Where to Celebrate Halloween in Hollywood

October happenings include "Ghostbusters," scavenger hunts, zombie celebrations and more.

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, but there's no shortage events celebrating all things spooky and dead in Hollywood. Here's a round up of our top picks. 


  • Where/When: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 & 27
  • What: Part of Octobers Halloween at the Cinematheque 2012 programming, catch a screening of Ghostbusters in 70 mm print. It's classic ghoulish fun!
  • Cost: $11 general admission

Dia de Los Muertos

  • Where/When: Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.; 12 p.m. Oct. 27
  • What: Honor and celebrate the memories of friends and family who have died. Enjoy Mexican cuisine, live performances and peruse vendors. Visitors are encouraged to wear Dia de Los Muertos attire—dress in Calaca apparel.
  • Cost: $10 per person, bring exact change.

Zombie Beauty Pageant

  • Where/When: Hairroin Salon, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd.; 7 p.m. Oct. 31
  • What: Applications for pageant candidates are now available at the salon. Candidates will be selected no later than Oct. 20. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, talent and formal wear. Prizes include hair products, a cut/color package and full extensions.
  • Why go: Want a low key Halloween? Head to Space 15 Twenty for dinner at Umami, do a little shopping at Urban Outfitters then check out Hairroin for this unusual beauty pageant. 
  • Cost: $25 entry fee for contestants.

Big Sunday's Monthly on Melrose Halloween Party & Haunted House

  • Where/When: 6111 Melrose Ave, Oct. 28
  • What: The 3rd Annual Spooky Sunday is in need of volunteers as they host a Halloween event with a haunted house, costume giveaway, arts and crafts and more for local families in need. Email: tashanda[at]bigsunday.org for more information.
  • Cost: Your time

Aliens to Zombies Convention

  • Where/When: W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd.; 6 p.m. Oct. 29 & 30
  • What: Panels, a costume party, film screenings and exhibitors all focused on Zombie pop culture.
  • Cost: $10

For more events happening in Hollywood, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, add it!

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Susan Swan October 23, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Happy Halloween Come join the fun at our Gramercy &Garfield Neighborhood Watch Safety Pot-Luck Block Party Saturday October 27th 1717-1723 North Gramercy Place Between Hollywood Blvd and Franklin Avenue, on Gramercy Place 3:00pm to 7:00pm Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, Jumper (for the kids), Halloween Pinata, Food, Music, Raffles/Prizes, Costume Contest, Balloons.. and much more! Wear your costume and win a prize Bring your favorite dish to share Special Thanks to our Sponsors Hollywood United Neighborhood Council www.myhunc.com


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