5 Spooktacular Halloween Events for Families in L.A

1. ‘Absolutely Halloween’

A family musical based on the adventures of a girl named Candy and a cast of brightly colored characters trying to save Halloween for one more year.
Santa Monica Playhouse
Through Oct. 29. $12.50-$15.
(310) 394-9779, www.santamonicaplayhouse.com

2. Ghost Train 2017

Go on a fun train ride with family in Griffith Park. The small-scale train includes projections, animatronics and pyrotechnic effects but no blood or gore.
Los Angeles Live
Steamers Railroad Museum.
7-10 p.m. Oct. 13-15, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-31. $20. (323) 661-8958, www.lals.org

3. Pumpkin Festival

Kidspace Children’s Museum’s 23rd annual event will feature bouncers, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, musical performances and craft activities.
Brookside Park, Pasadena.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15.
Free admission; some attractions require tickets. (626) 449-9144, www.kidspacemuseum.org
 

4. Knott’s Scary Farm

This one’s a classic. Running for over 40 years, Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt features mazes, shows, Halloween-themed “scare zones” and over 1000 monsters roaming around.
Admission: Ticketed
Knott’s Berry Farm
Sept 21-Oct 31 (selected dates) Starting at $41 (714) 220-5200, https://www.knotts.com

5. L.A. Dia de Los Muertos

A day of celebrations, exhibits, presentations and other activities. The event runs from noon until midnight. Some celebrity graves are decorated. Live bands play on various stages throughout the event.
Admission: Ticketed
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
12pm-12am October 28 (Saturday) 12pm-12am $20. Children 8 years and under and Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm, http://www.ladayofthedead.com/
 
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