[News] Little Tokyo Celebrates Halloween with Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party
Courtesy of Haunted Little Tokyo
Throughout the eerie month of October, Haunted Little Tokyo presented by the Little Tokyo Community Council has unleashed a chilling array of Halloween festivities from pumpkin patches to haunted tours and film screenings. Dare to join the Little Tokyo community as it unwraps the ultimate end to the month-long celebrations with a frightfully-fun block party, costume contest, and trick-or-treating at Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party on Saturday, October 26 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Downtown LA.

Halloween enthusiasts of all ages are invited to dress their best and Go Little Tokyo for a one night Halloween extravaganza oozing with devilish desserts and delicious bites from local food vendors, bone-chilling drinks from the haunted beer garden, and hair-raising musical entertainment and activities. Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party is closing down 2nd Street between Central & San Pedro Street in the oozing heart of Downtown LA for this highly anticipated Halloween bash featuring the ultimate costume contest with cash prizes. Spooky festivities from games and adventure races to free STEM lab activities will fill the night with ghoulish fun for witches and warlocks of all ages. The grown and mischievous can keep the party going until sunrise with the Haunted Little Tokyo 21+ after-party hosted by Little Tokyo Vibes at Noy Pitz Bar and Grill.

Trick-or-treating and Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party will be located at 2nd Street in between Central Ave. and San Pedro St. in Downtown Los Angeles. Haunted Little Tokyo After Party will be held at Noypitz at 333 S Alameda St Suite 115, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Haunted Little Tokyo will take place on Saturday, October 26. Trick-or-treating starts at 5 PM and ends at 8 PM. The block party portion starts at 6 PM and lasts until midnight and then the after party starts at 11 PM and lasts until 2 AM.

Prices for the various events that take place during Haunted Little Tokyo are varied. Trick-or-treating and the block party are free to attend. The activities that take place during both events range from $0-$30.  Haunted Little Tokyo After Party tickets begin at $10 and are available here.

Haunted Little Tokyo: The Block Party is presented by the Little Tokyo Community Council and sponsored by Council District 14: Councilmember José Huizar, Wolf and Crane, Go Little Tokyo and Metro Los Angeles, Cafe Dulce, Japanese Village Plaza, LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), Little Tokyo Business Association, Little Tokyo Public Safety Association, Pikunico, Prime Pizza.

Beer Garden Sponsored by Wolf and Crane, Brunswig Square, The Mermaid, Bintang, Kirin Ichiban, and Soto Sake. Costume Contest Sponsored by Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Arts District and Little Tokyo. Trick Or Treat Co-Presented with KIDZGEN and sponsored by Glico, Hi-Chu, and Meiji.

Food Vendors: Azay, Buttery Popcorn Co., Cafe Dulce, Hello Stranger, KASIH, Pikunico, Rice and Nori, Takoyaki Tanota, Tokyo Doggie Style, Steamy Bun Truck, and Takuma Burgers.

Vendors: Anime Jungle, Japan LA , JBS Radio, Lumica, and Asobi Rin – Virtual YouTuber.

Stage: DJs – KeyKool, Phatrick, plus a special guest anime DJ sponsored by Lumica USA.

Go Little Tokyo is a community-led effort aimed at highlighting the unique cultural programs, community events, and dining and shopping experiences found in Little Tokyo. As one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural hubs, there is an abundance of destinations and landmarks in and around this historic walkable neighborhood, and Go Little Tokyo will help you uncover them. Go Little Tokyo is a Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) project developed and produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS) and made possible with support from LA Metro. For more information, visit: golittletokyo.com.

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