4 Spooky Events Happening in Studio City
With pumpkin spice and Halloween costumes officially hitting shop shelves, it shouldn’t be a surprise that fall is officially here! And in Studio City, fall also marks the start of all things spooky. Think: haunted houses, cemetery tours and scary movies. Here’s a few eerie (yet fun) events you can expect to see in Studio City this fall!
Universal Halloween Horror Nights
On select nights from Sept 13 – Nov 3, Universal Studios transforms into a world filled with screams, monsters, gore and anything else nightmares are made of. Visitors have the chance to experience some of the most haunting moments in film and television history through 10 (new this year) spine-chilling mazes. This year, Universal also has five new scare zones, populated with terrifying creatures awaiting your arrival. Halloween Horror Nights are open select nights (mainly weekends) from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Here is the calendar of available dates. General admission to Halloween Horror Nights ranges from $67 to $102.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayrides
Each fall, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride re-opens for business during select weekends in October and November. Located in Griffith Park, this year’s theme is Midnight Falls – a haunted old town filled with creepy town residents and ominous buildings. The Haunted Hayride takes visitors through the town’s darkest and scariest corners. Other attractions within Midnight Falls include a funeral home haunted house, a barn haunted house and haunted trick-or-treat trail. General admission tickets include access to all Midnight Falls attractions, while Haunted Hayride tickets only include the hayride. Note: this attraction might be a little too intense for guests under the age of 12.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery After Dark Tour
As if the Hollywood Forever Cemetery isn’t already a little creepy enough, this fall the popular site offers visitors an exclusive After Dark Tour. It’s a 2 ½-hour walking tour, guided by flashlight, through the dark Paramount studio lots and neighboring Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Throughout the tour, expect lots of interesting stories about some of Hollywood’s most famous, and infamous, departed stars. After Dark Tour passes are $99 per person and include a champagne toast, movie candy and popcorn.
Each year on Oct 31, the city of West Hollywood hosts Halloween Carnaval. It’s a massive (and free!) Halloween party that takes place along Santa Monica Boulevard, between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega. Visitors and locals dress in all sorts of costumes and travel along the boulevard for live music and local eats. Many bars and restaurants participate in the event, hosting their own Halloween-themed events inside. Carnaval starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until around 10:30 p.m.
Hotels in Studio City
If you’re visiting Studio City this fall with your family, make sure to find a hotel that fits your needs! Studio City Court Yard is a great choice for families, conveniently located near Universal Studios and other Studio City attractions. Or, if you’re searching for a hotel that’s a little more historic (maybe to complement your historic cemetery tour), choose Sportsmen’s Lodge. Known for its many iconic guests and historic Hollywood glamour, a stay at Sportsmen’s is the perfect place to relax after a frightful tour through Studio City.
This fall, don’t miss your opportunity to experience all things spooky in Studio City! Whether you choose to explore some of your favorite horror movies IRL or traipse through an old cemetery, make sure to book your stay at the nearby Studio City Court Yard or Sportsmen’s Lodge.
WHERE TO STAY
Studio City Court Yard
With its comfortable furnishings and close location to Hollywood attractions, this hotel makes a great budget-friendly choice for traveling families. 12933 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700