The Top 10 Best Halloween Parties in LA for 2018

Long after the trick or treating has ended, Halloween rages on, and the streets fill up with drunken, sinister angels staggering toward the next costume party.

Of course, wearing a costume isn’t just for kids, and the role play we indulge in as adults say a lot about our deepest, darkest fantasies, like wanting to become a Sesame Street character

Here in the city of angles, a city that trades in fantasy, Halloween is a time to show off our creativity and ingenuity while also indulging in a cocktail or two. From meme-themed parties to cosplayers and epic Halloween parades, here are the best places to scope out the most outrageous costumes this year.

 

West Hollywood Halloween Carnival 

  • Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Location: West Hollywood
  • Cost: Free

Established in 1987, a sinister group of ghouls, ghosts, and creatures from your worst nightmares have gathered in West Hollywood to celebrate Halloween. The carnival regularly attracts hundreds of thousands of costumed party-goers and curious onlookers. Anything goes here, and you’re likely to see everything from Snow White to bloody, mutilated corpses walking the streets. Despite being open to the public, things can get a little freaky, so it’s suggested that you leave children and pets at home.

Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard

 

Freddy & Jasons (Friday the 13th) HALLOWEENIE

  • Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Location: Belasco Theatre
  • Cost: $95-150

Now in its (Friday the) 13th year, Freddy & Jason’s Halloweens taking over the Belasco Theatre in Downtown L.A. on Friday, Oct. 26. Halloweenie is a costume-required event featuring multiple bars, world-renowned DJs, feverish dancing, celebs, killer photo ops, private cabanas and more. Sponsored by Kevin Huvane, the “Party with a Purpose” benefits the GMCLA’s youth outreach programs. General Admission is $95 and VIP tickets are $150, which includes a separate line with expedited entry and VIP area with private bar.

1050 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA, 90015 

 

W Hollywood 

  • Date: OCT. 26-27 & 31, 2018
  • Location: Belasco Theatre
  • Cost: $35 and up (goes up as Halloween creeps closer)

The W Hollywood presents a lavish display of extravagant Halloween parties on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 and on Halloween Night. The W Hollywood Rooftop is hosting three parties: Angels & Demons on Friday, Oct. 26, the Haunted Hollywood Rooftop Party on Oct. 27 and a Masquerade & Costume Party on Halloween Night. All three events will feature DJs playing Open Format, House and Top 40 hits; haunting decor, and two areas to mingle – the Loft with spectacular views of Downtown L.A., and the Wet Deck featuring poolside cabanas and daybeds. On Saturday, Oct. 27, Gatsby’s Masquerade will take over the W Hollywood’s Living Room, Station and Great Room with two floors of House, Open Format and Hip-Hop. All four events offer numerous ticket options, including bottle service and group rates. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 and on Halloween Night. The W Hollywood Rooftop is hosting three parties: Angels & Demons on Friday, Oct. 26, the Haunted Hollywood Rooftop Party on Oct. 27 and a Masquerade & Costume Party on Halloween Night. All three events will feature DJs playing Open Format, House and Top 40 hits; haunting decor, and two areas to mingle – the Loft with spectacular views of Downtown L.A., and the Wet Deck featuring poolside cabanas and daybeds. On Saturday, Oct. 27, Gatsby’s Masquerade will take over the W Hollywood’s Living Room, Station and Great Room with two floors of House, Open Format and Hip-Hop. All four events offer numerous ticket options, including bottle service and group rates. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit their website here.

TAO Group Presents CARNAL CARNIVAL 2018

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: TAO Los Angeles
  • Cost: $175 for all access tickets

Enter a world where the magnificently obscene and the wildly macabre converge into a Halloween experience you won’t forget. Get immersed in a Carnival of wild delights, dark deeds and fantastic frights. From the Highlight Room’s eclectic world of oddities at the Freak Show to Avenue’s deadly Old Hollywood Insane Asylum, leave innocence behind and enter a decadent world with tales to tell…if you survive.

6417 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA, 90028 

 

THE FANGED FÊTE –  The Theatre at Ace Hotel

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: TAO Los Angeles
  • Cost: $25 presale $35 at the door

LA Opera and The Theatre at Ace Hotel invite you to The Fanged Fête, a bloodsucker’s blowout that immediately follows the Oct. 27 performance of Vampyr. Presented by Restless Nites, the Ace’s annual Halloween party features DJs, devilish potions, and all manner of dark arts that will go deep into the witching hour. Vampire attire requested. Entrance is included with ta icket to Vampyr

929 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015 

 

KCRW’S Masquerade 

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: The Ace Hotel
  • Cost: $25 presale $35 at the door

This year, KCRW is bringing their killer line-up of favorites like Santigold, White Denim, Cherry Glazerr, DaM-FunK, Wajatta, Shannon Shaw and the Flaming Lips’ drumming duo, Brothers Griiin to DTLA for their annual Masquerade in the historic (and haunted) rooms of the grand and gorgeous Los Angeles Theatre. The epic night includes KCRW DJs, Lucent Dossier and much more. Don your A-game get-up and join one of the wildest, spookiest, kookiest, and downright grooviest costumed crowds in the city. Proceeds support KCRW programming.

615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Halloween at the Viceroy

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: The Viceroy Hotel
  • Cost: $30-85

Spend Halloween night at a swanky Westside soirée as 1,000 guests swoop in on the Viceroy Santa Monica. The boutique hotel has tapped Three Day Rule to deck out the entire property with haunted decor—i.e. dripping blood in the lobby, ew—drinks and DJs. Circulate between two dance floors and stick around for a prize-filled costume contest. Costumes are mandatory and though the party is open to everyone, it’s particularly geared toward singles.  Get your tickets on Eventbrite here. 

 

HAUNTED LITTLE TOKYO: The Block Party 

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: The Ace Hotel
  • Cost: Free Admission

Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party is a one night Halloween extravaganza with music, food, and entertainment. Bewitch the crowd with your very best getup for a chance to win the costume contest, and grab a bone-chilling drink from the beer garden. Feed your inner monster with bites from Buttery Popcorn Co., Baldoria DTLA, Hello Stranger, KASIH, Mama Musubi, Steamy Bun Truck,and Fluff Ice Truck, and discover magical and mischievous finds from Aniplex and Anime Jungle.

The Block Party is taking place from 6 pm to midnight at 2nd Street, between Central and San Pedro Street. Admission is free. Special party packages will be available for purchase prior to the event. $100 Packages include 10 drinks and 5 food wristbands for Kabuki Handrolls and Cafe Dulce donuts from 6-9pm. For VIP Packages, email haunted@littletokyola.org. Proceeds from the beer garden and all donations go to Little Tokyo Community Council. For more details visit the Haunted Little Tokyo website.

200 S. SAN PEDRO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

 

Haunted Hospital ft. Dr. Fresche 

  • Date: OCT 31th
  • Location: Academy Nightclub
  • Cost: $20 GA or $90 VIP

If you are into EDM music and haven’t seen Dr. Fresche, you’re missing out.  Watch on Halloween night as Academy Nightclub turns into something much more spooky with bass drops to follow.  This is sure to be one of the hottest parties on the 31st so get your tickets or tables now.   VIP tickets are $90

Use promo code HAUNTEDRX for $5 off tickets. While supplies last.

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6021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 

 

SUPERHEROES VS VILLAINS

  • Date: OCT 27th
  • Location: The Hollywood Roosevelt
  • Cost: $79 – $210

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Hollywood Roosevelt presents its annual Halloween event, featuring this year’s theme: Superheroes vs. Villains! Dress up as your ultimate alter ego – your favorite superhero or an all-time infamous villain, and enjoy a hotel-wide experience, including the historic Blossom Ballroom, Lobby, Tropicana Pool, and Public Kitchen & Bar. Explore multiple rooms of music with world-renowned talent spinning EDM/House, Open Format, and Old School Hip-Hop. General admission, table service, hotel, and VIP packages are available at Eventbrite. VIP tickets include two-hour premium bar from 8-10pm at Teddy’s and The Rosy Oyster (backstage at the Tropicana with private restrooms).

7000 HOLLYWOOD BLVD. HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028

Well, there you have it.  When it comes to Halloween, the City of Angels knows how to have a devil of a good time. From the world’s largest Halloween street party to family-friendly Halloween events at museums and other cultural institutions, Los Angeles attractions, tours and parties offer fiendish fun and spooky scares for everyone.