Update October 28, 2019:
This area in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California is currently under evacuation orders because of the Getty fire. Please check conditions before setting off to explore the decorations and obey all standing fire orders. Thanks and be safe!
Update October 19, 2019:
Those amazing people on Crescenda St in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California are once again doing Halloween BIG! In addition to many of our returning favorites, this year display has a noticeable increase in the creepy, crawly and Pennywise (yep, there are a lot of truly diabolical looking clowns). Scroll on for a couple of pics from this year’s display (there is so much more to see in person) and take a look at last year’s extravaganza. Then get in your car and drive to what has to be the best Halloween decorations in Los Angeles!
Where are the best private Halloween decordations in LA?
Crescenda St in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, 90049. Drive north on North Barrington Ave. from Sunset Blvd. Make a left onto Crescenda St. Et Voila! You are there.
Pro Tip: There are layers upon layers of decorations here. Be sure to look behind the main display — you’ll be amazed at what you find!
Original Post, October 2018
Are you looking for truly macabre Halloween decorations in Los Angeles? Thanks to a friend’s tip (shout out to Michele and Larry!), Andy and I discovered the horrifying wonders of Crescenda St in Brentwood (take North Barrington from Sunset, and you can’t miss the turn). If you love all things Halloween, this is your spot.
Why is it special? It’s entire block of horror-inspired scenes. Some are original set-ups that dig into childhood fears (and childhood toys) to inspire awe. Other tableaus evoke very specific classic films (and yes, The Exorcist is one of them).
The decorations appear to be the doing of one very festive house, and they run the entirety of the block. There is parking, but please be careful as people are constantly stopping and walking toward the decorations to check out the details.
We went at sunset, but you can tell that the Halloween decorations have lighting staged for nighttime. There is a rope so that people don’t get too close, but you can see every detail from the curb. And don’t forget to look up – you’ll be stunned by the size and scope of the giant ghouls, warriors and devils swooping down from the treetops.
It was impossible to take photos of everything with the time we had, but here are a few of my favorites to get you inspired to go check out the incredible display of Halloween madness here in LA.
Have you seen any memorable Halloween displays in Los Angeles this year? Let me know in the comments!