Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Team Pardee, from the costumes to the candy, we just can’t seem to get enough. We’ve put together a list of the best Halloween activities all over Los Angeles, from Haunted Houses to performances, and everything in between:
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
The Haunted Hayride is a LA staple of Halloween. Located in the old zoo at Griffith Park, the event features the 20 minute long hayride, full of frights and amazing costumes and actors, as well as several mazes, fortune tellers, pumpkin carving, and a whole lot more.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor
Every year, the famous Queen Mary in Long Beach resurrects the Dark Harbor, with its cast of sinister spirits ready to deliver another season of blood curdling terror. Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
Since its earliest days, rumors about the Raymond Hill Sanitarium have circulated. Rumors of neglect. Rumors of abuse. And most disturbing of all, rumors of an undocumented area where finding a cure was secondary to exploratory experimentation. This was the one thing patients feared more than death…
If you find yourself in the Pasadena area this weekend, looking for some frights, look no further than Ward 13.
Hollywood Ghost Walk
As one of the great urban centers of the modern world, Los Angeles has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal phenomena, and this spooky walking tour brings the sometimes terrifying otherworldliness of this great city to life, or should we say death…
Be sure to bring your walking shoes for this one because you will be covering some ground!
The Haunted Shack
Entering their 18th year, Torrance’s Haunted Shack is not only a frightfully good time, it also is a big supporter of Breast Cancer Research. The DIY home haunt is free, and also accepts donations for this great cause.
Alone – An Existential Haunting
If hayrides just won’t give you the chills, and walking the streets in search of ghosts sounds like child’s play, you might be in search of Alone in Hollywood. ALONE is an ongoing, site-specific, fully-immersive and existential experience that explores the range of human emotions.
If spooks and ghouls just aren’t your thing, and you prefer your Halloween a bit more on the tame side, or if you have little ones who want share in the fun, we have a few more spots that are perfect for you!
Los Angeles Live Steamers Ghost Train
There’s no light at the end of their tunnel! The Ghost Train is a family friendly event, fun for all ages. The $15 donation not only supports the Los Angeles Railroad Museum, but also goes to support local charities such as City Of Hope and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
More than a standard front yard display, Spooky Hollows takes guests on a terror trip around the property, along the sides of the house and through the backyard, which has been transformed into a swamp – as well as gnarly greenhouse and ultimately, a hot zombie-filled mess that leaves guests running for their lives!
This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy,” a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of colorful characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure. This one of a kind performance is more than your standard Halloween play, Absolutely Halloween enlists the audience’s aid to help save holiday for one more year…
Slue Foot Sue and the Legend Of The Headless Miner
In this (not so) terrifying tale of the Old West, the headless miner has risen from the grave to take the head of anyone that tries to steal his cursed gold.
Seating is on the lawn, so bring a blanket, lawn chair, and a Halloween picnic! Best of all, admission is free.