We may have grown up cruising the streets unchaperoned eating loosely wrapped candy on Halloween night, but we’d no sooner let our own children do that than bounce around the back of a station wagon without a car seat. And while some of us are fortunate enough to have friendly, festive neighborhoods to walk our Moanas and Elsas through, many parents prefer the safety and self-contained nature of a mall, museum, or other organized trick-or-treat event.
Keep an eye on our events calendar and Halloween Fun Guide for complete listings; some venues hold their Halloween celebrations on the weekend, to maximize the holiday. October 31, of course, is the night for ringing doorbells, but for those who prefer to collect their candy in a confined space, we have more than 25 local options below.
If candy collection isn't your primary goal, what a night to ride LA Live Steamers' Ghost Train, or head down to Mickey's Halloween Party; Disneyland definitely knows how to do Halloween. Wherever you're heading, if you spot a Krispy Kreme en route, we recommend pulling over.
Here’s a list so far of this year's confirmed October 31st indoor and contained trick-or-treat activities by area; we'll keep adding events right up to the last minute:
Westfield Culver City's Spooktacular is hopping. Photo courtesy of Westfield
Originally published October 26, 2011