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Here's Your Guide to Halloween Weekend in Manhattan Beach

Oct 29, 2021 11:05AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
After a quiet year during 2020, Halloween is back in Manhattan Beach with lively events for all ages throughout the weekend.

Here's your guide to all that's happening in Manhattan Beach for Halloween:


Friday, October 29


Trunk or Treat: The Manhattan Beach Police Department and MB Neighborhood Watch are hosting Trunk or Treat from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on 13th Street from Valley Dr. to Morningside Drive. Kids can visit spooky police vehicles, interact with members of MBPD, and walk from car to car to collect candy.

Shipwrecked: StrandBar at The Strand House is hosting two nights of "Shipwrecked" - Friday and Saturday nights - from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Costumes are encouraged at this Halloween party with DJ and dancing. Call 310-545-7470 x1 for bottle service.

Saturday, October 30


Family Halloween Carnival, Costume Contest, and Parade: Join the Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Rec for frightfully fun games, tricks and treats during the 33rd Annual Family Halloween Carnival at Manhattan Heights Park from 12:00 PM to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy carnival games, a costume contest and parade, face painting, and more, for ages 2 to 13. The costume contest and parade will be held from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on the baseball field.


Munchkin Masquerade: Manhattan Village will host a "Munchkin Masquerade" on Saturday, from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Kids ages 3-10 will be entertained with Halloween crafts, center-wide trick-or-treating, strolling entertainment, games, and more. The first 100 families to bring a non-perishable item to be donated to St. Paul's Project: NEEDS will take home a mini pumpkin in appreciation. Items can be brought to the Concierge booth inside the center or at the Plaza outside in the Village Shops. This event is free and open to the public; only children ages 3-10 will need a ticket. To secure a ticket, visit eventbrite.com. For more information, email [email protected].

Halloween Pet Costume Contest - Culture Brewing Co. is hosting a "Creatures of Culture" pet costume contest from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place.

Haunted Hotel: Shade Hotel is hosting a "Haunted Hotel" party (21+) on Saturday night starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 at www.berrybly.com. Call 310-350-4927 for table service. A "Stay & Play" room package is available for $389 and includes two tickets to the party.

Shipwrecked: StrandBar at The Strand House is hosting two nights of "Shipwrecked" - Friday and Saturday nights - from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Costumes are encouraged at this Halloween party with DJ and dancing. Call 310-545-7470 x1 for bottle service.

Sunday, October 31


Halloween Surf: Surfers, put on your best costumes and meet up at Tower 42 in El Porto at 9:00 a.m. for a Halloween Surf. There will be prizes for the best costume. Wavestorm boards and discounted wetsuits from El Porto Surf will be available.

 Halloween Golf Cart Parade: A Halloween Golf Cart Parade will take place on Sunday, October 31. Arrive at noon with your decorated golf cart at Pacific Elementary at noon. Prizes will be announced at 12:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will roll through Manhattan Beach. If you're just spectating, plan on dining out in Downtown Manhattan Beach or picnicking at Bruce's Beach so you can watch the parade go by.


Warhammer Manhattan Beach Monster Mash: Gamers take note: Warhammer Manhattan Beach (210 N. Aviation) will host a Battle Royale to see who is the strongest (and spookiest) monster of them all. Stop by to see exclusive miniatures and other fun activities in store, including a paint exhibition.

Nightmare Before Christmas on Palm Ave: If you're out in the tree section, don't miss Manhattan Beach's favorite Halloween light and music show. The show runs nightly through Halloween at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m (plus an 8:00 p.m. show on Friday and Saturday).


Walk Street Trick or Treating: Last but not least, the family-friendly South End walk streets are arguably the hottest spot for Halloween trick or treating. After a year on hiatus, look for a return to spooky scenes, over-the-top decorations, lots of candy, and (most likely) crowds of trick-or-treaters.


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