expect to get your BOO-gie on, dancing to hits, bangers, and anthems spun by a live DJ, along with unmatched views at the hottest Halloween party San Diego has going on this year. Learn more here!
The Ace Hotel and LA Opera are teaming up to bring horror film fans a spine-chilling screening and live show on October 26! Try not to lose your cool inside of the hotel’s theatre which resembles an epically haunted cathedral while getting to witness a one-of-a-kind mashup of film and opera. Guests are invited to partake in a special screening of the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 cult classic, Psycho, alongside the LA Opera Orchestra. Learn more here!
Time stands still at Cinema Phantasmagoria, an immersive cinematic experience where guests step into a haunted 1920’s movie palace. Sinister ushers, strolling musicians, a demonic barber and an undead Master of Ceremonies will entertain as you hit the bar before settling in to watch a modern classic horror film. If you dare, take the historical Backstage Ghost Tour and step into the depths of the gothic and cursed Million Dollar Theatre! Learn more here.
Station1640 presents Night of the Dead! Bass heads! Get ready to be deep, dark, and dangerous. Join Station 1640 for a horrifying evening of darkness, evil tentacles, and a ton of Bass on Friday, November 1. Khiva, PartyWave, Prophet b2b Salty Dubstep, Emporiamuzik are all going to be there, so a killer line up is waiting for you, state of the art sound and lighting systems and drinks drinks drinks! Learn more here.
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls are starting to gather—what for, you ask? Nothing less than this highly-anticipated Halloween Block Party, of course! Spend Halloween with a horde of other devilish souls, and enjoy the spooky ambiance and creepy costumes in 3 venues. There will be food, drinks, and games galore such as corn hole and beer pong. Enjoy live DJ and recording artist performances featuring PARISA, ScrollGenetics, Yzpaid, JAIJIN, and na$karmoney. Learn more here.
Olvera Street is one of the city’s oldest landmarks and serves as a popular destination because of it’s colorful marketplace and handful of delicious restaurants! The annual Dia de los Muertos Festival has been held on Olvera Street for over 30 years and has brought Angelenos the opportunity to celebrate life in such a beautiful way. From October 25 to November 2, participate in candlelight processions where Mayan blessings and cleansings will be offered; following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado (Mexican hot beverage) will be served! Learn more here.
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