Things might be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and enjoy some of LA’s best fall events! From Halloween adventures and food crawls to bike rides through wine country and fun holiday celebrations, there are enough options to please everybody. Here are a few we recommend.
Haunt’oween LA Halloween Drive-Through
If you’re not ready to give up on Halloween fun this year, you’ll want to gather up family and friends and head over to the Hunt’oween LA Halloween Drive-Through. This interactive and immersive experience is suitable for all ages!
It’s hosted by a company called Experiential Supply, which recreates sets and builds props for big-budget movies like It: Chapter 2. The adventure includes mini-maze drive-throughs, pumpkin picking, and a tunnel made of 1,000 lit pumpkins. There’s also a two-street neighborhood where you can “trick or treat.” You’ll receive wrapped candy from costumed, masked characters who hand it out using poles and buckets.
The cost is $70 per car and runs approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
THE BITE LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari
Part spooky Halloween drive-thru and part COVID-safe food festival, The Bite LA is an immersive event that you can enjoy from the safety of your vehicle.
As you make your way around spooky Legg Lake, you’ll receive eight different fall-themed treats served to you by costumed ghouls, sinister specters, and other dark entities. Make sure to bring a flashlight from home so you can shine it into the trees and look for monsters roaming the forest.
At the end of your ride, you can pull up to the “virtual campfire” where you’ll hear scary ghost stories and enjoy a campfire-themed dessert along with a cup of coffee, cider, or hot cocoa. Don’t forget to dress up your car so you can have a chance to enter the car costume contest and compete for cool prizes.
This event runs through the end of the month and the price varies depending on how many people are in your vehicle. You can view event dates and tickets here.
Malibu Bike Tours
Are you looking for a way to get active and have a ton of fun at the same time? Malibu Bike Tours are the perfect answer! You’ll feel the stress of the day melt away as you pedal your way past mountain backdrops and stunning vineyards. This hour-and-a-half guided tour will take you along a two-mile route that ends with a wine tasting at Saddlerock Ranch.
Most of the terrain is flat, but you’ll also have the option of using the bicycle’s electric-assist if you need a bit of a boost. To help maintain social distancing, there are only eight spots available per time slot. The cost is $70 per person.
Day of the Dead in Santa Monica
While many of the area’s Day of the Dead events are being held virtually, Santa Monica has found a fun way to celebrate Día de Los Muertos in-person. It will include 13 larger-than-life art installations on the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade.
The figures, created by popular Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero, will rise up to 14 feet in height. You won’t want to miss this memorable sight! You can see them between 10 am and 8 pm each day between Saturday, October 31st, and Monday, November 2nd. There’s no cost for this event. Physical distancing and face coverings are required.
Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey
It’s not too soon to start thinking about getting into the holiday spirit. The Elf on a Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey begins on November 12th and continues through January 3rd. This hour-long drive-thru event will feature an array of glittering holiday scenes created by Broadway set designer David Korins. It will also end with a drive-through gift shop.
Tickets for this event are on sale now. Prices start at $25 per adult and $20 per child.
Start Filling Your Fall Calendar Today!
These are just a few of the great events coming up in the LA area this fall. We hope you’ll add at least a few of them to your social calendar so you can safely enjoy all of the great things the season has to offer!