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Halloween in Los Angeles 2023

Don’t freak out—use our guide to Halloween in L.A. to find the best events and the spookiest places

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Making plans for the most important holiday of the year—we’re talking Halloween, of course—isn’t so easy in sprawling L.A. But our guide to Halloween in Los Angeles has you covered with the best candy treats, the most inspiring costume shops and the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating.

Haunted houses are, of course, a big part of the season here in L.A.—a land full of theme parks and professional effects artists. But you’ll also find plenty of other Halloween events in our guide below.

Still not feeling the fall in Los Angeles spirit? We’ve also rounded up our favorite haunted spots where real ghosts still can rattle a few chains. Let the countdown to the thrills and chills begin!

What day does Halloween 2023 fall on?

This year Halloween falls on a Tuesday.

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