Halloween Haunts in Glendale CA


Halloween has become one of America’s Favorite Celebrations.  At DIGGS, we will celebrate our first annual #SPOOKYDIGS with photo booth, swag and a drawing for prizes.  Click the link for more information!

Here is a run down of all the other scary good times in Glendale and Beyond.

zombie walkZombie Walk 
Saturday October 25, 6:30 PM
Meet at Glendale Central Park

Those crazy kids at Walk Bike Glendale are throwing another Zombie Walk…. and this really should not be missed.  Last year I saw teens, families and kids in strollers… even a few grey hairs (like me) all dressed in their Zombie finest. Face Painters are on hand to augment your Zombie Look and everyone takes off in a terrifying Zombie Crowd, waving and moaning at everyone else in Glendale.  It is wacky and completely Glendale.

Kenneth Village-  Harvest Festivalunnamed
Saturday, October 25, 1 PM- 5 PM
1400 Block of Kenneth Rd.

Kenneth Village is that quaint shopping area near Brand Park in Northwest Glendale.  After a brief hiatus, the Festival is back with performances by Hoover High School Marching Band, Cheer Squad and others, an adorable Costume Parade plus rides, food and prizes.   The Harvest Festival is the definition of a neighborhood event.

Dr. HouseBeneath the Veil 
Sunday, October 26, 6 PM – 9 PM
The Doctor’s House Museum (Brand Park)

The Doctor’s House is one of Glendale’s coolest destinations.  This perfectly restored Victorian Home was moved to Brand Park from South Glendale to serve as a museum.  This year the Glendale Historical Society hosts, “Beneath the Veil” a one night only event that allows you to experience the mourning traditions, superstitions and beliefs of the Victorian Era.


The Americana-  A Scary Good TimeAAB_Halloween_Web540x360-02
Tuesday, October 28 11 AM – 1 PM
The Americana on Brand, On The Green

Wear your favorite costume and take home ghostly candy and enjoy spook-tacular entertainment! Plus enjoy face painters, balloon artists and treats for all in costume!

Descanso- Rise of the Jack o’Lanterns 1014Rise2
Now- Nov 2,  6 PM – 10:30 PM
Descanso Gardens, La Canada

More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/3-mile scenic trail within the Rose Garden. Spectators are invited to discover intricately carved images of favorite celebrities and sports figures as well as other large-scale displays based on popular themes. The entire family-friendly 45-minute stroll through the grounds. The path is stroller and wheelchair accessible

Montrose Shothumbpping Park – Spooktacular
Friday, Oct 31, 5 pm- Until Treats Are Gone
2200 – 2400 Honolulu Ave, Montrose

The merchants at the Montrose Shopping Park are doing their annual Spooktacular trick or treat event.  Throngs of people visit the various shops along Honolulu Ave. for candy and a great time.  Anderson’s Pet Shop hosts the Howloween Pet Parade and kids can cross the stage to show off their Halloween Spirit.  And, don’t forget to stop by DIGGS to get your little ghosts and goblin’s picture taken!


Back To Basics Fitness Studio – Swizzle_2__B2B_and_Swazzle_present_Solana_s_Halloween_Bash_
Friday, Oct 31, 5 PM 
2836 N. Verdugo Blvd.

Just before or just after coming to DIGGS, stop by BtoB Fitness on Verdugo for this Mad Scientist Puppet Show.  Part Birthday Party, part kids Zumba class, part fundraiser for a kids of Special Ops Military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

Neighborhood HotSpots

If you are lucky your community has that One Special Area that is an awesome place for trick or treating.  Each area share the same characteristics- flat terrain, a large number of residents who try to outdo each other with decorations and theatrics, and lots and lots of candy.

In Glendale and Beyond I know about three such neighborhoods and they are Spooky Good Times!

Sparr Heights, Montrose

This idyllic neighborhood is located where Glendale, La Canada and La Crescenta come together.  These homes are just below Montrose Shopping Village and many start out at the Spooktacular in the Village and continue into Sparr Heights.  Long regular streets are well lit and sidewalks are everywhere.  Some homes have developed their over the top decor over a period of years and this is a very popular spot for little kids.

Kenneth Road, Northwest Glendale

The center of this amazing neighborhood is at Kenneth Road and Highland Ave.  Most know this area as Northwest Glendale.  This part of Kenneth Rd. features graceful and impressive homes with deep front yards decorated to the endth degree.  We know of a few Hollywood Types that might use  some movie magic to really trick out the Holloween Experience.  In recent years the crowds have become a tad unruly, so be aware that police presence is very visible.  We love cute trick or treaters, but we do not tolerate hooligans.  You’ve been warned.

Indianola Rd, La Canada Flintridge

For a more sedate trick or treat experience, look to La Canada’s Indianola Rd.  Located in the “flats” of La Canada, this street is the place for awesome Halloween decor.  As with most of La Canada, however, streetlights and sidewalks are in short supply.  As a result, this is much more of a Locals Only type of street and neighbors great each other and admire the kid’s costumes.

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