Halloween’s around the corner and that can only mean one thing: a night of ghoulish revelry and ghostly fun. Los Angles, as always, seems to be ready for the night of terror as there are numerous events lined up across town. So, if you happen to be in the L.A. area or nearby, here are some Halloween events you should probably check out.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Far from those kid-friendly rides through a pumpkin patch, this hayride unleashes all sorts of demons, and bogyes on Griffith Park. It’s an actual hayride—a long one—paired with a “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats), a number of scare zones and a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs,” and probably lots of frisky teenagers. This year’s theme, “Boogeyman,” drags attendees through a trail of nightmarish characters.
Check it out at the Old Zoo (Griffith Park), 4730 Crystal Springs Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
The only thing better than a haunted attraction is a haunted attraction on a giant boat. You’ll find all the usual horrors here—fog, mazes, and monsters—as well as a vintage Ferris Wheel and a full bar. What sets Dark Harbor apart is its use of its surroundings; the dark, cramped confines of the Queen Mary are already pretty spooky even without monsters—just be prepared to climb a lot of skinny staircases. There’s also an R.I.P. Lounge (see what they did there?) if you’re looking for a first-class experience (fewer monsters, more booze, made-to-order taco station). Tip: Arrive before 8pm for $20 “Happy Haunting Hour” tickets.
Happening at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Evil Twin Studio’s – Ward 13
Evil Twin Studios 2015 haunted attraction will make nightmares come true at a new location in South Pasadena. This Halloween season, sanity comes to die at WARD 13. Since its earliest days, rumors about the Raymond Hill Sanitarium have circulated. Rumors of neglect. Rumors of abuse. And most disturbing of all, rumors of an undocumented area where finding a cure was secondary to exploratory experimentation. This was the one thing patients feared more than death…WARD 13.
1020 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns
Take your family on this awesome ride and watch in awe as a brilliant team of artists create objects such as celebrities, automobiles, and animals using nothing but a bunch of Jack-O-Lanterns. The event will exhibit over 5000 Jack-O-Lanterns that are carved by skilled sculptors and artists. This is an event that’s fun for all ages.
So, go check it out at 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge. The event ends on October 30th.