Start planning your weekend now—so you can get tickets to all the best drive-in movies, drive-thru Halloween experiences and more happening around LA. Looking for something more low-key and closer to home? No problem. We’ve got that covered too. Read on for all the details.

Hauntoween LA
Gather your little ghouls and goblins for this fun, immersive, interactive, and safe drive-thru experience, opening this weekend. The kid-friendly, non-scary adventure is full of intricate sets, live performers and music. And, of course, there’s candy at the end! Fri.-Sun. More details.

A Gentle Barn Halloween Drive-Thru
Take a behind-the-scenes driving tour of this animal sanctuary as part of its special October, not-so-spooky event. This is a whole new way to experience The Gentle Barn—kids can get dressed up, safely collect candy from the farm’s workers, and see all of the Halloween-themed decorations around the barn. Sun. More details.

Tik-Tok Dance Class with Camp Cosmo (Virtual)
You and your kiddo can learn today’s must-know moves at Camp Cosmo’s live, online TikTok Dance Tutorial. Instructor Ashley G breaks each dance down into simple, easy to remember-steps, and answers any questions you have along the way. Recent tutorials have included #distancedistance, Fairly Odd Parents, Renegade Do Your Dance, and more! Fri. More details.

Nights of the Jack Drive-Thru
Cruise over to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas for an extended driving trail featuring thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O’ Lanterns. It’s the Instagrammable Halloween wonderland and experience that everyone will be talking about! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Fall Harvest of the Farm
Stop and smell the flowers this weekend at Underwood Farms. In addition to acres of pumpkins, the Moorpark destination also has sunflowers, marigolds and more in its U-pick fields. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Country Store, take the kids on a wagon ride and visit the animals. Fri.-SunMore details.

LA Zoo Drive-In Movies
Movies at the Los Angeles Zoo continue this weekend, with kid-friendly flick The Lorax showing on Sat. night in the zoo’s parking lot. Yummy movie-theater snacks will be available for mobile ordering, and kids will be delighted by the special pre-show video presentation featuring some of the zoo’s biggest animal stars. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Peek-a-Boo Stroll Through
Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the celebrated Bob Baker Marionette Theater. They’re offering private tours this month, where kids can see meet the marionettes and see what they’ve been up to. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
Kids can make their way through a straw maze, take a pony ride and of course pick their own pumpkin at this Sherman Oaks patch, which has social distancing guidelines in place to keep everyone safe. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Poolside Cinema at Fairmont Miramar
Make a splash with dinner and a movie outdoors at this Santa Monica hotel. Showing on Sat. night? Check out the classic film Little Rascals with your own little rascals. Sat. More details.

Halloween at Descanso
Throughout the month of October, celebrate Halloween at Descanso, a pumpkin-filled extravaganza that invites guests to safely wind their way through socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. Weekend tickets are sold out, but Fridays may still be available. And members can go anytime! Fri.-SunMore details.

–Shannan Rouss

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