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The Best 2020 Halloween Events in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, once the calendar page turns to Fall, it means it’s time to start celebrating Halloween! When you were a kid, Halloween may have been a One-Day-Per-Year kind of holiday, but these days we have fun with it for 6 weeks or more.

Many of our favorite Halloween events have been cancelled this year.

But even this year you can’t keep the Halloween spirit from breaking through, and there are lots of new and creative ways to enjoy the season. Keep checking back and we’ll keep adding new events as we find them.

Here’s a list of family-friendly ways to celebrate Halloween all over Los Angeles. From Stranger Things to Mr. Bones, Halloween is terrific Los Angeles-style!

Family-Friendly Halloween in Los Angeles

Haunt o ween pumpkin tunnel drive through experience
The Haunt-o-ween LA pumpkin tunnel drive-through experience

Haunt-o-ween LA – Immersive Drive-Through Experience
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA

Happening October 9-31st, from 3pm-9pm daily, this is being called a fun, immersive, interactive, and safe drive-thru experience. Hauntoween LA is being produced by an award-winning company that Hollywood turns to for large-scale, immersive experiences. This promises to be a kid-friendly, non-scary adventure chock full of mesmerizing, social-shareable environments, vehicle video ops, and unique interactivity. And of course, lots of CANDY and a pumpkin to take home. 

Nights of the Jack
King Gillette Ranch: 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

In 2020, Nights Of The Jack has become a Drive-through experience. Running from October 1st – November 1st, this beloved Los Angeles Halloween tradition has pivoted for the new reality and will offer safely-distanced family fun. Get on the waitlist for tickets.

Nights of the Jack
Photo courtesy of Nights of the Jack

The Gentle Barn’s Haunted Barnyard & Halloween Experience
15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390

The Gentle Barn is offering 2 levels of Halloween spookiness – one that’s safe for all ages and one that’s going to have you quaking in your driving boots. Check out their website for all the info and tickets.

Urban Legends Haunt
OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626

Not for the faint of heart, this drive-through is billed as an immersive experience, with terrifying sets, special effects monsters, and live performances. They don’t recommend the event for kids under 10.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park (Old Zoo)
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Haunted Hayride is happening in 2020 – as a Drive Up Experience, and is for true horror fans. Starting September 25th on select nights. Besides the Hayride, there’s the town of Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, Roadkill Ranch, and mini escape games to play. Not recommended for kids under 12. See their website for dates, times and ticket prices.

Freeform’s Halloween Road Drive-through Experience
Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles

Freeform’s Annual 31 Nights of Halloween will be back this year on TV, and in addition, they’re bringing it to life with an immersive drive-though experience being held at the Heritage Square Museum. Tickets are FREE but they become available September 12th and will probably “sell out” quickly.

Halloween at Miniland – Legoland California
1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad 92008

LEGOLAND® California Resort welcomes all families to join them for a Halloween-themed outdoor retail and dining experience every weekend in October, with festive LEGO® décor, and distanced character meet-n-greets. Guests can navigate a Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt in Miniland U.S.A. Kids will leave with a goody bag of candy at the end of their visit!

Big Jack & Scavenger Hunt at Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles 90040

Throughout October, the Citadel Outlet Mall will host Big Jack, a colorful steel installation standing more than 16 feet tall, spanning 15 feet in diameter and weighing 1,500 pounds. The larger-than-life Big Jack will be surrounded by a spooktacular display perfect for Instagramming. Guests can take part in the month-long “Let’s Track Jack & His Friends” scavenger hunt.

Halloween at Descanso
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

There will be a month of pumpkin fun for families, from October 1 – 31st, at Descanso Gardens. Guests will see a pumpkin house, a pumpkin arch, and even a mandala of pumpkins. Advanced tickets are required.

Halloween pumpkin house at Descanso Gardens
Halloween pumpkin house at Descanso Gardens

Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience
Downtown Los Angeles

Tickets may have sold out very quickly, and we look forward to this amazing one-of-a-kind experience.

Haunted Highway
Santa Clarita

This brand new drive-through experience for Halloween has already sold out – so popular!

Looking for Pumpkins? Check out our list of the Best Pumpkin Patches.

Ready to Get Dressed Up? Check out our list of the Best Costume Shops in Los Angeles!

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Halloween Events Cancelled for 2020

We all have our fingers crossed these events will be back for 2021, but they have been officially cancelled for 2020.

Knott’s Scary Farm and Spooky Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure Park
1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802

Scarium of the Pacific Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Fright Fest
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

Boo at the Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA 91608

Halloween Organ and Film
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pumpkin Nights
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Kidspace Museum Pumpkin Festival 
Brookside Park in front of Kidspace

360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Castle Dark for Halloween at Castle Park
3500 Polk Street, Riverside, CA 92505

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

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