The Best Halloween Parties in Los Angeles

The world's largest Halloween street party, red-hot nightclubs, and costume balls at historic venues!

From the world's largest Halloween street party to theme parties at some of LA's hottest nightclubs, coolest bars and grandest hotels, guys and ghouls can expect a scary good time this Halloween season.

All events are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018 | Photo: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, Patty Naranjo/©Jennifer Emery Photography

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood! Every year on Oct. 31, 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the wild costumes and uninhibited crowds at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The Carnaval features live entertainment on multiple stages, food vendors, and photo stations; and the bars along Santa Monica Boulevard feature drink specials and patio parties. Each year, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval culminates with the crowning of the Carnaval's Queen. Previous Queens of the Carnaval include Rihanna, Queen Latifah and WeHo businesswoman Lisa Vanderpump.

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is an all-ages event. No alcohol will be served, but drinks will be available at participating bars lining Santa Monica. The Carnaval runs from 6-11 p.m. After the official party is over, most nearby bars and restaurants continue with the festivities until closing.

Big Top Terror - Two Bit Circus (October 2019)

A spell has been cast on Two Bit Circus! Spanning 38,000 square feet, the "World’s First Micro-Amusement Park" features numerous game zones, from classic coin-ops to the latest in immersive entertainment and multi-person virtual reality. Throughout October, Two Bit Circus is featuring Big Top Terror, a special line-up of scary games and attractions: NightNight (VR Pod), Zombyte (Hologate VR), Minotaur (VR maze), Halloween Tentpole (Quest Game), Reiko's Fragments (Team Based Interactive VR Game), and specialty Halloween drinks (Big Bad Apple Cocktail or 16 oz Seasonal Beer). Two packages are available: Weekday ($38) and Weekend ($46), including playing cards optimized for the Halloween based attractions. Book your Big Top Terror package at the Two Bit Circus website.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA
The Theatre at Ace Hotel | Photo: Ace Hotel DTLA

A Hitchcock Halloween - The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Oct. 26, 2019)

Following the October 26 screening of "Psycho" with live orchestra, LA Opera and The Theatre at Ace Hotel invite you to A Hitchcock Halloween, taking place from 10pm to 2am. The annual All Hallows ritual features music, "devilish potions," and all manner of dark arts carrying deep into the witching hour with DJ sets from Restless Nites DJs and special guests. Tickets to A Hitchcock Halloween are $25 presale and $35 at the door.

Cypress Hill: Haunted Hill at The Novo
Haunted Hill at The Novo | Photo: Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill: Haunted Hill - The Novo (Oct. 30, 2019)

For the second consecutive year, B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill are presenting the Haunted Hill Festival in Los Angeles. The all-ages show is taking place at The Novo at L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, October 30. Support from Mariachi El Bronx and Meyhem Lauren. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at The Novo website.

"Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale" at Clifton's Republic
Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale at Clifton's Republic | Photo: @cliftonsrepublic, Instagram

Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale - Clifton’s Republic (Oct. 26, 2019)

Descend into a world of dark legends and the macabre - a world of sensuous delight and fairy tale mayhem. On Saturday, October 26 Clifton's Republic presents Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale, which explores the macabre stories that have haunted us since childhood - from the classic Brothers Grimm to Nordic and Russian tales from deep within the darkened woods. Celebrate this astonishing history while exploring the enchanting wonder of Clifton's Haunted Forest and spirited libations.

Tickets are on sale at Nightout.

Great Gatsby Halloween Party at Cicada Club
Great Gatsby Halloween Party | Photo: Cicada Club, Facebook

Great Gatsby Halloween Party - Cicada Club (Oct. 31, 2019)

Located at the historic Oviatt Building in Downtown LA, Cicada Club presents a Great Gatsby Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31. Featuring star vocalists Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche, Dean Mora and his Haunted Orchestra will take you on a ghostly musical journey to the 1920s and '30s, when the Charleston was the latest dance craze and Flappers, Vamps, Sheiks, and Cads ruled the day. Vintage costumes suggested. Doors at 7pm, showtime at 8:30pm.

Tickets and dinner reservations are available at the Cicada Club website.

Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party 2019
Photo: Haunted Little Tokyo, Facebook

Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party (Oct. 26, 2019)

Taking place on Saturday, October 26, the Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party is a Halloween festival with music and entertainment, local food and retail vendors, 100-foot beer garden, and costume contest with cash prizes. Feed your inner monster with bites from Little Tokyo locals Buttery Popcorn Co., Baldoria DTLA, Cafe Dulce, Hello Stranger, KASIH, Prime Pizza, Rice and Nori, and Takoyaki Tanota. Enjoy food from guest food trucks Steamy Bun Truck and Takuma's Burgers. Discover magical and mischievous finds from Anime Jungle, Goldfish Catch, Japan LA, Lumica USA, TJS Radio and Record Box Truck. Stage performances by Key Kool, DJ Phatrick and special guests. Enjoy kid-friendly activities organized by KidZGen and of course don't forget to wear your costume to receive free treats donated by Hi Chew and Meiji (while supplies last).

The Block Party is taking place from 6pm to midnight at 2nd Street, between Central and San Pedro Street. Admission is free.

Hallows Masquerade at Redbird
Hallows Masquerade at Redbird

Hallows Masquerade - Redbird (Oct. 31, 2019)

Redbird is hosting Hallows Masquerade on October 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring food, drinks, music and dancing, theatrics and reverie. The Hallows Masquerade will take place throughout the upper chambers in the former rectory of the deconsecrated cathedral, Vibiana. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Redbird | Vibiana chef/owner Neal Fraser, complemented by cocktails from bar director Tobin Shea. Music performances include DJ sets from Adam Freeland (The Acid), Jessica Tonder, Jonny Cota and more. Mystical, surrealist costumes are highly encouraged! Admission is $50 and advance tickets are on sale at the Redbird website.

Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party at Echoplex
Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party at Echoplex | Photo: Spaceland Presents

Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party - Echoplex (Oct. 25, 2019)

The Echoplex will be transformed into the Black Lodge for Fire Walk With Me, a Twin Peaks themed party on Friday, October 25. Fuel up with some damn fine coffee and enjoy live performances and DJ sets by Angelo Seo (Xiu Xiu) and more TBA; photobooths, art installations, and the Miss Twin Peaks costume contest (all genders).

Tickets are $12 and on sale at the Echoplex website.

Haunted Monster Hotel at the W Hollywood
W Hollywood Haunted Monster Hotel | Photo: Eventbrite

W Hollywood (Oct. 25-26, 2019)

The W Hollywood presents a triple threat of Halloween parties on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26. Angels & Demons (Oct. 25) and the 5th annual Haunted W Hollywood Rooftop (Oct. 26) are taking place on the hotel's Wet Deck. Both events feature panoramic city views and DJs spinning House and Top 40. Also on October 26, the Haunted Monster Hotel is taking over the W's Living Room and the outdoor Station with Open Format DJs and two areas to dance and mingle.

Costumes encouraged but not required. Tickets for all three events are on sale at Eventbrite.

Carnal Carnival at The Highlight Room
Carnal Carnival at The Highlight Room | Photo: @thehighlightroom, Instagram

Carnal Carnival: Rodeo Massacre - Tao Group (Oct. 26, 2019)

Buckle up pardner for the roundup of your afterlife! On Saturday, October 26, Tao Group presents the 3rd Annual Carnal Carnival: Rodeo Massacre, taking place in two hotspots at Dream Hollywood. Step into a new dimension at The Highlight Room, where sinister spirits come out to play to the sounds by MOS. Or follow the luxe cowgirl bandits into a sultry playpen for a special live performance by Wiz Khalifa at Avenue's Rhinestone Rodeo. Frightful delights await your arrival down the old town road to Carnal Carnival Rodeo Massacre. Tickets on sale at Night Out, including two-hour hosted bar and numerous VIP, table and cabana options.

25th Anniversary Heaven and Hell at Station 1640 in Hollywood
25th Anniversary Heaven and Hell at Station 1640 | Photo: Eventbrite

25th Anniversary Heaven & Hell - Station1640 (Oct. 25, 2019)

On Friday, October 25, Hollywood hotspot Station1640 hosts the 25th Anniversary Heaven & Hell from 10pm to 6am. More than 1,000 saints and sinners will groove to sets by DJ Dan, Danny B, and Savi Leon; plus live performances by Feral Vinca, Plastic Otters, Talon Reid and Sean Cvtter.

General Admission tickets, VIP All Access, and the Heaven & Hell Party Package are on sale at Eventbrite.

Hollywood Monster Night at LURE
Photo: Hollywood Monster Night

Hollywood Monster Night - LURE (Oct. 26, 2019)

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Hollywood Monster Night is taking over LURE in Hollywood. More than 1,000 costumed guests will dance the night away to Hollywood's top DJs spinning the best in House, EDM, Top 40, Hip-Hop and Mashups. Taking place from 9pm to 3am, the lavish party includes multiple dance floors, three full bars, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, costume contests with cash prizes, and much more.

Tickets and VIP Tables are now on sale at the Hollywood Monster Night website.

Pineapple Carving Party at LONO Hollywood
Pineapple Carving Party at LONO Hollywood | Photo: @lonohollywood, Instagram

Pineapple Carving Party - LONO Hollywood (Oct. 24, 2019)

One of LA's best Tiki bars, LONO Hollywood is hosting a Pineapple Carving Party on Thursday, October 24. Admission is $20 per person and includes a pineapple to carve your own "LON-O-LANTERN" and a delicious cocktail. Knives and alcohol, what could go wrong?

King Tut's Tomb & Rooftop Masquerade - W Hollywood (Oct. 31, 2019)

Now in its 11th year, King Tut's Tomb is taking over the Living Room, Station and Great Room at the W Hollywood on Halloween Night. LA's top DJs will spin the best in Top 40, Hip Hop and Dance Music while sexy Cleopatras, Egyptian Queens and Pharaohs mix their favorite drinks. Egyptian costumes preferred but not required - $200 cash prize for best costume! Numerous group and VIP packages are available at Eventbrite.

Also on Halloween Night, the 5th annual Rooftop Masquerade is taking place at the hotel's Wet Deck from 9pm to midnight. Dance to House, Open Format and Top 40 with two areas to mingle and stunning city views. Costumes encouraged but not required. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

Guy Gerber - TAO Los Angeles (Oct. 31 ,2019)

On Halloween Night, Tao Group presents a devilish duo of parties at Dream Hollywood. Israeli DJ Guy Gerber returns to the stunning Tao Los Angeles for an extended set. Opening support by Kaz James. Tickets on sale at Night Out. Starting at 10:30pm, the hotel's rooftop Highlight Room hosts the sounds of Eric D-lux.

Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party at Sassafras Saloon
Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party at Sassafras Saloon

Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party (Oct. 24, 2019)

Halloween is upon us and it's time to party with all the "freaky-creepy-blood thirsty-flesh eating-spell casting-ooz-goopy-sticky-icky-demonic-bone collecting-skin crawling-glitteriffic- weirdos and queerdos who want to dance with the devil in the most SPOOKTACULAR deep Hollywood location that will send chills down your spine!" Taking place at Sassafras Saloon on October 24, the Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party features haunting visuals and bizarro decor, BOOze specials, magical local queer DJs & entertainment, a freaky photo booth, and eerie dark corners with secret goodies. DJ sets by GoodBoy and Little Indian. $8 at the door, $5 if you're in costume. Presale tickets available at Eventbrite.

Monsters & Mai Tais VIII at Tonga Hut in North Hollywood
Monsters & Mai Tais VIII | Photo: Tonga Hut, Facebook

Monsters & Mai Tais VIII - Tonga Hut (Oct. 27, 2019)

One of LA's best Tiki bars, the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood presents the 8th annual Monsters & Mai Tais on Sunday, October 27. The double-sized parking lot sale and art show begins at noon, with tunes outside provided by DJ Tonga Tom. Enjoy the spooky sounds of DJ Dan Moses inside the landmark bar starting at 6pm. As always, Durango's Tacos will be on hand serving up their tasty fare of freshly made tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Halloween costumes are a must! Costume contest prize winners will be announced after the art show, at sundown.

NoHo Monster Bash at The Federal in North Hollywood
Naughty Fairy Tales at The Federal | Photo: NoHo Monster Bash

NoHo Monster Bash - The Federal (Oct. 26, 2019)

On Saturday, October 26, The Federal presents the annual NoHo Monster Bash from 9pm to 2am. Featuring Open Format tunes, two full bars, and main stage performances every 30 minutes starting at 9:30. The theme for this costumes-required party is Naughty Fairy Tales - let your Grimm side come out! Gift cards from $10 to $100 will be handed out all night to awesome individual and group costumes.

Tickets to the NoHo Monster Bash are $20 and on sale at Eventbrite.