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Pictured: Beverly Center Pumpkin Patch

Los Angeles Halloween Haunted Hayride

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA
$30-110, losangeleshauntedhayride.com 

September 24, 25, 2021, October 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2021

The Haunted Hayride hub of activity is The Town Square of Midnight Falls. Midnight Mortuary, Dead End Diner, Trick or Treat and The Scare Zone await your untimely admission.

Beverly Center Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31, 2021

Beverly Center - 3rd Street entrance
8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The new Beverly Center, LA's largest collection of shops and restaurants under one magnificent skylight, launches the family-friendly pumpkin patch experience. In addition to buying perfect pumpkins, guests enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music, photo moments, surprises and delights all season long! This year, Beverly Center will also offer an in-center fall-themed photo moment in Grand Court as well as pumpkin sales at its Concierge Desk.

Prices: $2 mini pumpkin; $4 small; $8 medium; $12 large
Medium: $8 per pumpkin

Monday-Saturday: 11am-8pm Sunday: 11am-6pm Pumpkin Sales Monday-Sunday: 2-6pm
Pumpkins also are available for sale at Concierge Desk at Grand Court on Level 6

Street Food Cinema Halloween Flicks

$, streetfoodcinema.com

Street Food Cinema al fresco outdoor movies usually include live music and the popular food trucks.

  • September 25, 2021 The Addams Family
    Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach
    Music DJ Vick Jagger
    District Burger/Boba Ni Taco, Cafe Vietnam Truck, The Tropic Truck, Original Gourmet Kabob!
  • October 2, 2021 Edward Scissorhand
    Autry Museum (Griffith Park), Los Angeles
    Boba Ni Taco, Poutine Brothers, Pacifico Charbroiled, Dreamy Creations!
  • October 2, 2021 Halloweentown
    Veterans Memorial Park, Culver City
    Matt Braaten music
    La La Lasagna, Pinch Of Flavor, Dina's Dumplings, Flamin' Hot Chicken!
  • October 9, 2021 Jurassic Park
    La State Historic Park, Downtown
    Music DJ Que Madre
    Boba Ni Taco, Flamin' Hot Chicken, Bbq Smokehouse, Original Gourmet Kabob, And Coco's Lipsmacking Cupcakes!
  • October 16, 2021 The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Autry Museum (Griffith Park), Los Angeles
    Talk Time, music
    Boba Ni Taco, Flamin' Hot Chicken, The Wicked Kitchen, Locke Down Bbq, Original Gourmet Kabob, Tropic Truck, Bison Burger, And Dreamy Creations!
  • October 23, 2021 Hocus Pocus
    Verdugo Park, Glendale
    Beauty Queen, music
    Tropic Truck, Boba Ni Taco, Original Gourmet Kabob, Bison Burger, And Dreamy Creations!

Heritage Square Halloween

Heritage Square 
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA
HeritageSquare.org

100 years ago women observed specific rituals to mourn the dead

Ghost Tour

HeritageSquare.org

Halloween History-Themed Immersive Ghost Tour Experience

After the sun goes down, follow a Ghost Tour guide on a small-group exploration of the families who once lived in the houses at Heritage Square. Learn about the family history as well as successes and tragedies. Be prepared for other ghost stories along the pathways. Wear comfortable shoes and are aware of uneven surfaces.

True Crime Stories of Los Angeles

Halloween Tours Immersive Experience at Heritage Square Museum! $20, $10 age 11 years and younger, HeritageSquare.org

True Crime Stories of L.A. documents Victorian love triangles, a speakeasy turned deadly, a murderous scandal and an historic riot. Life in early Los Angeles was anything but quiet!

Experience the backstory of some of Los Angeles' most notorious crimes and witness how detectives of the past solved mysteries in an era before DNA testing and high-tech forensics through examination of historic characters, crime reenactments and early investigators recreating conventional methods of the day to solve cases and bring perpetrators to justice.

The historical cases include

  • 1886 Victorian love triangle between two sisters, Hattie and Minnie Woolsteen, and the Los Angeles dentist they both desire. The shocking murderous scandal was front page news for months.
  • 1903 attempted murder of Agnes Mesmer by her husband, local philanthropist and Los Angeles booster Colonel Griffith J. Griffith.
  • 1920s Halloween Speakeasy party turned deadly.
  • 1938 Harry Raymond Car Bombing is a story of the crooked vs. the crooked.
  • 1942 Sleepy Lagoon Murder in Commerce that sparked a historic Los Angeles riot?

Participants discover how poisons and other typical methods of murder were employed in early Los Angeles crime history.


Los Angeles Day of the Dead Novenario Procession

El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012. Cost: Free, culturela.org
Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessing each night beginning at 7 p.m.

Los Angeles Dia de los Muertos Celebration

El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
Free
elpueblo.lacity.org
Dia de Los Muertos Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment includes the traditional Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night at 7 p.m. 

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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