Let’s take a break from real estate for a few minutes and check out some of the Los Angeles Halloween events for 2012.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: advertised as “the largest Halloween street party in the world”. This is a parade you need to attend once as you will see by This is not for the shy and retiring. An area of West Hollywood is closed off from La Cienega to Doheny, with hundreds of thousands of people crammed together looking at the amazing costumes of the participants. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Parking is a problem. I would say arrive early, but things really get going after 10:00 p.m. and the events runs well in to the early hours. As I said before, you must attend the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, at least once in your life. And it is FREE.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Advertised as “the scariest, most intense Halloween event in Southern California, this runs from October 12th through Halloween night, October 31st. You will walk through terrifying mazes, dodging walkers from “The Walking Dead”, and there are several other rides to enjoy. Times and ticket information.
This is the fourth year of the much talked about Hayride and this year will have more content than ever. The story of an entire village killed in a fire will be told and all the horror experienced while taking the ride. See if you can survive the Dark Maze without having the staff extracting you. Enjoy the sideshow entertainment. Located at Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Ave, the event takes place from October 4th through Halloween night, October 31st. Ticket and times.
Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids
The Downtown Center Business Improvement District holds its 5th annual Halloween Party for kids who call Downtown L.A. home. It will take place at Grand Hope Park from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Games, food and entertainment are included. Ticket information.
The Blumhouse of Horrors
The producers of “Paranormal Activity” and other horror movies, offer a tour of a possessed Los Angeles theater. (Full story). Home to dark magic, and opened for the first time since closing after a tragic accident. Don’t volunteer for any of the magic tricks. You might not survive. Open from October 4 to November 3. Tickets and times.
Heritage Square Museum will open its doors from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on October 31st for kids 1-12 years. Located at 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles 90031.
Jump on Starline Tour #22 and see a different side of Hollywood. The spooky side. Tickets and times.
Dia de Los Muertos
The 13th Annual Dia del Los Muertos, will be held on October 27th, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’ oldest cemetary from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Witness ancient ceremonial tributes in this spiritual celebration. The featured performers will be Ozomatli, The Santa Cecilia, Very Be Careful, Las Cafeteras, and Tribu. Tickets and information.
Santa Monica Halloween Pub Crawl
Obviously not for the little ones. Put on your costumes, buy your tickets, head to the Circle Bar, 2926 Main St., and go….