Updated for 2023
For many families, October is all about Halloween, and there are many ways to celebrate. One of the perks of living in LA is that there are more creative and talented people here than anywhere else, so we get to see the coolest decorations and haunted houses all over town.
Here’s a list of amazing Halloween decorations you can see driving around SoCal in 2023. Make a point this year to get out there and see as many of them as you can.
If you’re looking for Haunted Houses, just be sure to check if they’re open this year and whether they might be too scary for your little ones. Happy Halloween!
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Haunted Houses in SoCal
Reader-submitted Halloween Houses To See
Burbank Clown House
715 N Ontario Street, Burbank, CA 91505
The Burbank Clown House Opening night is Friday Oct 13th at 7pm! All are welcome and the event is FREE for all. Live clowns every Fri-Sun through Halloween. Newly added this year – “Clown Alley.” Winner – Best Decorated House in Burbank: 2020 – First Place, 2021 – Third Place, 2022 – Second Place. Follow on Instagram!
The House on the Corner – Revenge of the Dolls
10612 Baird Ave, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Come watch the terror of the Dolls of The House on the Corner, if you dare to take the risk! Ghosts will fly throughout the yard as animatronics, pop outs and music do the spooking. You will see some familiar ‘faces’ like Barbie and Ken! The Show is 4 minutes long…don’t blink or you will miss something! Dates: 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29 and 10/31 – Times: 7:30PM – 9PM.
Hoffman Nightmare House
1141 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
This house is amazingly decorated, with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme! Head over to see for yourself! They even have a Youtube video!
More Reader-Submitted Houses to see:
- Toluca Woods, Sancola Ave. / Huston St., 4848 Sancola Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
- 8039 Grove St., Sunland CA 91040
- McLaughlin Ave. between Venice Blvd. and Palms in Mar Vista, CA 90066 — tons of inflatables and amazing decorations
- For those who like to get scared, maybe try out the Ghost Tour — looks spooky!
- Goldenrod Ave., Perris, CA 92570
- 2541 Silverspur, La Habra, CA 90631 — Home with amazing inflatables, light show, graveyard, and animatronics — check it out!
Rotten Apple 907
907 N. California St., Burbank, CA 91505
Rotten Apple 907 is a family and community-based haunted house experience. It started off as a child’s birthday party, and now more than 30 years later, has become an annual tradition for many families. Rotten Apple 907 is a non-profit event. Donations are gratefully accepted and in prior years have been presented to VBAS (Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter). Be sure to check the website for the most current information regarding dates and times.
The Holiday House
3547 McLaughlin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066
Drive into the Mar Vista neighborhood to see this truly astounding front yard display of inflatables and spooky Halloween decor. They’ve been setting up these decorations for years, and they do not disappoint. Special musical shows nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Insider tip: come back in December to see their Christmas and Hanukkah displays as well!
This is a huge list of Haunted Houses and cool Halloween decorations with a special scavenger hunt game happening in the month of October. They include Yard Displays, Walk-Throughs, Haunted Shows, Drive-Throughs, and Paid Attractions. You can pick up a printed copy of the list at their retail partners, too.
Catastrophe Cabin Yard Display
1541 Garden St., Glendale, CA 91201
Catastrophe Cabin Yard Display is not really a yard. What you’ll see and experience goes way beyond a “yard.” You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a true Halloween world, complete with red lights and spooky things to see all around.
Coffinwood Cemetery Yard Haunt
27159 Waterford Dr., Valencia, CA 91354
Coffinwood Cemetery Yard Haunt is a popular spot to visit in Valencia. Coffinwood Cemetery Yard Haunt offers a walk-through element for families who visit. It is described as “family-friendly,” meaning not too scary for the little ones, but you know your children best.
Toluca Lake’s 33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival
10601 Riverside Dr., North Hollywood, CA 91602
Make plans to visit Toluca Lake’s 33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival. You can pick out a pumpkin (or several) and so much more here. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, the coin-operated rides, and the haunted maze. Opening day is Saturday, September 23rd. Ticket information is available online.
2001 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
You’ll find Pharaoh’s Hall, a “walk-through Halloween display for the whole family,” in Pasadena. Stop by on October 13-14, October 20-22, October 27-29, and October 31st from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5426 E. Fairbrook St., Long Beach, CA 90815
Fairbrook Manor is a haunted house in Long Beach. Families are invited to stop by, dates to be announced soon — check their website or Instagram. Keep in mind, this location might be too scary for the younger members of the family. Also, be sure to contribute some non-perishable items for the community food drive benefitting the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
Circus of Nightmares
Circus of Nightmares features animated displays each night, from October 18th through October 31st, from sunset to 10:00 p.m. Live shows are scheduled for October 20, 21, 27, 28, and Halloween. Be sure to check their website; the exact location will be announced closer to the event opening.
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Five Point Haunt (Yard Display )
26949 Winding Trail Ct., Valencia, CA 91381
This unique yard display is filled with spooky spirits such as Isabella, the young girl who doesn’t want to wake her mother from her grave because she’s been sleeping a looong time. You will also find a merry-go-round with creepy clowns, a haunted graveyard, possessed dolls, and more.
Lost souls haunt the inside of the house, too. Come visit and you might see someone lurking in the living room. Formerly known as ‘Stoney Point’ Haunt, Five Point Haunt is now located behind Magic Mountain in the Five Point community. Visit September 23rd through October 31st, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm each night.
Día De Los Muertos House
860 Buena Vista Ave., La Habra, CA 90631
This home is decorated for Día De Los Muertos, and everything is hand-painted. “I started this Ofrenda after my mother passed away. The main Ofrenda has all my family members on my mother’s side of the family from my great grandparents on down. I created a Family, Friends, and Neighbors Ofrenda in my garage using magnetic frames to display the pictures. Anyone can add a picture of a loved one to that ofrenda.”
The Haunt With No Name
19351 Hatteras St., Tarzana, CA 91356
The Haunt With No Name has been providing families with 30 years of spookiness! Generally, The Haunt starts at the end of October — the last few days leading up to Halloween — and features a kid-friendly yard haunt that has many decorations and special effects. Be sure to check the website for the most current information regarding this year’s festivities.
Holiday Fantasies Come to Life
1505 N. Valley St., Burbank, CA 91505
This home in Burbank pulls out all the stops — for all the holidays! The home isn’t decorated to be scary, so it’s especially great for families with younger children. You’ll find animatronic characters, lots of decorations and props, and more. Get the camera out! Check the website for the most current information regarding this year’s festivities.
So many ways to celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles!
And don’t forget that the amusement parks do their own Halloween-related activities. Be sure to check out our list of Things to do With Kids in Los Angeles for Halloween.
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