It’s that wonderful time of the year where we get dressed up in ghoulish fashion, overindulge in candy and do fun things around the City of Angels where we may also bump into a celeb or two. Here are some great activities to do with kids or for the big kid in you..
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Calling all horror fans! It’s that time of year again to take the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride from hell! Highly ranked as one of the city’s favorite ways to celebrate Halloween, the top attraction in Griffith Park is back for the 8th year, but this time fans will get to enjoy a new experience. As guests take a ride on a tractor pulled trailer into total darkness and terror, for the first time people will leave the wagon and enter a corn maze as part of their initiation in the Secret Society–this year’s theme.
At the VIP launch, we were there along with a few familiar faces like Ashley Tisdale, Jamie Chung and Shenae Grimes who turned up for the frightening festivities. Besides the extended hayride, other cool things to do include the Ouji House of Shadows maze, trick or treating and the Purgatory area.
You can visit the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride anytime from now and October 31st. www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com/tickets
Au Fudge x Platform’s Pumpkin Patch
Two of LA’s must-visit destinations have partnered up to celebrate Halloween with an urban oasis for both children and adults alike. It’s a conveniently located one-stop-shop to spend some quality time and gather, carve, and decorate pumpkins for the season.
The creative space for family-friendly fun includes Pumpkin Carving, Kids Tattoo Parlor, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts by seedling, Exclusive Gifts and Accessories Curated by Au Fudge, Candy Shop, and Food Curated by Smorgasburg.
The activities are being held at Platform at Culver City’s Hayden Tract, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 through October 31st, Weekdays 12pm – 7pm, Weekends 10am – 8pm
Take the train! Platform is steps away from the Culver City stop on the Expo light-rail line. Parking is also accessible via Platform’s parking garage with valet on weekends. www.aufudge.com
Universal Studios Hollywood
Prepare for the scariest, most intense Halloween event in Southern California created by the sickest and most twisted minds in horror and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre.
This year’s event features 7 all-new terrifying mazes based on the most frightening films and television shows ever – including three twisted installments of American Horror Story presented in one demented experience and the scariest movie of all time – The Exorcist. Michael Myers returns in Halloween – Hell Comes to Haddonfield and is part of an all-star line-up of the greatest slasher villains in horror including Freddy vs. Jason and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Horror comes to town for the holidays with Krampus, while The Walking Dead finds a permanent home as an all-new year-round attraction.
The thrills continue with a new Terror Tram experience, an all-new Jabbawockeez live show and mega scare zones featuringThe Purge awaiting you around every dark corner.
This year promises to take you Beyond Your Wildest Screams!
And while you’re there – check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all there. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement. www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood