Updated for 2022
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. Since Halloween 2022 is on a Monday, Trick or Treating generally starts around 6:00pm 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!
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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
Throughout the month of October, from 10 am to 4 pm daily, families are invited to celebrate Halloween at the L.A. Zoo. The annual Boo at the Zoo event features live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged. Check the website for more details as they become available.
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90067
Trick-or-Treating at Century City | October 31 | 5-7 PM – Families are invited to celebrate Halloween at LA’s chicest mall where little ones can enjoy a safe, fun, and festive trick-or-treating experience. Looking for alternatives to traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating in LA this Halloween? Whether your neighborhood isn’t trick-or-treat friendly or you don’t feel like going door-to-door, participating retailers at both centers will be handing out candy to shoppers – costumes encouraged! With locations in both LA and the Valley, Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga are premier destinations for shopping, entertainment, dining, and now spooky szn festivities! This Halloween, make sure to stop by either location and participate in everyone’s favorite Halloween tradition – trick-or-treating.
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.
Cemetery Lane at Heritage Square
3515 Pasadena St. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Enjoy Spooky (But Safe) Trick or Treating in a neighborhood of Victorian manors and haunted houses, where the neighbors are “dying” to celebrate Halloween. Located within the gated, safe and secure “neighborhood” of Heritage Square Museum, Cemetery Lane features 13 themed trick-r-treat stops and other surprises for kids of all ages. Tickets available online.
Spook-tacular Trick-or-Treat event
The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard 93036
Families invited to a night of Halloween fun with candy, costumes, prizes and more. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, The Collection at RiverPark is hosting a night of trick-or-treating fun from 5-7 p.m. Stop in for a spell and collect tons of fang-tastic treats. The Collection’s merchants dress up and decorate for the occasion. Be sure to stop by as many locations as possible for tons of fun surprises and special offers. Reservations are required, and while the whole family is encouraged to tag along, trick-or-treat tickets are for kids only. This wicked event fills up fast, so mummies and daddies should be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park 91303
Trick-Or-Treating at The Village | October 31 | 5-7 PM – In addition to “window to window” trick or treating, the center will also be offering arts, crafts, games, music, face painting, and more! Looking for alternatives to traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating in LA this Halloween? Whether your neighborhood isn’t trick-or-treat friendly or you don’t feel like going door-to-door, participating retailers at both centers will be handing out candy to shoppers – costumes encouraged! With locations in both LA and the Valley, Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga are premier destinations for shopping, entertainment, dining, and now spooky szn festivities! This Halloween, make sure to stop by either location and participate in everyone’s favorite Halloween tradition – trick-or-treating.
Trick or Treating in the South Bay
Halloween Trick or Treat
1799 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA
Once again, Riviera Village closes a section of Catalina Avenue to cars, allowing for a fun and safe trick-or-treating time! On Monday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, shops will be handing out candy and treats.
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Trick or Treating in Orange County
Spellbinding Thrills at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park
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.
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA 92869
The Orange County Zoo is celebrating Halloween early on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The fun includes arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, trick-or-treating, and more! The first 100 children (ages 12 and under) in costume will receive a free gift. All activities are included in general admission and reservations are not needed.
Trick-or-Treat Through the City
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Children can trick-or-treat at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Sunday, October 30th. This fun, daytime event also includes special story times, art activities, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Details are available online.
Boo-tastic Halloween Party
1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA
Adventure City invites families to its Boo-tastic Halloween Party happening on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 27th, and 28th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The fun includes 11 rides, trick-or-treating for candy and trinkets, a scavenger hunt, dance party, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are available online.
Knotts Spooky Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
“Kids can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk” at Knotts Spooky Farm. The fun is offered during the day, Thursdays through Sundays, September 29th through October 30th, plus Halloween. Ticket information is available online.
Trick or Treating on the Eastside
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular
Montrose Shopping Park
2200, 2300, 2400 blocks of Honolulu Ave., Glendale, CA
From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, October 31st, 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 Treating Destinations Worth the Drive
One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Brick-Or-Treat is LEGOLAND’s “signature Halloween event” and features “tons of candy, an all-new show line up, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO characters, and more.” These special activities run from 3 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays (September 17th through October 29th), and 2 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, October 30th.
Sea World Spooktacular
500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
“Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters.” Spooktacular is happening on Saturdays and Sundays, September 17th though October 31st. The fun also includes a dance party, scavenger hunt, a hay maze, and more. Ticket information is available online.
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA 91911
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular is happening at Sesame Place on select dates from September 17th through October 30th. Come dressed in your costumes and get ready for “silly, not-too-spooky fun” at Sesame Place. The festivities include trick-or-treating around the park, a Halloween Parade, scavenger hunt, Halloween-themed shows, dance party, games, and much more! Ticket information is available online.
Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).
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