Ringing doorbells and chewing Kit-Kats aren’t the only Halloween activities for the Harry Potters and Cinderellas of Pasadena. If you’re looking for some safe family fun, with everything from monster music and ghoulish games to creepy crafts and spooky storytimes, we’ve got a pillowcase full of events to pick from:
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebrations
Saturday, October 30
Central Park, 260 S. Raymond Ave.
There will be a kids pumpkin hunt, Halloween moon bounces, live music, crafts, a scary animal and bug show and tell, free caramel apples and much more.
Sunday, October 31
Old Pasadena & One Colorado
Free store-to-store trick or treating, haunted photos at One Colorado Courtyard, meet and greet with favorite Halloween characters, a screening of Halloween cartoons and a tour of the Old Town Haunt.
Check out times and places of these events at: oldpasadena.org
Goblins in the Garden: A Halloween Haunt at the Arboretum
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia
Trick-or-treat while exploring the ghoulish gardens and the spiny forest, take rides on horse-drawn hayrides, enjoy frightful foods and magic potions and much more at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Loma Alta Park Costume Parade
Friday, October 29, 3 p.m.
3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena
Little goblins are welcome at the Children’s Halloween festival in the park, which will include an afterschool “Tiny Tots” costume parade.
Lamanda Park Library Halloween Storytime
Thursday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.
140 S. Altadena Dr., Pasadena
Children and their parents will enjoy a special Halloween storytime, including crafts, at Lamanda Park Branch Library; costumes encouraged.
Storytime at the Pasadena Central Library
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena
A not-so-spooky storytime and crafts in the Children’s Room will delight children and their parents.
Halloween Festival at Robinson Park
Saturday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena
The festival will include arts and crafts, a moon bounce, face painting, treats, a costume contest, prizes and more.
The Victory Park Haunted House & Festival
Saturday, October 30, 5 – 8 p.m.
2575 Paloma St., Pasadena
This event will offer a spine-chilling evening of fun, including carnival games, arts and crafts, a costume contest and much more for ages 8 and older. Younger children will enjoy the Scary Patio! Admission to Haunted House is $2; tickets for carnival games are 10 for $1; all other activities are free.
Boo at the L.A. Zoo
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles
Kids can trick or treat throughout the zoo and watch animals Stomp-N-Chomp pumpkins, too, with eerie entertainment and treats.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Spooky Organ Concert
Sunday, October 31, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena
Halloween mix of classical music and movie themes, all played on an enormous pipe organ by accomplished musician/composer Dr. Imre Szilas, in a stunning gothic sanctuary that’s all decked out for Halloween.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
And there’s more—look for city events at ci.pasadena.ca.us