The Big Magazine’s Top Halloween Attractions
Updated: Jan 21, 2020
By: Rebecca Brando, October 21, 2019
This year's lineup of the best Halloween events includes the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park to Knotts Berry Scary Farm nights. Along with the hottest Halloween costume parties, mazes, haunted houses, and more.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Dates: October 12th - November 2nd, 2019
Starts: 7:00 AM
Ends: 10:30 Weeknights, 12:00AM Weekend Nights
Description: This Haunt Season, be transported into an immersive world of ghosts, psychopathic clowns, vicious demons, and Halloween magic as we celebrate 10 years of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride! Get lost in SoCal’s ONLY true dark maze, go door-to-door meeting and get candy from strangers in a terrifying neighborhood. Ride the Scary-Go-Round, see a psychic, catch a show at Theatre Macabre and tons more in your own personal purgatory and, the iconic Haunted Hayride in its ninth year is the best it’s ever been.
Location: Griffith Park, California
Halloween Time at Disneyland
Dates: September 6 - October 31, 2019
Starts: 8 AM
End Time: 11:59 AM
Description: Spirit away for a frightfully delightful good time—from costumed Character encounters to themed attractions, creepy eats, bewitching entertainment and more!
Location: Anaheim, California
Age: All Ages
Knott’s Scary Farm
Dates: September 19 - November 2, 2019
Starts: 7 PM
End Time: 1 AM Weeknights, 2 AM Weekend Nights
Description: Are you looking for the best haunted houses & mazes in Southern California? Knott’s Scary Farm has all the haunted attractions you’re looking for!
Location: Buena Park, California
Age: All Ages
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Dates: September 13 - November 3, 2019
Starts: 7 PM
End Time: 1 AM Weeknights, 2 AM Weekend Nights, and Select Dates
Description: Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse you in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.
Location: Universal City, California
Dark Harbor - Queen Mary (Through Nov. 2, 2019)
Dates: Sept 26th, 2019 November 2, 2019
Description: Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary features 23 select nights featuring the Captain, Scary Mary and over 200 monsters haunting six terrifying mazes, nightly live entertainment, secret bars and exciting rides. Tickets start at $25
Location: 1126 Queen's Hwy., Long Beach 90802
Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour (Through Nov. 16, 2019)
Dates: Oct. 26, 2019 -Nov. 6, 2019
Start: 9 PM
End Time: 2 AM
Description: One of Paramount Pictures popular Studio Tours, the After Dark Tour gets a seasonal twist with Tales from the Other Side, a 2.5-hour walking tour that takes guests through the legendary back-lot and cavernous soundstages. The tour includes a welcome champagne toast, exclusive access to Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and gourmet popcorn and movie candy hosted in an eerie location. The After Dark Tour is available to guests 16 and over on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Walking shoes are required. Advance reservations preferred, walk-ups are welcome. Pricing is $99 per person, tickets on sale at the Paramount Pictures website.
Location: 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90038
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2019
Date: October 31, 2019
Starts: 6 PM
End Time: 11 PM
Description: The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is a FREE street festival on Santa Monica Boulevard and is considered one of the largest and unique Halloween gatherings.
Location: 8585 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Age: 18+ -Uber Suggested
20th Annual Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
Dates: November 2 - November 3, 2019
Starts: 12 PM
End Time: 12 AM
Description: Hollywood Forever’s 20th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place on Saturday November 2nd, 2019. This year, our guiding theme is the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home, the Mexican state of Michoacán. Michoacán is also one of the two cultural heartlands in Mexico where the ancient traditions of Dia de los Muertos have been celebrated the longest and most vibrantly.
Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
Age: All Ages