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Best 2016 Halloween Parties For Adults In Los Angeles

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Halloween isn't just for kids. As your best excuse to dress up in whatever you'd like, adults around L.A. use Halloween as a way to let loose and party the night away for this fun-filled holiday.

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West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval
West Hollywood
Santa Monica Boulevard.
Date: October 31, 2016

As the largest Halloween street party in the world, this annual event never disappoints. There will certainly be no better place to be on Halloween than in West Hollywood. The crowd is expected to swell to over half a million people, but the more the merrier, right? That's when events really get fun. And, if one city knows how to put on a carnival, it's definitely West Hollywood. There will be plenty of drinking and dancing, and costume contests to take part in as well! Even if you don't plan on engaging in the activities, it's very fun to come by and watch.

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Queen Mary Dark Harbor
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
Dates: September 29, 2016 - November 1, 2016

Back again this year, The Queen Mary will be putting on its annual haunted 'Dark Habor' Halloween related experience. There are rumors that the ship is in fact haunted, so it's the perfect place to hold a Halloween event. Take a tour of the ship, be scared, and never see the ship in the same light again!

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W Masquerade W Hollywood Halloween 2016
W Hollywood Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 472-0743
Date: October 31, 2016 from 9pm to 2am

Revel at the W Hollywood Rooftop this Halloween! his stunning Masquerade Party will be the best Hollywood Halloween Party happening on Halloween night and feature the ultimate Masquerade Halloween Party. Guests are encouraged to partake in this Halloween spectacular at the chic W Hollywood. Entirely transformed for this special engagement, the spook-ified property enchants during a holiday-appropriate rager with dancing in the hallways and other public spaces as the beginning of the madness. Meanwhile, pick your music genre for the evening at the W where al fresco Station Hollywood offers house music, the Living Room rocks out with the top 40 and Delphine has electronic dance music spinning all night long.

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Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200
Dates: Until October 31, 2016

Knott's Scary Farm has been a staple of Halloween for years. Each year, the attractions and scariness get better and better, and this year is no exception. Knotts' long running Halloween scarefest and will include eight mazes (2 of them are new!), as well as zombie laser tag, an augmented reality game, a virtual-reality horror experience, and many immersive horror experiences for people who pay a little extra for a pass with a skeleton key. We definitely recommend this if you're not the type that loves waiting in lines! Prepare to be scared as you traverse the mazes and monsters sneak up on you to give you the fright of your life!

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KROQ Halloween Ball
The Fonda
6126 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Date: October 28, 2016

In what has become one of the most anticipated parties of the year, LA's KROQ always goes over the top for their annual costume ball. They may have outdone themselves this time as they have invited a little band by the name of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to play an intimate show at the Fonda. Keep in mind, this is band that could easily sell out the Forum, Staples Center, etc. In addition to the blockbuster performance from rock royalty, the stations own DJ Jeremiah Red of the ROQ N BEATS mix show will be handling the soundtrack for a party that has become the hottest ticket of the Halloween weekend. There will be a proper contest where the best costume could walk with cash and prizes. However, if you are lucky enough to get in, you have already won.

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Masquerade Ball
Clifton's Cafeteria
648 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-1673
Date: October 27, 2016

Pull out your best mask and attend this mysterious Halloween party at downtown Los Angeles' sophisticated Clifton's Cafeteria. As a black tie event, the and masked party will offer up a chance to mingle with champagne, fun times, an open bar, as well as a bumping DJ set from Devendra Banhart and an acoustic set from the ever popular Cold War Kids. Ticket prices are a bit steep, but they all go to benefit UNICEF's global child protection programs.

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California Science Center
USC / Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623
Date: October 29, 2016

The California Science Center usually comes alive with scientific exhibits presented in interactive worlds, but for Halloween, join hundreds to celebrate this annual soiree. As one of Los Angeles' most popular dance parties, Halloweenie promises a ton of DJ's ready to spin hits all night. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will also be on hand, so you can expect to hear great tunes.

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North Hollywood Monster Bash
Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Date: October 29, 2016 at 9pm

Dubbed The Valley's bests Halloween party, NoHo's Monster Bash with its theme of Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Party will surely not disappoint. Although all pre-sale tickets are sold out, you can still get in. Come the night of the event at the Federal Bar, and wait in line and you'll get your chance for $30 at the door to get into one of L.A.'s top events. Anyone who has a ticket all ready is given priority access and allowed in ahead of all others. Organizers were sick of having to drive 2 hours just to get to a party downtown, only to find out that a venue on Halloween was packed, so NoHo Monster Bash was created. This club party always has something interesting going on, has lots of great eye candy, has a great dance floor, and willbe fun from the moment you get in to the last moment you leave. There will be costume prizes, as well as a DJ playing top tunes all night. Every 30 minutes, they also have an act perform.

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Halloween Booootie LA
The Echoplex
1822 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8200
Date: October 29, 2016

Halloween Booootie LA will be one of LA's scariest events this Halloween! With a midnight costume contest, visitors will definitely want to come prepared with the best costumes With a price of $200, come dressed to impress! A trick-or-treat goody bag for each of the best costumes in three categories: best overall costume, best mashup costume, and best group costume will also be on hand. Zombies Without Borders has a special performance, while Bootie LA's resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance) will also be on hand for an extra spooky show.

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Halloween at the Roosevelt
The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Join others around Los Angeles for one of the best Halloween parties in Los Angeles. Featuring a live performance by Big Sean, this annual event always delivers! Covering over 40,000 square feet of The Hollywood Roosevelt,this annual event has become the place to be on Halloween. Your General Admission and VIP Access ticket will get you you full access to the following areas of the hotel: Tropicana Pool, The Blossom Grand Ballroom, The Historic Lobby and the Public Kitchen and Bar.

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Boo At The Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
Date: October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Get ready for more fang-tastic festivities with the animals, as Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns. Straying from the traditional haunted house, a spooky cave experience awaits you, filled with shadow projections and sounds of slithering snakes and crawling spiders. Daily weekday activities include a corn stalk maze, complete with haunted barn and "freaky frame" photo op, and "Animals and You" encounters with tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, and more at 10:45am and 11:45am. Additional activities are planned for the weekends, like a "Mad Science Fire and Ice Halloween Show," "Musical Monster Mash-Up" puppet show, costumed dance party, themed crafts, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, and special animal feedings. Costume character meet-and-greets are also planned with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig on select weekends. Activities are free with paid zoo admission. Also while you're there, don't miss the animatronic exhibit Dinosaurs: Unextinct, which closes at the end of this month.

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Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
)661) 255-4100
Date: October 30, 2016

You might think of Six Flags Magic Mountain as all roller coasters, and thrilling attractions, but when Halloween rolls around, the park transforms into a world that will have you feeling haunted. With haunted attractions, including two new scare zones, the largest outdoor maze in the park's history, and attractions like a Chaos which reigns as renegades threaten to overtake the city and release a deadly virus in the largest outdoor maze in the park's history, this is sure to get you into the scare spirit of the Halloween spirit.

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