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Halloween Events Los Angeles

Halloween is the season for all things scary and spooky — but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! Here are some of the best Halloween events in L.A.

Halloween — the crown jewel of October — is when spirits walk among the living, werewolves howl at the silver moon, and monsters creepy and crawly relentlessly stalk their prey, and we're all okay with it. We embrace the spooky, and we search for thrills while we're doing it. These Halloween events are some of the most terrifyingly fun things to do in Los Angeles.

1. Hotel Figueroa: Haunted Hotel — To be announced

Hotel Figueroa, a stunning four-star luxury hotel near the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, is celebrating the spooky season in style. State-of-the-art sound and thumping dance music to run out the clock on All Hallows’ Eve. After the sun sets over the City of Angels, the night terrors come out and the hotel ballroom transforms into a terrifying cavern of ghouls.

World-renowned DJs are booked to play all night for high-energy dance remixes, hip-hop, deep house, and techno. The remodeled ballroom looks amazing, and so do the revelers, as exciting and fun costumes are strongly encouraged.

Location: 939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90015.

2. Level 8: The 8 Deadly Sins — To be announced

Plumb the depths of the season at LEVEL 8’s “8 Deadly Sins”, a Halloween experience that goes far beyond a mere party and deep into the darkest fantasies ever to haunt a balmy October night in Los Angeles. Visitors gawk at the professional dancers, acrobats, and live stage actors who breathe life into the better-known sins.

This holiday spooktacular, breeds envy with breathtaking opulence, lust in reasonable doses, and slothfulness from reclining in the VIP lounge that’s available at the Mortal Sin ticket level. Your gluttony is served by the grand feast, as the performance sweeps you away in a rush of pride and wrath.

Location: 1254 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States.

It is pretty unlikely that you will be able to enjoy all the venues available at Level 8 in one night. However, there are plenty of other exciting events that take place throughout the year, making Level 8 an intriguing option for any event including celebrating New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Caroline Hernandez

3. Angel of Light - Los Angeles Theatre — To be announced

Even on a regular evening, the Los Angeles Theatre is an art palace of unparalleled beauty. A grand lobby is all done up in silver and gold, with huge rococo columns supporting a ceiling painted in scenes of heavenly grace. The main staircase gracefully lifts up to the mezzanine level, which is picked out in gold leaf and soft golden light.

From here, it’s a short stroll to the ballroom, which is an experience of solid hardwood and baroque carvings born from an older and more elegant era.

Location: 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States.

4. Cicada Club

Put some swing in your zing, as the Halloween festivities at Cicada Club ring in the holiday in the old style, with ‘30s jazz and champagne style. Every year, the Cicada Club brings big artists such as Dean Mora, Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsch for a swingin’ rendition of the old Halloween classics, plus a few special surprises just for the live audience.

Location: 617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States.

Photographer: Andrey Konstantinov

5. Nightmare in LA - Teragram Ballroom — To be announced

Give yourself restless dreams and disturbed sleep by seeing Nightmare in LA, a spooky celebration of all that’s dark and foul this Halloween. Meeting at the Teragram Ballroom as soon as the sun goes down, seekers with a flair for the macabre will haunt the dance floor in costume or out.

The music and festivities will continue until everyone is dog-tired and it’s time for the vampires to head home to their coffins.

Location: 1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States.

6. Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party — October 26th

Halloween isn’t a traditional Japanese holiday, but the Japanese community is a traditional part of Los Angeles. Haunted Little Tokyo is a feast of syncretism, as the culture of the Far East goes West, and a holiday with roots in the European calendar of saints takes a unique twist as a thumping block party that’s open to all.

This is an all-ages block party on the streets of Little Tokyo, close enough to Downtown that you’re never out from under the shade of the City Hall tower. Step into the streets around 6 p.m. on October 26th, but don’t ask the Little Tokyo Ghost Club where you’re going, because the exact location is a secret to everybody who didn’t RSVP in advance.

Festivities run to midnight, or technically 11:59 p.m., with food, music, amateur entertainment, and plenty of neighbors, families, and friends to share the fun.

7. Halloween Dance Party - Wolf & Crane – Expected late in October

The Wolf & Crane is a fusion between the traditional Japanese tea house and Ye Olde English pub. Perched in the heart of Downtown and surrounded by the fun and flair of Little Tokyo, this is the classic third place, a refuge for people that’s neither work nor home.

Here, surrounded by the biggest collection of Japanese whiskey in the Western world, is the bar’s annual Halloween Dance Party.

Patrons will be there in and out of costume, and a special selection of totemo bukimina (very spooky) cocktails crafted just for the season is on the menu. Enjoy music, dancing, and the fellowship of your neighbors and friends during the scariest season of all – prizes for the best costumes!

Location: 366 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States.

Japanese whisky in an Asian ambiente.

8. Halloween Scare Package — To be announced

Searching for some unique things to do in Los Angeles on Halloween? Look no further, Two Bit Circus is the world’s first micro-amusement park. Here, on 38,000 acres of darling decorations and games, Halloween fans can gather for a curated Halloween Scare Package. Special spook shows and all the usual arcade games and rides for the kids are planned.

Location: 634 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, United States.

9. Midnight Diner: OTOTO Stories — Expected late in October

Echo Park's James Beard Award-winning sake bar, OTOTO, is set to mutate into Midnight Diner this Halloween, a unique experience of storytelling and scares to set the right Halloween mood.

Sit at your table and take in the sights and the sounds, as blue-clad waiters dressed as Master drift between parties, serving mysterious cocktails and dispensing life advice to the lost holiday travelers.

Master Charles Namba lords over the kitchen, serving up his signature menu of Tonjiru, Ham Katsu, Curry Ramen, Tebasaki Karaage, Tamago Sando, Yakisoba Dog, and Asari Sakamushi. Wear a costume if you have one, walk-ins are welcome, and no reservations are required to dive deep into the spooky side of trendy haute cuisine.

Location: 1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States.

10. Catch One

Catch One is the club to be at in October. All month long, this lively spot on West Pico Boulevard is hosting Halloween-themed raves, reggaeton, and alt-rock parties. Free live music and a lively crowd scene keep the joint hopping with annual events like Destroy LA, The Secret Circus, and Dark Serenade.

Location: 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, United States.

Photographer: Brendan Church

12. Dream Hollywood

Dream Hollywood is creating a wild night of haunted jazz and holiday spirit, with live performances and thumping DJ riff tracks.

Location: 6417 Selma Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States.

We love the club scene and the wonder of the natural world that seems present with every heartbeat of the music. We think of this every time the performers take the stage for Mystère, our sweeping epic of conflict and life beyond reason.

Photographer: Simdyankin Evgeniy

13. The Montalbán

In ages past, the aristocrats of a bygone Europe would celebrate the eve of All Saints’ Day with elaborate masquerade balls and fancy dress parties. The finest foods were served from silver trays, the ladies’ dresses were the picture of elegance, and the gentlemen were turned out in their ceremonial uniforms and most elaborate finery.

This Halloween, a little of the old spirit comes back with a reign of terror at The Montalbán.

Location: 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States.

14. Black Lagoon - Lost Property

Halloween and heavy metal are made for each other, so the place to be on the night itself is Lost Property, where the downtuned chords of mass music are thumping out from Black Lagoon.

During this horror night, discover this headbangers’ Halloween boasts mixed drink specials, goth decor, and a diabolical drag show Boo-lesque.

Location: 1704 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Embrace the Spirit of the Season - Your Spooktacular Los Angeles Halloween Awaits!

How can we let Halloween just pass us by without a solid scare? We drift like the undead around Los Angeles as the October moon rises, drinking our fill of the sights and sounds of the scariest season of them all.

We’ve learned a lot about the City of Angels this way, as you can learn more about us at any of our shows in Los Angeles in this wonderful, occasionally terrifying, Halloween-friendly city of ours.

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