This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday night, meaning that there’s now no excuse not to go out and enjoy some of what Los Angeles has to offer. That is, unless you typically work weekends, in which case we offer you our condolences. For those who don’t, or want to go out anyway, here are a few of the many, many events going on this Halloween weekend in Los Angeles:

  • From Thursday, October 29th through Saturday the 31st, the Annual Haunted Hayride will be held in Griffith Park. This year’s theme is the Boogeyman, and the Haunted Hayride plans to give riders a long, scary ride through all sorts of terrifying characters. Aside from the Haunted Hayride, there’s a pitch black maze that we’re told is going to be filled with “demons and maniacs.” Fear not, if you have little kids in tow, for there will be a “scar-go-round” for them to enjoy.
  • Universal Studios will again be holding their “Halloween Horror Nights,” again from Thursday the 29th through Saturday the 31st. They boast some new additions this year, including The Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness. Throughout the night, guests may be stalked by Michael Meyers (the one from Halloween, not Austin Powers) and may find themselves chased by “walkers” from The Walking Dead. If you love movies and you love being scared, then Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” may be right up your alley.
  • You may not be able to dance with the devil, but you can certainly drink with him if you attend The Sinner’s Soiree haunted house. Held at the Think Tank Gallery on Maple, The Sinner’s Soiree is a haunted maze that includes demonic clowns, voodoo witch doctors and more. Those who make it out alive will be able to sip a brew with the devil himself in the Devil’s Den lounge area.

These are but a few of the many Halloween events in Los Angeles this weekend. Whatever you do, remember to stay safe and avoid getting in the car with anyone who’s been drinking. From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!