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(credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Halloween in Los Angeles means tons of activities to either give you a scare, or get you in the spirit of fall with pumpkin patches and more.

September 16, 2016 – November 5, 2016
(credit: Universal Studios)

(credit: Universal Studios)


Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 864-8377
www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Theme parks certainly know how to give a good scare when it comes to Halloween. And, Universal Studios is no exception. From September to the beginning of November, join thousands as the theme park puts on a Halloween extravaganza. With size new mazes this year, incuding horror classics like The Exorcist, Freddy vs. Jason, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween: Hell Comes To Haddonfield, as well as some newer more modern favorites, if you love Halloween, this is the place to be. This year, there will be a The Purge: Election Year scare zone and a terror tram from Crypt TV and Eli Roth which will be full of scary killer clowns, including nightly performances Jabbawockeez. This hip hop dance group will add an even greater flare to the evening. Make sure to check out their Walking Dead maze too!

September 16, 2016 – October 31, 2016
(credit: Creep LA)

(credit: Creep LA)


Creep LA
2136 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
www.creepla.com

Love to be scared? You’ve come to the right place at Creep LA, which is described to be one of the closest things to feeling like you’re actually in a horror story. Creep is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience whereby groups of 8 will be brought into and explore hidden scenes, intimate encounters and scary situations. The show, which is between 60-90 minutes with no intermission, brings together strobe lights and fog machines to enhance the scariness. Beware: this is for those that are serious about being scared!

September 17, 2016 – October 30, 2016
(credit: Matt H./yelp)

(credit: Matt H./yelp)


Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
)661) 255-4100
www.sixflags.com

You might think of Six Flags Magic Mountain as all roller coasters, and thrilling attractions, but when Halloween rolls around, the park transforms into a world that will have you feeling haunted. With haunted attractions, including two new scare zones, the largest outdoor maze in the park’s history, and attractions like a Chaos which reigns as renegades threaten to overtake the city and release a deadly virus in the largest outdoor maze in the park’s history, this is sure to get you into the scare spirit of the Halloween spirit.

September 22, 2016 – October 31, 2016
(Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm)

(Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm)


Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200
www.knotts.com

Knott’s Scary Farm has been a staple of Halloween for years. Each year, the attractions and scariness get better and better, and this year is no exception. Knotts’ long running Halloween scarefest and will include eight mazes (2 of them are new!), as well as zombie laser tag, an augmented reality game, a virtual-reality horror experience, and many immersive horror experiences for people who pay a little extra for a pass with a skeleton key. We definitely recommend this if you’re not the type that loves waiting in lines! Prepare to be scared as you traverse the mazes and monsters sneak up on you to give you the fright of your life!

September 23, 2016 – October 31, 2016
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(Credit: Jane W./yelp)


The 17th Door Haunted Experience
2856 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 441-9080
www.the17thdoor.com

The 17th Door in Tustin is one of those scare zones that goes above and beyond your normal haunted house. It tells the story of Paula, a college student gone wrong who essentially has many issues. But, beware, those who can be a bit troubled by some of the darker sides of humanity should beware of this experience. Here, you can expect over a dozen rooms, along with mini-escape rooms, and a half hour haunt that will leave you with nightmares! Monsters will be in every direction you turn and look, too!

September 29, 2016 – November 1, 2016
(Credit: Queen Mary)

(Credit: Queen Mary)


Queen Mary Dark Harbor
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Back again this year, The Queen Mary will be putting on its annual haunted ‘Dark Habor’ Halloween related experience. There are rumors that the ship is in fact haunted, so it’s the perfect place to hold a Halloween event. Take a tour of the ship, be scared, and never see the ship in the same light again!

October 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
(credit: John M./yelp)

(credit: John M./yelp)


Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
10100 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
www.mrbonespumpkinpatch.com

As one of the more popular Halloween related events during the October season, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is back again. This year, Mr. Bones is back and better than ever. The event will be bringing new activities, with great photo opportunities, and more fun than years before. The event is open Sunday – Thursday from 9am to 8pm, or Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm. Activities include exploring a pumpkin village, a tipi village, giant rocking horses, visiting a petting zoo with baby goats, sheep and ducks, a straw maze, a super slide, pumpkin decorating and much more!

October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
(Credit: Jamie Pham)

(Credit: Jamie Pham)


Boo At The L.A. Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
www.LAZoo.com

Get ready for more fang-tastic festivities with the animals, as Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns. Straying from the traditional haunted house, a spooky cave experience awaits you, filled with shadow projections and sounds of slithering snakes and crawling spiders. Daily weekday activities include a corn stalk maze, complete with haunted barn and “freaky frame” photo op, and “Animals and You” encounters with tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, and more at 10:45am and 11:45am. Additional activities are planned for the weekends, like a “Mad Science Fire and Ice Halloween Show,” “Musical Monster Mash-Up” puppet show, costumed dance party, themed crafts, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, and special animal feedings. Costume character meet-and-greets are also planned with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig on select weekends. Activities are free with paid zoo admission. Also while you’re there, don’t miss the animatronic exhibit Dinosaurs: Unextinct, which closes at the end of this month.

October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Los Angeles Haunted Hayride)

(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Los Angeles Haunted Hayride)


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 913-4688
www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Los Angeles’ famed Haunted Hayride returns this year to its darker and more disturbing roots with this year’s brand new and most innovative theme of Secret Society. Upon entering the LA Haunted Hayride gates, you’ll need to decide to which part of the Secret Society do you belong? The Elite or The Deranged? Located in Griffith Park, this hayride through the grounds after dark will have you riding on a wagon and traveling some of the path on foot. There will also be mazes on hand, a scary-go-round, a chance to go pumpkin carving and even great food!

October 7, 2016 – November 12, 2016
(credit: Reign of Terror Haunted House)

(credit: Reign of Terror Haunted House)


Reign Of Terror
197 N Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
www.rothauntedhouse.com

Thousand Oaks’ Reign of Terror will be the sight of 95 bone chilling rooms, 8 terrifying attractions in over 21,000 square feet of scariness. Voted one of the best haunted houses in Southern California, this will not disappoint. Ticket information and timing can be found on the website. Zombies, mental institutions, and more will be on hand.

October 7, 2016 – November 5, 2016
(Credit: George K./yelp)

(Credit: George K./yelp)


Zombie Joe’s Urban Death
4850 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
www.urbandeath.com

Head down to North Hollywood for Zombie Joe’s Urban Death, a theatrical haunt which will make sure you first go through their maze and witness haunting experiences. It’s one of the best known Halloween scare-fests each year, so make sure not to miss it. Admission is just $15, too.

October 13, 2016 – October 16, 2016
(credit: Jennifer D./yelp)

(credit: Jennifer D./yelp)


Rise Of The Jack O’Lanterns
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.therise.org

This year, Rise of The Jack O’ Lanterns will be held at downtown LA’s Convention Center. This iconic, and unique family-friendly event will offer thousands of hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns which will be creatively on display. Follow the scenic path set to a Halloween musical score and get in the spirit of the season! There is said to be around 5,000 different and unique carved pumpkins in this incredible walk through exhibition, so you won’t want to miss out on it!

October 22, 2016 – October 31, 2016
(credit: Christina D./yelp)

(credit: Christina D./yelp)


Rotten Apple 907
907 North California St.
Burbank, CA 91505
www.rottenapple907.com

Rotten Apple 907 is an annual event held in Burbank for the past 20 years. Taking place in the Meyer family’s yard, the theme this year is Not So Enchanted Forest. The event is free, but they do accept donations. It’s a great sight!

October 31, 2016
Photo Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Photo Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images


West Hollywood Carnival
Santa Monica Blvd.
www.visitwesthollywood.com

Everyone knows that West Hollywood can throw a party. For Halloween, join thousands of revelers for a once in a year carnival that will offer attendees the chance to show off their costumes! From 6pm until 11pm, there will be plenty of drinking and great times!

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