Best Places to Trick or Treat in Los Angeles with Kids
October 20, 2023

Show off your best costumes, grab your candy baskets, and trick or treat in one of these spooky events with kids in Los Angeles this Halloween!

The spooky season has finally come to haunt you and get you freaked out with tons of kid-friendly, ghastly trick or treat Halloween events all month long in Los Angeles. As the world’s entertainment capital, these creepy spots are all the more terrifying and realistic. And kids are more excited than scared to trick or treat in Los Angeles to maximize their candy haul!

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If there’s one thing we can say about L.A., it’s that the City of Angels loves Halloween. Stroll through the posh streets of Beverly Hills, head over to the enchanting hills of Hollywood, or hit the beaches for some seaside chilling fright night — Los Angeles is always ready to bring on the spooky festivities. There is no shortage of fun and exciting events to take the kids trick or treating through the weeks leading up to Halloween night.

Not sure where to take your candy-driven kids for a truly horrifying haunt in town yet? Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up a list of events to trick or treat in Los Angeles to help your kids ensure a frightfully good time. From spooky haunted houses and creepy concerts to a host of magnetic attractions, these Halloween happenings will surely haunt your dreams for years to come!

Trick or Treat and Halloween Events for Kids in Los Angeles

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure Park
1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802

September 1 – October 31, 2023
Monday Sunday | 8:00 am – 12:00 am

Disneyland’s take on Halloween includes spooky characters, fabulous decorations, and trick-or-treating candy treats. Spirit away for eerily awesome fun with themed attractions and non-stop entertainment. Surround yourself with villainous visions and haunting tunes during this seasonal spooktacular featuring fireworks on select nights. Steer clear of the kooky cobwebs you won’t soon forget during this haunted hootenanny.

Enjoy the park’s most bewitching season with devilishly delightful adornments and entertainment at every turn. Team up with Rocket in a race to rescue a fellow Guardian during this daring Halloween adventure in the dark. And don’t be surprised if you bump into Disney Characters—including Mickey and Minnie Mouse — all decked out for tricks and treats.

Halloween events in Los Angeles - Six Flags Kids Boo Fest Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Kids Boo Fest – Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355

September 8 – October 31, 2023
Friday | 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Saturday | 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sunday | 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

Experience thrills by day like never before with frightfully fun trick-or-treating and family rides exploring all your family’s favorite coasters and park rides together at the Kids Boo Fest. Step into The DeadZone, where cyberpunk zombies roam the city of The Underground. And talking about a freak show, beware of the carnivorous creatures lurking in CarnivHELL!

Enjoy this new family-friendly adventure of Trick-or-Treat Street around the park and get candy from your favorite characters. When you’re not busy screaming, explore marvelously delicious treats and dishes. Explore more spooky fun for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Trick or treat events in Los Angeles - Shaqtoberfest
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Shaqtoberfest Trick or Treat Party

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

October 15, 22 & 29, 2023
Sunday | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shaqtoberfest’s Trick-or-Treat Party is a one-of-a-kind kids’ event that will have the entire family bouncing with excitement and dunking into the Halloween spirit. Get your costumes ready, practice your dance moves, and join us for an evening of trick-or-treating, family-friendly frights, amusement rides, inflatables, and Shaq-sized fun!

The Shaqtoberfest Trick-or-Treat Party takes place on three nights only – Sundays, October 15, 22 and 29. Tickets are available exclusively online. The party takes place from 6 pm to 8:30 pm on the three Sundays. Entry is limited to 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Be warned, after the Witching Hour at 8:30 pm, the event will transform from a family-friendly Halloween Party to a scary Halloween festival.

Halloween events in Los Angeles - Haunt O’Ween LA 2023
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Haunt O’Ween LA 2023

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An Immersive, family-friendly playground of Halloween adventures and fun! Families are welcome to interact and engage with EVERYTHING Halloween offers, all in one place. This family-friendly 200.000 sq ft space covered in 35,000 pumpkins makes the perfect playground to enjoy all the adventures and fun associated with the season.

Go trick-or-treating in Haunt O’ Ween, walk through thousands of pumpkins, play many games and rides, get your face painted, enjoy food and drinks… the list is endless. Take plenty of photos and videos—you’ll remember the month of Haunt O’ Ween for years to come!

Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns
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Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns

Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
750 S. Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733

September 22 – October 31, 2023
Wednesday – Sunday | 6:45 pm – 11:00 pm

The Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns in Los Angeles, California, is one of the best Halloween events that delight all ages on a glowing trail of thousands of magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins. A magical light show illuminates larger-than-life displays. A nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and much more softly aglow throughout the event. You’ll find magic around every corner!

Ticket pricing is dynamic and will vary based on the day and time attending and will increase the closer it gets to the event date. Purchase your tickets as early as possible to ensure the best price and availability.

Halloween at One Colorado
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Halloween at One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley
One Colorado Courtyard, Pasadena, CA 91103

October 22-31, 2023
October 22 | Sunday | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
October 28 | Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 31 | Tuesday | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Halloween at One Colorado is a family affair with many options for dates and ways to celebrate. Join One Colorado in the Los Angeles area for some spooktacular Halloween events, including pumpkin decorating, trick or treat, movie showing of Ghostbusters, balloon animals, and more. The wildly popular Buster Balloon will dazzle and elicit ooohhh’s and aaahhh’s with his creepy comedy and spooky magic that will have everyone howling and screeching with delight.

Don your spooky or adorable costume, and head to One Colorado for Treat & Trail, some sweet store-to-store Trick-or-Treating. The stores and restaurants hand out goodies for the little ones (first come, first served). Once the candy bag is brimming, pose for a family portrait in the Halloween-themed photo area, snapped by their photographer extraordinaire.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo Trick-or-Treat Weekends
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Boo at the L.A. Zoo Trick-or-Treat Weekends

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

October 21-22 & 28-29, 2023
Saturday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Halloween spirit will be in full swing for two frightfully fun weekends at the L.A. Zoo, with trick-or-treating stations featuring premium Mars candies, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, story readings, and an extinct animal graveyard. Find treat stations throughout the Zoo offering wildlife-friendly candies made with sustainable ingredients, generously donated by Mars. 

Adults and children are welcome to dress in Halloween costumes for their visit to the Zoo during our Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treating days. Weekends are even sweeter, with treats like open-air live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more.

Halloween Zoo-Tacular
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Halloween Zoo-Tacular

OC Zoo
1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA 92869

October 28, 2023
Saturday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Orange County Zoo is celebrating Halloween zoo-tacular events for kids and the whole family in Los Angeles, including trick or treat activities, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more. The first 100 children (ages 12 and under) in costume will receive a free gift.

Trick-or-treating candy and scavenger hunt prizes are available while supplies last. Activities are free with paid zoo admission, and see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. The first 100 children in costume will receive a free gift!

Trick or treat events in Los Angeles - Boonion Station
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Boonion Station

Los Angeles Union Station
800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

October 28, 2023
Saturday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Los Angeles Union Station for the 5th annual Boonion Station: a frightfully fun, family-friendly Halloween haunt. Activities include face painting, dancing, costume contests, crafts, a one-of-a-kind trick-or-treating experience, and more! Be sure to dress to impress, as Boonion Station will award prizes for the Most Original, Funniest, Spookiest, and Best Group/Family costumes.

Tickets are not required – the one-day only event is free to the public. All ages are welcome. Go Metro by taking the A Line, B Line, D Line and J Line directly to Los Angeles Union Station or use the Metro Bike Share system which makes bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Halloween Trick or Treat
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Halloween Trick or Treat

Riviera Village
1799 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

October 31, 2023
Tuesday | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Get those costumes ready for the annual Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat. This Riviera Village event has become a South Bay tradition, attracting thousands of children each year to enjoy Halloween in a safe, outdoor, and fun atmosphere. Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to S Elena St.

Shops hand out candy and treats outdoors. Make an evening of it, and stop for dinner in one of the many restaurants in the Village. Here’s a tip: make your dinner reservations early. It’s a great way to celebrate Halloween and enjoy all Riviera Village offers!

Best Places to Trick or Treat in Los Angeles with Kids

Trick or treating is a favorite pastime for kids and adults alike during the spooky season. Many event venues get decked out for a holiday in festive decorations with tons of treats to dole out. So, dress up your kids in their Halloween costumes and be prepared to enjoy chock full of spookiness and fun as you go out for a trick or treat adventure in Los Angeles and get ghoulish!

Los Angeles offers so many opportunities for kids to enjoy and have fun all year round! Check out our list of resources, or browse through our things to do in Los Angeles with kids. Still looking for more activities for kids in Los Angeles? No problem! Check out our comprehensive listing of places to go in the region and our highly recommended seasonal blog posts.

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