For some of us, this is actually “the most wonderful time of the year.” Halloween is just a fun season, especially in Long Beach. People go all-out decorating their houses with spooky ghosts, creepy spiders, and festive pumpkins. Seasonal fall ingredients start popping up on menus, and it’s not a challenge to come across some Halloween inspired treats and goodies. Have you dug into the Halloween candy at your house yet? Be honest. We won’t tell.
If you are looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Long Beach this year, here are a few of our favorite happenings to get out and enjoy with your fellow community members.
This is one of the more famous local events and it attracts guests from all over LA County and even the rest of California. Tickets are $20 – $27 and this year you’ll want to take a breather after running for your life through a haunted maze or six. We suggest doing a little detective work to discover one of the four secret bars hidden throughout this ghost-ridden ocean liner that’s been terrifying visitors for ten Halloweens in a row. You can even book a night and stay over at the Queen Mary hotel. If you dare. The Queen Mary has been voted “Top 10 most haunted places on Earth” by Time Magazine.
Come in costume and roam the streets of Pine Ave stopping in and out of 10+ bars and nightclubs with one all-access pass! The night includes: Free welcome shot tickets for select venues, drink discount vouchers, free night club entry passes and a pub crawl map of participating venues. Join hundreds of costumed pub crawlers partying from bar to bar for a Halloween night out to remember!
Visitors can also participate in the evening’s exciting costume contest which begins at 6:30 p.m.; winners of the costume contest will receive free movie tickets for the Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 theater.
There will be trick-or-treating at the event as well; families wishing to participate can pick up their free treat bags and go trick-or-treating at retailer candy stations located only in the Edwards Long Beach Stadium courtyard beginning at 5 p.m. (while supplies last).
Join us for a number of Halloween themed activities! Start anytime between 1 and 2 – anticipated activities are 1 hour in length.
-Wear your Halloween costume!
-Make scary characters and build a scary town
-Dance to traditional Halloween sounds as you earn your spiders!
-Transform Brickersville into a haunted town!
-Open Brick Play
Add-on LEGO Kit is 40203-LEGO Bat and Dracula. While supplies last.
*Other small MOC kits may be available for sale.
Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes! Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot! Walk the streets of Belmont Shore and trick or treat in participating businesses.
Trick or Treat on Halloween
Most neighborhoods around Long Beach will be having trick-or-treaters knocking on doors on the night of actual Halloween, which is Wednesday, October 31. Dress up your littles and take a stroll around your neighborhood with a bag to collect your candy and other various treats. If you are kid-less and too old to be knocking on doors, settle in on your front porch, put on your best Halloween attire, and hand out some goodies.