Looking for tricks, treats and eats this Halloween? We’ve rounded up our favourite family-friendly events and then some.
It’s that time of the year again! Time to dust off your fancy dress and stock up on sweet treats. Halloween is on its way and it promises to be as sugar-filled as ever! From kid-approved fun for the whole family to scary gatherings and devilish drinks for mamas and papas only, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Halloween haunts to get the frightening festivities started…
Family Events: Fang-tastic Family Fun
Parents-Only Events: Boo-zy and Ghostly Gatherings
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Family Events: Fang-tastic fun
Baby Pajamas Halloween Party
Hong Kong Parkview’s is hosting their Halloween Party at their beautiful Oasis poolside. Featuring a sizzling buffet, face-painting (from 6:30 to 9pm) and lots of entertainment, it’s a perfect evening of silliness without scaring the little ones too much. Remember to come dressed in your pyjamas to go with the theme!
When: Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Oasis Poolside, Level 3, Parkview Heights – Hong Kong Parkview Block 14, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Rd, Tai Tam
How much: Early Bird Adult $428, Child $328 (ends 21 October) / General Adult $488, Child $378
Contact: 2812 3771
Little Monkey’s Halloween Carnival
Little Monkey is hosting the perfect family afternoon carnival! Enjoy spooky game booths, face painting, trick-or-treat fun, and a costume competition, and check out the Happy Minds with Busma Kid’s Corner for arts and crafts. Don’t forget to enter the free raffle drawing for playroom tickets, free playgroup trial classes, kid-friendly restaurant vouchers and more! This event is for members, so make sure to sign up for a free membership!
When: Sunday, 28 October 2018, 2:30pm – 5pm
Where: Bilingual Education, 10/F Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Early Bird $100 (ends October 14), General $150, and $50 for an extra parent – get your tickets here.
Contact: 5287 6210, email@example.com
Ocean Park’s Sanrio Halloween Party
For a less terrifying take on Ocean Park’s Halloween, join the Sanrio characters (including Hello Kitty and Kuromi) for selfies in its party house, an interactive Trick-or-Treat Trail, and a chance to win goodies. Don’t forget to check out the limited-edition merchandise.
When: 5-7, 12-14, 17-21, 25-28, 31 October 2018
Where: Ocean Park, Aberdeen
How much: Adult from $480, Children (aged 3-11) from $240 – more information on tickets here.
Contact: 3923 2323, www.oceanpark.com.hk/en
Burger Circus’s Kid’s Halloween Party
Calling all little burger-lovers! Head to Burger Circus to enjoy classic burgers, slurp on house-made sodas and snack on golden fries and fish fingers. This Halloween kids’ party will feature a face painting station and an assortment of games including Jenga Giant and Crocodile Dentist. Entry is free, but RSVP is required so make sure to email!
When: Saturday, 27 October, 2018, 3pm – 5pm
Where: Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: Free entry – RSVP required
Contact: 2878 7787, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors note: Due to high demand, this event is no longer accepting RSVPs!
Tai Kwun’s Behind Bars is already the perfect Halloween venue. The series of interlinked (former) prison cells will be decked out in spooky décor for 10 days from 22 October to 1 November, making it perfect for a photo opp! Let the kids dress up for a visit before 6pm and they’ll be treated to a bag of candy. There’s even a chance for you to win a magnum of Perrier-Jouët champagne for the best photograph on Instagram. What’s not to love?
Behind Bars, Shop 15-G/F, Tai Kwun – Centre of Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, www.facebook.com/behindbars.hk
Emack & Bolio’s Spooktacular Ice Cream Makeover
Emack & Bolio’s is one of our go-to-favourites for ice cream, and this year it’s serving sweets with a spooky twist. From 18 to 31 October, it will be featuring terrifying toppings for customers to choose from at all four stores. Purchase a double scoop ice cream on a signature cone (Froot Loops, Rice Krispy or Coco Pops Marsh “Mellow”) for two free Halloween themed toppings of your choice! Why not tune into their Halloween playlist on Spotify to get into the spirit.
Emack & Bolio’s, various locations around Hong Kong, www.emackandboliohk.com
Food, fun and FRITES
Looking for a great day out with the kids and delicious food? Check out any of the FRITES locations on Sunday, October 28, 2018 for fantastic hearty food and a spooky magic show (starting at 2pm) in their wonderland-transformed kid’s areas that’s sure to delight the whole family. With a prize for the best costume, a kid-friendly menu, and free devil’s candies, what’s not to love? Make sure to book a reservation!
FRITES, various locations around Hong Kong, www.frites.hk
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Ghostly Gatherings for Mamas and Papas
Arnold Pineda at Foxglove
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Halloween celebrations? Foxglove is hosting an evening of live jazz featuring Arnold Pineda and his band. Head to Central and enjoy the best jazz classics. Make sure to book a reservation. Here’s a complete list of live music at Foxglove this month.
When: Saturday, 27 October 2018, 10:30pm onwards
Where: Foxglove, G/F, 18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central
How much: Minimum spending of $300 per person
Contact: 2116 8949, email@example.com
Haunted Asylum at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Prefer to pay as you go? Head to Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour for an evening in the Haunted Asylum, free entry. Dr. Fern and his team of doctors will be serving spooky cocktails and test tube shots for any patient in need of a cure. There is also an exclusive Halloween shot available, so make sure to send an email for the code!
When: Saturday, 27 October 2018, 5pm onwards
Where: Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, Central
How much: Free entry!
Contact: 2111 9449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ham and Scary at Ham and Sherry’s Back Bar
Back Bar is a hidden gem, you can access it through a side door located in an alleyway next to Ham and Sherry in Wan Chai. This October 31, it will be featuring straight-outta-coffin hip-hop tunes and gory-fied cocktails (including its Bloody Mary Syringes). Complimentary bar snacks will be served, and there’s a bottle of aged rum up for grabs for the scariest costume of the evening. Put on your gruesome best!
When: Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8pm until late
Where: Back Bar at Ham & Sherry, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai
How much: $320 for free-flow (8pm to 11pm) – get your ticket here
Contact: 2555 0628, email@example.com
The Lavish Halloween Feast at Porterhouse
In the mood for a different kind of celebration? Upscale steakhouse Porterhouse will be decked out in blacks and golds for its night of Halloween-themed cuisine, featuring a rustic Autumn Halloween Buffet Dinner (by Executive Chef Angelo Vecchio), seasonal treats, and additional free-flow drinks packages. There are two time-slots for seatings so make sure to book a reservation here!
When: Saturday, 27 October 2018, 5:30pm onwards
Where: Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: 5:30-8pm $538 +10%, 8:30-11pm $638 +10%
Contact: 2522 6366, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Gatsby Halloween at The Pawn
Looking for something low key and laidback for Halloween? The Pawn’s Great Gatsby is hosting a special Halloween edition, featuring performances by AveNew. Head to the Botanical Bar on the first floor for a night of jazz, cocktails and free makeup! Entry is free. Check out the Facebook event here.
When: Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9pm – 11pm
Where: The Pawn 1/F Botanicals Bar, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
How much: Free entry
Contact: 2866 3444, email@example.com
Spooktacular Halloween at Scarlett
Feast on the dark side at Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, with a Buy-1-Get-1-free Champagne Rosé by glass and bottle special! Dress in your best costume and prepare for killer cocktails, cool beats, and daunting decorations that will make your skin crawl. Make sure to book a table ahead of time!
When: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Where: Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, Residence G, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact: 3565 6513, firstname.lastname@example.org