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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride near 442 Residencs apartments in downtown Long Beach

Where To Get Spooked This Halloween

Have you ever wondered why we carve pumpkins and get dressed up for Halloween? The holiday’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The Irish brought the tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns to America, but the original jack-o-lantern was not a pumpkin at all – because pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and placed an ember in them to ward off evil spirits. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of fun activities like trick-or-treating, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating sweets. In this spirit, we’ve scared up some eerie events and creepy outdoor activities near 442 Residences to get you spooked this Halloween.

 

 

Urban Legends Haunt Drive Thru OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Get your Halloween chills and thrills in the safety of your own vehicle. Urban Legends Haunt is a drive-thru where scare seekers will experience theatrical, immersive storytelling and terrifying sets. Guests will be entertained by live performances throughout their drive, plus experience 4 interactive show zones where lights, sound, special effects and monsters will come alive, all while following the mandated safe social distancing restrictions.

 

 

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 120 Via Verde Dr. San Dimas, CA 91773

 

This year Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is taking the hayride off the trail and bringing it to you in the safety of your own parked vehicle. A first of its kind immersive experience from the creators of LA’s favorite Halloween event, this is an original haunted show featuring a multimedia story displayed on a 40 foot screen, as well as horrifying sets and characters from Midnight Falls that surround the theater and bring the story to life. Tickets are extremely limited and will sell out nightly.

 

 

Candlelight Open Air Dinner SeaLegs at the Beach 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy. Huntington Beach, CA 92649

 

The popular Fever Originals Candlelight series is presenting an open air dining experience by candlelight on the beach. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience filled with music and candles, featuring Halloween film scores and soundtracks. Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You don’t need to know all the film scores or soundtracks to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savor the stunning pieces you’ll hear.

 

 

Hallowine Costume Soirée Waters Edge Winery 217 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

 

Halloween is officially un-cancelled. Celebrate with a night of costumes and cocktails, wine and witchery, spooks and spritzers at Waters Edge Winery. Enjoy delicious eats, music, and winery treats with friends or foe and the winery will provide the Merlot. Located in the heart of downtown, Waters Edge is Long Beach’s first winery. The grapes are globally sourced and the wines are locally crafted. The winery produces up to forty different wines annually to create a unique portfolio from known regions around the world.

 

 

The Bite LA Whittier Narrows Recreation Area 750 S Santa Anita Ave. South El Monte, CA 91733

 

The Bite LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari snakes its way around eerie Legg Lake and through immersive environments, where sinister specters offer up delicious bites of seasonal grub, all from the safety of your own car. Bites vary from savory to sweet and will include vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options for certain items. Bring a flashlight from home and scan the surrounding darkness from the safety of your car, in a hunt for the shadowy and monstrous creatures that roam the abyss. Can you find them all before they find you?

 

 

Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In The Roadium Drive-In 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Torrance, CA 90504

 

This Halloween, experience a night of zombie terror. A brand-new Halloween haunt experience, Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In puts you in the driver’s seat as a live zombie invasion occurs in the drive-in around. As hilarious horror host Joe Bob Briggs and his vivacious co-hosts arrive on-screen to present some of the most insane horror shorts ever made, dozens of zombies will attack the drive-in to create a scary, fun, and immersive night unlike any other.

 

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Photo #2: Urban Legands Haunt Drive Thru

Photo #3: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Photo #4: SeaLegs at the Beach

Photo #5: Waters Edge Winery of Long Beach

Photo #6: The Bite LA: Halloween Food Crawl & Creature Safari

Photo #7: Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In