I remember all the Halloween parades my brother and I participated in at school, along with all the contests held, but it seems that Halloween gets more elaborate with each year, doesn’t it? Not that I’m complaining. Halloween is always fun from coming up with ideas for costumes to looking for different activities around town. To kick off my 15 Days to Halloween countdown, here are some suggestions on what activities and events to check out around town.
We’ve all heard of Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights but the following event caught my eye because of its reviews. If you’re into creepy (and I’m not) and demand the ultimate horrifying experience, then I encourage you to check out Blackout Elements located near LA Live in Downtown LA. Their videos should be enough to give you an idea.
Like Blackout Elements and located in the same building, The Purge: Fear of the Night is an interactive house of horror focused on a different kind of US history where there’s no such thing as punishment for a crime.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery has walking tours to take you visiting of celebrities’ graves as well as its annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration occurring on November 2, 2013. You will find a lot of spookiness going on there but it’s all in good fun.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the LA Zoo has been gaining traction in the last few years, and this year the attraction is based on actual events. Also, while the Lombardi Ranch in Santa Clarita is more Fall Festival oriented, it has Halloween-themed activities, especially for the kiddos.
Speaking of kiddos, there’s, of course, Disneyland’s Halloween activities at the park and their special Halloween Disney Parade but if driving all the way out to Orange County doesn’t seem appealing, there’s Boo at the LA Zoo which is a bunch of fun for the little ones. They have various activities set up for kids including pumpkin carving demonstrations and arts and crafts, and the kids can go trick-or-treating around the zoo. How fun is that?
And for any kid who loves a train, there’s the Los Angeles Live Steamers Halloween Ghost Train. The ride is 20 minutes and takes you through 30 professionally designed Halloween displays and since there are no horror scenes or any ghosts or goblins jumping out at you, it makes a perfect family outing.
For more activities, please visit LA Tourist.
‘Till next time!