The previous page included Halloween events that run for several weeks. Here are some Los Angeles Halloween festivities that run for just one weekend. Some are scary, but most are family friendly.
Boo at the Zoo - Griffith Park
The Los Angeles Zoo is transformed into themed areas for trick-or-treaters with performances, pumpkin carving, crafts and creepy crawlies. This year expanded to two weekends.
Location: The LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 in Griffith Park off the 5 Freeway.
Dates: Oct 19-20 & 26-27, 2013
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm (Zoo is open until 5)
Cost: Adults $18, Children 2-12 $13, Seniors $15, under 2 free
Eek at the Greek
A family Halloween outdoor costume concert at the Greek Theatre with Symphony in the Glen playing spooky music and actor Stacy Keach reading Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. There's a trick-or-treat village and other activities for kids.
Location: The Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA 90027
Dates: Oct 27, 2013
Hours: 5:30 pm
Cost: Adults $27.50-$117.50, Children $12.20-$117.50, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
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Scarium of the Pacific - Long Beach
The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts a weekend of magic, scary stories, crafts and a creepy coloring contest and children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating for kids under 12. They are also having a Family Sleepover Friday the same weekend.
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach 90802
Dates: Sat-Sun, Oct 26-27, 2013
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: Adults $25.95, Children (3-11) $14.95, Seniors (62+) $22.95
Special Offers: AAA Discount
Info: www.aquariumofthepacific.org, (562) 590-3100 x 0
Heritage Square Halloween and Mourning Tours
During these special weekend tours, guests will visit a house in mourning, learn about the origins of Halloween and the Victorian fascination with ghosts and spirituality, see a traditional altar for Dia de los Muertos and more. On Sunday, Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to come in costume, play period games, enjoy and make in 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, listen to spooky stories, and receive treats from costumed interpreters.
Location: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street in the Lincoln Heights and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles, approximately three miles north of downtown Los Angeles, on the 110 Arroyo Seco Byway (otherwise know as the 110 Pasadena Freeway)
Dates: Sat-Sun, Oct 26-27, 2013, noon - 4 pm
Cost: Museum tours $20, Seniors (65+) $10, Children 6-12 $7, Children under 6 free. Discounts for AAA and TimeTravelers members.
Info: (323) 225-2700, http://heritagesquare.org
Haunted Trails in Laguna Niguel
This year's mazes and tents will be populated with scary versions of fairytale characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel and Rapunzel. Not recommended for children under 8.
Location: Crown Valley Park (emergency access road) 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA
Dates: Thu - Sat Oct 24-26, 2013
Hours: Thu 6:30-8:30 pm, Fri-Sat 6:30-10:00 pm
Cost: $10 all ages
Info: http://ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us, (949) 425-5100
Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
A Saturday family festival with booths, carnival rides, concerts, a haunted house, costume contest and the Spooktacular Halloween Parade.
Location: Festival on the Center Street Promenade, see parade route map.
Dates: Festival Sat Oct 26, 2013, 11 am - 9 pm, parade at 6 pm
Need a costume? Get discounts on costumes at www.BuyCostumes.com
Information was correct at the time of publication. Please check the event website for the most current information.
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