This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, which means you get a whole weekend of festivities with all the other inevitable Harley Quinns, Donald Trumps, zombies and ghouls of all sexy vocations, before vegging out and indulging on sweets on the main day. Mark your calendars for this year’s best Halloween events and parties.
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Spooky daytime events.
The Butchers Club Halloween Southside Market
Decking out its Wong Chuk Hang rooftop events space in a Brothers Grimm fairytale theme is a Sunday feast including an all-you-can-eat food package for just $250HKD, and you can tack on $200HKD for free flow wine, beer and bubbly ($250HKD at the door).
30 October, noon-4pm
16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Secret Theatre Project 2
Returning for its second year in Hong Kong is an immersive Halloween theatre show by Secret Studio Lab, once again in an undisclosed location. Last year, the production of “SE7EN Deadly Sins” brought audiences by speedboat to an abandoned house in Lamma Island. You’ll only receive the location after purchasing your ticket ($838HKD), where you’ll be given a dress code and a password to access the secret venue.
The first show runs on the 29th, but it will run regularly until 15th December with showtimes at 4:30pm and 7pm.
Get tickets here.
LKF Monster Mash
Instead of wandering listlessly from venue to venue on Halloween, download the new LKF Monster Mash app and you can join in on the scavenger hunt for zombies around the district. Each capture gives you perks at F&B outlets all around the area, from buy one get one drink deals to $100 dining vouchers to complimentary dishes! On the 31st, there’ll also be a Halloween “We Like HK” dressing room with an on-site makeup artist to help you get into your spookiest looks.
Villains Night Out at Disneyland
Who doesn’t love the magic of Disney at any time of the year? This year for Halloween, your most beloved villains will be turning the park upside down: Go find The Professor at The Nightmare Experiment to see a darker side of Disney, hang out with Jack Skellington and Cruella De Vil at the Villains Garden, and more—be sure to make the most of your night by booking a three-hour Halloween Spectacular Tour which saves you time from having to queue up!
Ocean Park Halloween Fest
Ocean Park’s haunted houses this time of year are pretty much unrivalled, and this year the theme is after the recent Ghostbusters reboot: you’ll be scouring the park, now modelled after New York’s subway, for ghostly beings and creatures of the night. There’s also Hong Kong’s longest trick-or-treat trail, perfect for families with small kids. Grab a Halloween Fest Premium Ticket ($680HKD) to get unlimited priority access to all the haunted attractions, and exclusive access to secret rooms at four haunted houses across the park.
Get the ticketing details here.
Looking for an active way to spend Halloween? Every Friday in October and Halloween weekend, you can look forward to Spooky Super Sessions at BOUNCE over in Kowloon Bay ($220HKD for three hours). Ghostly scarers will be out and about to spook unsuspecting victims as they make their epic jumps. You can also take part in the Zombie Attack Dodgeball Tournament, where the last remaining defender will win a free BOUNCE pass. Dress up for the fun, and you’ll even get a bag of candy.
Fuel up for the frightful night.
Nightmare On Pound Lane
Not-so-secret Sheung Wan bar/restaurant Mrs. Pound will be celebrating all weekend in honour of its 2nd anniversary. On the Friday, get in on a two-hour drinks free flow deal for $180HKD (hint: there’ll be jello shots) and $50HKD special cocktails. On Saturday, don’t miss their Bloody Mary brunch with free flow at the DIY bloody mary bar. And the day before Halloween, check into Pound Lane for the anniversary block party for plenty of free beer, sangria and food for donations to charity. On Halloween night itself, dress up in costume for a special treat, plus all diners will get free candy.
6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan
+852 3426 3949
Dead and Famous 2 at Brickhouse
Brickhouse had us at complimentary tacos: get in on the deal with its free flow Halloween package of beer, house mixers, and a special cocktail all for just $580HKD. Best dressed wins $5,000HKD dining credit!
How Much: $580HKD from here.
20 D'Aguilar Street, Central
Opulence Halloween at Stockton
At Stockton this Halloween, dress your very best and drink to your heart's content with free flow house wines and spirits, plus a special halloween cocktail, all for just $420HKD. Again, emphasis on the "best"—because the winner with the best costume gets $5,000HKD dining credit.
How Much: $420HKD from here.
32 Wyndham Street, Central
Halloween Cocktails at The Optimist and Pirata
Head over to Wan Chai to kick off your spooky night: At Pirata you can grab a bubbling, smoking Witches Brew ($110HKD; pictured) cocktail, a potion of whiskey, vermouth and gingerbread syrup; while The Optimist takes inspiration from Aladdin in its deep red Arabian Nights cocktail ($120HKD), featuring red vermouth, burnt rosemary, peppered syrup and a dash of tabasco.
The Optimist: G/F–2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
+852 2433 3324
Pirata: 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
+852 2887 0270
BandIT at 1563 At The East
Recently opened indie music venue 1563 At The East will be holding its very first band show during Halloween weekend, with singer-songwriter Yeung Tung opening the gig followed by headlining bands The Anello, Opium and Shumking Mansion.
29 October, 2016, 9:30pm-12:30am
How Much: $180 from 1563.com.hk, $220 at the door; both include two drinks.
More info here.
6/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
+852 2323 2538
A whole string of parties for Saturday night, 29th October.
Armani/Privé presents ShipWrecked!
Hosted by our sister website hkclubbing.com, both the terrace and the lounge levels of Armani/Privé will be decked out like a haunted ship, ready for otherworldly beats by DJs Tai Pan Dan and Man One (pictured).
Costume Inspo: Mermaids, undead sailors, creepy sea creatures.
How Much: $450 in advance, $550 at the door. Both include two drinks. $1,800 for group package for five, includes two drinks per person. Tickets here.
2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road, Central
Dead Not Alive Halloween Party
A yearly tradition returns in the 9th iteration of the Dead Not Alive Halloween Party—this time at Hullet House over in TST. Want to hang out in the massive colonial grounds of the hotel, complete with Japanese hip hop DJs m-flo and Verbal and Taku Takahashi, VR zombies, and a haunted dungeon in the Marine Police jail cells? You know where to go.
Dinner packages including a meal at the Hullet House’s Parlour dining room and party admission available.
Costume Inspo: Dead and glamourous, of course.
How Much: Tickets $400 from here until 20 October; $600 thereafter. $800 at the door; all include two drinks. $400 with one drink for entry after 1am.
1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Haunted Room
For one of the longest open bar deals (9:30pm-2:30am) this Halloween, head to The Mira’s Room One. $1,888HKD prizes for best dressed and best dance moves, and a DJ roster by Cliché Records.
Costume Inspo: Anything goes.
How Much: $368HKD early bird (before 26 Oct), $398HKD at the door. Tickets here.
G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2315 5888
Rewind: Halloween in the Wild
Something about secret locations always has Hongkongers jittering in excitement. Rewind’s famous party for this Halloween is no exception, with a secret spooky venue on Hong Kong Island, 20 minutes away from Central, and plenty of good music and good vibes.
Costume Inspo: Dress to scare or dress “ghoulishly hot,” you decide.
How Much: $150HKD early bird, $250HKD advance. Tickets here.
Opulence Halloween at Stockton
$420HKD gets you a free flow package for house wines and spirits between 7-11pm, plus a special Halloween cocktail. Best dressed wins $5,000HKD in dining credit!
Costume Inspo: Don’t go broke trying to look rich!
How Much: $420HKD from here.
Wyndham Street, Central
+852 2565 5268
Veuve Clicquot Yelloween
The champagne house is hosting its annual “Yelloween” party this year in celebration of the upcoming Tim Burton exhibition, with events at Dragon-I, Tazmania Ballroom, Bungalow, Flint at the JW Marriott and Tott’s at the Excelsior on the 28th and 29th.
More info here.
Costume Inspo: Sipping bubbly like Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Boogie Woogie Halloween
It’s free entry to a 50s-style party at Foxglove with The Boogie Playboys, Hong Kong’s most famous rockabilly band, here to ensure you have a good time. Expect retro-style food and drink starting at $80HKD, a dance floor, and complimentary shots throughout the night.
Costume Inspo: Grease up your hair and make like Elvis.
How Much: Free entry!
2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell St, Central
+852 2116 8949
See the full list of Halloween parties this year on hkclubbing.com.
Article by Evelyn Lok