Celebrating Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos in Altadena

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween event or something that’ll scare you silly, Altadena has you covered starting this weekend.

Halloween is Wednesday, meaning many of the celebrations kick off this weekend and you have even more chances to get spooky.

Check out this list of Altadena events and if you know of other events happening, share them in our events calendar or mention them in the comments section.

Where is the best trick or treating in Altadena? Find out and share thoughts here.

Friday, Oct. 26:

Fun Flick Friday: Hocus Pocus!
Altadena Library (Main Library Community Room), 3:30 p.m.
“After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all,” the Altadena Library shared on their events page. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.  (Rated PG - 96 mins)

Saturday, Oct. 27:

Community Trick-or-Treat Party
North Lake Avenue and Mariposa Street businesses, noon-4 p.m.
The Altadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Halloweekend Event: A Trick-or-Treat Party for the Community. Retail locations along North Lake Avenue and Mariposa Street will offer Halloween goodies to trick-or-treaters and also have deals for customers. 

Weekends through Nov. 3:

October Shadows Art Show
Mountain View Mausoleum, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The fifth annual celebration of Halloween in art showcases artists from the worlds of fine art, comics, film, TV and animation including Rick Baker, Gabriel Garcia and dozens of others.

Tuesday, Oct. 30:

Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebration
Altadena Library, (Main Library Community Room), 4 p.m.
The whole family can also make Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) crafts and Halloween crafts at the library including construction paper jack o’ lanterns, puppets, Mexican paper flowers, and sugar-skull decorating.

Halloween – Nov. 10

Wicked Lit
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, 7:30 p.m.
This weekend’s performances are already sold out for this popular show that has been extended through November. Wicked Lit features “three chilling world premiere theatrical adaptations of classic terror tales presented live at a working mausoleum and cemetery.” See more information here.


Dia de Los Muertos at the Altadena Farmers’ Market
Wednesday Oct. 31, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
To celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which honors those who have passed on, local artists will have sugar skulls—white or decorated—available for purchase, the Altadena Farmers’ Market shared on its facebook page. Learn how to make your own Dia de los Muertos altar and more about the holiday that is celebrated on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

Haunted Gingerbread House-Making
Bob Lucas Branch Library, 3:30 p.m. until supplies run out
Gingerbread houses can be for Halloween too if they are haunted! “Use graham crackers, icing, candy and your imagination to create a haunted gingerbread house,” the Altadena Library shared on its event page.

Check out Halloween safety tips from the Altadena Sheriff's Department here.


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