Kids are fixated on Halloween night costumes and trick-or-treating, but the days leading up to the candy-filled evening also provide lots of opportunities for quality family time. This fall season, Southern California is full of kid-friendly outings such as haunted hayrides and Day of the Dead dancing. Here’s a guide to All Hallows’ Eve events for all ages.
Boo at the Zoo
Every parent knows kids and wild animals sometimes resemble each other, so it’s only fitting that both get to join the fun at this annual event. Youngsters encounter creepy critters, dance and sing along to live music, and trick-or-treat while bears, otters and other animals play with and munch on pumpkins. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, L.A. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Adults $14, seniors $11, children $9 (free younger than 2 years old). (323) 644-4200. www.lazoo.org