Halloween Fun In Glendale
October 15, 2017
Halloween is right around the corner, and that means spooky, seasonal shindigs of all stripes will be in full-swing across the nation. Every city has its highlights, but in Glendale, Halloween takes on a special quality due to the sheer amount of things to experience in the area. From the quiet apartments in Riverside CA to happening hotspots across Glendale, in Los Angeles proper, and throughout the county will provide something of interest for all ages. You need only take a look at the long list to get familiarized with all the options that sunny Southern California has to offer.
Getting In The Halloween Swing
For many, the spirit of Halloween starts with the perfect costume. The Los Angeles area makes the wealth of choice here more than adequate for even the most exacting standards, with Timeout listing near 20 prominent locations scattered about the county ready to supply premium Halloween duds.
For an option right in Glendale, Glendale Halloween offers what might be the most well-stocked superstores in the area. A ten-year fixture in town, they've had time to build a solid reputation as purveyors of everything Halloween, and that goes beyond just costumes. Decorations, makeup, and more are is plentiful supply, and they've even got tutorials on customizing makeup to frightening effects.
Glendale's Hottest Halloween Haunts
We'll start the event list off right in Glendale. We'd be remiss not to acknowledge the sizable influence the Armenian community has had on the town. In the spirit of Halloween, that influence will be in full effect for the aptly-named "LA's Biggest Armenian Halloween Party," taking place on October 27th at local nightclub Stars On Brand. The party, organized by HyeSingles (purported to be the world's largest online community of Armenian singles), will feature what one might expect from such an audaciously titled event: DJs, music, dancing, and a best costume contest for those who want to show off their creative Halloween threads. Tickets range from $20-$25, and the party is slated to be quite the showstopper.
For a more concentrated focus on elaborate costumes, combined with a healthy dose of outdoor debauchery, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval might be more your speed. This massive street party will be taking place on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31st, on Santa Monica Boulevard, and is free for the public. The event is billed as rowdy and risqué, so it's probably best to leave the younglings and canine companions at home if you plan on attending. The crowd size is expected to be immense, some 500,000 attendees, along with "multiple music stages" and plenty of libations served at the plethora of nearby neighborhood bars.
Along similar lines is the Halloween Pub Crawl, which will be held on October 27th, 28th, and 31st. With a map of participating venues and trusty wristband in tow, you'll be able to get in on the pub crawling action after checking in at one of the two registration locations: The Pig-N-Whistle and Outpost Hollywood. Drinks are heavily discounted, and, as a bonus, the organizers have arranged for a no-cover after party for the truly adventurous. As with many other Halloween events, costumes will be the norm, provided they fall within the stringent guidelines put forth by the event organizers. Don't be late for this one; check out cuts off at 10PM, and there are no exceptions for stragglers.
For something decidedly more kid-friendly, there's the Halloween Trick Or Treat Spooktacular, hosted by the Montrose Shopping Park Association in Glendale's Historic Old Town. From 5-8PM on Halloween night, the entire family can engage in some good old-fashioned Trick Or Treating along Honolulu Avenue. There will be plenty of candy to go around, along with a few surprises that are sure to entertain.
There's also the Halloween Dance at the RC Dance Center just north in Burbank. This event, taking place on October 27th, will showcase loads of music and dancing, in the form of a "guided creative movement dance party" for young children. Costumes are encouraged, as are reservations (a mere 5-10 dollars) to ensure you can get a spot at this packed fun-fest. Exhilarating, wholesome, and, above all, safe for the young-ones, these will likely be the events of choice for those looking to engage in Halloween fun that's appropriate for all ages.
If you're looking for a Halloween night film-extravaganza, the Rooftop Cinema Club may be the best bet. If you're willing to trek a short ways to either the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood or LEVEL in DTLA, you can catch a Halloween night movie against the backdrop of the rooftop cinema's amazing city views. Appropriately themed for the occasion, both "Halloween" and "The Shining" will be playing on October 31st, but there are also a few chances to see some scary flicks in the days leading up to Tuesday:
- Oct 24th: Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus
- Oct 25th: Poltergeist
- Oct 26th: Death Becomes Her, Get Out
- Oct 27th: The Fly, Scream
- Oct 28th: Get Out, Nightmare On Elm Street
- Oct 31st: Halloween, The Shining
Tickets are $19 for general admission, and $29 for the VIP experience, which includes a spot on the incredibly cozy Rooftop Love Seats.
Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without some mention of a haunted attraction. The LA area is home to more than a few, but for something well within reach of Glendale, you'll want to checkout the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park. This so-called "spooktacular" promises to be a cut above the low-level kid-friendly haunted events, with an honest-to-goodness hayride that includes frightening demons and much more scattered throughout the parks many scare zones. Tickets range from the $30 "hayride only" to $50 VIP offerings that bring forth the full brunt of the Haunted Hayride's Halloween horror.
Have A Frightening Halloween, Then Relax At The Apartments In Riverside CA
The Altana, located in Glendale, will be the perfect respite after a big dose of Halloween excitement. This luxury rental community is all about relaxation and convenience, evidenced by their proximity to everything essential Glendale has to offer. Floorplans run the gamut from smaller studios to superbly spacious three-bedroom offerings, providing choice to all comers. With the inclusion of top-tier amenities, which include highlights like the large rooftop pools and serene Zen garden, there's no shortage of ways for residents to unwind in style. See for yourself why this resort-style complex is considered among the very finest in beautiful Glendale.