Celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles

Halloween in Los Angeles

Now that you know all about Halloween, check out our guide of things to do to celebrate the spooky season in Los Angeles!

USC Events

Tommy’s Place Trivia Night – Halloween and Horror
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Tommy’s Place
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Details: Join Tommy’s Place at a special Halloween themed Trivia Night. Winning teams receive a prize!

Halloween Movie Night
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Ground Zero Performance Cafe
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM PST
Details: Join Late Night ‘SC and USG Performing Arts for a Halloween double feature! 8:00 PM movie Hocus Pocus, 10:00 PM movie IT

Haunted Hayride Trip
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. , Los Angeles
Cost: Free – spots are limited
Time: 7:45 PM – 12:30 AM PST
Details: Join Late Night ‘SC in a trip to the LA Haunted Hayride. Tickets and transportation are provided.

Halloween Game Night
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: SKS 404 – 3607 Trousdale Parkway
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Details: Join Late Night ‘SC for a Halloween themed night of  games, snacks, and a spook-tacular time!

Ghoul Grub: An Escape SC Scavenger Hunt
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Trousdale Parkway
Cost: $7
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
Details: Are you craving SPOOKY vibes? As USC is opening its doors to students, something is opening from BEYOND THE GRAVE!! A mysterious app has appeared on your phone. GHOULGRUB is onboarding delivery drives to welcome some spooky figures onto campus! Come experience a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, IF YOU DARE!

Amusement Parks

Universal Studios
Date: Thursdays – Sundays until Halloween
Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Cost: $69+
Time: 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM PST
Details: Halloween Horror Nights is back with a vengeance at Universal Studios Hollywood. You’ll want to bring plenty of friends with you to share the screams and watch your back as you all make your way through terrifying mazes. Face nightmarish creatures in sinister scare zones. Lose yourselves in outrageous live entertainment. And escape to some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions.

Six Flags
Date: October 28 – 31, 2021
Location: 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia
Cost: $65+
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM/1:00 AM PST *end times vary
Details: Featuring family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest frights by night!

Knott’s Berry Farm
Date: Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
Cost: $53+
Time: 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM PST *Friday and Saturday open to 2:00 AM
Details: The fully transformed theme park 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.

Other Events

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo 
Date: Daily until Halloween
Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Cost: $22+
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Details: The LA Zoo celebrates Halloween with special entertainment and activities, including open-air live shows, special animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Beverly Center Pumpkin Patch
Date: Daily until Halloween
Location: 3rd Street Entrance, Level 1 – 8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $2 – $12 per pumpkin
Time: Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Pumpkin Patch Sales 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
Details: The Beverly Center’s second annual family-friendly pumpkin patch runs for all of October. Activities include pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music, photo ops, and of course pumpkins for sale.

House of Horrors: A Prime Video Pop Up Shop
Date: Daily until Halloween
Location: 8551 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Cost: Free
Time: Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PST
Details: Amazon is celebrating spooky season with the free House of Horrors: A Prime Pop Up Shop in West Hollywood. The House of Horrors will feature show-inspired costume displays from Amazon Originals including The Voyeurs, Black As Night, Madres and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 PM PST
Details: Join Amoeba Music for spooky fun with their annual “Howl-o-ween” Dog Costume Contest, candy for the kids (young and old) and treats for your four legged little monsters from Weruva.

Halloween Organ, Film & Music: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Walk Disney Concert Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles
Cost: $34+
Time: 7:30 PM PST
Details: Film critic Leonard Maltin described Clark Wilson as a “master of silent film and showman of the first order” for his organ accompaniments of silent films. This Halloween, Wilson performs a haunting score for John S. Robertson’s 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring Lon Chaney.

Have a Happy Halloween, stay safe, and Fight On!

Written by: Melissa Mancini, OIS Communications Editor, Master of Arts – Pubic Relations and Advertising, USC Annenberg 2022