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5th Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

Eat, Drink and Be Scary With Three Frightfully Fun Events, Oct. 16-17 & Oct. 30

LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2021) – Back in time for the spooky season, Little Tokyo will be transforming the community for the 5th annual Haunted Little Tokyo, a fun-filled Halloween celebration with three frightfully fun events that are perfect for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Presented by the Little Tokyo Ghost Club, the events include a Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, October 30 from 2 to 5 p.m., and a “Block Party” on Saturday, October 30 from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. All three events will be a scary good time for thrill-seekers to get in the Halloween spirit and mingle with monsters.

“After taking the event virtual in 2020, we’re thrilled to welcome the community back in person to celebrate the season while supporting our local businesses,” says Kristin Fukushima, Managing Director of Little Tokyo Community Council.

Kicking off on Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17 with a favorite Halloween tradition, the Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch will offer a bone-chilling good time with pumpkins for purchase. Pumpkins will be provided by Tanaka Farms, a beloved Japanese family farm located in Irvine, California. The Pumpkin Patch will be located in the Japanese Village Plaza (335 E 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). Activities at the Pumpkin Patch will be free and include a photo opportunity and a coloring contest.

The frightful festivities continue on Saturday, October 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. with the Haunted Little Tokyo Scavenger Hunt, an outdoor family-friendly event with plenty of treats in store. Pick up a map at Café Dulce (134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall) in the Japanese Village Plaza to discover outdoor locations around Little Tokyo where guests can receive fun treats. Visit all locations and you will have an opportunity for a special prize. Costumes are encouraged! The Scavenger Hunt is free while supplies last.

The sinister scene continues after dark as the Haunted Little Tokyo “Block Party” becomes a 21+ event from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. This year, the “Block Party” will move to an outdoor secret location in Little Tokyo! The event will include all the favorites from previous block parties including DJs, drinks, food, and a costume contest. The location will be shared upon check-in at Brunswig Square (360 E. 2nd Street).  Guests must be 21+ and provide proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours before entering the event. The event is free with RSVP prior to the event. For more information about Haunted Little Tokyo events and to RSVP, please visit GoLittleTokyo.com/Haunted.

Haunted Little Tokyo continues to monitor and adhere to guidelines put forth by local and state agencies and the CDC. It is recommended that unvaccinated guests wear masks when not actively eating or drinking and that all guests, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when in line or when not able to maintain a six-foot physical distance from other guests.



The Little Tokyo Ghost Club is a network of leaders in Little Tokyo who are dedicated to creating an unforgettable Halloween experience each year. Members of the ghost club and presenters of this series of events include:

Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC)

Café Dulce

Wolf & Crane

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)


Anime Jungle

Go Little Tokyo

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