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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanHalloweenie 2015

The best Halloween parties in Los Angeles 2023

Looking for the best Halloween parties in Los Angeles? Check out our guide to these spooky soirees.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Good news: The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is back this year for the first time since 2019. But it’s not the only big happening in L.A.’s Halloween party calendar. We’re keeping tabs on soirees in Downtown theaters and sweaty dance parties in Hollywood clubs to pull together some standout events for All Hallows’ Eve.

RECOMMENDED: See more in our guide to Halloween in L.A.

The best Halloween parties in 2023

  • Clubs

One of the city’s hottest yearly dance parties, and definitely one of the best gay Halloween events (second only to the WeHo Carnaval), Halloweenie will feature a whole slew of DJs at Avalon. After spending the past decade Downtown, the event returns to Hollywood with another big change: It’s moved from around Halloween to Friday the 13th. The beneficiary this time around is again Project Angel Food. (Also, we have to point out that the hosts of Halloweenie, Fred Arens and Jason Duguay… are named Fred and Jason. It’s almost too perfect.)

  • Things to do
  • Film events

Like a Halloween version of its Yuletide Cinemaland series, Street Food Cinema will turn Heritage Square Museum into a spooky, cinematic playground. On the movie side, you can catch a different double feature each night (Scream and Scary Movie, plus I Know what You Did Last Summer and Cabin in the Woods) while embarking on home tours and adult trick-or-treating and perusing food trucks, a bar and market vendors.

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