7 Great Local Things to Do This Halloween Weekend - Think RE*Link: San Gabriel Valley Real Estate

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We just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Halloween Weekend! Below are some fun things to do if you haven’t made any plans yet. Remember to be safe tonight, watch out for little ghouls and ghosts, and have a great weekend :]

•• Old Town Haunted
Weekend and Extended Weekends in October
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm or 12:00 pm (check website)
20 N Raymond, Pasadena (at Colorado Blvd.)
Pasadena’s Award Winning Scariest Haunted House. Descend into the truly haunted basement of the historical Union Savings Bank Building where mysterious occurrences have taken place in the buildings’ 108 year history. Less-frightening tours for kids 7-12 available on Oct. 30/31 Noon-4:00. Check website for details: www.oldtownhaunt.com

•• Nightmare- A Haunted Attraction at Fairplex
October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd, 28th-31st
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fairplex, Big Red Barn
LA County Fairgrounds, Pomona, CA
Gate 9 off White Ave., Between Arrow and McKinley
Enter into a world of madness and mayhem, where the undead reign and terror ensues as monsters invade The Big Red Barn and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting and unprepared as they travel through three terrifying mazes. $15 per person. $10 for groups of 10 or more. Not recommended for kids under 13. 909.865.4051 • www.fairplex.com/nightmare

•• Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., October 8th – 31st
5:00 pm – 10:30 pm or 12:00 am (check website)
Griffith Park (Old Zoo)
4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027
As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await. You are in the deep, dark, haunted woods of the OLD ZOO, in the dead of night. Also enjoy a carnival , Halloween Hay Maze, rides and more! May be too scary for kids under 8 years of age. $25+. Check website for details. www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

•• Original Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt
October 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th and 30th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Did you know the Los Angeles is the #5 most haunted city in the US? Murders, Suicides, Burned Alive- All of these tortured souls still haunt Hollywood Boulevard. Discover these ghosts as you participate in a Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt. Team up to uncover the haunting secrets of Hollywood. The Hollywood Hunt stars the ghosts of the Roosevelt, the Knickerbocker Hotel, many of the theaters and other secret locations revealed during the hunt. No prior ghost hunting knowledge is required to solve the challenging clues, but a flashlight is helpful. The hunt begins in a haunted, hidden Hollywood speakeasy!!! $25 per person. Up to 6 people on a team. www.outoftheboxevents.net

•• Boo at the L.A. Zoo
Saturday, October 30th – Sunday October 31st
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027
Have a safe and spooky Halloween at Boo at the L.A. Zoo! Eucalyptus Grove will become a giant Pumpkin Patch with jack-o-lantern carving, photo opportunities, and eerie crafts. The Creepy Creature Encounter at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo will feature trick-or-treating, a chance to get up close with some creepy creatures, and Halloween entertainment. Free with Zoo Admission. 323.644.4200 www.lazoo.org.

•• Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Sunday, October 31st
Festivities/ Vendors: Noon – 5:00 pm, Parade: 2:30 pm
Livingston Park
4900 E. Livingston Dr., Long Beach, 90803
The annual parade of costumed pooches and their humans in Belmont Shore, Long Beach is the world’s largest Halloween Dog Event! The event includes a canine costume contest, pet related vendors and pet adoption opportunities. Costumed kids are invited to lead the parade this year and there will be prizes to those kids with the best outfits. Pre-parade “feast”-ivities will include vendor booths, bobbing for Howl’oweenies, a dog treat stacking contest, a Bulldog Kissing Booth, fun contests, a pet adoption fair, photo opportunities, and a guess-the-weight of the HUGE pumpkin contest. www.hautedogs.org/howloween

•• Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
Saturday, October 30th
2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90038
Hollywood Forever, the resting place of Hollywood’s immortals requests your presence for the Nations largest and most authentic Day of the Dead celebration. Witness this colorful ancient indigenous based Mexican ceremony to celebrate life and ancient traditions fused with modern culture. Observe the altar settings, marigold flowers, a procession, incense, food and candles plus a humble homage to the fallen heroes and icons of the Mexican Independence and Revolution. $10 per person. Kids 10 and under free. Please bring exact change. www.LADayoftheDead.com

Take care, be safe, and have a Happy Halloween Weekend!

About Ryan Asao

Ryan Asao is a Monrovia real estate agent and founder of Think RE*Link. Ryan currently serves as President of his local BNI and Toastmasters chapter and is a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals - MSELA Chapter and Mt. San Antonio College Foundation. He is also President Emeritus of the Arcadia Association of Realtors. When he's not working, Ryan is deeply involved with the activities of his family, volunteering with local schools and soccer organizations.

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