Ghostly greetings! This Halloween weekend, spend time with your family wandering through some famously Halloween-friendly and historical neighborhoods where Halloween decorations are a serious ritual. If you plan on going on Halloween day, be sure to dress up in your best costume, and don’t forget the candy buckets!
Alegria Avenue, Sierra Madre
A decades-long tradition, the residents of Alegria Avenue have been decorating their homes and bungalows with outrageous Halloween decorations. The street is located in the charming town of Sierra Madre. A family favorite, head there this weekend and be sure to dress up because the locals tend to give out some good candy. Location: Alegria Avenue, Sierra Madre.
The Witch’s House, Beverly Hills
Resembling a home from a children’s fairytale, the “Witch’s House” on Walden Drive in the famous zip code of 90210 is a must for kids. The actual name of the home is the Spadena Home, and Hollywood art director Harry Oliver designed it. It’s a great place to start your Beverly Hills Halloween decorations tour and get that family Instagram shot. Location: 516 Walden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210.
The Holiday House, Mar Vista
Enjoy a spooktacular light show and decorations at the Holiday House, on McLaughlin Ave. and Charnock Rd., Mar Vista. Hauntingly good music and a crazy amount of Halloween-themed inflatables will also be on display. Location: 3547 McLaughlin Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90066.
Old Towne Orange
Historic Old Towne Orange, located in the City of Orange, takes decorating for Halloween very seriously, with homes competing in a decorating contest. There are various streets to stroll through to see some spooky decorations and have the kids score some sweet treats. Location: Old Towne Orange, Orange, CA 92856.
“Halloween Island”, Balboa Island
If you want to spend the weekend near the water, head over to Balboa Island for a beachy Halloween. Dubbed “Halloween Island,” the oceanfront homes of Balboa become adorned with bootiful decorations, and families can take their children door-to-door for some yummy candy. Location: Balboa Island, Newport Beach.