Some like it spooky while others can’t stand the scary, so we rounded up a tantalizing thirteen of the coolest festivities that range from frightful to funny. Whether you’ve got an animal lover, a fairy fiend, a Lego Maniac, a mad scientist or a Disney diva, one of these haunts will be right up the cobwebbed alley of your little costumed character.

Best Place to Find Fairies: A Fairy Halloween Party

If you’re looking for a gentler alternative to the usual Halloween activities, come and celebrate Halloween with the Faery Folk from A Faery Hunt. Did your little fairy realize that Halloween is one of the fairies’ favorite holidays? They honor the day with a treasure hunt, circle story time with the fairies, dancing, fairy face painting, games, snacks, frolic and fun.

A Fairy Halloween Party takes place on October 25 at Los Encinos State Park in Encino. Event details are here.

photo credit: A Faery Hunt

  • Best Place to Find Fairies: A Fairy Halloween Party
  • Best for Lil’ Animal Lovers: Boo at the Zoo
  • Best for Builders Big and Small: Brick-or-Treat
  • Best Musical Chills: Eek! at the Greek
  • Best for Disney Divas: Mickey’s Halloween Party
  • Best Dramatic Interpretation: The BOO-Tanicum
  • Best Sea Worthy Spooks: Sea Scare at the Aquarium
  • Best Historical Haunting: The Los Encinos Haunted History Day
  • Best Haunts with A View: Malibu Halloween Kids Carnival
  • Best Train Un-Terrors: Irvine Pumpkin Patch
  • Best for Pint Sized Partiers - Little Monsters Ball at the Queen Mary
  • Best for Little Mad Scientists: Spooky Science

Know of any other hauntingly festive Halloween celebrations for Los Angeles kids? Let us know in the comments below where you’re taking your kids to get excited for the coming holiday.

-Meghan Rose