More Halloween Events in the Los Angeles Region Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2009
Ghost And Demons 10/25/09
By: Yona Williams
In Los Angeles, the city offers you an array of Halloween thrills with a haunted hayride, haunted pumpkin patch mazes, and cemetery tours that take you to the gravesites of Hollywood legends. In this article, you will learn the dates and times of popular events and activities to bring in the holiday in style.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October 26 to 31
This haunted event involves a 20-minute ride down a trail that involves eight different scenes. Prepare yourself for spine-tingling fun, as a cast of characters is hiding where you least expect. The hayride isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the only enjoyment, as other features include ghost stories, haunted carnival, campfire S'Mores, hot apple cider, candy apples, and other edible delights. You may even find yourself listening to a story told by a celebrity reader. This event takes place at King Gillette Ranch (26800 West Mulholland Highway Calabasas). The days and times vary for this haunted hayride, so check the website (http://www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com/) to make sure. Cost: Hayride ($20 to 25) and $35 with scary stories.
Pumpkin Patch Haunted Maze Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October 26 to 31
Enter the maze at the Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo (located at 10601 Riverside Drive in North Hollywood/Toluca Lake) to experience something comparable to a scene out of Day of the Dead. Filled with skeletons, aliens, and other creative creatures, the maze is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holiday without worrying about someone (or something) jumping out of the shadows to grab you.
Kids truly enjoy the atmosphere because they can take pleasure in the petting zoo, roam the pumpkin path, and take part in a magic show. Small children arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t disturbed by the daytime tours, which provide plenty of light for kids still adjusting to the dark. For more of a spookier or mysterious experience, come during the nighttime. In the end, both time periods are kid-friendly. This event takes place between 10am and 9pm. Cost: The haunted maze is $6 during the day and $8 during the nighttime. The petting zoo costs $4.
Annual Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October and November
Check http://www.cemeterytour.com/ for the times and dates for a Hollywood-style cemetery tour that takes you in the midst of the final resting places for the likes of Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks. To enjoy, head to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard (East of Gower), Hollywood. Cost: $12 gets you access to an 2-hour tour, which mostly takes place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Nightmare on Beacon Street Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October 30 and 31
The Beacon House Association of San Pedro has been putting on an annual event ever since 1986 that centers on Beacon House, where a haunted maze and street festival aims to entertain the entire family. Food, games, and a costume contest are just some of the things people look forward to when participating in this get-together. Other activities to consider include karaoke, pumpkin painting, and face painting. For more information, check out http://www.beaconhouseassociation.com/ or call 310-514-4940. The Beacon House is located at 1003 S. Beacon St., San Pedro, (10th and Beacon). While there is a $5 donation request, no one will be turned away.