October 29 – November 2 Hours vary Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 $18-28
See the beautiful spectacle of 5,000 Halloween jack o’ lanterns glowing in the darkness. The hand-carved jack o’ lanterns are arranged along a 1/4 mile trail. Themes include TV and sports stars, the Wizard of Oz, a reproduction of the New York skyline a pre-historic arrangement of life-sized dinosaurs made entirely out of lit jack o’ lanterns. Parking is free and refreshments are available for purchase. Trail is wheelchair accessible. Buy your tickets now as they are selling out fast.
October 29, 30, 31 Times vary El Capitan Theater 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 $14 – $23
This showing of Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D including smog, sprinklers, and a ripoff of the tingler has become an annual tradition at El Capitan. Park across Hollywood Blvd. at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Prepare to sing along.
October 28 – November 2 Sun – Thurs 10am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 10am – 12midnite (Haunted house and trail hours: Weekdays Dusk – 10pm Weekends Dusk – 12midnite)
During daylight hours the festival features wholesome activities like pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, an Adventure Corn Maze, hay ride, farm animals and activities such as a craft tent, apple bobbing, a carousel and pony rides. On Friday, October 31, as part of the LA Harvest Festival, celebrate Halloween with Trick-or-Treating, Costume Contests, apple bobbing, costume contest, scarecrow making and hay mazes, A pumpkin patch, train ride, lots of great arts & crafts, pumpkin carving, face painting, bounce houses, and food trucks.
As darkness falls, the pleasant farm is turned into Frightfare Scream Park, which is not for smaller kids. Get creeped out at the Creatures of the Corn Haunted Trail and the Factory of Nightmares Haunted House.
October 31-November 2, 2014
Friday, October 31st- Halloween Celebration: Westwood & Cheviot Hills/Palms: 10am-8pm, Mission Hills 10am-9pm. Saturday, November 1, 2: 10am-6pm
If Pierce College is too far, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is hosting Harvest Festivals at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, Westwood Recreation Center, South LA Wetlands Park, and Andres Pico Adobe Park in Mission Hills. Check the website for addresses. Activities include apple bobbing, pumpkin patch, bouncy houses and train rides.
October 31, 5-8 p.m. Grand Hope Park 919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles Downtown CA 90017 $5 admission in advance, $8 at the door 323-644-6661
Downtown has a growing community of families. Hundreds of kids and their families will be decked out in full costume to enjoy trick-or-treat doors, an inflatable bounce house & slide, video Games, hot dogs, cotton candy & popcorn machines, fun face painting and crafts, balloon animals, jugglers and puppet Shows.