Halloween in Los Angeles during 2020 is going to be a lot different than other years because we’re still in the middle of the pandemic. Most annual events have been canceled or modified to be either virtual or drive by. Still, there are a few places you can enjoy ghosts and goblins.
Nights of the Jack
King Gillette Park in the Santa Monica mountains will be illuminated with Jack-o-Lanterns. You’ll be able to drive through. It takes about 25 minutes. Timed reservations are required for each night from October 1 – November 1. $69 per car and bring your own food. No bathroom facilities available. Make your reservations here.
KING GILLETTE RANCH
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
Halloween at Descanso Gardens
From Oct 1 – Oct 31, you can take a socially-distanced stroll through the beautiful gardens of Descanso in La Canada, Flintridge. Enjoy a hay maze, pumpkin arch, and a forest with a house made of pumpkins. Timed tickets go on sale Sept 28. The garden will be open daily from 9am – 5pm with extended hours 5-8 pm on the last week of October. Halloween night is reserved for Family Plus members only. Make your reservations here.
1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Stranger Things Drive Into Experience
Netflix, which produced the series Stranger Things is hosting this downtown Los Angeles drive-through experience at an undisclosed location. Travel back to 1985 and enter the down under. Tickets start at $59 for two people in a car. Get more information and buy tickets here.
Haunted Hayride Drive Up Experience
From Sept 25 – Nov 1, Stay in your car and drive “down a creepy stretch of road featuring some sets and scenic environments, followed by a haunted show featuring an original multimedia story displayed on a 40-foot screen, as well as horrifying sets and live characters from Midnight Falls.” Tickets range from $49.99 – $199.99. This event, which usually takes place at Griffith Park will be in San Dimas this year. View more information and purchase tickets here.
LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE
120 East Via Verde Dr.,
San Dimas, CA 91773
This is another drive-through experience in Woodland Hills. Pumpkin Picking, Door to Door Trick or Treating, Video Op, Immersive Installations, and more. It lasts approximately 1/2 hour. Wrapped and safe candy will be served by event staff. It takes place Oct 9 – 31 and tickets range between $70 – $90. View more information and buy tickets here.
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Welcome to Hell Fest
Experience a realm where two worlds collide, music meets horror. Suffer in terror through 2 all new, original mazes bringing monsters from the dead through the dark shadows and depths of hell. Masks are required and only 2-3 people are allowed in a maze at a time. Takes place Oct 22 – 31st. Not recommended for children under 13. View more information and buy tickets here.
WELCOME TO HELLFEST
14300 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd.,
Sylmar, CA 91342
Drive-in Scary Movies
Various venues will be hosting drive-in scare fests.
San Fernando Summer Drive-in – Westfield Fashion Square in Woodland Hills. Oct 16-24. You can order take-out from the mall’s food court. Buy tickets at My Valley Pass.
Poolside Cinema at the Fairmont Miramar – Santa Monica – Sept 19 – Oct 24th. Watch movies around the pool or in the pool. Food can be purchased from the hotel’s Fig Restaurant. Admission is free but reservations are preferred. Read here for more info and movie schedule.
Even though Halloween in Los Angeles won’t be the same, you can still watch scary movies at home, or host a costume dance party on Zoom. Let’s hope next year will be better. We don’t need to eat that much candy anyway.
Enjoy Halloween Safely at Home
LA Ghosts has new and exciting ways to enjoy Halloween that are 100% Covid-19 safe – and have reopened their ghostly adventures to the public in LA!
New at-home additions include:
- Lily, a haunted doll (videos an photos here) that’s a scary version of elf on the shelf
- Ghostflix, allows you to watch ghost tours from home, even live!
- Self-guided ghost tours available on the Junket app for iOS and Android: GPS-triggered, digital audio, and visual tours
- Ghost stories via the Alexa App and Google App
This post was updated 10/16/2020