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Halloween and Día de los Muertos in Los Angeles

Here at MomsLA, we love Halloween and Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! We love thinking about costumes, recipes and decorating our houses for these Fall holidays and keeping up fun family traditions. Our kids have been known to plan their costume ideas for months in advance. And maybe we have, too…

Celebrating Halloween and Día de Los Muertos in Los Angeles is like nowhere else. There are so many creative people here, with so many great ideas for decorating, entertaining and dressing up. We’ve got you covered with all the info you’ll need, from where to get the Best Costumes in LA to where (and how) to celebrate Day of the Dead – even the best Pumpkin Patches in LA. Happy Halloween!

Celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles by making DIY costumes, going to a haunted house or Pumpkin Patch or trick or treating in a local neighborhood. #halloweenlosangeles #halloween #losangeles
Halloween Costumes

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12 Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids to Celebrate Halloween

Los Angeles is a great place to be during Halloween. There’s so much to do with kids from Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch to the new Pumpkin Nights pumpkin extravaganza, you won’t run out of fun things to do.

Pumpkin night is one of the fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles for Halloween.
Pumpkin Nights at the Fairplex in Pomona

Where to Celebrate Día de los Muertos in Los Angeles 

You’ll find so many great events in the Los Angeles area to celebrate Día de los Muertos. From Olvera Street to Hollywood Forever Cemetery to San Pedro, families can celebrate their loved ones who have passed with festivals, community altars and art exhibitions.

Dia de los muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles is one of the amazing events in Los Angeles to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. #diadelosmuertos #muertos #altar #diadelosmuertosaltar #losangeles #hollywoodforevercemetery
Are you excited for Halloween? We have great ideas for Low Cost, DIY Halloween Costumes. #costumes #halloweencostumes #diyhalloween

The Best Costume Shops in Los Angeles 

Whether you’re looking for a Minnie Mouse Costume for baby, a pirate costume for a toddler or a Wonder Woman costume for mom, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of these great costumes shops in Los Angeles.

How To Make Sugar Skulls for Día de los Muertos 

Sugar skulls are one of many offerings that loved ones put on altars they’ve made for loved ones during Día de los Muertos. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make decorative sugar skulls.

How to Make Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos. #muertos #sugarskulls #diadelosmuertos

The Best Places in Southern California to get Halloween Decorations

From Hollywood prop shops to Halloween superstores, you’ll find the best places in Socal to decorate your home for Halloween.

Rogers Gardens is one of the great places in Southern California to get Halloween Decorations. #halloween #costumes #halloweendecorations

Where to see Haunted Houses and Halloween Decorations in Los Angeles

You’ll find a lot of great places to experience Haunted Houses and see Halloween decorations in Los Angeles. From amazing (and terrifying!) haunted houses to elaborately decorated neighborhoods, you’ll find a lot of fun this year.

Boney Island is one of the fun haunted houses you'll find in Los Angeles this Halloween Season.

How to Make an Altar for Día de los Muertos 

One tradition for Día de los Muertos is to make an altar for a loved one who has passed. Yvonne teamed with DIY Expert Dinah Wulf to make a beautiful altar for the holiday.

How to make an altar for Día de los Muertos. #diadelosmuertos #altar #

The Best Pumpkin Patches in and Around Los Angeles

There are some pretty amazing experiences that go along with picking our your pumpkin at these Los Angeles Pumpkin Patches. Your family will want to sent an entire day enjoying hay rides, corn mazes, giant pumpkin contests, insect fairs and petting zoos.

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Where to Trick or Treat in Los Angeles 

Don’t want to go door to door to trick or treat this year? There are some great places in Los Angeles to take the kids for candy – from the zoo to the pumpkin patch.

Do you want to go trick or treating in Los Angeles, but don't want to go door to door? Here is our list of great places to trick or treat in LA - from the zoo to the pumpkin patch. #halloween #losangeles #thingstodoinla

Looking for other ways to celebrate fall? Check out our post with The Best Fall Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

Celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles by making DIY costumes, going to a haunted house or Pumpkin Patch or trick or treating in a local neighborhood. #halloweenlosangeles #halloween #losangeles

Best Costume Stores in Los Angeles
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