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CREEP IT REAL: Your guide to Halloween in Los Angeles

Halloween, America's favourite holiday held on the 31st of October every year. The weeks leading up to this celebration are filled with addictive freaky fun, creepy costumes and trolls!

Halloween, America’s favourite holiday held on the 31st of October every year. The weeks leading up to this celebration are filled with addictive freaky fun, creepy costumes and trolls!

There is no better time to visit the USA than on one of America’s favourite holidays, Halloween.

Known for its pageantry and glamour, America’s entertainment capital, Los Angeles is filled with Halloween events and festivities. Ranging from wild street parties, thrilling theme parks and family-friendly events, Los Angeles is THE place to revel in the theatrics and majesty of October 31st.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,200 flights per day to nearly 354 destinations in more than 56 countries. With a number of hubs throughout the country, American Airlines gives you the chance to explore more of the USA. Offering direct flights to Los Angeles daily it also provides the perfect opportunity to explore the City of Angels and surrounding California coast.

Here are some of the best ideas to celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles:


Get Spooked with Spooky celebrations


Image: Halloween Carnaval/ Visit West Hollywood

West Hollywood Carnaval

This epic street party has been raging since 1987 and is one of the most unique Halloween events you’ll discover. Taking over a mile long stretch along Santa Monica Boulevard, you can expect live music, DJ stages, spooky costumes and a fun party atmosphere. The West Hollywood Carnaval mixes the creepiness of Halloween with the fun vibe of a massive street party and makes for some pretty impressive people watching opportunities.

Santa Monica Boulevard, Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 6pm – 11pm.


Scream your lungs out in haunted houses


Image: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is not for the faint of heart. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat as the hay wagon transports you around the haunted woods. A word or warning: creepy clowns lying in wait. The attraction offers a variety of scare zones along with a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs”.

Griffith Park, Thursday 18 October – Wednesday 31 October 2018, from 7pm.


Next-level thrilling theme parks


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Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios combines iconic horror movies with big production at their annual freaky festivities. This immersive experience brings to life the twisted reality from famous TV and film horror including Stranger Things, Poltergeist and The Walking Dead with eight different macabre mazes and a variety of scare zones. Face your darkest fears in Southern California’s scariest, most intense event.

Universal Studios California, Friday 14 September – Sunday 4 November 2018


‘We’re here for the boos’ family festivities


Image: Boo at the L.A. Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Want to still celebrate Halloween but without the terror? Boo at the L.A Zoo is a great family-friendly option. With fun festivities including live puppet shows, pumpkin carving, characters in costumes, crafts and more. With special festive themed animal shows including Fearsome Feedings & Creature Treats along with trick-or-treating throughout the zoo, it’ a great way to celebrate the spooky season.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Throughout October


Fangtastic tours


Image: Tale of the Black Dahlia/ Haunted Tales

Haunted Tales Tour

Downtown LA Walking Tours takes you to the dark side of Downtown LA with this amazing tour that tells you tales of mysteries, murders, suicides and unsolved crimes. Exposing you to the wacky and wonderful, discover the first cemeteries of Los Angeles, hear about infamous tales and spooky ghost stories.

Main Street Los Angeles, Daily from 6.30pm


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Ready to get spooked this Halloween?

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