With parties and events being cancelled left and right due to COVID-19, it’s no surprise that Halloween will look a little different this year. Normally the events list for Halloween is full of parties, haunted mazes, scary movies, and trick or treating. So what do you do when none of that is happening? We hunted down a few LA area drive-thru Halloween events that are reinventing Halloween in a safe way for the new times that we live in. With the help of the drive-up, drive-thru, and drive-in, Halloween loves can celebrate from the comfort and safety of their own cars.
September 25th-November 1st
Haunted Hayrides are a staple of Halloween celebrations. This year LA Haunted Hayride is taking their traditional Hayride horror maze and making it a drive up experience. Horror lovers will be able to enjoy the classic haunted hayride in an whole new way from inside their own cars.
October 1st-November 1st
This event is perfect for the whole family! Nights of the Jack takes the classic tradition of driving around looking at Christmas lights and makes it Halloween friendly. During this drive-thru you’ll see Jack o’Lanterns like you never have before! From simple pumpkins to elaborate art installations, this drive-thru was made to get you in the Halloween spirit.
October 1st-February 28th
Fans of the hit show Stranger Things will love this experience. It will put you right in the middle of the show! Experience your favorite events from the series as you drive through multiple locations in Hawkins. Although this event runs through February, it is perfect for Halloween.
Urban Legends Haunt – OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
October 1st-November 1st
If you’re looking for a spooky drive thru that the older kids can handle, this is it! This haunted drive-thru is recommended for ages 10 and up. With live story telling, scary sets, and three interactive zones, this drive-thru will take haunted houses to a whole new level!
This is an event Halloween lovers of all ages will enjoy. Freeform is trading in their annual interactive Halloween pop up for a safer Drive-Thru version. As part of their 31 Nights of Halloween celebration, this event brings your favorite Halloween movies to life! Drive thru the world of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and more! Get your cameras ready!
October 2nd-November 1st
This fun event combines a haunted Halloween drive-thru with a yummy food festival! This drive-thru trail features 8 bites of food from popular restaurants offered up by creepy creatures. At the end, park around the campfire and listen to spooky stories as you enjoy dessert, a warm drink.
This drive-thru event puts the entire Halloween experience into one! At the Hauntoween Drive-Thru the whole family can participate into pumpkin “picking”, in car “door to door” trick or treating, immersive photo friendly installations, a video op, and live performances. This event is family friendly so even the youngest member and the dog can come! It’s the perfect event to get the Halloween experience and socially distance.
You may not be able to go to the theater this year to watch a scary movie but you can go to the drive-in! San Fernando Valley is hosting Halloween movie nights! Enjoy double features Edward Scissorhands and Pet Sematary, Labyrinth and Child’s Play, Casper and Poltergeist, and Hotel Transylvania and Scream. These double features are perfect for getting into the spirit of the holiday.
Halloween may look different this year, but we can still have fun with all of these drive-thru Halloween events!
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