Guide to L.A.'s Metro accessible Halloween events

Halloween is a major event in L.A. and the best way to join the party is to forgo the car and Go Metro. There’s tons of Metro accessible Halloween events happening across town, and this guide will lead you to them.

The video above was taken on the Red Line on the way to the Hollywood Halloween Street Fair last year – a perfect example of a Halloween celebration that’s only made better by going Metro.

We’ve categorized the events for you:

Full list after the jump.

Festivals

West Hollywood Costume Carnaval
Nearly half a million Halloween revelers will descend on Santa Monica Blvd. on October 31, 2010, for the 23rd annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, once again comprising the largest Halloween celebration in the world.
Website: http://www.westhollywoodhalloween.com/
When: Sunday Oct. 31, 6pm
Price: FREE
Where: West Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Avenue
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Buses 2, 4, 10, 105, 305, 550, 704 & 705 serving the area will be on detour.

Hollywood Halloween Street Fair
This unofficial street fair is a Hollywood Boulevard tradition. Dress up, hop on the Red Line, exit at Hollywood/Highland and join the fun.
Website: http://www.westhollywoodhalloween.com/
When: Sunday Oct. 31
Price: FREE
Where: Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Halloween in Downtown Long Beach
Calling all grown up boys and ghouls! Come to Downtown Long Beach this Halloween, October 31st, for a frightening, fun time. Visit participating businesses and dig up ghostly $5 food, drink and merchandise specials all night long.
Website: http://www.dlba.org/halloween_page
When: Sunday Oct. 31
Price: FREE
Where: Downtown Long Beach
Nearby Rail: Blue Line 1st Street Station

Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College
Farm Grown Pumpkins, Kid’s Activities and Rides, Farm Animals, Adventure Corn Maze, Factory of Nightmares Haunted House, Creatures of the Corn Haunted Trail, Hay Ride and so much more!
Website: http://www.halloweenharvestfestival.com/
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31, 10am-12am
Price: $4
Where: 20800 Victory Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line De Soto Station, De Soto/Victory (164, 244/246)

Haunted Events

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Three shipboard and two onshore mazes confuse and ensnare visitors, and although visitors will have every opportunity to turn back, the food, drink and entertainment inside will ensure leaving is unthinkable.
Website: http://www.queenmary.com/Dark-Harbor.aspx
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31, 7pm
Price: $35
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Pasadena Old Town Haunt
Descend into the basement of the historical Union Savings Bank Building where mysterious occurences have taken place in the buildings’ deadly 107 year history.
Website: http://www.oldtownhaunt.com/
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31, 7pm-12am
Price: $16
Where: Old Town Pasadena, 20 N. Raymond
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Raymond (180/181, 686/687)

Theater 68’s Haunted House
It’s the 5th year of this haunted house put on by Theater 68 in Hollywood.
Website: http://www.68centcrew.com/
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31, 7pm-12am
Price: $10
Where: 5419 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Western
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Western (2/302, 207, 757)

Halloween Horror Nights
Experience 5 new mazes based on the most popular horror themes and movies of all time.
Website: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31, 7pm-2am
Price: $59
Where: Universal Studios
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Universal City Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Universal City Layover (150/240, 155, 224, 750), Lankershim/Universal Hollywood (96, 155, 224)


Family Friendly

Spider Pavillion
Trick-or-treat in the Museum galleries and enjoy activities all afternoon at the Pavilion.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/spider-pavilion
When: Sunday Oct. 31, 12am-5pm
Price: $9
Where: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Vermont/Exposition (102, 204, 550, 754), Figueroa/Exposition (102, 442, 445, Silver Line)

3rd Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids
All Downtown LA families are invited to attend the Third Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids.
Website: http://www.downtownla.com/halloween-party-2010-rsvp.asp
When: Sunday Oct. 31, 5-8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Grand Hope Park
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Grand/9th (14/37, 38, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 485)

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
Descend into the basement of the historical Union Savings Bank Building where mysterious occurences have taken place in the buildings’ deadly 107 year history.
Website: http://www.oldpasadena.org/gc_calendar_detail.asp?cal_id=1613
When: Saturday Oct. 30 – Sunday Oct. 31
Price: FREE
Where: Old Town Pasadena
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station, Gold Line Del Mar Station

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street
Beautifully decorated ofrendas, exhibits and entertainment.
Website: http://www.olvera-street.com/html/muertos_festival.html
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Tuesday Nov. 2
Price: FREE
Where: Olvera Street, 845 North Alameda Street
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Union Station, Gold Line Union Station

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Visit Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’s oldest memorial park, to honor and celebrate the memories of the beloved souls. Rejoice and observe the mystical beauty and wonder of this ancient spiritual celebration.
Website: http://www.ladayofthedead.com/
When: Saturday Oct. 30, 2pm-12am
Price: $10
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/Gower (4, 156/656)

Halloween en la Plaza
All ages event in East L.A.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134822359901311
When: Saturday Oct. 30, 5pm
Price: $5
Where: 1866 East 1st Street
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: State/1st (30, 620)

Other Spooky Stuff

“Zombieland” Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at Los Angeles Historic State Park
Watch “Zombieland” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Websitehttp://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: Saturday Oct. 30, 5:30pm
Price: $8
WhereLos Angeles Historic State Park
Nearby Metro Rail
Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsAlameda/College (76)

“The Shining” Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at Exposition Park
Watch “The Shining” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: http://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: Sunday Oct. 31, 5:30pm
Price: $8
Where: Exposition Park
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Martin Luther King Jr/Hoover (40, 42), Martin Luther King Jr/Figueroa (81, 200), Martin Luther King Jr/Vermont (204, 740, 754), Vermont/Exposition (102, 204, 550, 754), Figueroa/Exposition (1o2, 442, 445, Silver Line)

“Ghostbusters” at the Egyptian Theatre
Para-hacks Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company trapping ghosts, spirits and poltergeists for money. Before long, the slightly inept Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple from a supernatural fate!
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: Saturday Oct. 30, 7:30pm
Price:
$11
Where
: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Hallowe’en Gallery of Horrors
Celebrate the horrors of Halloween with our spookishly awesome Halloween variety show.
Website: http://capturedauralphantasy.com/
When: Friday Oct. 29 – Saturday Oct. 30, 8pm
Price:
$10
Where
: The WHERE Gallery,  1519 Griffith Park Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Maltman (2/302, 4)

KCRW Masquerade Ball
Explore your inner ghoul in style with five uniquely themed rooms, dance to music on four stages by 14 KCRW DJs, lose yourself in the wild wonderworld of Vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier, and dine at a handful of frightfully tasty artisan food trucks.
Website: http://www.kcrw.com/events/masquerade-2010
When: Saturday Oct. 30, 9pm-2am
Price:
$75
Where
: The Legendary Park Plaza, 607 South Park View Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 6th/Park View (18, 603), Wilshire/Park View (20)

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