The Best LA Halloween Parties and Events, from Star-Studded Spooky Soirées to Kid-Friendly Bashes

Now that you’ve (hopefully) checked off getting jack-o-lanterns, candy, and a costume off your October to-do list, the next big step is figuring out where you’ll be celebrating the spooky holiday — and showing off your best Halloween get-up. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly haunt, an epic rager, or a charitable star-studded event, we’ve rounded up the best Halloween parties in LA to consider hitting up this week and next.

Given that we’re a few weeks away from the just a weekend away from the trick-or-treating holiday, there’s still time to nab tickets for these stylish soirées around town. From UNICEF’s celestial-themed Masquerade Ball and the highly-anticipated return of KCRW’s own masked Halloween bash to Malibu Country Mart’s kid-friendly daytime party and more, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Keep this page bookmarked as we’ll be updating this roundup frequently with additional events.

Wednesday, October 25

Photo: Lucha VaVOOM

Lucha VaVOOM (DTLA): “The Smell of Fear! In Odorama” is theme for the lucha libre wrestling show. In addition to masked wrestling, attendees will enjoy a live show by Peaches, burlesque and aerial performances, a show by the LA Roller Girls, comedy, a costume contest, and much more. The luchador-fueled party starts at 7pm and guests are encouraged to dress for the Halloween occasion. A second show will take place at the same time and location Thursday, October 26; the third show will take place at Riverside Municipal Auditorium.
Where: 
The Mayan Theater, 1038 S Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: 
$40 to $75 and available here

Thursday, October 26

Rocky Horror Picture Show Drag Show (Highland Park): The queens of Highland Park Bowl’s monthly drag night will host a Rocky Horror Picture Show-inspired costume competition starting at 9pm, complete with bowling lanes as catwalks. The free event’s menu will feature a new cocktail, the Moonchild, inspired by Christina Ricci’s dance scene in Vincent Gallo’s film Buffalo ’66.
Where: Highland Park Bowl, 5621 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Friday, October 27

Heartbreaker Halloween (Hollywood): LGBTQ-friendly, 21+ dance party Heartbreaker LA’s Halloween party will feature a Leather & Lace theme, meaning there’ll also be “two bondage mistresses to keep all you witches, goblins, and ghosts in line,” says host and resident DJ Whitney Day. She’ll be spinning alongside DJ Vicki Powell and costumes are also strongly encouraged. Entry is free all night and table reservations are available; there’s also $10 all-night valet for event guests.
Where: The Standard Hollywood, 8300 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90069

Lucha VaVOOM (Riverside): The third and final show of the lucha libre wresting extravaganza relocates to Riverside; see above for full show details.
Where: Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave., CA 92501
Tickets: 
$40 to $75 and available here

UNICEF Masquerade Ball (DTLA): The nonprofit organization takes over over historic LA landmark Clifton’s Cafeteria from 9am to 2pm with a celestial theme in the name of good karma. The black-tie masked gala promises an open bar, hors d’oeuvres from the renovated venue, live performances and DJ sets, and more entertainment to be announced. Don’t be surprised if you bump into a costumed celebrity or philanthropist — the charitable event benefitting the children’s rights organization has been known to draw stars and high-profile do-gooders.
Where: Clifton’s Republic, 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tickets: $225 for general admission and $400 for couple’s admission; NextGen members enjoy special pricing from $175 to $300. Supporter packages are also available ($5,000 to $50,000) and include a host of benefits; learn more and buy tickets here

Saturday, October 28

Photo: LA Day of the Dead

A Beastly Ball at Ace Hotel (DTLA): The hip hotel’s annual Halloween party kicks off after LA Opera’s La Belle et La Bête performance at 10:30pm, when partygoers can enjoy DJ sets by Thee Mike B, DJ Franc, and the Restless Nites DJ. There’ll also be “dark arts” provided by Super Deluxe and special cocktails; “dweller-of-the-night” attire is encouraged.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: $25 in advance or $35 at the door; available online here

Back to the ’80s Halloween Party at the Mondrian (Hollywood): Wear your big hair and best ’80s style at Skybar’s 21+ Halloween bash. The festivities kick of at 8pm with an open vodka bar until 9pm; plus, enjoy music by Colby J. and Joel at the Disco.
Where: Skybar at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: $20 plus service fee, available in advance online here

Dia de los Muertos (Hollywood): The 18th annual Day of the Dead festival returns to its usual LA haunt with the theme of “The Legacy of Posada,” celebrating Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. From noon until midnight, expect over 100 colorful altars, art exhibits, Mexican food, shopping, and a full schedule of live music and entertainment, including a live performance by Aterciopelados and many others. Attendees are encouraged to wear “your finest Calaca apparel” but note that there are restrictions on what you can bring along (no food, alcohol, glass containers, pets, coolers, and skateboards, to name a few). See the full event lineup here.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tickets: $20 per person; children 8 and under and seniors 65 and over free until 4pm; tickets available in advance online here

Hyde Sunset’s It’s Our Party and We’ll Hyde If We Want To (West Hollywood): Celebrate Halloween with “scares and surprises” at Hyde Sunset’s spooky festivities. Costumes are encouraged for the 21+ party, which is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët. RSVP by calling (323) 940-1650 or emailing HydeSunsetReservations@SBE.com.
Where: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

La Belle et La Bête + A Beastly Ball Halloween Party (DTLA): The LA Opera presents a special live performance of Jean Cocteau’s 1946 cinematic masterpiece featuring a new soundtrack by Philip Glass. Taking place at 8pm (doors open at 7pm), Saturday’s show includes entry to the Ace Hotel’s annual 21+ Halloween party (see above for more details). La Belle et La Bête will also be performed Sunday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 31.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: $41 to $129; available online here

Monster’s Ball at E.P. & L.P. (West Hollywood): Get into the Halloween spirit at the cool Asian fusion resto’s Monster’s Ball, where “Hell” will be located at E.P. and “Heaven” will take over the L.P. Rooftop. Happening from 8pm to 2pm, expect an open bar, appetizers, live music, and DJ sets.
Where: E.P. & L.P.603 N La Cienega Blvd., West HollywoodCA 90069
Tickets: $55 and up and available online here; bottle service also available

Idle Bar’s Disney Villain Costume Party (North Hollywood)Channel your favorite Disney villain at Idle Hour’s costume party, which kicks off at 8pm. The top ten finalists will be presented at 11:30pm and the first, second, and third place winners will be announced at midnight.
Where: Idle Hour, 4824 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601

KCRW Masquerade Ball (MacArthur Park): After taking a break for a few years, the cool LA radio station’s stylish (and 21+) Halloween party has finally returned. In addition to seeing your favorite KCRWs DJs like Jason Bentley, Anne Litt, Aaron Byrd, Anthony Valdez, and many others spin live, partygoers will enjoy live entertainment by Lucent Dossier, Les Petites Bonbons, Lucha Vavoom, and Axon Orchestra alongside performances by Matthew Dear, Gemini Rising, and others. Plus, your ticket purchase includes a KCRW membership and all of the perks that come with it.
Where: The MacArthur, 607 S Park View St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tickets: $135 in advance online here

Roosevelt Hotel’s Halloween Costume Ball (Hollywood): The stylish Hollywood hotel’s annual Halloween rager promises a live performance by Young Thug. Happening from 8pm to 2am, the 21+ event will take over the historic getaway’s Tropicana Pool, Blossom Ballroom, Historic Lobby, and Public Kitchen & Bar. In addition, VIP tickets get you access to the open bar from 8 to 10pm at Teddy’s.
Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets: $125 general admission, $200 VIP, and $300 VVIP (excluding fees); additional packages with table services and suites also available starting at $2,250. See all options and buy tickets here

TAO Carnal Carnival Halloween (Hollywood): Experience an exotic circus wonderland at TAO’s immersive 21+ Halloween bash starting at 9pm. The Highlight Room will be transformed into Les Carnaval Des Animaux, where partygoers will enjoy music from renowned DJ and wild animal trainer Erick Morello. Avenue will become the Neon Fun Haus, where Madam Rotten Candy’s Cabaret will feature walls that “will look good enough to eat” and a DJ set by the legendary Snoop Dogg.
Where: Avenue & The Highlight Room, 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $100 for general admission to The Highlight Room or Avenue, $175 for all access to both venues, and $1,500 for table service for six at Avenue; see more details and buy tickets here

Time Warp Through the Decades at Doheny Room (West Hollywood): Dance through every stylish decade at Doheny Room’s Halloween bash, which will feature tunes from the disco days up to the ’90s. Costumes are encouraged for the 21+ party, which is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët. RSVP by calling (424) 777-0266 or emailing DRReservations@SBE.com.
Where: The Doheny Room, 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Nightmare on Nightingale (West Hollywood): Vision Models hosts its official Halloween bash at the swanky West Hollywood nightclub starting at 11pm. Presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët, the 21+ party will feature music by Bee Fowl. RSVP by emailing nightingalelatables@sbe.com.
Where: Nightingale Plaza, 634 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sunday, October 29

La Belle et La Bête (DTLA): The LA Opera presents a special live performance of Jean Cocteau’s 1946 cinematic masterpiece featuring a new soundtrack by Philip Glass. Taking place at 8pm (doors open at 7pm), the show will also take place Saturday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 31 (see above and below for more details).
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: $41 to $129; available online here

Nightmare on Nightingale (West Hollywood): Get into the spooky spirit at the swanky West Hollywood nightclub’s Made Sundays bash featuring a special Halloween theme. The 21+ soirée is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët, and partygoers are encouraged to wear costumes. RSVP by emailing nightingalelatables@sbe.com.
Where: Nightingale Plaza, 634 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Maliboooo Country Mart Halloween (Malibu): Bring your little ones to the luxe shopping center from 12 to 2pm and enjoy festive decor, trick-or-treating, hands-on crafting, a costume contest, and more. Kids and pets are invited to participate in the Halloween costume contest starting at 2pm by the Jester fountain, and the winners will each score a $100 gift certificate.
Where: Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265

Monday, October 30

Idle Hour’s Dog Costume Contest (North Hollywood): This spooky soirée from 6:30 to 7:30pm goes to the dogs: Bring along your canine in their best Halloween costume, or purchase a ballot to cast your vote for your favorite costumed pooch. All proceeds will be donated to the East Valley Animal Shelter, and pooch parents will score a gift card and Halloween treat bag for their pups.
Where: Idle Hour, 4824 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Tuesday, October 31

Photo: Skybar at the Mondrian

Back to the ’80s Halloween Party at the Mondrian (Hollywood): Wear your big hair and best ’80s style at Skybar’s 21+ Halloween bash. The festivities kick of at 8pm with an open vodka bar until 9pm; plus, enjoy music by Colby J. and Joel at the Disco. Costumes are mandatory.
Where: Skybar at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: $20 for general admission to $3,500 for VIP table service for 12, available in advance online here

Hyde Sunset’s It’s Our Party and We’ll Hyde If We Want To (West Hollywood): Celebrate Halloween with “scares and surprises” at Hyde Sunset’s spooky festivities. Costumes are encouraged for the 21+ party, which is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët. RSVP by calling (323) 940-1650 or emailing HydeSunsetReservations@SBE.com.
Where: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

La Belle et La Bête + A Beastly Ball Halloween Party (DTLA): The LA Opera presents a special live performance of Jean Cocteau’s 1946 cinematic masterpiece featuring a new soundtrack by Philip Glass. Taking place at 8pm (doors open at 7pm), the third and final show will be followed by a Halloween party (complete with music and a cash bar) and costume contest; plus, the first 40 people to register for the costume contest will score a free drink ticket. There’ll also be a special prize for best costume.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: $25 to $114; available online here

Dia de los Muertos at Nightingale (West Hollywood): Toast the Day of the Dead at the swanky nightclub’s 21+ Halloween day bash, which is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët. Costumes are encouraged; RSVP by emailing nightingalelatables@sbe.com.
Where: Nightingale Plaza, 634 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Time Warp Through the Decades at Doheny Room (West Hollywood): Dance through every stylish decade at Doheny Room’s Halloween bash, which will feature tunes from the disco days up to the ’90s. Costumes are encouraged for the 21+ party, which is presented by Absolut Elyx, Avalon Tequila, and Perrier Jouët. RSVP by calling (424) 777-0266 or emailing DRReservations@SBE.com.
Where: The Doheny Room, 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

This story was originally published October 17 and has been updated with additional event information.

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