Go Metro Weekends: Transit Accessible Halloween

Costumed Metro riders emerge from the 7th Street Metro Center Station. Photo: Fred Camino

Costumed Metro riders emerge from the 7th Street Metro Center Station. Photo: Fred Camino

Go Metro Weekends is The Source’s weekly guide to having a great weekend in L.A. without a car.  All events are easily accessible (within a half mile walk) by Metro bus and rail lines, and we make sure any night time events listed are served by Metro’s owl service (unless otherwise noted). Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at thesource@metro.net. Time and space constraints limit us from listing every accessible event in this city, but this curated list represents what we think is cool and easy to get to.

This special Halloween edition of Go Metro Weekends brings you the spookiest events in L.A. but spares you the real scares: dealing with traffic.

All Weekend

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Theme park gets haunted
Website: //www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2009/
Type: Theme Park
When: 7:00pm – 2:00am
Price: $56
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is Universal City Red Line Station (Last train east 12:58am, last train west 12:42am)
Bus Access:

From Canoga Park/ Woodland Hills/ Northridge/ Reseda/ Tarzana/ Encino/ Sherman Oaks/ Studio City/ Universal CityMetro Line 150/240

From Hollywood/ Studio City/ North Hollywood/ Van NuysMetro Line 156/656

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College
Pumpkins, Kids Activities, Corn Maze, Haunted House, and more
Website: //www.halloweenharvestfestival.com/
Type: Outdoor/Family
When: 10:00am – 12:00am
Price: $4 entrance fee
Where: 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is North Hollywood Red Line Station (12.6 miles away, transfer to Metro Orange Line)
Bus Access:

From North Hollywood/ Valley Village/ Valley Glen/ Van Nuys/ Tarzana/ Canoga Park/ Warner CenterMetro Orange Line

From West Hills/ Woodland Hills/ Reseda/ Lake Balboa/ Van Nuys/ North Hollywood/ BurbankMetro Line 164, Metro Line 165

From Woodland Hills/ Canoga Park/ ChatsworthMetro Line 244/245

From Canoga Park/ Woodland Hills/ Northridge/ Reseda/ Tarzana/ Encino/ Sherman Oaks/ Studio City/ Universal CityMetro Line 150/240

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Old Town Haunt
Haunted House in the basement of the historic Union Savings Bank Building in Pasadena
Website: //www.oldtownhaunt.com/
Type: Haunted House
When: 7:00pm – 12:00am
Price: $15
Where: 20 N Raymond Pasadena, CA
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is Memorial Park Gold Line Station (0.2 miles away, walk south on Raymond Ave.) Last train north 12:15am, last train south 12:47am
Bus Access:

From Hollywood/ Glendale/ Eagle Rock/ Pasadena/ AltadenaMetro Line 180/181

From Altadena/ Alhambra/ Monterey Park/ East Los Angeles/ Maywood/ Lynwood/ ComptonMetro Line 260 (Last bus north 12:51am, last bus south 10:28pm)

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday, October 30th

Photo: Xurbie

Photo: Xurble (creative commons)

Halloween at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater (with Charles Phoenix)
Halloween puppet show featuring hand-made marionettes
Website: //www.charlesphoenix.com/halloween-at-bob-baker-marionette-theater-2009/
Type: Theater
When: 8:00pm
Price: $35
Where: 1345 W. 1st St. Downtown Los Angeles
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is Civic Center Red/Purple Line Station (0.9 miles away, 20 minute walk, or transfer to Metro Line 14, or Metro Line 37)
Bus Access:

From Beverly Hills/ West L.A./  Hancock Park/  Koreatown/ DowntownMetro Line 14Metro Line 714

From West Adams/ North University Park/ DowntownMetro Line 2, Metro Line 37

From Century City/ Hancock Park/ Koreatown/ DowntownMetro Line 16/316

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Saturday, October 31st

Creative costumes abound at the WeHo Carnaval. Photo: igetrad via Flickr

Creative costumes abound at the WeHo Carnaval. Photo: igetrad via Flickr

West Hollywood Costume Carnaval
L.A.’s premiere Halloween event, a massive block party of costumed revelers.
Website: //westhollywoodhalloween.com/
Type: Street Festival
When: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Price: FREE
Where: Santa Monica Blvd. Between Doheny and La Cienega
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is Hollywood/Highland (3.2 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 2, or Metro Line 217)
Bus Access:

From Pacific Santa Monica/ West L.A./ Hollywood/ East Hollywood/ Echo Park/ DowntownMetro Line 4, Metro Line 704

From Pacific Palisades/ Westwood/ Beverly Hills/ Hollywood/ East Hollywood/ Echo Park/ DowntownMetro Line 2

From Willowbrook/ Watts/ South L.A./ Leimert Park/ Jefferson Park/ Mid-City/ Miracle Mile/ Beverly Hills/ WestwoodMetro Line 305 (No Owl Service: last bus north leaves at 9:55pm, last bus south leaves at 8:56pm)

From Beverly Hills/ Crenshaw/ Leimert Park/ Vermont Square/ VernonMetro Line 104 (No Owl Service: last bus south/east leaves at 11:21pm)

From Hollywood/ East Hollywood/ Westlake/ DowntownMetro Line 10

The City of West Hollywood will also be offering CityLine service along Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and Fuller Blvd. from 5:30pm to 2:00am.

Some lines will be rerouted due to the Carnaval, please see this post for more information. To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Rob Zombie at the Hollywood Palladium
Horror Rock
Website: //www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/413139
Type: Concert
When: 8:00pm
Price: $39.50 advance, $42 day of show
Where: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
Rail Access: Metro Red Line, Hollywood/Vine Station (0.4 miles away)
Bus Access:

From Altadena/ Pasadena/ Eagle Rock/ Glendale/ East HollywoodMetro Line 180/181

From Los Angeles/ West Hollywood/ East HollywoodMetro Line 217

From Pacific Palisades/ Westwood/ Beverly Hills/ West Hollywood/ East Hollywood/ Echo Park/ DowntownMetro Line 2

From Pacific Santa Monica/ West L.A./ Hollywood/ East Hollywood/ Echo Park/ DowntownMetro Line 4, Metro Line 704

From Redondo Beach/ Torrance/ Hawthorne/ Inglewood/ Crenshaw/ Mid-City/ Hancock ParkMetro Line 210

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Sunday, November 1st

Photo: Fred Camino

Photo: Fred Camino

Dia De Los Muertos on Olvera Street
L.A.’s premiere Halloween event, a massive block party of costumed revelers.
Website: //www.lacity.org/elp/
Type: Cultural
When: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Price: FREE
Where: Olvera Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Rail Access: Nearest Metro Rail Station is Union Station Red Line/ Purple Line/ Gold Line/ Metrolink (0.2 miles away)
Bus Access: A ton. Please refer to this page on Metro.net for more information.

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.