Yes, trick-or-treating is a no-no. And if you’ve procrastinated in making your Halloween L.A. plans, maybe you’re worried there’s not a ghost of a chance your family can find some Halloween fun. Fear not. Here are things you can still do Oct. 31.
Pick out a pumpkin patch
If you haven’t carved that jack-‘o-lantern yet, there’s time. Even if you have, area pumpkin patches offer plenty of socially distanced outdoor fun, from hayrides to petting zoos, pumpkin carving to carnival rides. Try one of these:
- Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
- Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch in Hollywood
- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
- Tina’s Pumpkin Patch in Sherman Oaks
Take a spooky drive
Drive-through attractions have been popular this year, and some sold out fast. But two, as of this writing, were still taking reservations.
Drive out to the SilverLakes Athletic Complex in Norco for Not so Spooky Farm, created by the people who brought you the pre-pandemic pop-up Candytopia. There’s a spooky Fright Farm attraction as well, and tickets for both are available.
Happy Halloween L.A. in Pico Rivera features more than 30 larger-than-life inflated dinosaurs, plus Día de los Muertos fun, monsters and candy for the kids.
Catch a drive-in film
Drive-in movies have made a comeback during the pandemic, and a few L.A. locations are screening spooky films this Halloween.
- Outside Cinemas Kids Fest near DTLA is showing “Coco.”
- The L.A. Zoo Drive-in is showing “The Addams Family.”
- Street Food Cinema is showing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
Haunt your own house
Rather not go out? Virtual classes, games and shows have got you covered. There are still a few spots in the Halloween Treats Cooking Class put on by The Gourmandise School. If a scavenger hunt is more your style, form a team and join the Online Family Halloween Scavenger Hunt from Watson’s Adventures.
So … excuses over. Click away, pick your favorite haunts and help make sure that Halloween is NOT cancelled.