Is the thought of missing out on Halloween fun driving you and your little ghouls batty? Fear not, we have a huge list of frightfully festive events that range from creepy crawlies at the Natural History Museum to dancing skeletons at Bob Barker’s Marionettes. Flip through to find the perfect activity that will put a smile on the face on all your little monsters!

Thrilling, Funny-Bone-Tickling Theatrical Shows

Bob Bakers Halloween Spooktacular Event
Bob Bakers Marionette Theater is a Los Angeles staple (and a historical landmark), so it’s no surprise that he's pulling out all the stops (and strings) for his Halloween Spooktacular. Join xylo-bone playing ghouls, dancing glow in the dark skeletons, Dracula, Vampira and more for this one of a kinds show. The show takes place Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 5. Event details.

Absolutely Halloween Santa Monica
Follow the adventures of a girl named Candy as she races to save Halloween this year. Find out why this bright and funny stage play is quickly becoming a Halloween staple. You can catch the show weekends through Oct. 29. Event details.

Vampirates Dinner Theater Event
Join the jolly crew down in Buena Park as Pirates Dinner Theater transforms into Vampirates Dinner Theater for the Halloween season. The two-hour experience includes a four course dinner, costume contest and (of course) a show to remember. You can book your dinner any day from now to Halloween (in November the regular pirates return). Event details.

photo: courtesy of Bob Baker Marionette Theater

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Know of any must-see Halloween haunts we missed? Please share your favorite spots to take your little ghouls and goblins in LA.

—Christina Fiedler