Some scholars attest that Halloween started as a European-inspired Christian harvest feast, while others believe that All Hallows’ Eve can be traced to ancient pagan rituals. Over the years, Halloween has become a worldwide party known for... ... read more
Some scholars attest that Halloween started as a European-inspired Christian harvest feast, while others believe that All Hallows’ Eve can be traced to ancient pagan rituals. Over the years, Halloween has become a worldwide party known for cultural and literary symbols like ghosts, monsters, pumpkins, and scarecrows.
Home to Hollywood -- where people dress in costume for a living and tights, masks, and face-paint are the norm -- Los Angeles is the perfect place for a memorable All Hallows’ Eve.
Halloween in Los Angeles 2016 features fun family-friendly, yet scary, events like Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. There, mothers, fathers, grandmas, and kids over thirteen will run away from zombies and all sorts of ghouls as they find their ways through ghastly mazes.
Rowdier, thirstier Frankensteins and Brides of Frankenstein can head to one of Tinseltown’s various Halloween pub crawls and stop at bars with freaky history. At The Grand Lobby at The Culver Hotel in Culver City, crowds of Dorothys, Tin Mans, Scarecrows, and Cowardly Lions drink beer and sip cocktails in the same spot in which the Lollipop Guild from Wizard of Oz would grab brews after a long day of shooting.
Nothing in Los Angeles, however, rivals the pomp and circumstance of the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval. More than half a million gay, straight, and sexually ambiguous revelers participate in a modern bacchic frenzy-like atmosphere complete with floats, mosh pits, scandalous attire, and plenty of booze.
Los Angeles offers a slew of Halloween parties in 2016 at haunted Hollywood mansions, world-famous movie studios, and legendary watering holes. On All Hallows’ Eve 2016, there’s simply no spookier setting than SoCal’s biggest metropolis.