The Creepy Crypts of Pacific Palisades

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Deck your halls with spiders, ghosts, skeletons and more: The Palisadian-Post’s fifth annual Creep Your Crypt contest is now accepting entries.

Each year, homes in all neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades are welcome to join the home decorating contest—which celebrates all things spooky.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Creepiest Crypt, Best Theme and DIY-Originality. The winner in each judging category will receive $500 in gifts and services from local restaurants and businesses.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about the children in this great community of the Palisades having fun,” last year’s winner of Creepiest Crypt, Ashley Cohen, shared with the Post.

“We had a lot of fun doing it,” Jeff Archipley, winner of DIY-Originality, said after learning that their Chapala Drive home had taken home the prize.

Residents of the Palisades can enter their own home or the home of a spirited neighbor. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 30.

Voting—which is primarily done online by neighbors and community members—will be open Oct. 17 through Oct. 31. Winners will be announced in the Nov. 8 edition of the Post.

For more information or to sign up, visit