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 popular Haunted Houses in and around Los Angeles. Make a point this year to get out there and see as many of them as you can. Just be sure to check whether they might be too scary for your little ones. (Before visiting, check the website for each location to make sure it’s appropriate for the age of your children). Happy Halloween!
Haunted Houses in Burbank
Burbank Haunted Adventure Tour
Stough Canyon Park
1335 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, CA 91501
Burbank is ready for the 23rd anniversary of the Haunted Adventure. Mark your calendar and save the dates – October 11th, 12, and 18th. The fun begins at Stough Canyon Park with carnival games, activities, and food trucks. Have fun navigating the interactive maze at the Starlight Bowl. Children under 6 are not allowed on the tour. Check the website for times and ticket information.
Rotten Apple 907
907 N. California St., Burbank, CA 91505
Rotten Apple 907 is a family and community-based haunted house experience. It will be open October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th and 31st from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For many families, a visit here is an annual tradition. Rotten Apple 907 is a non-profit event. Donations are gratefully accepted and this year will be presented to VBAS (Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter).
Haunted House in Torrance
The Haunted Shack
5112 Maricopa St., Torrance, CA
This residence in Torrance is a popular Halloween destination. Families are offered free admission to explore this haunted maze (which takes about 3-4 minutes to navigate). Since 1997, this family has transformed their driveway into a family-friendly maze (although it’s recommended that children be at least 6 years old). The theme of the maze changes from year to year. This year, The Haunted Shack will be open on Halloween as well as Friday, November 1st. (And, The Haunted Shack welcomes donations which are then given to charities. Since 1997, over $5500 have been raised in donations.)
Haunted House in Tarzana
The Haunt With No Name
19351 Hatteras St., Tarzana, CA
The Haunt is celebrating “28 years of spookiness.” The Haunt is a kid-friendly yard haunt that has many decorations and special effects. Families find themselves coming back year after year. The scares begin on October 30th and continue through November 2nd. Check the website to confirm times.
Haunted Houses in Santa Clarita Valley
Stoney Point Haunt
23227 Barnacle Ln, Valencia CA 91355
This is a small backyard haunted maze. Kid friendly, but might frighten some toddlers. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Opens 10/4 from 7:00-10:00pm and every Friday and Saturday in October including Halloween. Located in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Beware the Dark Realm
28621 Sugar Pine Way, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
This free, haunted house is quite popular in Santa Clarita. Families will find a “high intensity walk-through attraction filled with terrifying live monsters, amazing special effects, and incredible sets.” Donations are gratefully accepted for the local Child & Family Center. The festivities are scheduled for October 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Haunted Houses in Angelino Heights
Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating
Carroll Ave. and Douglas St., Angelino Heights, CA
You’ll find historic Victorian mansions in this neighborhood. Many consider these homes to be the perfect location for Halloween decorations and yard haunts. Some families refer to this neighborhood as the “Haunted District.” Stop by and check out the neighborhood in the days leading up to Halloween to check out the decorations.
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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