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Halloween in Los Angeles 2018

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


By Michael Juliano

Posted: Wednesday August 22 2018


Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Making plans for the most important holiday of the year—we’re talking Halloween, of course—isn’t so easy in sprawling L.A. Our guide to Halloween in Los Angeles has you covered with the best candy treats, the most inspiring costume shops, the rockingest parties, the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, and the coolest fall festivals and activities. 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 2018 fall on?

Unfortunately, this year Halloween falls on a Wednesday. So be prepared for the weekend prior to be jam-packed with Halloween festivities. 

Halloween parties and haunted houses

Halloween events in Los Angeles

Whatever you’re looking for, there’s no shortage of worthwhile Halloween events in L.A.

The best haunted houses and attractions

What’s Halloween without a few good scares?

The best Halloween parties in Los Angeles

Dress up and get down at these themed shindigs.

More October events

Street fairs, Halloween parties, fun festivals and more.

Halloween photos