As Halloween nears, it’s crunch time to get all the Halloween costumes and activities together. Urgent questions fill your mind: Where do I get a great costume? What about my kid’s allergies to Halloween candy? Are there safe areas to trick-or-treat? Do not fright, not not fear, we’ve got all the tips to get your Halloween chores done and give your kids a great Halloween. Click around below and see how to make Halloween a stress-free, spooktacular time!

1. Halloween Happenings for Los Angeles Kids
You’ve put together some fabulous costumes…now let your kiddos show them off not just one night, but for many fun and scary nights! We’ve put together a list of some great Halloween happenings in Los Angeles that are sure to keep your kids entertained all Halloween week long.

2. Where to Buy Kids Halloween Costumes in Los Angeles
Still looking for an awesome Halloween costume that will knock your kid’s socks off? Here is a list of the best Halloween costume stores in Los Angeles that are sure you get you out of any bind.

3. Pumpkin Patches for Kids in Los Angeles
Don’t let October roll by without visiting one of the many wonderful pumpkin patches throughout Los Angeles. From hay rides to petting zoos to pumpkins galore, these pumpkin patches are a great way to get into the autumn spirit and pick out the perfect pumpkins for carving!

4. Where to Enjoy Fall Colors in Los Angeles
Yes it’s true. Even in a city where it feels like summer all year long, there are some great spots to watch the changing fall colors. And you don’t have to travel very far to get to them–most of these places are a only short car ride away, so you can go from palm trees to lush forests in a matter of hours.

 5. Spooktacular Haunts for Kids in Los Angeles
Do your kids like to be spooked in true Halloween fashion?! We have a list of the most spooktacular places to take your kids in Los Angeles. From cemeteries to haunted houses to ghost trains, we’ve got everything you’ll need to give you a Halloween scare!

6. Start a Halloween “Boo Bag” Tradition
Haven’t heard of “Boo Bags”? It’s the Halloween craze that’s sweeping the nation–one neighborhood at a time. Check out the details on how you can get in on this boo-tastic tradition and start making your own boo bags for your friends and neighbors this Halloween.

7. 10 Halloween Tricks for Gluten or Allergy Suffering Kids
Worried about what kinds of candy your gluten or allergy suffering kids may consume on Halloween? We’ve got great tips to help you and your kids out.

8. 75 Things to Do With Kids in Los Angeles This Fall
Need an idea of something to do this Fall? Well, we’ve got 75!  From whale watching to camping, we’ve got ideas that will make Fall the best season ever.

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— Jessica Abelson

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