Halloween Parties

Halloween Parties in Los Angeles with a Flair

Not all Halloween Parties in Los Angeles are loud drinking bashes or in dance clubs. This section will list parties of a very different type that will appeal to different tastes.  Some are dinner parties. They may be quieter, They may have a historic flare.  They may be off-the-wall. They may be geared towards special interests.  Please check out their websites to see if it’s something you’re really interested in.  Good times will be had by all.

Most of these will be smaller parties. Costumes ARE required in most cases. Pay attention to ticketing requirements and prices… they vary considerably. Some require membership in their organization. RSVP for many.

Halloween Party Evenings

from elegant to eclectic

Cinespia – Labyrinth Screening & Masquerade Ball   New Event

2017 Update A Halloween weekend phantasmagoria at a Gothic movie palace!  Join us for a dreamy night of fantasy, magic and a masquerade ball in one of the most opulent movie palaces in the world! The dark musical fable features the superstar who fell to earth David Bowie in his enchanting role as the glam rock fairy-tale dandy, Jareth the Goblin King, supported by a cast of bewitching monsters from visionary Jim Henson.  An unearthly evening full of illusions and delight and Labyrinth on the big screen! With magic shows, live music, full bars, photo booth and surprises aplenty to explore in the hauntingly historic Los Angeles Theatre.  Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests.

  • Info: http://cinespia.org/ or Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
      • Doors open at 7pm / Movie starts at 9pm
    • The Los Angeles Theatre
      • 615 S Broadway, Los Angles
    • Tickets: $35 / Premium $85
      • 21+ (with ID)
    • Costume Required for Entry

Cicada Club Halloween Costume Parties

(Party info always comes in a bit late, but don’t worry they’ll be partying.)

Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade Halloween Costume Party

2017 Update Take a ghostly trip back in time to the lost days of Hollywood nightclubs.   Haunted Hollywood Cavalcade featuring novelty dance music from the 1920s and 1930s.  RICHARD HALPERN “Mr. Tin Pan Alley” croons and belts his way through the songbooks of the Jazz Age and beyond.

  • Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com or event details. Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Cicada Restaurant
      • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 pm.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $64 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish.)
    • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Ghastly, creepy or spooky fin fashions from the 1920s and 1930s.
    • 21+

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

More Autumn Parties and Vintage Dance from The Cicada Restaurant

  • General Club Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com  /  Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
  • Cicada Restaurant
    • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
    • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 see site for detailed schedule
  • Tickets: See show list for ticket prices for shows. Most $25-$30.   Some shows have dinner specials.  This is separate.  Dinner not required for show.  (Reserve dinner separately, if wish.  Not included.)
  • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Coat and tie for men.  Evening wear for women.
  • 21 +

Johnny Holiday Show

2017 Update A special night of dining and dancing.  Live music and a vintage show.  Dance to an evening of big band music of the Johnny Holiday eleven piece dance orchestra.   Features an tribute to Bing Crosby by his great-nephew, Johnny Holiday.  The program will be styled after Bing’s radio programs and the “Holiday Palace” television show.  The emphasis is on music, variety, and surprises.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Saturday, October 14, 2017 EarlyBird

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $64 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Dead Mora Orchestra Armed Forces Tribute

2017 UpdateA special night of live music and dancing

  • Info:   Event Detail
    • Friday, November 10, 2017

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale $25  for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site, if available, $64 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Phil Crosby’s, Jimmy McConnell

2017 Update Dine and dance to Mr. Crosby’s wonderful cabaret show honoring is grandfather Bing Crosby. 17-Piece Big Band

  • Info:   Event Detail
    • Friday, November 17, 2017

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale $25  for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site, if available, $64 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

La Belle et la Bête (1946) – LA Opera  New Event

Beasty Ball

2017 Update The screening the French Clasical tale of Beauty and the Beast, La Belle et la Bête,  is expanded with music and voice.  A familiar fairy tale takes on a broader and deeper subject—the transformative power of love and art. Jean Cocteau’s stunningly beautiful 1946 French cinematic masterpiece of Beauty and the Beast is recast with an enchanting new soundtrack by Philip Glass. The modern maestro works his own magic around the shimmering spectacle by replacing the film’s original music and dialogue with nothing less than a classical opera, performed by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film.

Three special presentations at the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel will feature four vocalists performing along with the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman while the movie screens.

Friday night includes admission to the Beasty Ball.  Halloween night participants enjoy an After-Party and Costume Contest.

  • Info: https://www.laopera.org  or  Event Detail
    • Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday – October 28, 29, 31, 2017
      • Oct 28 – 8pm – Includes The Theatre at ACE Hotel’s Beastly Ball!
      • Oct 29 – 2pm – Movie w/ Opera only
      • Halloween – 8pm – Includes Halloweeen after-party & Costume Contest
    • Theatre at Ace Hotel
      • 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
    • Tickets:  Vary by day and seating / $25-$129
    • Dweller-of-the-night attire encouraged.

LindyGroove Haunted Halloween Ball – Pasadena

2017 Update Spooky dancing for all!  Dance the night away to swinging jazz music thru different eras. Floating 5400 sq. ft. wooden dance floor.  Two rooms of dancing.   Get there early if you need to learn the dances.  Candy Mountain & More!  Costume Contest, be there before 10pm.

Swing!  Blues!  Even Thriller.  See web for rehearsal times.  Open to the public, all ages.  Haunting dancing since 2002.

  • Info: http://www.lindygroove.com or facebook or  Event Detail
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
      • All ages. 7 PM – Midnight
    • (Dancing every Thursday night)
    • The Grand Ballroom of the Historic 1926 Pasadena Masonic Temple
      • 200 S. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena
    • Tickets: $12 with Costume or Pajamas, $15 without. Purchase at the door
    • All Ages. 
    • Dress code: Halloween costume  highly recommended but not required. $400 Costume Contest

Halloween Hotness  New Event

Welcome to Tinseltown! Mingle with special celebrity guests. Watch the red carpet arrivals. VIPs enjoy an area with complimentary champagne.

Dance to live music. Win great gifts in our raffles. Enjoy a fashion show. Great give-a-ways. Get your picture with one of our terrific cosplay experts. Zombies dance to Thriller. Cosplay pie fight. Play a game or challenge your friends in a lip sync battle. Burlesque.  Enter our costume contest.  All the proceeds will help fight cancer and find a cure.  Partying since 2014.

The Nerdrockers’ Ball Halloween Spooktacular

Angel City Brewery

2017 Update The Nerdrockers’ Ball Returns for our annual Halloween Spookstravagazna  at Angel City Brewery!   Totally free!  COMEDY – Adam Tod Brown, Riley Silverman, Tamer Kattan, Vanessa Gritton, Keith Carey.  MUSIC – Countless Thousands, Memphis Vampires, Gentlemen Prefer Blood.

Costume Contest with awesome prizes! Inflatable bats distributed for your squishy vengeance! Come kick off the Halloween weekend with a badass night of badass people being completely badass.  So come on out, you ghouls!

Zombie House Party – Beverly Hills New Event

Screening of 28 Days Later (2002)

2017 Update Celebrate the season, up your immunity and prepare for the apocalypse at The Saban Theatre’s inaugural Throwback Thursday Zombie House Party + special 15th anniversary screening of ’28 Days Later’.

Our pre-show includes a live terror-filled electronic music/visual set; a living dead fan art poster gallery in the lobby; blood red carpet photo opps; free zombie face painting by our makeup artists; a haunted balcony lounge; and a pre-movie Q&A with ’28 Days Later’ music composer John Murphy, moderated by True Blood star Ryan Kwanten and former Fandango editor-in-chief Chuck Walton.

The 15th anniversary screening of the zombie classic film ’28 Days Later’ plays on the Saban’s massive wall-to-wall movie palace screen and immersive, state-of-the-art sound system.  From director Danny Boyle, ’28 Days Later’ stars Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris as two survivors of an epidemic that devastates London and turns its citizens into rage-consumed, fast-moving zombies. Together with a few others, they make their way to what they hope will be a safe zone.

  • Info:    Event Detail  or (323) 655-0111
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
      • Pre-show: 6-8pm
      • Movie start: 8pm
    • Saban Theatre
      • 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills
    • Tickets: $20 / VIP $40
    • Under 18 must be accompanied by adult
    • Costumes encouraged. No backpacks or toy weapons.

Mansion Masquerade at the Burrage – Redlands New Event

2017 Update Enjoy an evening of dancing, a “spirit room” with whiskey, beer and wine tastings, food, and a silent auction to benefit youth programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside.  You never know if you may encounter a spirit or two at the historic Burrage Mansion.

Dream Halloween – Los Angeles

NOTE:  This event is no longer at the AIRPORT – see new address below

2017 Update Starlight Children’s Foundation invites you to check into the legendary “Starlight Hotel” for Dream Halloween. You’re invited to Starlight’s Dream Halloween, LA’s premiere family-friendly, star-studded, high-energy costume extravaganza! Come and enjoy live performances, toy giveaways, fun-filled activities, complimentary food and beverages and so much more. Star-studded.

The event sponsors hundreds of sick kids. At Dream Halloween children enjoy a spectacular Trick or Treat Lane where they receive toys donated by our generous sponsors. Other highlights include live performances, celebrity guests, a VIP lounge and fabulous food. Planned activities include face painting, photo booths with costume characters, hands
on crafts and state of the art virtual reality games and experiences.

  • Info: http://www.dreamhalloween.org or  http://www.starlight.org/   or 424-245-3688
    • Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, 6pm   
    • The MacArthur  <— New location!!!!
      • 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles   
    • Tickets: sponsorship packages start at $2,500 for 2 adults & 2 children.  See website for more sponsorship details.


LBSScary – at Nickelodeon, Burbank  New Event

2017 Update  Join Leadership Burbank for a Hot Halloween Costume Party of the Year at Nickelodeon!  Video DJ.  Appetizers and 2 Free Drinks.  Costume Contest With Celebrity Judge.  Raffle for 2 sets of Round Trip Airline Tickets

  • Info:     facebook  or Event Detail
    • Sat, October 21, 2017 

      • 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio
      • 231 West Olive Avenue, Burbank
    • Tickets:  $99 / $170 for couples / See site for sponsorship and VIP
      • covered free parking
    • 21 and over only
    • Costume Contest

OUToberfest – Netfix New Event

2017 Update Halloween comes early with OUTOBERFEST, presented by Outfest’s Emerging Leaders Council. Join us for an evening of mixing & mingling at the Hollywood offices of our gracious host Netflix, then kick back with a screening of ghoul-turned-gay pride icon “The Babadook” (sorry, Pennywise couldn’t make it). Strong BabaLEWKS are encouraged.

UNICEF Black and White Masquerade Ball

2017 Update The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is UNICEF Next Generation’s signature philanthropic event. Masked guests, dressed in their finest attire, dance the night away in celebration and support of UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Over 800 emerging global leaders, innovators, celebrities and philanthropists attend the UNICEF Masquerade Ball each year. The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is hosted by UNICEF’s esteemed network of emerging leaders, UNICEF Next Generation (NextGen). Live entertainment.  Partying since 2013.

  • Info:  http://www.unicefmasqla.org/  or Event Detail
    • Friday, October 27, 2017  –  9pm – 2am
    • Clifton’s Cafeteria, Los Angeles
      • 648 S. Broadway Los Angeles
    • Fundraising tickets: $225 / NextGen member $175 / See web for other options
    • Costume: Fancy and Masked

Monster Bash – Meals on Wheals fundraiser – Santa Monica

2017 Update Casino games – silent auction – prizes – no host full bar, complimentary specialty drink, hors d’oeuvres & dessert.  All overlooking the Santa Monica beach & gorgeous SoCal sunset! Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.  Frighteningly good live entertainment. Have a Spooktackular time!

  • Info: http://www.mealsonwheelswest.org/ or  310-394-5133 ext 5  or event details
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017,  7:30 pm-11 pm
    • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
      • 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
    • Tickets: $100 on web / $150 at door.  See website for higher funding options
      • download registration / sponsorship forms
    • Halloween Costume Contest


Annual BierBuzz Masquerade – The Original Costume Craft Beer Festival

???  Ghouls, goblins, ghosts and craft beer?!  BierBuzz® will host the annual BierBuzz Masquerade, Southern California’s first Costume craft beer festival. BierBuzz® Masquerade takes everything you like about craft beer festivals and offers a ghoulish and exciting twist. Attendees can show off their stylish, scary, sexy, funny, or cute costumes. Ensuring BierBuzz® guests have a devilish good time, live bands will awaken the spirits of attendees. 40+ Breweries will be bringing a rare beer or something specially brewed for this event, and trust us the breweries bring their “A-Game” for this.. This is a charity event. Partying since 2012.

  • Info:  http://www.bierbuzz.com/   or    Ticket details
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016  –  5-9pm 
    • Industry Hills Expo Center
      • 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry
    • Tickets: $40, VIP available, Designated Driver $20
    • 21+
    • Costume Encouraged

Monster Ball – Alpine Village

(No ball listed for 2017)

 Spend your Halloween with us in the giant tent. In addition to all of the Oktoberfest fun you’re used to, we’ll also have the crowd in amazing Halloween costumes and a costume contest! At the Alpine Village Bierhall in Torrance, a traditional German/Bavarian hall with a huge dance floor, intense sound, and 20+ kraft and imported biers on tap.

  • Info:   http://www.alpinevillagecenter.com   or  Facebook
    • Saturday, October 30, 2016 / 5pm-Midnight
      • Oktoberfest runs from September 8 – October 28, 2017
    • Alpine Village
      • 833 W Torrance Blvd, Torrance
    • Tickets: $15 cover, order on web.  Dinner options available but limited.  See Web.
      • 21+
    • Costume Contest

Dinners and Dining Halloween Themed

We’ve had numerous requests for Halloween Dinners.   We’ve searched for spooky themed dinning.  You’re find both just a meal, and dinner theater parties…

There are many places that do create a special Halloween menu…. but they DO NOT update their web often.  Some places have annual events.  Others now have apps and just update there. So, we’re listing the places that have been know to have events.  Please call ahead to confirm. RSVPing a must.  Many do sell out.

Celebrating Halloween on the Rails: Fillmore & Western Railway Company – Specialty Trains

2017 Update Ride a vintage train to their pumpkin patch. Children’s museum, jumps, carousel, hay maze, arts and crafts, food and fun. See the home of the Hollywood Trains! There are multiple themed events, see below for the ones that include dinner. Check out their site for more events including zombie paintball.

  • Info: http://www.fwry.com/then click on Specialty Trains
    • Make reservations: 800-773-8724
    • Will call is at 364 Main Street, Fillmore

Even more events with Fillmore Trains on our Haunting on Wheals page

Haunted Hayride Family Dinner Train

Creep on-board a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with “Ichabod” as your destination. Feast on BBQ tri-tip and Chicken, Potato Salad, Bread and Beans. Then embark on a daring hayride and and who knows what else, or who else might be lurking … Dress in costume or as a mere mortal, if you dare.

  • Event Details
  • Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 

    • Bodies board – 6:45, dying return – aprox 10:15
    • Tickets Adult (&baby on lap) $62/ 4-12 $45 / Baby $10
      • reservations required
    • Costumes Encouraged

Murder Mystery – Dinner Train & Theater – Fright Night

Enjoy an evening train ride with a 3 course dinner and less-than-serious sleuthing. Join in or sit back and watch.  Theme is “Fright Night”.  Come dressed as  your favorite ghoul or ghost and try to solve a murder mystery on board a train.  Scare yourself silly with murder and mystery on an evening of spooky entertainment.  You never know what will happen or to who.  Your hair will stand on end as you split  your sides laughing with this motley crew.  “Is this a costume or the real you?”

  • Info:  http://www.fwry-blog.com/murder-mystery-dinner-2017.html
  •   Saturday night, October 7, 2017
    • board at 6:15 pm, depart 7:00 pm, return at 10:00 pm

      • check their ticket section to see what mystery dinner show plays on other nights
      • reservations required
      • assigned seating
    • for dinner: $89 (includes tax and tips)
    • 18 & over for this event
  • Note: They do other themed events thought out the year.

Dracula – A Classic Tale — Riley’s Farm New Event

2017 Update The year is 1897.  A Christian solicitor from London, Jonathan Harker, has been given the task to journey to Transylvania, and settle estates with one Count Dracula. On his journey he is repeatedly warned of an evil presence that lies in Castle Dracula. Harker journeys on in spite of the ill warnings, only to discover that there does lie a true evil within the Count’s unearthly home.

Riley’s Farm Theatre Company invites you to travel back in time to visit the Victorian world of Bram Stoker, and his timeless tale of good against evil in our stage adaptation of Dracula! Enjoy a bountiful, full-bodied meal, a succulent dessert, and a deliciously sinister plot. Don’t miss this classic tale of one of fiction’s most iconic villains!

The two hour family friendly stage production is presented in three acts and features drama that occurs on and off stage. Watch out… the Count might be standing next to you!  All plays presented by Riley’s Farm Theatre Company are family-friendly.  We welcome theatre-goers of all ages! However, be advised, due to the intricate plot and vampiric themes (and perhaps a few frightening moments of suspense), all parents and guardians are advised to consider the subject matter before purchasing a ticket for their child. 

  • Info: http://www.rileysfarm.com/ or 909-797-7534 or Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 28, Halloween night, November 4, 11, 18, 2017
      • 5:30 – 9pm
    • Tickets: $30-35 / Kids 3-12: $35 / Days do sell out
    • Rileys Farm Theatre Company For October 2017 see  RFTC facebook for dinner and show info.  Shows run all year.
      • Sleepy Hollow Celebration,Evenings
      • Colonial Farm Life Adventure
      • Revolutionary War Adventure
      • Gold Rush Adventure
      • Old Joe Homestead
      • Dracula
    • Riley’s Farm
      • 12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen
      • A bit beyond the 10/60 Freeway merge, use their map page for instructions because map quest doesn’t always get it right.
      • They are a large farm, which parking lot you use depends on the event.

HallowlineThe Dinner Detective – Halloween Costume Show

2017 Update   Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  Just beware.  The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect.  Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows.  We will hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests.  This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible.  Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time.  Over the course of the night, our costumed Detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery. The audience member that gives the best correct answer of “whodunit?” before the killer is revealed will walk away with a stellar Prize Package.

  • Info:  https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/los-angeles/
    • Saturdays in October 2017, 6-9:30
      • Note: they have shows most Saturday, some private, check calendar for more murderous fun.
    • Upstairs at Vitello’s
      • 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City
    • Tickets: $65  (note dietary restrictions w/ ticket order) – reserve early, sells out very early
      •  2nd floor – not accessible for wheal chairs
    • 15+ w/ adult
    • Halloween Costumes encouraged, but not necessary

The October Country  New Event

2017 Update The October Country and celebrate the season with a pop-up lounge in Silverlake. Enjoy craft cocktails, special menu items, themed nights, and giveaways all culminating in The Edendale’s annual Halloween party and costume contest.

We serve as a gathering place for haunted house and horror fans, Halloween aficionados, and those simply looking for an alternative to their usual night out. We encourage you to drop by for pre-haunt happy hour on your way to one of the other fantastic events happening across the city. Want to keep the night going? Head back with friends and enjoy full bar service until 2am.

The Edendale’s full menu of modern American comfort food is available until 10pm Sunday-Wednesday and 11pm Thursday-Saturday.  Dine in and make us your destination for the evening!

Halloween with the Wolf Ambassadors of Apex Protection Project New Event

2017 Update We invite you to come and celebrate this Halloween in nature with the pack, under the stars, enveloped by the peaceful sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls.  This is a unique and intimate day of adventure and healing.  You spend the day with the Wolf Ambassadors of the Apex Pack and you will create unforgettable memories through hands-on, interactive engagement.

Basic schedule: Greet the pack.  A beautiful guided hike over the desert hills with lots of stops to enjoy the Apex Ambassador Pack as they run and play off-leash. (Approx 1 hr moderate hike over rocky terrain.)  Peaceful snuggle time at the top of the hill.  Back for dinner with wine.  (Options for vegan and vegetarian as well. )  Then move into a beautiful healing circle.  We will relax on yoga mats or blankets outside under the night sky for an Intuitively Guided Sound Bath & Meditation where you can allow yourself to be still, relax, reflect, feel the energy of the pack, soak in the sounds, feelings, energy. We may even get to join in a beautiful howl all together with the pack.

  • Info:  facebook or fb Event Detail  or   Event Detail w/ schedule
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
      • Arrive by 3:30 / depart: 8:30
    • It is located approx 1 hr outside of Los Angeles depending on traffic.  Palmdale area.  Address will be mailed upon ticketing.
    • Tickets: $150 for hike, dinner, wolf snuggles, guided meditation
      • Hiking shoes / Yoga mat.  See website for clothing suggestions and restrictions.
      • 18+ / Release required.

Pirate Dinner – Vampirate’s New Event

Guests will enjoy an astonishing display of special effects, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels while enjoying a delicious, four-course feast, fit for a Pirate King! The action is set aboard an 18th Century Spanish galleon adrift in a 250, 000- gallon lagoon. Our talented crew makes this show possible with brilliant actors, singers and stunt performers. Lads, lasses and scallywags of all ages don costumes to bring the adventure to life.

Looking for something fun to do with your family this Halloween in Orange County? Celebrate Halloween with Pirate’s Dinner Adventure at Treasure Bay’s Annual Masquerade Ball. However, heed this warning: be wary. For the Evil Captain Sebastian the Black is still lurking in the shadows, awaiting unsuspecting guests who would become prey to him and his horde of “Vampire Pirates.” Care to join the Vampirates… as their dinner?

Keep an eye out for surprise pirate encounters as you mix and mingle! Enjoy a scrumptious variety of tray passed appetizers.  but, save room because there is a feast awaiting that can satisfy even the hungriest of pirates!    Face painters, photos and seaport merchants.

  • Info: http://piratesdinneradventureca.com  or  Calendar
    • October 2-31, 2017  Early Open
      • Multiple shows on Saturday and Sunday, 7pm show on Weekdays
      • Other show Pirate themes throughout the year.
    • 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
      • Just off the 91 Freeway and Beach Blvd.
      • Down the street from Knott’s Berry Farm
    • Tickets for dinner & show: $62 / $37 kids / Under 2 Free on lap/ 
      • Group rates and upgrades available
      • Search for ticket discounts. /Handicap seating available, notify
      • Meal choices include gluten free, vegan, vegetarian.
    • Costume guidelines: We invite guest of all ages to dress up every night of our Halloween show. However all costumes must be family friendly, no masks, and no weapons.
      • Costume contest every Saturday and Sunday for ghouls and goblins of all ages.

Trick or Eat – The Cellar

??? Halloween will take a decidedly more adult turn as The Cellar, one of Orange County’s best known fine dining establishments, hosts. Dare to descend the darkened stairway and into the depths of The Cellar as we celebrate our 8th annual Trick or Eat Halloween Dinner Party. The lore of haunted restaurants is talked about but nowhere is it truer than in The Cellar. The space in which The Cellar inhabits was home to untold mysteries as the cellar of the old California Hotel. The haunting of The Cellar is a close guarded secret and only is revealed once a year.

Enjoy a four-course Halloween-themed dining experience with zombies and ghostly ghouls from the award-winning Maverick Theater creeping from the deepest darkest depths of The Cellar.  Haunting and dining since 2005.

  • Info: http://www.cellardining.com/ or or (714) 525-5682
    • October 29 – 31, 2015
    • The Cellar
      • 305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton
    • $59.95 (plus tax and gratuity)
    • RSVP quick, sells out

Karaoke Halloween Costume Party – Catalina

2017 Update Join the wacky and outrageous fun at El Galleon’s annual Halloween Karaoke Costume Party. Karaoke party starts at 9pm, where you can sing all the monster favorites with over 20,000 songs to choose from! Vote on your favorite costumes with 1st prize winning a Lobster Dinner for Two. Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm and Sunset Dinner Specials available from 5pm-7pm. The party starts at 8pm.  Full bar and dinner available from 5-9pm. Early-bird dinner specials.

Eat Drink and Be Scary…

??? Fine dining at Anaheim White House Restaurant’s annual fundraiser benefiting Caterina’s Club. Enjoy Killer Spirits and Witches Brew during the Auction/Raffle Preview. Dinner and entertainment starts at 6:30.

  • Info: http://www.anaheimwhitehouse.com/ or or (714) 772-1381
    • October 31, 2010
      • 5pm until the witching hour – see website for detailed schedule
    • Anaheim White House Restaurant
      • 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
    • ??? Tickets: $65, RSVP
    • Costume Contest

Graveyard… of past parties

LA Opera Black and White Ball

(Plus Dracula (1931)  screening)

 The evening starts off with Dracula on the big screen, accompanied by a live performance of the film’s score.  To follow up the screening — a raucous, costumed dance party.  Expect special guest DJs, sensory-stimulating themed rooms, 4 bars, and plenty of tricks and treats we’re keeping under wraps for now. Let’s face it—an eerie 1920’s style movie palace and dance party in an old Hollywood style lobby is a pretty epic backdrop to your Halloween shenanigans.

Stray Cat Club – Halloween FUNraising Party

??? Vegan cuisine, Stray Cat Martinis, Masquerade Party, silent auction, hosted bar, make-up artists, magic, Animal Communicator, music and more! Benefiting the programs of the Stray Cat Alliance, building a No Kill Nation on stray at a time.

  • Info: http://www.straycatalliance.org/ or (310) 281-1109 or Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 24, 2015, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
    • Montage Beverly Hills
      • 225 North Canon Drive, Beverley Hills.
    • Tickets for the fundraiser, $215. See web for sponsorship options.
    • Costumes or Black Tie Optional

 Moonlight on the Marsh

Friends of the Ballona Wetlands Fundraiser. Appetizers, open bar, live DJ and other surprises.

  • Info: http://www.moonlightonthemarsh.com or http://www.ballonafriends.org/
    • Saturday, October 24, 2015 

      • 6 pm – 9 pm
    • Marina del Rey Marriott, Bayview Ballroom
      • 41oo Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
    • Admission: $100, and up depending on sponsor level, RSVP
    • In the spirit of Halloween weekend, costumes are optional!

Night of the Living Zoo – LA Zoo

Claw your way over to the L.A. Zoo for a hair-raising Halloween shindig like no other. Thrill to classic tales of the macabre courtesy of Drama After Dark. Gasp as animals such as the komodo dragon devour their All Hallow’s Eve feasts. Hear true tales of nature’s blood-suckers, as well as creatures odd, slimy and strange. Undead (aka live) music, viciously-good victuals, psychic readings, and more spooky surprises await all who dare enter…

In Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey, actors of the Guild of St. George will perform haunting Edgar Allan Poe tales such as “The Raven” and “The Black Cat” and Edward Gorey’s ghastly “Gashlycrumb Tinies.” Goosebumps guaranteed.

The rockabilly beats and spooky tunes will have visitors shivering, shaking and quaking.  Animal keepers will enlighten the curious with fearsome feedings and terrifying talks throughout the evening.  Food and drink available for purchase.

  • Info: http://www.lazoo.org/nightofthelivingzoo/
    • Friday, October 24, 2014, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

      • Event takes place rain or shine
    • Los Angeles Zoo
      • 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
      • the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State) and the 134 (Ventura) freeways.
    • Tickets: $46/ $41 for GLAZA members (in advance), Door: $51 / $46 for GLAZA members
      • Ticket price includes 2 drinks
    • 18 +
    • Those guests deemed Scariest, Best Animal and Most Original in our Costume Contest will win the to-die-for grand prize: VIP behind-the-scenes docent tours.

Muse Costume Ball – LA County Museum of Art

Mingle with masterpieces at the annual LACMA Costume Ball: The Living Museum, where guests are invited to attend dressed as a work of art, wander the galleries after-hours, and dance the night away.

Take an eerie late-night tour and learn some of the dark secrets behind objects in LACMA’s collection or guide yourself through the twisted halls of Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s. Looking to celebrate the Living Museum with additional variety? Galleries featuring LACMA’s incredible collection of modern, contemporary, American, European, Japanese, Latin American, and Southeast Asian art (plus a few more) will be open all night.

Food and cash bar available until 1AM.  Haunted partying since 2003.

  • Info: http://www.lacma.org or [ event detail ] or 323-857-6010
    • Friday, October 31, 2014 – 8 pm
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, LA
    • Tickets: $60 for Muse members / LACMA: $80  / Non-members: $100, see website for more packages and pre-sale discount.
      • Reserve early, sells out
    • 21+
    • Costumes Required

Haunted Halloween Costume Party

??? The legendary Maggie’s Pub hosts a Halloween Costume Party in Santa Fe Springs. Costume contest, dancing, and trick or treat.

  • Info: www.Maggiespub.com  or  562-944-4044

    • Saturday October 31, 2013 starts at 9pm Maggies Pub
      • 11900 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 9067
      • +21
    • No masks!

Halloween Food Fest – KTOWN Night Market

??? A street closure on Sixth Street in Koreatown will make room for an annual Halloween Food Festival!  Popular restaurants and food trucks from Southern California will congregate at the event, including popular eateries from LA’s Koreatown.  While a handful of vendors at the event will serve Korean food, other cultures will also be represented to showcase the diverse culinary flavors of Los Angeles.In the spirit of Halloween, the first 500 guests in costumes each day will receive free gift bags filled with KTOWN Black Cards, artist CD’s, sponsored goods, and more. In addition, guests can participate in numerous other giveaways and contests at the festival for more free products and prizes.

  • Info:   http://ktownnightmarket.com/     or Event Tickets
    • Saturday, October 25, 2014,  2:00 pm – Midnight
    • Sunday, October 26, 2014,  Noon – 9:00 pm
    • KTOWN Night Market
      • 3424 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $5 / $3, in advance
    • Costumes for prize chances.

Cinefamily Presents:Childhood Haunts Halloween Party

 Halloween is truly hallowed at Cinefamily — it’s both the right time to get down, and to celebrate our birthday. We opened seven years ago this week (Holy Hades, how time has flown), and we mark every Cinebirthday with an unforgettable, all-night audio/visual bash. This year, we reach out beyond what haunts us in our waking adult lives, to explore the depths of our collective childhood movie-watching subconscious in an original Cinefamily video mix. This signature Mondo video collision covers the hazy, freaky-deaky memories of these pivotal pieces of films and TV that pretty much screwed us up for life; this is a mix that’s been years in the making. Plus, a midnight ghost story performance, and a return of our upstairs Oculus Rift lounge (this time, loaded up with specially commissioned “haunted house” virtual reality realms!) Did we also mention drinks, dancing and other ridiculous reverie?

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS 21+. Tickets are sold to our facility’s capacity (auditorium, patio, upstairs, etc.) Entrance to the party does not guarantee seating in the main auditorium throughout the evening.

Check out their full program of horror movies the rest of the month.

  • Info: http://www.cinefamily.org or 323-655-2510 or Event Info
    • Friday, October 31, 2014 – 8pm
    • The Silent Movie Theater
      • 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $15
      • 21+
    • Costume Prizes

Cinespia – Haunted Hotel Bash

Party in the famous haunted 1920s movie palace under a soaring gold ceiling and spooky towering lobby, and on the hotel’s gorgeous Broadway skyline rooftop.  The evening begins with a brand new, fully restored print of John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN, the ultimate horror movie projected on the big screen! Next, AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS perform live on stage, the latest (and scariest) musical incarnation from Animal Collective’s resident psychopath.  Then at the witching hour the dance party begains.  Visit the HAUNTED HALL upstairs and witness the theatre’s ghostly past in a Halloween maze designed by Cinespia.

  • Info:  http://cinespia.org/event/halloween/
    • Friday, October 31, 2014
      • Gates at 8:30 Movie 9:30 Band 11:00
    • Hotel and The Theatre at Ace
      • 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $45 / VIP: $95
      • 11:30 entry tickets: $18
    • Costume Required

Fools’ Guild Halloween Party

A Foolish take on Guy Falkes

Guy Fawkes Day Foolish Feast… Featuring all foods Flambé, Flame broiled, Charred or DIABLO in honor of the failed attempt to incinerate the House of Lords in 1605.  Protecting our Foolish Royals, all Crowned Heads encouraged. A Foolish Take on Guy Fawkes. Pot Luck Challenge: HOTHOTHOT!! Fiery Entertainment… HOTHOTHOT!!

  • Info: http://www.foolsguild.org/ or 818-040-1505
    • Friday, November 7, 2014
      • 7pm until midnight
    • Good King Bo’s Way to Much Studio
      • 1910 W. Temple, LA
      • Historic Filipino Town area on Temple, east of Alvarado
    • $25 at the door, or buy a king pin for $15 food scrip as well, reservations required.
      • More info on their web site.
    • Costume not required but makes it more fun. Anything festive and fun

 Haunted Hollywood Party

Join us for a spectacular “Haunted Hollywood’ themed Halloween party! Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and get ready to dance the night away. The first 100 people will receive swag bags full of fa-boo-lous treats! There will be a DJ, dance floor, amazing door prizes and specialty cocktails all night long!

  • Info:  http://www.sonomawinegardensantamonica.com/ or     or 424-214-4560
    • Thursday, October 31st, 8pm – 2am
    • Sonoma Wine Garden
      • 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
    • Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door
      • Includes entrance and one drink ticket

Monster Meals —  Industries

??? No Halloween is complete without gory meals like a bat salad or blood and guts, and other menu items.  French Urban Farm Cuisine restaurant in LA’s downtown financial district.

G2 Gallery

Dare to come to The G2 Gallery!
Halloween Artist Reception

??? Wear your favorite costume and join The G2 Gallery and photographers Ira Meyer, Christine Caldwell and Miriam Schulman for this very special Halloween reception.
Dare to Stare at “Scary” Wildlife

Join The G2 Gallery and celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski as he shares some scaly, fanged, slimy and clawed creatures in celebration of the creepiest of holidays and learn how to protect wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation.

Info: http://www.theg2gallery.com or or 310.452.2842
Halloween Artist Reception
Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:30-9pm
Dare to Stare at “Scary” Wildlife
Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 1:30-4pm
The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Admission: $5 RSVP
Costumes are encouraged!

Dia De Los Muertos Salsa Costume Party

Halloween celebration and dance party full of monsters and madness! gory evening of frightful fun and devilish dancing! Horrific Halloween extravaganza with Bloody Entertainment. Wear a creepy costume, bring your dancing shoes, and celebrate Halloween Salsa-style, with a live Salsa band, a scary Salsa lesson, a horrific costume contest, a raffle, spine-tingling prizes, and more! Dance the night away.

  • Info: http://www.latindancepro.com/or or (626)799-2347
    • Tuesday, November 1. 2011
    • Ixtapa Cantina in Old Town Pasadena
      • 119 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
    • Tickets: free
    • Come in costume, bring your dancing shoes

Transylvania Mania!

Trans and queer artists and allies invite you to a blowout Halloween bash. View the latest issue of Original Plumbing magazine, and tour Hammer Projects artist Julian Hoeber’s installation Demon Hill. Plus, Tranimal drag makeover workshop for attendees with before and after portraits by Austin Young. All ages, genders, and persuasions welcome. Costumes encouraged! Seasonal menu and cash bar by Cafe Hammer.
Info: http://hammer.ucla.edu/ or [ detail ]
Friday, October 29, 2010 – 7pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd. Westwood
Free, parking $3 after 6
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted

Eyes Wide Shut Halloween

??? If the world was invited to a masquerade party, people would arrive early and select few would be tardy… As the masquerade ends we see who’s really who, this, my friend, is more scary as they’re not the people you thought you knew.

Tickets include 2 drink tickets, light hors d’oeuvres, dinner, costume contest for the ladies
Info: http://www.stregismb.com/ or or 949-234-3200
Saturday, October 31st, 8PM
St. Regis Monarch Beach
One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
$75 per person, Includes tax & gratuity. See site for group and VIP tables

SMMOA Halla Gala

Come as your secret self—your alternate identity or inner persona—to an evening of fantasy, fashion, and fun to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Surrealist photo booth, Felliniesque movies, and The Magic Carpet walk-off. Flowing libations and culinary delights

HALLA GALA HONORARY HOSTS for 2009: Susan and Leonard Nimoy
Info: http://www.smmoa.org or or 310.586.6488
Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7-11
Santa Monica Museum of Art
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica
Halla’va Ticket $350 / Masquerade $1,500 (pair of tickets including a limited print). See site for more VIP options.

Haunted Museum – Natural History Museum

??? Join the Graveyard Shift, as the Natural History Museum transforms into a variety of spooky cemeteries, which guests explore to seek hidden clues and interact with our Museum experts in the realm of the departed. With notebooks and magnifying glasses in hand, they will collect all the clues hidden throughout the event. Different areas of the Museum will be festively themed to enliven the adventure, including an authentic New Orleans cemetery featuring a live jazz band, a catacombs section with piles of bones, a Dia de los Muertos area and a Davy Jones’ Locker set-up, highlighting watery graves.

If you’re looking for smaller events, check out for more events there. Hope you love spiders!
Info: http://www.nhm.org/weekends/#October or (213) 763-DINO
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd. LA – (between Vermont and Figueroa)
Admission is free with Naturalist membership or higher sponsorship of the museum. ($325 annual). See the site for details of what else is included w/ the membership.