Update October 21, 2020:
They are at it again! Take a look at some of the newest, scary Halloween decorations before making your plans to enjoy these free Halloween activities in Los Angeles in 2020.
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!
18 Replies to “Where to Find the Best Halloween Decorations in LA [2019 Update]”
Hi Patricia! It’s Larry of Larry and Michele fame. Thanks so much for posting the excellent photos of the Halloween decorations. We were driving back to Burbank from Santa Monica on October 11th when a rerouting for traffic on Sunset took us down Crescenda as the ghoulish scenes were just being set up. I hated myself later for not taking any photos or video, so I really appreciate your posting so many pictures here. Glad you and Andy enjoyed it!!!
Hi! We loved it! I used to feel pretty proud of myself when I managed to put a witch sticker on my window. I can’t imagine how long that took to conceive of and then create. Incredible!
These scenes give me spooky nostalgic November. Though they look creepy, yet, surely interesting. These may be one of the best spooky picture I’ve ever seen, great job to the maker. I wonder how long does it take to create these Halloween decorations.
I would imagine the Hollywood crowd goes all out for Halloween. This looks like quite a collection. You could really put together a self guided tour of these.
I often wonder if the people who live in the house know production designers. It’s so elaborate, they have to have some sense of where to get everything and how to create the little vignettes.
It is always interesting to visit new cities at Halloween and see how it is celebrated. I am always amazed at how much work and creativity goes into decorations at people’s homes. I am sure some of it is for kids. But many of the detailed decorations you showed are far beyond a kid’s expectation. And far too scary for most. I love how much work went into these displays. Thanks for sharing these holiday decorations.
Honestly, some of these freaked me out, so I’d be careful about bringing little children here. But teens and adults who love the horror side of Halloween will love it. Although, sadly, today, the area is under evacuation because of the fires.
LA does Halloween well! My sister lived in a neighborhood that actually put facades around their houses! Downside to that was my nephew was too scared to trick or treat.
Oh no!! Sounds like an amazing thing to see as an adult, but not so much for kids.
These are some excellent pictures of Halloween decorations. Now a days kids here too have started celebrating this festival here in India. The creativity with an element of fear amazes me!
I’m amazed at the lengths people go to for halloween in LA. We don’t really celebrate it where we are, so the idea that Brentwood is so decorated is amazing. I love the coffin – how committed to Halloween is that person!
A perfect gallery for the Halloween season. Your post is so comprehensive , it is almost like being there. Thanks.
I’m not at all into Halloween which makes me the perfect victim of all these ‘decorations’ – they are just freaking me out. However, it’s impressive how much imagination people put into all these creepy installations 😉
Oh, and another thing: I hope these terrible fires will be over by Halloween so that everybody can enjoy the holidays!
Crescenda St. in that neighborhood is sure tops during this season! I already have my costume and I would fit and I don’t see it there!
What’s your costume? I’d love to see it!
Wow, how goulish and some are quite scary indeed. It’s amazing to see just how much detail has gone into the decorations. The imagination is incredible. I truly hope everything survives the fires.
This is a spooky place to visit – I can just imagine how creepy if would be walking through during the night! xo – Kam
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