Halloween Event Guide 2020: Hermosa Beach & Nearby

Susan C. Schena
·9 min read

HERMOSA BEACH, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunts, trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches, outdoor films, costume contests and more, in-person and virtual, throughout Hermosa Beach, the South Bay and Westside areas.

While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.

Check out Patch's annual, Halloween event guide to find what's going on near you. And Happy Halloween!

NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.

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BELMONT SHORE:

OCT. 31: Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade. Canceled.

  • Marina Vista Park, 5355 E Eliot St, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Belmont Shore Trick-or-Treat on 2nd Street. Canceled.

  • 2nd Street, Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

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BEVERLY HILLS:

OCT. 17-18: Beverly Hills Fall Art Show. Live studio & home tours, panels & interviews.

  • Artist Zooms via City of Beverly Hills, CA

OCT. 23: Halloween Drive-In Movie: Greystone Mansion. Space is limited, so book soon.

  • Greystone Mansion and Gardens, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

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BRENTWOOD:

OCT. 30: Monster Bash 2020 For Meals On Wheels West. Fun, family-friendly event to support local homebound residents.

  • Virtual format via Zoom & YouTube.

Through OCT. 31: Brentwood Country Mart. Honor-system pumpkin patch is up and running.

  • 225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA

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CENTURY CITY:

OCT. 22 & 29: Spirit Guild Fall Cocktail Pop-Up: Terra. Led by farm-to-glass craft distillery.

  • Terra, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

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CERRITOS:

OCT. 31: Halloween Festival. Canceled.

  • Don Knabe Community Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA

Through NOV. 4: Halloween Costume Photo Contest. Chance to win $500 prize package.

  • Online via Cerritos Towne Center, 12831 Towne Center Drive. Cerritos, CA

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CULVER CITY:

OCT. 25-NOV. 1: Halloween Photo Contest. Swag bag & bragging rights to winner!

  • Online via City of Culver City, CA

OCT. 29: Halloween High Tea & Cookie Decorating. A spooktacular menu & costumes encouraged.

  • Bianca, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA

Through OCT. 30: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch. Canceled.

  • Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA

OCT. 30-31: Halloween Dining & Costume Contest. Restaurant gift certificates to winners.

  • Restaurants, Downtown Culver City, CA

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EL SEGUNDO:

OCT. 31: Spooky Car Trunk-or-Treat. With costume contest, too.

  • Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA

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GARDENA:

OCT. 30: Halloween Route Drive-Thru. A "graveyard of goodies."

  • Five locations, Gardena, CA

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HERMOSA BEACH:

Through OCT. 22: Hermosa Halloween Decoration Contest. $1,000 to first-place winner's charity of choice.

  • Hermosa Beach, CA

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HOLLYWOOD:

Through OCT. 31: Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch. You still can pick your perfect pumpkin this year. Home delivery, too.

  • 1841 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA

OCT. 31: Towne Street Theatre Presents: Bullet Points - A Spooky Zoom Play. Online party with storytelling, costume contests, door prizes & more.

  • Virtual via Towne Street Theatre, Hollywood, CA

NOV. 1: Dia de Los Muertos: Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Canceled.

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Through NOV. 1: 'Crimes of Passion Adventure': LA Museum Of Love. "For our Halloween exhibit, we are unleashing our dark side."

  • Los Angeles Museum of Love, 4320 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

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LONG BEACH:

OCT.: Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. Canceled.

  • The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA

OCT.: Pa's Pumpkin Patch. Closed for 2020.

  • 6701 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 23-25: 'Scarium Of The Pacific' - Advance reservations required.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade. Canceled.

  • Marina Vista Park, 5355 E Eliot St, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Belmont Shore Trick-or-Treat on 2nd Street. Canceled.

  • 2nd Street, Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Zombie Walk: Shoreline Village. Canceled.

  • Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA

OCT. 30-NOV. 2: Dia de los Muertos with Plancha Latin Kitchen. Food & drink specials and Mariachi music on the 2nd.

  • Plancha Latin Kitchen, 3860 Worsham Ave., Long Beach, CA

OCT. 30-NOV. 13: Historical LB Cemetery Tour. Includes local cemetery history, seaside recreation, women’s suffrage, harbor history & more.

  • Virtual via Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA

OCT. 31-NOV. 2: 'Maya Mash' Halloween & Day Of Dead: Hotel Maya. Food & entertainment, and expected to sell out. So don't delay booking.

  • Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA

Through NOV. 1: Day of the Dead: Museum of Latin American Art. Full slate of activities & free.

  • Virtual on YouTube via Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA

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LOS ANGELES:

OCT. 24 & 30: 'QuaranSCREAM Live' Theatre: Greater L.A. "Classic slasher film Scream set during quarantine."

  • Online format via Zoom

OCT. 26-NOV. 1: Los Muertos 5K: Greater Los Angeles. Race packets available.

  • Virtual in Los Angeles County, CA

OCT. 28-31: Stranger Things Drive-Into Halloween Haunt. Tickets expected to go fast.

  • Skylight ROW DTLA, 791 Bay St., Los Angeles, CA,

OCT. 29-NOV. 1: L.A. Zoo Halloween Drive-In Movie Nights. Treat giveaways & devilishly good food for purchase. Capacity limited.

  • L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA

OCT. 31: Costume and Candy Crawl: A Family Event in Downtown LA. Hear haunted history of Downtown Los Angeles with stops for trick-or-treating along the way.

  • Spring Arcade Building, 541 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA

Through NOV. 1: L.A. Haunted Drive-Up Hayride. 'This will be the Halloween event everyone in LA is talking about!'

  • Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, at 120 East Via Verde Drive, San Dimas, CA

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LYNWOOD:

OCT. 31: Halloween 'Carstume' Contest & Trunk-or-Treat. Giveaways while supplies last.

  • Lynwood Community Center, 11301 Bullis Road, Lynwood CA

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MANHATTAN BEACH:

OCT. 25: Pumpkin Decorating Replaces Pumpkin Races. "World Famous Pumpkin Races" canceled.

  • Pumpkin drop-off: Metlox Plaza, 13th Street & Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA

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MAR VISTA:

OCT. 3-31: Shawn's Pumpkin Patch. With train rides & petting zoo for the little ones.

  • Shawn's Pumpkin Patch, 3443 South Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

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MARINA DEL REY:

OCT. 25-31: Marina Hallo-Week Photo Contest. Restaurant gift certificates to the winners.

  • Restaurants, Marina Del Rey, CA

OCT. 30: Monster Bash 2020 For Meals On Wheels West. Fun, family-friendly event to support local homebound residents.

  • Virtual format via Zoom & YouTube.

OCT. 31: Dia de Los Muertos at Nueva. A spooky menu & Zombie cocktails.

  • Nueva, 822 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA

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PACIFIC PALISADES:

OCT. 30: Monster Bash 2020 For Meals On Wheels West. Fun, family-friendly event to support local homebound residents.

  • Virtual format via Zoom & YouTube.

Through OCT. 30: YMCA Great Pali Pumpkin Patch & Hay Maze. A community tradition that supports the Y.

  • Simon Meadow, Temescal Canyon Road & Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA

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PALOS VERDES ESTATES:

OCT. 31: South Coast BOOtanic Garden Halloween & Bingo. Visit the beautiful Garden for some Halloween fun.

  • South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

OCT.: Kids' Boo Boxes: Halloween 2020: Terranea. Cute kit to keep the little ones busy.

  • Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

OCT. 25-26: Scarecrow Contest. Residents' creations will be on display at City Hall.

  • City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

OCT. 31: Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat: St. Peter's. "Cars, candy & community!"

  • St. Peter's By The Sea, 6410 Palos Verdes Drive S. ,Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

NOV. 1: Dia de los Muertos Altar Zoom Workshop. Ages 6+. Registration required.

  • Virtual via City of Rancho Palos Verdes, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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REDONDO BEACH:

OCT. 25: Jack-O-Lantern Walk-Thru. The makings of a spooktacular stroll.

  • First UMC, 243 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA

OCT. 26-30: Zoom-O-Ween Halloween Week Fun. Five, fun afternoon activities!

  • Online via City of Redondo Beach, 415 Diamond St., Redondo Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Riviera Village Trick-or-Treat. Canceled.

  • Riviera Village, 1799 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Trash-or-Treat Moonlit Beach Cleanup."Family-friendly fun & a twist on a night out."

  • Miramar Park, 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2020: Library. Costumes encouraged.

  • Redondo Beach Public Library, 303 North PCH, Redondo Beach, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun: South Bay Galleria. With jumpers, slides & trackless train.

  • South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA

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ROLLING HILLS ESTATES:

OCT. 30: Halloween Drive-In Movie Night. Free, but space is limited.

  • Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Through NOV. 4: Halloween Photo Contest. $50 prize package to winner.

  • Online via Peninsula Shopping Center, 67 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

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SAN PEDRO:

OCT. 31: Halloween Family Fun: Marine Mammal Scare Center. With trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving & costume contest.

  • Marine Mammal Care Center. 3601 S Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA

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SANTA MONICA:

OCT. 24: Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Paulina Sahagun | Making Ofrendas. For all ages.

  • Online via 18th Street Art Center, 639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA

OCT. 25 & 31: DIY Halloween Candy Classes: Gourmandise School. One class specifically for parents & children.

  • Online via The Gourmandise School, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

OCT. 30: Monster Bash 2020 For Meals On Wheels West. Fun, family-friendly event to support local homebound residents.

  • Virtual format via Zoom & YouTube.

OCT. 31-NOV. 2: Larger-Than-Life, Dia De Los Muertos Display. Nine sculptures on Promenade & four at pier.

  • Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

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SOUTH GATE:

OCT. 31: Halloween Movie Night & Car-Decorating Contest. Double feature with "Hocue Pocus" & "Insidious."

  • Baseball Diamonds, South Gate, CA

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TORRANCE:

OCT. 25: Torrance Antique Street Faire. Be on the prowl for spooky finds.

  • 1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA

OCT. 27-28: Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In: The Roadium. "A scary, fun & immersive night unlike any other!"

  • The Roadium Drive-In, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Night Drive-In Movie. Food & movie concessions available.

  • The Roadium Drive-In, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA

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VENICE:

OCT. 30: Monster Bash 2020 For Meals On Wheels West. Fun, family-friendly event to support local homebound residents.

  • Virtual format via Zoom & YouTube.

OCT. 30-NOV. 1: Venice Afterburn. Canceled.

  • Windward Plaza, Venice, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Trunk-or-Treat. Canceled.

  • Venice Community Housing, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice CA

OCT. 31: Howl from High on Halloween: High Rooftop Lounge. "Quarantine crew" tables can be reserved.

  • High Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice Beach, CA

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WEST HOLLYWOOD:

OCT. 24: Trunk-Or-Treat Drive-Thru Youth Halloween Carnival. Costumes & decked-out cars welcomed. Pre-registration required.

  • Plummer Park, 1200 North Vista St., West Hollywood, CA

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WESTWOOD:

OCT. 31: Halloween Specials & Small-Group Trick-or-Treat. Reservations being taken for groups of 6 max for trick-or-treating with gift card purchase.

  • Rocket Fizz, 1067 Broxton Ave., Westwood Village, CA

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This article originally appeared on the Hermosa Beach Patch