Kids Halloween

Kids Halloween Events in Los Angeles, Parties and fun stuff for the young at heart

Halloween has been a kid’s event in the US for more than a century, but the adults have been reclaiming it. This section will have a mix of special kids Halloween events. These won’t be toned-down, but kid-centric. The emphasis is on fun in costumes and imagination, not scare.


Kids Imagination Fun

A Faery Hunt Faery Hunt Faries with children

2017 Update In these interactive plays. The children are apart of the action as the faeries take the children on a quest for the Faery Queen. For ages 2-10 and the young at heart. Most children come in costume. This is purrrrrfect for Halloween, even though we try not to be scary.   Groups and birthdays are welcome.

WINNER of the Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Award for Best LA Children’s Theater!

Info: http://www.afaeryhunt.com/ or 818-324-6802

A Faery Hunt Show and a Fairy Halloween Party!

First, one of our award-winning shows — a fun and gentle musical quest through the forest for the Fairy Royalty. And for a gentler Halloween alternative, following the morning performance is the FAIRY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Storytelling, dancing, games, fairy unicorn readings, fairy face painting, one-on-one time with the fairies, food, frolic and fun.

Most children come in costume. We’re asking adults to also come in costume on this one. After all, it is Halloween. Groups and Birthdays are welcome.?

  • Saturday,  October 21, 2017

    • The show starts at 10:30 then the party
    • Griffith Park
      • 2333 Fern Dell Place Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $15 for just the party or the show /  $25 for both / Adult & Children ticket same price.
    • Reservations suggested.

 

The rest of the fall schedule….

The Mermaid’s Tail

What an exquisite, gorgeous place to spend the morning with the Faeries! Auntie Angelica will take the audience on a gentle adventure through the gorgeous gardens to help Mermaid LiBan back to the ocean to find her tail!  With the help of the audience, the faeries and Pirate Captain Scrappy’s map of hidden treasures, we will go on a musical quest filled with a treasure hunt, fun, laughs and surprises. Stay and explore the rest of the gardens, have your lunch at the Peacock Cafe, and have a faery full fun day at the Arboretum.  Roaming peacocks are a delightful bonus.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017

    • LA Arboretum
      • 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia
    • Tickets: $10 per member / $15 non-members
      • For this event, Call the Arboretum: 626-821-4623

A Faery Hunt’s Enchanted Adventure

A Faery adventure for the whole family.

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017
    • Crestwood Hills Park
      • 1000 Hanley Avenue, Brentwood

The Missing Faery Light story

After jumping into Fairyland and meeting up with the faeries, the audience learns that the Faery Queen’s enchanted necklace is missing! Who could have taken it? All the faery folke immediately think it’s Noll the Troll – whenever anything goes wrong they always blame the Troll. Was it Gerome the Gnome, Noll’s funny companion. But after a series of events – a duel – and a lot of fun, the audience helps the faery folk bring the faery light back to the Faery Queen and all is righted in Faeryland.

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • Sunset Theatre Company
      • 1603 Aviation Blvd. #6, Redondo Beach

Fairy Magical Tea Party

What a lovely event! Each table will be hosted by one of A Faery Hunt’s charming faeries. English Tea Sandwiches, short breads, faery fruit and veggies, and Fairy Tea will be served — catered by our amazing Fairy Caterer. Come dressed in your faery or princess finest attire. Circle-time story time with the faeries, music, dancing, and surprises. Space is limited for this event so purchase your tickets now for this catered event.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • Starts 11:30
    • Tarzana Community and Cultural Center
      • 19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana
    • Tickets: $40 / RSVP

A Faery Hunt’s Amazing Adventure

A Faery adventure for the whole family.

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017
    • Crestwood Hills Park
      • 1000 Hanley Avenue, Brentwood

A Faery Hunt’s Magical Quest

Join us as we go on an interactive adventure in this enchanting school where the faeries reside.

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 
    • Note:  2pm performance
    • Highland Hall Waldorf School
      • 7100 Superior Street, Northridge

After the Halloween shows…

The Fairies Songbook

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • Sunset Theatre Company
      • 1603 Aviation Blvd 6, Redondo Beach

A Faery Hunt’s Fall Fairy Fun – LA Arboretum

As the faeries work, painting the forest with beautiful orange, red and gold colors, they never too busy to celebrate! Join the faeries from A Faery Hunt up close in fall interactive walkabouts in the enchanted Celebration Garden of LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of fall faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun, while weaving in messages of kindness, respect and ecological responsibility. Children are encouraged to come in their favorite costume. Groups and parties are welcome! Wings, wands and faery music available in the gift shop. This event is from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Stay and explore the rest of the gardens, have your lunch at the Peacock Cafe, and enjoy a faery full fun day at the Arboretum. Roaming peacocks are a delightful bonus.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 9:30 -12: 30
    • LA Arboretum
      • 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia
    • For this event, Call the Arboretum: 626-821-4623
      • Tickets: $10 per member / $15 non-members

The Fairy and the Pirate Adventure story

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017
    • McCabe’s Sunday Morning Concerts
      • 3101 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Saturday December 2, 2017
    • Start at 4pm
    • My Creative Outlet
      • 21754 Devonshire St, Chatsworth

More events throughout the year!

  • Details for all:
  • Tickets: $15.00 a ticket at Griffith Park and the Sunset Theatre, $25 for double event ticket
    • $12.50 a ticket at all other locations. Each person needs a ticket, adults and children, unless otherwise indicated.   Special rates for other 501(c)(3)s.  Children under 23 months free.
  • Please call for reservations and confirms dates on the calendar.
    • Additional dates/private parties – contact Debbie at 818–324–680
    • All shows start promptly at 10:30 am, except where indicated. For morning shows, please arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. for preshow and check in.
  • Costumes always welcome for the little fairies

 

Boo At the Zoo – Los Angeles Zoo

2017 Update Our spooky and safe family festivities have been such a spine-tingling success, we’re bringing back the ghoulishly good times throughout the month of October!  Treat the imagination, not the sweet tooth, at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment—including roaming costumed characters, pumpkin carving, a musical puppet show, crafts, and more—on weekends. Costumes encouraged!

Daily Boo adventures include: Creepy Caves – Explore dim caverns with spooky projections. Creepy Corn Stalk Maze – Trek through a creepy maze made of hay.

Weekend Boo adventures include:  Creepy Crafts, Swazzle’s Musical Monster Mash-Up puppet show,  expert pumpkin carving demonstrations, strolling costumed characters, mad science show, Halloween Dance Block Party

Learn sweet and scary animal facts while you watch some of our resident creatures enjoy special enrichment  surprises. And, of course, trick-or-treat for candy as you roam the Zoo.  All activities are free to GLAZA members and with paid Zoo admission.

  • Info: http://www.lazoo.org or Event Detail
    • Every day, all October, 2017

      • 10am-4pm
      • Special trick-or-treating though out the zoo on Sat-Sun, Oct 28-29, 2017
      • Extra events on the weekends, see website for more details and show times.
      • See website for schedule for shows for pumpkin carving demos and puppet shows.
    • Free with zoo admission or GLAZA membership.
      • GLAZA members at the Family Deluxe level of membership and above will have a opportunity this year to experience Boo at the L.A. Zoo fun festivities before the Zoo opens to the public – 8:30am Saturday, October 28, 2017.  RSVP required
    • 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.
    • Come in a comfortable, family-friendly costume.

Bob Baker Marionette Halloween Spooktacular

2017 Update  “HALLOWE’EN SPOOKTACULAR” is a delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decadeCelebrates all things Halloween. Join dancing witches and skeletons. Kids get close up with the puppets. They’ll dance right into their laps.  Following each performance, our guests are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of our charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

  • Info:  http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/ or  (213) 250-9995 or facebook
    • Halloween Hoop-de-Doo
    • Through September – November 5, 2017, plus Oct 30

      • Friday – Sunday, plus some weekdays
      • Times vary by days from 10:30 am to 7pm
      • Sunday, Oct 29 – Special 10:30 show and pumpkin carving
    • Tickets: $15 / under 2 free  / Buy tickets in advance.  Does sell out some dates
    • Bob Baker Marionette Theater
      • 1345 W. 1st St. Downtown Los Angeles
      • (where Glendale Blvd meets Second St. under the Beverly Blvd. Bridge)

STAR ECO Station

The award winning STAR ECO Station is an official wildlife rescue center as well as an award winning educational center. The rescued animals are there in a great environment that allows kids (or anyone) to get up close and personal with them.

Enchanted Green Hallow’s Eve

2017 Update It’s almost time to BUG OUT and have a HOWL-ing FUN TIME as the STAR Eco Station combines two of our coolest, kid-friendly events to bring you our Enchanted Crawly Hallow’s Eve! This Halloween-themed entomology festival will showcase hundreds of insects, from terrifying tarantulas to beautiful butterflies!

Get dressed in your spookiest costumes and come test your bug bravery with our Fear Factor Edible Insect Challenge, Costume Contest, Exotic Wildlife Exhibits, Celebrity Guests and so much more!

  • Info: http://www.ecostation.org/ , 310-842-8060  or  facebook  or Event Detail

    • Sunday, October 22, 2017  Early Open
      • 12-4pm – Enchanted Green Hallow’s Eve
    • Star EcoStation
      • 10101 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City
    • Kid friendly, costumes encouraged

Regular schedule: Open to the public Saturday and Sundays at their Culver City location. School field trips by reservations. All proceeds going to the continuing support of their rescued animals.

Kids Halloween Parties

Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids 

2017 Update   The property owners of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) invite Downtown LA’s children and families to the Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids. Held in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)  on Halloween night.   Children will enjoy face painters, boundy houses, arts and crafts tables, puppet shows, and trick-or-treat doors. Tickets include hot dogs, snacks, candy, and other treats.   Last admission at 7:30pm.

Please note: The Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids is intended for children who live in the following Los Angeles ZIP Codes: 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, and 90071.

  • Info:  http://downtownla.com/Halloween

    • Halloween Night, 2017, 5-8pm
      • Rain or shine
    • Grand Hope Park at FIDM,
      • South Hope Street, Los Angeles
      • The party entrance is at Hope Street & 9th Street
      • See website for parking options.
      • Tickets: $7 in advance admission for adults and children over 2. Children under 2 free ( $8 at door)
        • Order tickets in advance to avoid line
    • Costumes are required for children and suggested for adults. Remember to bring a candy bucket or bag!

Trick or Treat – Unidad Park  New Event

2017 Update Games, Arts and Crafts, goody Bags. 

Kids Mini Festivals & Exhibits

(Shhh! Don’t tell the kids it’s educational!)

Spooky Science: Discovery Cube Science Center   

They’re coming to get you…at Discovery Science Center!  Two locations: Los Angeles County (Sylmar) and Orange County (Santa Ana)

Orange County – Calling all ghouls and goblins, it’s a new kind of back to school! This year’s Spooky Science will be hosting the Monster Academy where students will learn hair-raising science lessons from some of the world’s most famous monsters.

  • Visit Frankenstein’s laboratory where he’s sure to spark amazement with his new Van de Graaff generator!
  • Spend some time making your very own slime
  • Join in on the Monster Academy Talent Show where each monster will be showcasing their hidden science talents!

The Monster Academy will also feature a “day-scare” learning center designed exclusively for teaching junior monsters what it takes for school success. Activities will be focusing on creative play, shapes, and colors as part of our Early Learning Core Initiative and electricity, chemistry, and optical illusions as part of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Proficiency Core Initiative.

  • Info: http://www.discoverycube.org/ or Spooky Science Detail or  Doc McStuffins Detail   or 714-542-2823
    • September 30 – October 31, 2017 
      – 10am-6pm
    • Discovery Cube, Los Angeles – Doc McStuffins Exhibit
      • 11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar
    • Discover Cube, Orange County – Spooky Science
      • 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana
    • Free, with basic membership: $17.95 / Kids, $12.95 / Cube Members, free

Spider Pavilion – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 

Our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion offers a truly unique experience. Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider’s web.  Explore the pavilion and walk through a maze of orb weavers and their intricate webs, and hear stories from our Gallery Interpreters about these remarkable creatures as you wander around the Spider Den to see spiders in enclosed habitats.

Orb Weavers – Spiders are some of the most amazing architects in the world – working with eight legs and some of the most high-performance building material known to man.  Learn about the different designs and tactics each spider weaves with, and check out spectacular webs that range up to three meters in diameter.

Spider Den – During your experience visit the Spider Den, a discovery area designed to give you a glimpse into the private lives of spiders. Peer into closed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, jumping spiders and more, as you learn about how spiders play a big role in our world.

Often misunderstood, spiders are unique and talented creatures that are capable of extraordinary things. Explore the world of these amazing arachnids in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S.

  • Info: http://www.nhm.org/exhibitions/spiders/ or (213) 763-DINO
    • September 17 – November 26, 2017
    • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
      • 900 Exposition Blvd. LA – (between Vermont and Figueroa)
    • Museum Admission: (non members) $17 – tickets page for combo tickets and other options.
      • add Spider Pavilion ticket: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $1 for children. Museum Members receive free admission, but require a timed ticket.  Outdoors exhibit, open weather permitting.
      • Extra charges for some events, many require reservations and/or museum membership, check, reserve early

LA Arboretum – Spooky creatures in the Garden 

Start your Halloween celebration at the Arboretum. Halloween activities are for children ages 10 and under including pumpkin decorating, creepy science projects and other autumn crafts. Don’t miss the Halloween raffle!

  • Info: http://www.arboretum.org or  event detail or 626-821-3222
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
      • Members, start at 8am / General at 9am  / Till noon
    • The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
      • 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia
    • Tickets: $3 to Arboretum members’ children. $5 for non-members’ children (plus admission)
      • 10 and under
    • Pre-registration required
    • Dressing in costume is encouraged!

Danny’s Farm Petting Zoo 

Danny’s Farm — a very unique petting zoo and events facility designed for children affected with autism and special needs. The festival includes arts and crafts, the petting farm, farm activities, carriage rides, and music. While Danny’s Farm was founded to be a special place for special children, it is open to children from all walks of life, with or without disabilities.

  • Info: http://www.dannysfarm.com/or facebook   or (626) 797-3276
    • October – November, 2017 
      • Open most Saturdays, weather permitting
        • Arrangements made for special parties on weekdays.
        • Also, zoo can come to you.
    • Danny’s Farm petting zoo’s new location.
      • Cal Polly, Pomona
        • 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona
        • across the street from the Cal Poly Farm Store
    • Donation: $4 per child (walking – 17).  One adult free w/ each child

Kids Night Out – Pumpkinpalooza

Color Me  Mine, Pasadena

  Paint a jack-o-lantern that never melts!  Our Pumpkinpalooza Kids Night Out includes a ceramic jack-o-lantern, paint and instruction, firing, pizza, fun, and treats! No parents allowed! Let the kids hang out with us making friends and having fun.

  • Info: http://www.pasadena.colormemine.com  or (626) 298-6765
    • Friday, October 20, 2017 

      • his is a drop off event. Drop off 6-6:15pm and pick up at 8:30pm
    • Color Me Mine
      • 81 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
    • $30, Book in advance
    • Ages 7+

More Pasadena fun — Old Pasadena Halloween Events

Children’s Workshop: Halloween Concoctions – at the Huntington Library

??? What’s brewing for Halloween? Mix up some magic potions and bewitching beverages using plants from the garden in this workshop with chef Ernest Miller. Fee includes one accompanying adult.  Register online.

Victorian Tea Society presents: “A Witches’ Brew” Tea!  New Event

This special child friendly Tea has become a “hit” at Heritage Museum of Orange County.
Participate in our carved pumpkin contest. Bring a carved pumpkin no larger than 5 lbs. to enter. The pumpkins will be judged by none other than Greg Gilger of “Rise of the Pumpkins” fame!

There will also be a contest for the best “traditional witch” costume. No “good witches” allowed!

Kids Club Arts & Crafts: Monster Masks – FIGat7th  New Event

2017 Update Make your own 3-D fierce or friendly Monster Mask.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  Art workshops are suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Note:  Have different crafts every 2nd and 4th Saturday, every month.

To Cute to Spook Celebration – Bowers Museum New Event

2017 Update Join us for a silly, spooky, and not scary Halloween fun filled day!

  • Goulish Makeovers: Our expert face painters will enhance your costumes to look spooky, funny or sweet!
  • Paper Halloween Lanterns: Create silly paper lanterns that will glow with your complimentary glow bracelet.
  • Ghostly Dance Jam: Fall under our spell and join in on the frightfully fun dance jam on a giant digital hopscotch floor.
  • Monster Scavenger Hunt: Find all the friendly monsters hiding in the museum and collect your candy bag at the front door as a prize.

 

  • Info: http://www.bowers.org or or 714-567-3600
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10-4pm,
    • Bowers Museum Courtyard
      • 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana.
    • Tickets: $10 for everyone over the age of 2, free for Bowers Museum Members

Howlin’ Halloween Family Event – Pasadena  New Event

2017 Update Trick or treat! Join us on Halloween afternoon for a Howlin’ Halloween community event at the Pasadena Humane Society. Families are invited to visit to shelter for Halloween-inspired crafts, trivia games with giveaways, and, of course, candy. Attendees will have the chance to tour the kennels and view adoptable pets. This event is best suited for children ages 6-14. Costumes are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

Casa Kids: Succulent Pumpkin Craft New Event

2017 Update Children ages 7+ create a fall-themed planter made by planting tiny succulents in small carved-out pumpkins.

Kids Theater, Movies & Books at Halloween

Absolutely Halloween Musical

2017 Update This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy,” a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of colorful characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure, enlists the audience’s aid to help save Halloween for one more year.  As the legend goes, every year on Halloween, one special soul is chosen to save the Halloween World from disappearing all together – who knows, maybe next year, it might be you?

Family Film “Hotel Transylvania” (PG, 2012)

 Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

  • Info:  http://www.alhambralibrary.org/   or    City Calendar or event detail
    • Saturday, October 28, 2016 –  3-4:30pm 
    • Civic Center Library – Reese Hall
      • 101 S First St, Alhambra
    • Free
    • For families with children ages 3 to 12 years old. 12 years and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Chance Theater  

This theatrical adaptation of the timeless tale of Ichabod Crane and the fair damsel Katrina Van Tassel awakens the imagination—and the dreaded specter of the Headless Horseman. Delightfully adventurous, an ideal Halloween story for literature and theater lovers of all ages.

Adapted from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.  Running Time: 1 hour with no intermission.

For all ages:    There will be a special “relaxed performance” on Thu, Oct 15 at 7pm.  Everyone who watches the show must purchase a ticket (no babes in arms). Kids under the age of 4 will not be admitted, except for the “relaxed performance” on Oct 15.

  • Info:  http://chancetheater.com
    • October 8 – 18, 2015  

      • Thurs, Sat, Sun – Times vary
    • Chance Theater
      • 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim
    • Tickets:  $25 / $20
    • All ages  ( see main description for details)

Hallowline

Halloween Storytime 

2017 Update A lot of libraries and book stores will be having a kid’s Halloween storytime. Check your local branch or store for details.

Vroman’s Bookstore’s Annual Halloween Storytime – Pasadena Store

Vroman’s Bookstore and a bunch of our neighbors will be celebrating this Halloween with activities, games and lots of candy!  Come to Vroman’s for Halloween themed crafts, activities, storytelling and a costume contest outside near the Vroman’s stage!

In addition, KidsArt Pasadena (20 S. Oakland) will be hosting a Halloween themed drawing activity at their studio and the Southern California Children’s Museum (459 E. Colorado Blvd.) will be hosting a Halloween party with arts & crafts, a food craft, and games.

Vroman’s Bookstore’s Kids’ Craft: Spooky Spiders At Hastings Ranch!

Join us for craft time with Tanya and Carmen where we will make wicked webs and their edible spooky spid

Super Saturday – Pumpkin Time – Reading and fun

 Come learn about pumpkins with the help of stories and hands-on activities. For families with children ages 3-7 years old. No registration is required.

 

Kids Halloween Magic

Boney Island

2017 Update Abracadaver!!!  The skeletons at Boney Island are up to their old tricks again. Jaw dropping illusions to thrill and amaze you. Catch them before they disappear. Halloween magic at Boney Island.  Fully animated for fun-loving skeletons of all ages.

Haunting since 1997.

  • Info: http://www.boneyisland.com/    or facebook

    • October 21 – 31, 2017
      • Starts at 6pm, closing varies mostly  9pm, some weekends later
    • 4602 Morse Ave, Sherman Oaks
      • 2 blocks south of 101 freeway, 2 blocks west of Coldwater
    • Always free

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts – Halloween Extravaganza

Voices in your Head

The Secret Book – matinee

Join Kinetic Theory Circus Arts for their annual Halloween circus spectacle.  Kinetic Theory will be presenting our first full production in our new facility with a Halloween circus “spooktacular”, so we are pulling out all of our tricks and treats. This year’s show promises to provide spine-tingling circus unlike anything you’ve ever seen.  Impossible feats that blend high-level circus acrobatics and aerial artistry with mime, dance and storytelling.

Voices in Your Head – Inspired by Stephen King’s horror novel and Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic interpretation “The Shining”, KT’s teen and adult pre-professional students tell a terrifying tale that will leave you afraid to be alone with your thoughts!

The Secret Book – A young girl gets caught up in a world terror when she finds a curious old book. . Matinee shows include a special performance by Kinetic Theory’s Youth Circus ages 8-13.  Halloween magic since 2008.

  • Info: www.kinetictheorytheatre.com or (323) 402-0773 or Event Detail
    • Friday-Saturday, October 6 – November 4, 2017 

      • Voices in Your Head
        • 8pm both days – PG-13 recommended- May be scary for young audiences
      • The Secret Book
        • 2pm Saturday- Includes Youth Circus. All ages welcome
      • Special Halloween show plus masquerade after party, Saturday, October 28, 3017
        • Live band, costume contest
    • Kinetic Theory Theatre Circus
      • 4723 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles   <– New location
    • Tickets: Advance- $25, Door- $30
      • Oct. 28- Show + after party- $40

Table of Terror & Escape Reality – Magicopolis

2017 Update Magic is fun anytime… but more enchanting at Halloween. Two show options.  Featuring Optical Illusions, Levitation, Mindreading, Disappearances, Climaxing With a Nail-Biting Houdini-Inspired Escape.  Magic and comedy sketches from Magician Steven Spill and his wife, Bozena. Dangerous escapes, Houdini style.

Two hour evening stores geared towards adults, 1 1/2 hour matinee geared towards family.

  • Info:  http://magicopolis.com or 310-451-2241
    • Escape Realityplaying indefinitely
      • Friday & Saturday, 8pm, $34
      • Saturday & Sunday, 2pm, $24 (family show)
    • Magicopolis
      • 1418 4th St., Santa Monica
    • All Ages
    • No dress code.


Da Graveyard….

Stuff that we can’t get current info on, or has been canceled…

Kids Halloween Film Festival – Burbank Library 

Thrilling movies all month long. Come in costume!

  • Oct. 4 : Monster House (91 minutes)
  • Oct. 11: Shrek’s Thrilling Tales (31 minutes) & Toy Story of Terror (30 minutes)
  • Oct. 18: Casper (99 minutes)
  • Oct. 25: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (25 minutes) & Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (27 minutes)
  • Nov. 1 : Nightmare Before Christmas (76 minutes)


The Westside Halloween Kids Karnival 

Trick or Treat… win cool prizes… wear  a costume and have some healthy treats!  Join us at the  YMCA —  Toddlers to Kindergartners will scream with delight!  Moms and Dads don’t be afraid to Dress-up with the kids and enjoy our parent’s lounge where we’ll have massages, coffee and treats just for you!

  • Info: http://www.smywca.org/   or  Event Detail
    • Sunday, October 27, 2013     –  3pm – 5:30 pm
    • The YMCA Santa Monica / West Side
      • 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica
    • $5 per person

Many more Santa Monica events: http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/fall-specials/

Little Monster’s Ball – at the Queen Mary  

Just for the kids — Let your kids roam through Dark Harbor Village for fun and safe trick-or-treating! Face Painting.  Fun, live music  for the entire family. Kid’s Costume Contest.  (See website for sign up form.)

  • Info: http://www.queenmary.com/events/little-monsters-ball/
    • October 31, 2014 –   4 – 6 pm
    • The Queen Mary
      • 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
    • Tickets: $10 per general admission (kids are free with paid adult admission).  See website to reserve a place
      • Evening Dark Harbor is Separate Admission

Music Center Plaza Halloween Sing Along

Toluca Lake Halloween Stuntacular

2012 was their last year.  We’ll miss your magic!

Kid Flying

Stuntacular is a theme park caliber live-action stunt entertainment show with over 50 professional stunt men and women thrill, chill and take a spill for the delight of local families and for the benefit of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. The 25 minute live-action stunt show, which will run approximately four times over the course of the evening, is a full-scale production with lights, music and costumes. The plot is kid-friendly and fun for all ages, featuring memorable characters and superheroes from movies, television and comic books.

A local Make-A-Wish child will also be featured in each performance and will have an opportunity to rehearse with the cast and play a very special role.

Stuntacular is a “comedic stunty spoof” of kids’ favorite characters of past years. The audience will enjoy “tricks and treats” such as High Falls, Martial Art Stunt Fighting, Theatrical Sword Fighting, Slides for Life, Repels, Ratchets (where a person gets jerked back by a wire) and air rams (a catapult system based on compressed air).

This year, Stuntacular has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles to make the show “for kids to help kids.” As an extra special “treat” for the children, each Stuntacular performance will feature a Make-A-Wish child, allowing them the chance to perform on stage with the stunt professionals.

  • Info: http://www.stuntacular.com/or (310) 788-9474
    • October 26, 27, 28 & 31, 2012
    • Shows every 45 minutes
    • from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Westfield Fashion Square
    • Riverside and Woodman, Sherman Oaks
    • The show itself is free, suggested donation of $5.00 to help grant a child’s wish

After-School Adventure: Huntington Chamber of Horrors

What creepy carnivores inhabit the Huntington? On the eve of Halloween, Jim Folsom, director of the Botanical Gardens, turns into a mad scientist and conjures up some weirdly wonderful predatory plants. Join him if you dare! Ages 5 and up. Fee includes one accompanying adult.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 3:30- 5::00 pm
  • Members: $10. Non-Members: $15
  • Registration: 626-405-2128
  • The Huntington Library
    • 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

??? A SPOOKTACULAR evening of your favorite Halloween songs! Join hundreds of fellow song lovers and belt out spooky and kooky tunes on the Music Center Plaza. No experience necessary. Come prepared to sing. Lyric sheets provided. Live band accompaniment. Festive attire welcomed. B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own candy!

Tentative schedule for songs include: The Addams Family Theme, Riders in the Sky, Love Potion #9, The Phantom of the Opera, Masquerade, Spiderwebs, Bad Moon Rising, Somebody’s Watching Me, Superstition, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, People are Strange, Defying Gravity, Purple People Eater, and MORE!
Info: http://www.musiccenter.org/events/aa_frintsing.html
Friday, October 30, 2009 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
FREE admission, donations welcomed
TICKETS REQUIRED* – Tickets will be distributed at 6pm, while supplies last. One ticket per person to those waiting in line. Capacity is limited. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
For kids, and the young at heart

Fullerton Arboretum’s Haunted Garden Children’s Party

For the younger Halloween fans the Haunted Garden will feature a Children’s Party on for children 3-5 years of age. The afternoon will include a costume parade, pumpkin patch tours, crafts, games, refreshments a few surprises. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and there is no charge for the adult..
Info: http://www.fullertonarboretum.org/event_haunted.php
October 29, 2011 – 1:00- 3:00 PM,
The Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, Fullerton
Tickets: $6 per child w/ free adult / RSVP in advance
appropriate for 3-5 years old
Have a separate events for adults and older kids