Boo-at-the-Zoo-Santa-Ana. Photo courtesy of Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Boo-at-the-Zoo-Santa-Ana. Photo courtesy of Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce

Halloween Weekend Things To Do in LA with Kids: LA Zoo Drive-thru, Trunk-or-Treat, Muertos, & Pumpkinliner

This weekend we enter into the darkest spaces, and find some of the sweetest surprises. This is Halloween, our first (and hopefully last!) to be socially distanced. We can still dress up and share our coolest costumes online (check out this costume ball in NYC and Disney's D23 Mousequerade). We can still collect candy (trunk or treat!) and save the sweetest bits for ourselves. (Momma gets the Reese's; it's a rule.) We can still venture into haunted locations, but this time from the safety of our own cars (to explore the Haunted Barnyard), or better yet our own sofas (to tour the Queen Mary).

If you're thinking your home is spook-free, think again. Thanks to the wonders of augmented reality, Netflix and Snapchat have been able to reveal the ghouls and goblins making themselves at home in your home. But never fear, we hear they're quite the friendly bunch, and they're looking forward to meeting you on Halloween Day.

The weekend closes out with Día de los Muertos. Our dearly departed are looking out for our wellbeing, moving many of their popular observances online (Hollywood ForeverForest Lawn). They're even giving us an extra hour of sleep! Families wanting some fresh air can view socially distanced ofrendas and installations in Santa Monica and Grand Park.

We've saved the biggest scare for last: November 3 is Election Day. your life depends on it! (And if you can, vote early!) 

Keep reading for our spookiest treats and sweetest thrills.

Please keep your family and others safe by always wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Silverlakes Sports Complex
5555 Hamner Ave
Norco, CA 92860

Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 South Gaffey St. #8
San Pedro, CA 90731

Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park
11003 Sports Arena Dr, ,
Whittier, CA 90601

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
4949 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

8850 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Third Street Promenade
and Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School
222 N. East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805

Outlets at San Clemente
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente , CA 92672

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Fillmore & Western Railway
351 Santa Clara Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue (across the street from Sears)
Glendale, CA 91203

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Bonelli Regional Park
120 East Via Verde Dr.
San Dimas, CA 91773

Descano Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Your local polling place
your town, CA

24th Street Theatre
1117 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Underwood Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Forneris Farms
15200 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch
10601 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
1 Irvine Park Road
Irvine, CA 92862

Pa's Pumpkin Patch
6701 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Mr. Bones
10100 Jefferson blvd.
Culver city, CA 90232

Palisades YMCA Pumpkin Patch
15601 Sunset Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Tapia Bros.
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Encino, CA 91316

Cal Poly Pomona
4102 S. University Drive
Pomona, CA 91768

Tina's Pumpkin Patch
4827 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch
6020 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90016

Whittier Pumpkin Patch
11760 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Riley's Apple Farm
12201 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Riley's at Los Rio Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Road #13
Oak Glen, CA

Stone Pantry Orchard
11993 S. Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard
12131 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Willowbrook Apple Farm
12099 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Snow-Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Oaktree Village
38480 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

Snow-Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Lake Elsinore
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Lake Arrowhead Village
28200 CA-189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear, CA 92315

Idyllwild-Pine Cove
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Trail of 100 Giants
Co Rte 107
Porterville, CA 93257

Bishop Creek Canyon
Bishop, CA 93514

June Lake Loop
June Lake, CA 93529

1313 Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

California Surf Museum
312 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
71701 Gerald Ford Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Coastal Cone
1583 Spinnaker Dr #104
Ventura, CA 93001
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