With Halloween right around the corner, things are about to get spooky in Redondo Beach. From scary tours to ghost hunts and parties, there are definitely tricks and treats for everyone. Here are the top Halloween parties in Redondo Beach.
Riviera Village Party
One of the top affairs to place on your to-do list definitely should be the annual Trick or Treat in the Village on Halloween event, set for Thursday, Oct. 31 at Riviera Village (1799 S. Catalina Ave). That’s when the street will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Blvd., and shops will dole out candy and treats to children from 4-6 p.m. Make an evening of it, and stop for dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Village. Just be sure to make your reservations early, as establishments tend to get packed on Halloween!
Redondo Beach Pier & King Harbor Party
In keeping with the Halloween theme, the Redondo Beach Pier and King Harbor associations host the third annual Halloween Costume Contest & DJ Dance Party Friday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m., below Kincaid’s where the Redondo Beach Pier meets the International Boardwalk/Redondo Beach Marina (500 Fisherman’s Wharf). All ages are invited to this free event, with prizes awarded for the best costumes. Also expect free Halloween-themed balloons, boat rides (free admission from 5-8 p.m. for anyone in costume), a selfie wall, sponsor giveaways, and trick-or-treat on the Boardwalk and Pier (5-8 p.m.). Parking is $2 per hour.
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach Party
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach (655 N. Harbor Drive) will be converted into a ghoulish night of screams and horrific monster mashing Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., complete with a Halloween extravaganza hosted by Berry Bly Productions. Known as South Bay Scream, this year’s event will include multiple DJs (such as DJ Splyce, Mikey Smithers and DJ Black Sheep) mixing and spinning on multiple dance floors, dancing, amazing costumes, a photo booth and much more. Advance tickets can be purchased online for $50.
South Bay Galleria Party
At South Bay Galleria (1815 Hawthorne Blvd.), you’ll want to check out Z-Bini Kidz’s Monsters at the Mall party Oct. 26 from 3-5 p.m. Here you can celebrate the release of The Little Dragon and The Grossest Picture Book Ever with bestselling Whimsical World authors Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent, and also enjoy a costume contest, monster makeover face-painting, trick-or-treating, a Monster March through the mall and more. General tickets are $5 for ages 1 and older, with $30 VIP tickets including early admission, a gift bag and an autographed book of your choice.
South Bay School of Cooking Party
An “Eating Mexico—Dia De Los Muertos” cooking class takes place Nov. 1 at the South Bay School of Cooking (1951 Artesia Blvd). Think a delicious menu of mole enchiladas created with tortillas handmade from fresh masa, traditional Oaxacan molé with turkey simmered in a rich sauce of toasted dried chiles, ground spices and chocolate, and topped with cotija cheese and pickled purple onions. For dessert? Pumpkin churros! Admission is $84 per person.
At BALEENKitchen restaurant at The Portofino Hotel & Marina (260 Porofino Way), experience a “Balloween Day of the Dead Party” Oct. 26 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Featured is a live music by the Crow Hill Band, drink specials, face-painting, a costume contest and more. A $20 cover charge includes one complimentary specialty cocktail.