Halloween as an adult is a far cry from when we were children. Candy and trick or treating has been replaced with screams in haunted houses, alcohol at parties, and those wholesome outfits with some that even the most of us would never imagine being worn.
What to do for the Halloween season is a question that many of us face every year, whether to go out with friends at a club, go to a bar, or check out a haunted maze. Here are a few ideas for what is going on this year.
Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride:
Select nights now through Oct. 31. Tickets $28
In its fourth year, the maze has been made longer and wetter for those brave enough to enter. Hay filled wagons wander through the forest in order to tell a tale that may strike fear into the deepest parts of all those that travel the road. “The Congregation” tells the story of a town that perished in a church fire under the watchful eyes of a demonic boy preacher, and what happened in that town.
Not restricted to just the hay ride, the LAHHR contains a “dark maze” where you choose your path, but the wrong turns may lead you farther into the maze and not towards the exit.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnival:
Wednesday Oct. 31, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. FREE
Thousands of Halloween revelers flock to the Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood for a night of partying and fun in celebration. One of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations, there is plenty to do for everyone, with streets shut down from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Blvd.
Including multiple music stages, a parade, and anything goes attitude by many party-goers, this is definitely not a place for the easily offended or children.
Dress in your best outfit and be ready to party with your friends, the 2011 version organizers claimed 500,000 attendees.
Halloween Pub Crawl:
Friday Oct. 26 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Saturday Oct. 27 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 31 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Three-day tickets $10
Featuring some of the hottest bars in Hollywood with specials made special for the event, this is one of the most expected pub crawls in PubCrawls yearly calendar. Two dollar beers, half off mixers, and four dollar shots, this could be a long night for anyone willing to partake in this madness.
There will be multiple venues, up to eight partaking in the festivities, but with each one open for only three hours for PubCrawler’s need to hurry to hit their favorite bars on the list. Costumes are preferred, and their website recommends them or warns you may be made fun of.
It is recommended that anyone wanting to participate in the event catch a bus, walk, bike ride, or take a taxi to the event, and arrange for a designated driver to pick you up when it is over.
Big Worm’s Sherwood Scare (all proceeds benefit Big Worm’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
Friday Oct. 26 through Sunday Oct. 28 7:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Oct. 31 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. $3 Donation per Person
Scares for charity, make this a good haunted house to visit in the area. A 2,000 square foot haunted house built by filmmakers and craftsmen make up a immersive haunted house experience.
All proceeds will be donated to benefit Big Worm’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with a minimum donation of $3 per person as an entry fee.
Multiple more events are planned around the city, from free to expensive, to entertain all those wishing to do something for Halloween. Check out your local websites, newspapers, and news stations for other events happening around the city.