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Perhaps your spirits are not lifted by the thought of screaming your way through a Professional Halloween Haunted House. Perhaps your nights are to short to spend an entire evening at a Theme Park Halloween Attraction. Perhaps it is not worth climbing out of your grave in order to trick-or-treat through an Amateur Yard Haunt or visit a Community Halloween Haunt. or take your family to a zoo that offers a Halloween Event for Children. If you prefer to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles by putting on your own costume, here is a handful of parties and other costume events that would love to see you.
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Note: Some of these events are community-oriented, providing a safe and affordable way for families to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles. Others are expensive for-profit events or fundraisers. We tend to list only events that have become established as annual traditions. Click the link above for updates about one-shot Halloween parties that may be taking place in Los Angeles this year.
HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR DOWNTOWN L.A. KIDS
2012 Date: Halloween Night, 5-8pm
Location: Grand Hope Park at FIDM, South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (323) 644-6661
Tickets: $5 admission for adults and children over 2. Children under 2 free
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Information: The Downtown Center Business Improvement District of Los Angeles invites families living in the area to bring their children out for a night of fun and games. This Community Halloween Event features: trick-or-treat doors; inflatable bounce house; video game truck; fun face painting and crafts; balloon animals and jugglers; marionettes; and hot dogs, cotton candy & popcorn. Costumes are required for children and suggested for adults. Remember to bring a candy bucket or bag!
Please note: The Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids is intended for children who live in the following Los Angeles ZIP Codes: 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, and 90071.
Sorry, no pets are allowed in the park.
2012 Date: October 27 at 5pm
Tickets: $250 for child admission; $300 for adult admission.
Description: This annual fundraiser – which bills itself as the premiere family-friendly Halloween event in Los Angeles – benefits children and families affected by AIDS in Africa and India. Dream Halloween Los Angeles features ” trick or treat lane, appearances by children’s favorite characters, enchanted forest, 3D labyrinth, haunted house, live performances, arts & crafts activities, VIP sponsor reception, gourmet food from some of LA’s finest restaurants, celebrity guests and more.”
The organization claims to have raised over $15.5-million since 1994.
2011 Date & Hours: Saturday, October 28, 9pm-2am
- General Admission – $75
- VIP – $150
- Cabanas (for six or eight people) SOLD OUT
Description: For the first time ever, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery - final resting place to the stars – will open its gates for a frightfully fabulous (or fabulously frightful) Halloween party: the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Halloweenie. Hosted by the Center’s Young Professionals Council, Halloweenie will include dancing, an open bar, complimentary photos and music by Tracy Young. Proceeds will go to benefit the L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER.
Halloweenie is a costume-required party.
Entrance to the event gets you:
- Open Bar
- Chance to enter the Costume Contest with great prizes
- Complimentary, studio quality photos
- Special Spooky suprises and celebrity guests!
- 1,500 people with scary, funny and original costumes dancing en masse at the graveyard
5305 Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676
2011 DATES & HOURS: Saturday, October 29, from 7:00pm to 2:00am. Will Call window closes at 1:00am.
DESCRIPTION: The 14th annual Monster Massive Dance Party leaves its old home (the Los Angeles Sports Arena) behind and relocates to Orange County,
ENTERTAINMENT: Monster Massive generally features five multiple entertainment areas, musicians and DJs:
- Tomb of Doom
- House of Horror
- Phantom Chamber
- Devil’s Dungeon
- Witches Wood
INFORMATION: Costumes are recommended but not required (NO costumes with spikes, chains, or any other decoration that can be harmful to yourself or others). All ages are admitted. Food and drink concessions are available, along with a full bar for 21 and over (with I.D., of course). There are also smoking areas, a vendor village, and “themed areas for your musical and visual exploration.” Other details:
- There is to be NO outside food, drinks, candy/gum, or open cigarette packs allowed into the venue.
- Closed, Sealed, Un-opened cigarette packs are OK.
- No makeup, hairspray or writing utensils allowed.
- No backpacks, weapons, illegal substances, drug paraphernalia, laser pointers, toy weapons, or fireworks.
- No video or professional cameras allowed.
- Digital, Still and Disposable cameras are ok.
- No stickers, flyers, or posters inside the venue.
NOT ALLOWED: spikes, chains or other potentially harmful props or decorations; outside food, drinks, cigarettes, etc; makeup, hairspray or writing utensils; backpack, weapons or toy weapons, drugs or drug paraphenalia; laser pointers, fireworks; video or digital cameras. NOTE: still and disposable cameras are okay.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER BASH
Exchange Los Angeles
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
2011 Date: October 29
Description: The 9th Annual Halloween Monster Bash takes place at Exchange La, located in downtown Los Angeles.