There's a slight fall chill in the air, and haunting decor is popping up in and around restaurants and bars seemingly overnight. There's no mistaking it - it's Halloween season in Santa Monica, where Halloween party events are at their wicked best.
From monster bashes and pub crawls to zombie crawls and haunted bowling, Santa Monica Halloween events offer something for everyone.
Here's a look at upcoming devilishly good fun Halloween activities for adults.
Join the Monster Bash Annual Halloween Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels West on Thursday, October 26 for a casino-style party and silent auction.
The spooky event takes place at the Haunted Clubhouse, 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica.
Come dressed in your best costume for the Halloween costume contest to win prizes for best individual, couple, and group costumes; enjoy casino games and prizes and an open bar featuring specialty mixed drinks, wine, prosecco, frighteningly good live entertainment, and complimentary small plates from amazing restaurants.
For tickets and more information visit mealsonwheelsmonsterbash.
Start practicing your zombie crawl - the 5th annual Santa Monica Zombie crawl begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. On this scary night, hundreds of zombies with a wicked thirst will take over the streets of Santa Monica in search of drink specials, DJs on the spin and dance floors galore.
Show your spirit by acting like a zombie and wearing zombie-fied makeup with your Halloween costume. Zombie newbie? No problem!
Makeup artists will be on hand at Rusty Surf Ranch to apply free zombie makeup to the first 100 attendees.
For tickets and more information go to zombiecrawlsm. 50 percent of ticket sales will be donated to Project RISHI, a 501(c)(3) student-run organization working to promote sustainable economic, social, and health change in rural India.
1500 guests. 2 dance floors. 2 DJs. A serious costume contest.
You'll find all this and more on the Saturday before Halloween at the haunted hotel Viceroy Santa Monica, which will be transformed into a setting for the biggest and sexiest Halloween Costume Bash on the Westside.
On this night you'll find Halloween costume contests, a psychic, and two DJs; one each in the main bar and ballroom.
For more information and tickets visit eventbrite.
From the minds of L'Affaire Musicale and Orlove Entertainment comes Barcrawlerz, a Santa Monica bar crawl like no other.
Trick or Drink Halloween 2017 Santa Monica Bar Crawl will feature the best drink specials and the best bars in town.
Here's how it works: Pre-purchase your Bar Crawl wristband. Check in at West End Nightclub, 1301 5th Street, Santa Monica, to get your wristband and map with participating bars, their location, and their drink specials.
West End will be the main hub featuring bands and resident DJs. Feel free to party there or at any of the participating bars at your leisure.
For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 384-3789.
Put on your coolest, scariest or sexiest costume and head to Santa Monica for this massive Halloween Pub Crawl over two Spook-tacular nights with a half-dozen bars.
From 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday, October 31 participating venues throughout the neighborhood will offer great drink specials including $4 draft beers, 1/2 off well drinks and $5 shots to help get you in the Halloween spirit.
Here's how it works: Buy the tickets you want, check in at one of two registration locations: Barney's Beanery at the 3rd Street Promenade or Circle Bar on Main Street, where you'll receive a map with the bar locations and a wristband.
Don't be late: no exceptions, you must check in by 10 p.m. Halloween costumes encouraged; must be 21+. Do not drive - take a cab, limo, or walk or arrange a designated driver. Get advance tickets to Santa Monica Zombie PubCrawl here.
Get your costumes on and head out to Santa Monica's Bowlmor Lanes for a Halloween Party experience like no other.
This amazing bowling alley will turn up this Halloween with a fantastic blend of bowling-meets-nightclub with backlights, glowing balls, spooky decor, a live DJ and state-of-the-art sound system.
Spend all night at the Aero Theatre's 12th annual Horrorthon. Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers and crazy shorts, this movie marathon feels like the rowdiest and most bizarre sleepover you'll ever attend.
Expect special appearances by the beloved Corn Gorn and his bride, Frost Nixon, Wizard Policeman, George Washingmachine and more from the Horrorthon canon. Be prepared to be showered with candy from Randy and DVDs at random.
Pack your pillows and survival kits and don't be shy... the louder you scream, the better your chances of being crowned Mister Horrorthon 2017.
Oh, and did we mention stacks upon stack of free pizza and Monster drinks? Get more information and tickets at Americancinematheque.
With so many hot Halloween party events for adults to choose from, Santa Monica is the place to be in October. Be safe, and Happy Hauntings!