Calling All Ghosts and Ghoulies: Early Halloween Fun

LA does Halloween right. Those eager to get an early start on the holiday already have a host of chilling activities to choose from.

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THEATER 68 HAUNTED HOUSE: Every night from now until Halloween, prepare to scream at Theater 68’s annual haunted house. This production will surely give you the chills and at $10 a person, it’s a deal too! Saturday and Sunday.
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HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD SCAVENGER HUNT: You might see a few ghosts during this tour of some of Hollywood’s Haunt-spots. Learn about celebrity ghosts and discover the eerie secret of the Hollywood sign. Saturday and Sunday.
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SHIPWRECK HALLOWEEN: You'll be lucky if you make it off this boat alive. Head down to Long Beach this month for a frighteningly unique Halloween celebration on the "haunted" Queen Mary. Saturday and Sunday
CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Pumpkin pie, a pumpkin spice latté, pumpkin beer? Enjoy everything pumpkin from treats to carving to crafts and so much more at this family Halloween festival. Saturday and Sunday
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OCTOBER SHADOWS, A CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN IN ART: Turns out Halloween and refinement can go hand in hand. This unique exhibition showcases hundreds of interesting and spooky pieces that are all about All Hallows Eve. Alhambra, Saturday and Sunday
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SCREAMFEST LA: On select nights from now until All Hallows Eve, get in the spirit by watching a classic horror flick at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Hollywood, Saturday and Sunday
LA LIVE STEAMERS GHOST TRAIN: Not every Halloween event will make you jump out of your skin. This spooky family-friendly train ride in Griffith Park is perfect to get youngsters in the spirit. Saturday and Sunday
HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL: Capture the feeling of fall as Halloween approaches at this festival for all ages. Activities include rides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, animals, a haunted house and more.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: Some of your favorite Halloween horror films such as "Saw," "Halloween" and "My Bloody Valentine" come to life at Universal with mazes, shows, talent and a backlot terror tram.
MR. BONES PUMPKIN PATCH: Looking for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern? Look no further than this West Hollywood pumpkin patch for all your autumn decorations. You might even see a celebrity. Saturday and Sunday.
BOO AT THE ZOO: For a fun, family friendly Halloween outing, head over to the LA Zoo for performers, pumpkin carving treats, crafts, music and creepy crawlers. Best of all, kids in costumes get a discount at the gate. October 31, Griffith Park.
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