This Halloween weekend, there is a lot to do and see right here in Sherman Oaks. Dress up, get into the holiday spirit and take your family and friends out for a ghoulish good time at some of the many events in and around our neighborhood.
Halloween Photo Contest
Where/When: , 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks;
Why Go: Everyone loves winning free things, and all you have to do is take a picture at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Upload it onto the Galleria’s Facebook page, and you will be entered into a drawing to win dinner and a movie for two.
Pricing: Free. Deadline is Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.; the winner will be announced on Nov. 7.
Where/When: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles; 12-2 p.m.
Why Go: Families can encounter magicians throughout the grounds, performing tricks and magical fun for the whole family. Get ready for Halloween and practice the tricks part of trick-or-treating.
Pricing: Adults, $10; children ages 2-12, $5. For more information, call 310-440-4500.
Halloween Harvest Festival
Where/When: Pierce College, 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Why Go: If you want a lot of different activities that are fun for the whole family but you don’t want to drive around a lot, the Harvest Festival is where you want to be. This year the festival features: a 6-acre corn maze, a haunted house, pony rides, farm-grown pumpkins, bumper boats and hay rides, just to name a few of the things that everyone can enjoy together.
Pricing: Festival admission only - $5 per adult, $5 per child (under 3 years of age is free).
Day Corn Maze Ticket - $10 per adult, $8 per child (includes admission and Corn Maze).
Day Multi-Pass Ticket - $14 per adult, $12 per child (includes admission, Corn Maze, Hay Ride and two activity tickets).
For more information, call 818-999-6300. To purchase tickets online, visit halloweenharvestfestival.com. Note: haunted house opens at dusk and closes at midnight.
ArcLight Presents Halloween Films: The Shining
Where/When: 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Get into the Halloween spirit by watching this classic scary movie from 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, directed by Stanley Kubrick. A family heads to an isolated hotel, where an evil presence takes over the dad and his son has psychic visions about the past and future.
Pricing: $14.50 per adult, $12 per senior, $10.75 per child. Rated R.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Where/When: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Why Go: Chainsaw-wielding ghouls seek out their next victims as you enter, and there is a multitude of horrifying events to choose from including: mazes, the Terror Tram, rides and plenty of terror zones to run screaming from. Beware of the ghouls and goblins that await you around every corner.
Pricing: $47 (Advance Purchase – General Admission), $62 (Day of Event – General Admission). For more information on this event, visit halloweenhorrornights.com.