15 Fun Places to Go Trick-or-Treating In and Around Los Angeles
Even if your neighborhood isn’t very trick-or-treat friendly or you’re just not enthusiastic about going door-to-door, your family can still have fun trick-or-treating in Los Angeles. There are lots of fun spots around LA offering special trick-or-treat activities for children on Halloween and all month long.
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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. Additionally, children are invited to trick-or-treat on October 20 and 21 as well as October 27 and 28. Boo at the Zoo is included in general Zoo admission. ($21 for ages 13-61; $18 for ages 62+; $16 for children 2-12. Free for children younger than 2).
Los Angeles Public Library System
Several branches including
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Many public libraries are hosting special Halloween-themed events on Wednesday, October 31st. Activities include story times, arts and crafts, movies, and more. The Central Library invites teens to come dressed as their favorite scary character and enjoy films that are perfect to watch on Halloween. Check the website for information about your local branch.
Halloween Trick or Treat
Westfield Topanga and The Village
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303
Children are invited to trick-or-treat at Westfield Topanga and The Village from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. on Halloween. Participating retailers are ready to see your children’s creative costumes (recommended for ages 12 and under). Don’t forget to bring you own candy bags.
Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat
Catalina Ave. between Avenue I to Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA
Once again, Riviera Village closes a section of Catalina Avenue for trick-or-treaters. Each year, thousands of children participate in this fun event. Shops hand out candy and treats from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Stay for dinner, but plan ahead, and make your reservations early.
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, on Friday, October 26th, children are invited to enjoy Mr. Bones Trick or Treat Spooktacular from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here to read Yvonne’s Guide to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Batch.
Halloween Carnival 2018 Spooktacular
1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
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 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
11th Annual Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids
Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Families in Downtown Los Angeles are invited to spend Halloween at the 11th Annual Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids. The fun includes bounce houses, arts and crafts tables, puppet shows, face painting, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and more. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per person and are available online (free for children under 2). Tickets at the door are $10 each (and again, free for children under 2).
Annual Halloween Trick or Treat
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. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, children can visit the shops for treats and fun.
Trick-or-Treat Through the City
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
If you’re looking for a daytime trick-or-treat activity, 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 for 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. A “Music and Movement Monster Dance Party” is planned at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. This fun event is included in general museum admission ($12.50 each).
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
Enjoy the Halloween Party at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Kids 13 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores. Enjoy Halloween crafts, free giveaways, and lots of fun.
Tricks, A Flick, and (Free) Family Pix
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
Get the kids dressed in their costumes and then head to One Colorado for some fun trick-or-treating. Visit the stores, fill up your candy bag, and then pose for a family portrait in the Halloween-themed courtyard. At 7:00 pm, families can enjoy a screening of the film Coraline.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacula
Montrose Shopping Park
2200, 2300, 2400 blocks of Honolulu Ave., Glendale, CA
From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the charming Montrose Shopping Park invites children to trick-or-treat. Merchants will be giving out candy while families stroll about the festively decorated shopping area. This popular annual event is described as a “true family event full of traditional tricks and treats as well as a few surprises.”
Trick or Treat
The Shops at Montebello
2134 Montebello Town Ctr., Montebello, CA 90640
The Shops at Montebello invites children, ages 3-10, to trick-or-treat from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Participating shops will have a large orange pumpkin sign out front. Additionally, each child can stop by Guest Services for a special treat. There will also be a special Halloween Photo booth set up from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with photo packages available for purchase.
Halloween Trick or Treating
3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Village invites families to its Halloween festivities from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Kids (ages 3-10) will enjoy mall-wide trick or treating, crafts, photos and lots of fun.
South Bay Pavilion
20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
The South Bay Pavilion invites families to its Mall-O-Ween Bash from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Trick-or-treating (at participating stores) begins at 6:00, and a magic show begins at 6:15 pm. There will also be a costume contest and pumpkin carving contest. Register for the contests online.
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