Halloween In Hollywood - Updated 2024

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Hollywood is the world-famous neighborhood in central Los Angeles, which is home to America’s film industry and larger-than-life celebrities. Unsurprisingly, it’s also a tourist-heavy area due to its iconic buildings, famous hotels and landmarks such as the Capitol Records Tower, the Hollywood sign on Hollywood Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Those who want to experience the neighborhood for a few days can stay in some of the amazing vacation rentals in Hollywood. If you’re visiting during Halloween, then it’s likely that you’ll want to experience a grimmer side to the city. The Halloween parade in Hollywood is a dazzling spectacle of creativity and imagination, as people from all walks of life come together to showcase their most elaborate and spooky costumes. Check out our amazing list of tours and attractions and book your favorite one for your Halloween in Hollywood.

1. Dark History and Haunted LA Bus Tour (from USD 59.0)

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Discover the chilling allure of Los Angeles’ dark history on the Haunted LA Bus Tour, a spine-tingling expedition into the city’s haunted past. Board a vintage bus for a three-hour journey through notorious locations and sinister stories, revealing the hidden secrets that still haunt the city’s streets.

Offering insights into macabre murders and eerie ghost sightings, the tour is sure to provide you with all the thrills and chills of Halloween horror nights in Hollywood. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure, where the shadows come alive and the ghosts of LA’s past are brought to life.

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Los Angeles: Dark History and Haunted LA Ghost Bus Tour

Duration: 3.0 hour

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2. West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

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Experience Halloween in West Hollywood at the spectacular Halloween Carnaval. This annual extravaganza draws thousands of revelers to Santa Monica Boulevard for a night of spine-tingling fun. Don your most creative costume and join the throngs of enthusiastic party-goers as they flood the streets in a riot of colors and creativity.

From jaw-dropping ensembles to mesmerizing performances, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval promises an unforgettable night filled with excitement and spooky delights. Embrace the spirit of Halloween and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of this iconic event on October 31, 2023.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Address: Santa Monica Boulevard: between North Doheny Drive and North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Opening hours: 6 pm - 11pm

Price: Free

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3. LA Ghosts: Terrors of Tinseltown Tour (from USD 32.0)

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Embark on a hair-raising journey through the darker side of Hollywood with the LA Ghosts: Terrors of Tinseltown Tour, a spine-chilling adventure perfect for the Halloween season. This 90-minute immersive experience will lead you through the haunted alleys and historic landmarks of Los Angeles, revealing chilling tales of restless spirits and unsolved mysteries. Walk in the footsteps of legends and learn about the ghosts said to wander the halls of iconic movie studios and legendary theaters. From haunted celebrity homes to eerie urban legends, this tour offers a unique blend of Hollywood history and supernatural encounters, making it a must-try Hollywood Halloween event for thrill-seekers and paranormal enthusiasts alike.

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LA Ghosts: Terrors of Tinseltown Tour

Duration: 1.0 hour

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4. Universal Studios Hollywood tour (from USD 119.0)

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Hollywood has plenty of famous studios that have produced an endless amount of blockbuster hits. One of these entities is Universal Studios, and they’ve created this unique tour to allow fans to experience what this movie studio is all about. Participants will tour the studio’s backlot with the famous comedian, Jimmy Falon and learn the ins and outs of Hollywood moviemaking.

Furthermore, they’ll enjoy thrilling and scary attractions based on the studio’s properties, namely Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter, and the Walking Dead. They’ll discover the secrets of these universes, and follow in the footsteps of their favorite characters.

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Universal Studios Hollywood: Ticket with Easy Cancellation

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5. The death tour (from USD 66.0)

Many people visit Hollywood for the glitz and glamour, but those with a darker disposition prefer to partake in the ‘death tour’ that exposes the city’s macabre side. You’ll visit about 75 sites in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip and learn about the tragic final moments of the most beloved celebrities. Furthermore, your tour guide will let you in on several scandalous secrets and stories regarding gangsters, stalkers, murders, and vice.

You’ll also hear police interviews and 911 recordings related to these celebrity deaths, and visit the cemetery where Farah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, and Natalie Wood are buried. This tour isn’t suitable for children but anyone that’s 15 years or older will be admitted.

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Los Angeles 2.5-Hour Tragic History Multimedia Bus Tour

Duration: 3 hours

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6. Hunting for ghosts in Hollywood (from USD 30.0)

Linda the Ghost Hunter has over 10 years of experience in hunting down and communicating with spirits. She wants to share her experiences and ghost stories with willing participants. Does this prospect excite or scare you? Well, it’s likely a bit of both, and that’s perfectly okay as you’ll be in good hands.

You’ll meet Linda at a haunted bar where you’ll communicate with spirits while enjoying a couple of drinks. Then, you’ll head off to the Walk of Fame at the Hollywood Boulevard and haunted landmarks where spirits still linger and even share their story. Linda will let you use her ghost hunting equipment such as EMF detectors, infrared cameras, and K2 meters to get close and personal with these spirits. It’s best to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along extra money for alcoholic beverages.

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A Hollywood walking tour with a twist..a ghost hunting twist

Duration: 2 hours

7. Wine tasting at the Vampire Vineyards (from USD 25.0)

The Vampire Vineyards has a lovely lounge that features tasteful gothic decorative touches. The room exudes a sensual and sublime ambiance and the perfect place to try out those tasty wines, chocolates, and snacks. Furthermore, it’s a great place to bring friends and family along to enjoy a night filled with entertainment due to the bands, DJs, and magicians that perform here.

Only people that have booked for a wine tasting flight and are 21 years or older will be admitted. Also, visitors may order other alcoholic drinks, coffees, and cakes on site.

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LA, Beverly Hills Vampire Lounge Wine Tasting, Entertainment

Duration: 1 day

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8. Zombie survival game (from USD 19.0)

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Do you enjoy watching movies or playing video games involving zombies? Do you think you could survive a zombie apocalypse if it happened in real life? The Zombie Scavengers Game is the perfect opportunity to test out your survival skills while immersing yourself in one of your favorite pastimes.

This game takes place in Jurupa Valley’s downtown area, and you’ll need your smartphone to download an app that’s essential for your survival. You’ll have to work together with your team members and scavenge the area for virtual food, shelter, supplies, and weapons. Use virtual weapons to deal with the zombies and text your guide to stay informed during this grueling game. You can purchase alcohol, drinks, and food during the tour and children should be accompanied by an adult.

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Hollywood, FL

Duration: 60 minutes

9. Haunted tales of Los Angeles (from USD 35.0)

Los Angeles’s downtown area hides a murky and tragic past that’s truly bone-chilling. You’ll meet your tour guide at Pico House across from Union Station and then embark on a grim journey through the city’s creepiest spots. You’ll learn all about the Black Dahlia murder, the Chinatown Massacre, and the L.A. Times bombing. Some of the locales that you’ll visit include the Alexandria Hotel and the underground tunnels below the Civic Center.

Due to the dark subject matter, it’s best that the parents of younger participants tag along. Keep in mind that the tour will only take place under good weather conditions and is wheelchair friendly. The two-hour walking tour ends at Pershing Square Downtown.

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Haunted Tales of Downtown Los Angeles

Duration: 2 hours

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Where life imitates art

Hollywood is a strange but endlessly fascinating place. It’s where thousands of memorable movies have been made, including frightening horror movies that have kept audiences in suspense. Ironically, these tours show us that Hollywood can be just as scary as the movies it produces. If tourists want to experience the larger-than-life lifestyle in LA, they can immerse themselves in luxury and grandeur by opting for one of its opulent mansions for rent fit for the stars.

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