Autumn is here and the air is getting colder every day as we reach the end of October. October is the month to celebrate many causes such as breast cancer victims and survivors, domestic violence and awareness month, diabetes month, teachers day, fire prevention day and many others. Out of the 30-something important events are during this month the featured day is the celebration of the ole Jack-O-Lantern also known as Halloween.
It is that time of year for many eventful activities such as watching all the cute little kids rush to your door for candy with the friendly greeting “Trick or Treat.” Or, maybe your ideal evening on fright night doesn’t involve promoting the rotting of your kids cavity-filled teeth after they finish a whole pillowcase worth of candy.
So, what is there to do for families, adults and kids in the Los Angeles area this year instead of going door to door? Well, it depends on what you are looking for. We have put together a list of some unique and crowd favorites below that will suit children and the active adults fancy.
Thowback Town Favorite Haunted Attraction
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride; Old Zoo
Tried and truly a certified event by Angelenos, The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will always be a heavily trafficked event in Los Angeles. Get in danger with ghouls and gobblins at this year’s attraction of the spooky Griffith Park tradition.
October 9-November 1
Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns; Descanso Gardens & Santa Anita Park
Take a tour of a scenic trail of thousands of intricately designed and hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. This event is great for the family and you all will be awe-inspired when you get a view of this magnificent display.
Until October 31 Rooftop Film Club Ricardo Montalbán Theater
Kick back in Hollywood and enjoy a scary cult film with your significant other and avoid the large crowds. The Ricardo Montalbn Theatre has been labeled the best outdoor movie event in Los Angeles and the organizers go above and beyond attendees expectations.
Halloween Theater & Music
October 31 Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy some great music from Danny Elfman at the Hollywood Bowl this Saturday. The famed music producer and singer will perform live alongside conductor John Mauceri with a full orchestra and choir. The event will run for two days on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Turn-Up Costume Party
October 30 Fred & Jason’s 10th annual Halloweenie The Majestic Downtown
Halloweenie X is coming Friday, October 30. Fundraising and partying at the same time, the Fred & Jason’s 10th Annual is one of the best parties in L.A. The benefit is for LA’s GMCLA’s programs including: Alive Music Project, and the “It Gets Better” Tour! All festivities will be held at The Majestic Downtown. Costumes are mandatory in order to attend this event and be ready for some hot music, VIP areas and private Cabanas to make your experience more exclusive.