What to Know
Block Party is on Oct. 27, 5 p.m. to midnight
Trick-or-treating on Oct. 31
Honestly, Halloween, being but 24 hours, is just too darn short for those revelers who love sweet and spooky and celebratory expressions of the season.
Meaning that those places, and neighborhoods, and businesses, and destinations that stretch out a single day into a week, or even a month, are to be acknowledged, applauded, and, yes, visited, perhaps more than once.
If you're looking to honor one of those Halloween-loving spots, you only need to head for Little Tokyo, which will once again host several ghosty-good happenings throughout the month of October.
Which means no waiting on Oct. 31 to find your Little Tokyo to-dos, of the eerie variety.
It's the second year for Haunted Little Tokyo, a more merry than terror-packed festivity, so you may find some of the sights and sounds you loved in 2017.
Coming up on the 2018 roster?
Weekend pumpkin patches, a cooking workshop at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, haunted walking tours led by the Little Tokyo Historical Society, a film festival focused on Japanese horror cinema, and the mondo Haunted Night in Little Tokyo: The Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 27.
A costume parade, beer garden, and more frightful touches shall festoon the spirited occasion.
But the occasioning won't be finished on the 27th; look for trick-or-treating around Little Tokyo on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Need a full month of slightly monstrous adventure, happenings gentle enough for the younger set, cool cinema, and a big ol' Block Party? Plus Halloween candy-seeking in the most traditional and cute sense?
It all starts a month ahead of time, with a line-up of events you can find at the Haunted Little Tokyo HQ.