Hello Gourd-geous! It’s the spookiest season of the year and we’re excited to bask in the thrills and chills of it all. There’s nothing like a Haunted Hollywood Spooktacular Guide to celebrate Halloween, so we did the legwork for you! Check out some of our must-do’s this October:
House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée | Step inside the House of Spirits – home to all things mysterious, magical and macabre. The resident spirits focus their tale on the demise of the Vasiliev family at the hands of the unholy ‘miracle man,’ Volkov. House of Spirits weaves a disquieting and original story with riffs on classic Russian/Scandinavian folktales certain to leave guests delightfully chilled. Enter a world of phantasmic refinement as you mingle with spirits, witness secret ceremonies, commune with the dearly departed on a giant Ouija Board, enjoy themed cocktails, magic, music and more! Find tickets and FAQs here.
Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions | A performance of some haunted classical music like you’ve never seen before. Fever’s Candlelight is an intimate setting in a historical building, Sanman Studios, that’s almost as stunning as the arrangements you’ll hear. Guests will savor the music in uniquely romantic atmosphere created by flickering candlelight and some of the best-known composers in history. A Spooktacular musical event with Michael Jackson, Danny Elfman, John William, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert and more on the program list. Scheduled for multiple days and times throughout the season, tickets are available here.
The 22nd Annual Día de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever | The 2021 Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever is Saturday, October 30. With the intention of providing an authentic venue where the ancient tradition of Día de Los Muertos is observed, celebrated and preserved, the festival was born. This festival of life is a creative platform for the means of remembering the departed spirits of our lives. It provides a gateway for those who wish to reacquaint themselves with deeply rooted traditions and engage with one of the most devotional celebrations for the continuous cycle of life. At the heart of this sacred event are the meticulously individually crafted ofrendas and spiritual altars. Tickets and headliner information available here!
Villa Carlotta | Nestled in the heart of Hollywood history lies Villa Carlotta. Designed by Arthur E. Harvey in 1926, the community was built by Thomas Ince, the first producer-director who turned moviemaking into business by opening his own film studio, “Inceville.” Thomas created the property for his wife, Elinor, an American stage and motion-picture actress. The iconic style and design pay homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood, with the building dubbed as a Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument in 1986. From the Art Deco motifs to the most iconic history of residents, there’s haunting beauty at every turn. The perfect place to turn in after a night of Halloween fun to cuddle up together for a nightcap!
Villa Carlotta and the surrounding neighborhood glitters with remnants of the Golden Age of Hollywood, no matter the time of year, but especially in a Hollywood standout season like Halloween. For more information on how to join our community, call 213.640.5559 or visit villacarlottala.com.