Fall-Time in LA

 

Local Halloween Events

We here at Silicon Beach Homes are big fans of the holiday season, and that includes Halloween. All month long, Halloween events are happening across Los Angeles, and because there is no such thing as too much Halloween, we are excited to share more ways for you all to enjoy the spookiest month of the holiday season, too!

 

1. Playa Vista Monster Dash 5K

The Playa Vista Monster Dash 5K is the perfect event for families that want to celebrate Halloween throughout the day before a hauntingly fun night of trick-or-treating.

 

Run/walk in the 5K for some pre-sweets exercise, then head over to the Halloween Bash afterparty for a fantastic afternoon of dancing, snacking, and surprises. As a bonus, those that take part in the 5K also get a monstrous medal to take home.

 

Purchasing tickets for the 5K guarantees your entrance into the Halloween Bash, and participants get into the family-friendly party first. You can find tickets and more information on their website. 

 

If you decide you want to enter the 5K the morning of, there will be an hour before the run to register last-minute; however, there may not be many extra tickets, so plan to secure your spot early! 

 

2. Electric Dusk Drive-In

Electric Dusk Drive-In will be showing family-friendly and horror films every weekend in October. The children’s movies are played earlier in the evening, and the sinister movies show at night.

 

Families can get candy, popcorn, and other tasty snacks at the concession stand to enjoy during the film, and those catching a later movie can grab dinner at one of the many restaurants across the street. 

 

The drive-in will be showing Casper, Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps, and other kid-friendly films. Horror movies include Scream, Friday The 13th, The Shining, and more Halloween classics.

 

Tickets are sold at the door, if any are still available, so purchasing tickets online is the safest option to ensure your space at the drive-in.

 

3. Nights of the Jack

Nights of the Jack is a luminous Halloween experience, with the walking trail lit brightly by jack o’ lanterns, string light-covered trees, and glowing spiderwebs. 

 

This event is not eerie, so families or couples looking for a cozy date night will appreciate the environment—and enjoy the many opportunities for Halloween photos.

 

There are drinks—kid-friendly and adult beverages—and snacks at the on-site “Spookeasy,” so grab a hot cider to sip on while you wander the trail!

 

4. Delusion

Delusion has been putting on terrifying interactive plays for years, and this year is no different.

 

The play is called Reaper’s Remorse, and visitors are thrown into Esther Phillip’s world and must experience the terror of a house full of spirits. 

 

This year they have opened the set—the play is at Phillips Mansion in Pamona this season— and attendees can explore the mansion and outdoor space to uncover more details about the story. All while drinking and mingling!

 

5. Theme Parks

Going to theme parks at any time is an exciting experience, and this is especially true during the holidays. And lucky for us, living in Los Angeles means that theme parks are a short drive away. 

 

Disneyland is perfect for young families and anyone who prefers cute spooky to scary spooky. There is the massive Mickey Mouse Pumpkin on Main Street, Disney characters wandering the park in Halloween costumes, and the rides are even dressed in their Halloween best!

 

If you enjoy jump scares, haunted mazes, creepy performances, and thrilling rides, Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal Studios Horror Nights, and Six Flags Fright Fest are the theme parks for you.

 

Knott’s also offers a family-friendly experience, Knott’s Spooky Farm, from October 25th to 31st. Families are welcome to wear costumes and participate in trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving.



One Last Thing

If you are looking forward to fresh cider from apple orchards and cute pictures at the pumpkin patch this fall, check out our other blog posts to pick the perfect place for you!