LOS ANGELES, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunts, trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches, outdoor films, costume contests and more, in-person and virtual, in Eastside Los Angeles and some nearby San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods.
While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.
Check out Patch’s annual, Halloween event guide to find what’s going on near you. And Happy Halloween!
NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.
OCT. 31: Halloween Model Train Fun & Candy Hunt: Ages 5-17. Book a spot: Event is free!
Christmas Tree Lane Model RR Society, 2085 Santa Rosa Ave., Altadena, CA
OCT. 24, 30-NOV. 1 : Halloween Drive-In Movies: Santa Anita Park. Select from four films & pre-order your street eats!
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA
Through OCT. 31: L.A. Arboretum Ghoulish Gardens Walks. “Fang-tastic” fun for all ages.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA
OCT. 21 & 28: Paper Mâché Mask Making. For all ages.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
OCT. 24: Seasonal Boutique. With bake sale, raffle & more!
Women’s 20th Century Club,5105 Hermosa Ave., Los Angeles, CA
NOV. 1: Forest Lawn’s Día de los Muertos. With folkloric dance, mariachis, ofrendas and larger-than-life sculpture Catrinas.
Livestream on Facebook Live via Forest Lawn, Cemetery 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA
Through OCT. 31: Peek-a-Boo Stroll-Thru: Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Tickets selling fast for the private tours.
Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 4949 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Through OCT. 31: Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch. You still can pick your perfect pumpkin this year. Home delivery, too.
OCT. 31: Towne Street Theatre Presents: Bullet Points – A Spooky Zoom Play. Online party with storytelling, costume contests, door prizes & more.
NOV. 1: Dia de Los Muertos: Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Canceled.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Through NOV. 1: ‘Crimes of Passion Adventure’: LA Museum Of Love. “For our Halloween exhibit, we are unleashing our dark side.”
Los Angeles Museum of Love, 4320 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE:
Through OCT. 31: Halloween at Descanso Gardens. With pumpkin house & hay maze.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
OCT. 24 & 30: ‘QuaranSCREAM Live’ Theatre: Greater L.A. “Classic slasher film Scream set during quarantine.”
OCT. 26-NOV. 1: Los Muertos 5K: Greater Los Angeles. Race packets available.
OCT. 28-31: Stranger Things Drive-Into Halloween Haunt. Tickets expected to go fast.
Skylight ROW DTLA, 791 Bay St., Los Angeles, CA,
OCT. 29-NOV. 1: L.A. Zoo Halloween Drive-In Movie Nights. Treat giveaways & devilishly good food for purchase. Capacity limited.
L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA
OCT. 31: Costume and Candy Crawl: A Family Event in Downtown LA. Hear haunted history of Downtown Los Angeles with stops for trick-or-treating along the way.
Spring Arcade Building, 541 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
Through NOV. 1: L.A. Haunted Drive-Up Hayride. ‘This will be the Halloween event everyone in LA is talking about!’
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, at 120 East Via Verde Drive, San Dimas, CA
OCT. 31: Los Feliz Flea Halloween Trick-or-Treating. Sellers participating.
Los Feliz Flea, 3939 Tracy St., Los Angeles, CA
MOUNT WASHINGTON- MONTECITO HEIGHTS:
OCT. 31: Halloween Night Picnic: Heritage Square Museum. Tickets on sale.
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles, CA
OCT. 24: Spooky Cocktails Virtual Fundraiser w/ Junior League of Pasadena. Learn to make three, Halloween-themed cocktails.
Through OCT. 29: Halloween Photo Contest. Categories for costumes & home decor.
OCT. 31: Halloween Spooktacular Virtual Party. $5 Boo Bags available for residents of Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and San Marino.
OCT. 31: Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In: Rose Bowl. “A scary, fun & immersive night unlike any other!”
The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA
Through OCT. 31: Happy Halloween LA: Family-Friendly Drive-Thru. Elaborate event with multiple displays & ideal for kids.
Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park, 11003 Sports Arena Drive, Pico Rivera, CA
OCT. 31: Strange Science: Tales From Vault: The Huntington. “Curators share rarely seen objects and otherworldly stories from deep inside the collections.”
Virtual via The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
SOUTH EL MONTE:
OCT. 17-NOV. 1: BITE LA: Halloween Food Crawl & Creature Safari. A delicious twist on a drive-thru haunt.
Legg Lake, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte, CA
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This article originally appeared on the Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch