Looking for a Fun-Filled Fall Event Near Woodland Hills?
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Some Southern California locals claim that fall is legitimately the best season to get out and about in L.A. – whether it’s because the tourists are (mostly) gone, the weather is (mostly) temperate or the options are (totally) bountiful. If it seems early for Halloween-themed attractions, you may be a Los Angeles newbie; indeed, we take our scare season quite seriously here, and there are a plethora of places to visit when looking for that fall event near Woodland Hills if you’ve recently made this area your new home.
Here are our top picks for new residents and long-standing ones alike when fun is on the agenda this Halloween season:
The Forest of Mirrors is also referred to as “the world’s strangest yard,” and has been featured on the cover of the Daily News Thursday magazine and L.A.’s KNBC. Created by homeowner Philippe Bergeron, The Forest of Mirrors features many real and virtual actors hidden and ready to scare the daylights out of visitors, and has become one of the most unique haunts in the U.S., mixing magic and landscaping to create an illusion like no other. The house was once owned by Buster Keaton, whose godfather was none other than Harry Houdini, and features over 50 giant mirrors hidden with foliage and angled so visitors can’t see their reflections. Only open on Halloween night, The Forest of Mirrors is located at 6124 Lederer Avenue.
The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is a street fair and park expo filled with tons of family fun and, as its namesake suggests, pumpkins, and for more than 40 years has brought the community together for two days of celebrations. Housed along Lost Hills Road and the beautiful Juan Bautista de Anza Park, The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is presented by The City of Calabasas and The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, offering live bands, a DJ dance zone, marketplace, vendors, delicious food and pumpkin treats, pumpkin beer, pumpkin painting, professional pumpkin carving and much more. A $5 admission fee includes all inflatables and a giant slide, Halloween carnival games, reptiles and bug shows, contests, a Saturday morning costume parade plus car displays and a Business Expo; the festival returns October 21 and 22 and additional information can be obtained by visiting The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival’s website.
Many of us have spent weeks – okay, months – counting down to the first day of autumn. Now that our favorite season is finally here, finding a fall event near Woodland Hills just got that much easier with the aforementioned suggestions.