Updated for 2021
If for any reason your neighborhood isn’t very trick-or-treat friendly for Halloween, or you’re just not enthusiastic about going door-to-door, your family can still have fun trick-or-treating in Los Angeles at one of these fun spots with special activities for children on Halloween (and all month long.)
Want to know “What time does Trick or Treating start in Los Angeles?”
Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people ask this question – and it’s an easy answer: it’s totally up to you.
In Los Angeles and Southern California, we trick or treat on October 31st, no matter what day of the week it happens to be, although we’re all happiest when it falls on a Friday or Saturday. Trick or Treating generally starts at dusk and ends by 8:30pm; however, there are always some families who start earlier and end later. Like we said: it’s up to you!
Whenever and wherever you go Trick or Treating this year, we hope you and your kids have fun and get tons of candy!
Where to go Trick or Treating in Los Angeles
Boo at the Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Spend Halloween at the L.A. Zoo and enjoy their annual “Boo at the Zoo” event. Special activities are planned each day, with additional special programming happening on weekends. Enjoy games, photo ops, the chance to get up close with many different animals, and more. Check the website for a list of scheduled events.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Visiting Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch has been a tradition for many families since it was established in 1987. In addition to the fun pumpkin patch and the many interactive activities, they have special Trick or Treating times.
Halloween Spooktacular hosted by the Santa Monica Police Activities League
Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica 90404
Enjoy family fun, costumes, tricks, and treats at the annual Halloween Carnival presented by Santa Monica PAL (Police Activities League). The fun is planned for 4-6pm.
Trick or Treating in Oxnard
Trick-or-Treat Event at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard
2751 Park View Ct #261, Oxnard, CA 93036
The Collection at RiverPark is hosting their community favorite on October 27th from 5 – 7 p.m. Advance registration required.
Trick or Treating in the South Bay
Mummy and Me Kids Club at the Point
850 S. Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo 90245
No tricks, just treats! The Point is excited to welcome back the Halloween “Mummy & Me” Halloween Themed Kids Club featuring trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, live music and entertainment, balloons and more. On Thursday, October 21st from 10am-12pm. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat The Point! This event is free and open to the public. Also enjoy Halloween themed arts and crafts, air brush face painting, special Halloween characters and more!
Munchkin Masquerade at Manhattan Village
3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Mall Wide trick-or-treating, dance party, games and more! October 30th from 2-4pm, Kids ages 3-10 will be entertained with Halloween crafts, mall wide trick-or-treating, strolling entertainment, a DJ Dance party and more. Events take place outside in the Plaza and inside the shopping center. RSVP required.
Trick or Treating in Orange County
Oogie Boogie Bash – a Disney Halloween Party
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Disneyland’s take on Halloween includes spooky characters, fabulous decorations, and yes, trick-or-treating for candy treats. The Oogie Boogie Bash is a separate, ticketed event each September and October, and tickets go fast, but don’t worry because there’s plenty to see and do for Halloween at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
Treats on the Street in Downtown Brea
S. Brea Blvd. and W. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821
Bring the kids to trick-or-treat in downtown Brea on Sunday, October 31st, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Merchants displaying pumpkins in their windows will be participating in this special event. Enjoy special activities, music, and more.
Trick-or-Treat Through the City at Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
If you’re looking for a daytime trick-or-treat activity on Sunday, October 31st, then visit Pretend City Children’s Museum. Dress the kids in their costumes, and then have them trick-or-treat at different stations throughout the museum. Trick-or-Treat times are scheduled and ticketed, so check their website for info.
Trick or Treating on the Eastside
Glendora Village Halloween Block Party
148 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
Pre-school and elementary-aged children are invited to participate in daytime trick-or-treat fun in Glendora Village. Friday, October 29th, at 10am, children can visit the shops for treats and fun.
Treat & Trail, Pics & a Flick at One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
Halloween night has returned to One Colorado! October 31st from 5-8pm, don your spooky or adorable costume, and head over to One Colorado some sweet store-to-store Trick-or-Treating. Stores and restaurants are handing out goodies for the little ones (first-come first-served). Once the candy bag is brimming, pose for a first come, first served family portrait* in our Halloween-themed photo area. Photos conclude at 8p; line will be adjusted accordingly. And stick around for a courtyard screening of Hocus Pocus at 7pm. Register online.
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