Have you boo-ked your Halloween activities yet? Whether you’re big or small, there are plenty of tricks and treats to be found in Hong Kong this spooky season. From theme park parties to workshops – and even events for your pooches, here’s a selection of what’s on offer this Halloween!
After a pesky two-year absence, Halloween is once again ramping up at Hong Kong Disneyland – or, as the park itself puts it, “the forces of evil have returned to unleash their wicked ways!” Sounds positively ghoulish! Join the fun (and scares), along with iconic villains from classic Disney stories, with street parties, meet-and-greets, party zones and a musical show, “Let’s Get Wicked”. Also, look out for a special rate on combined Halloween and Christmas tickets.
Until 31 October
Walk through the giant pumpkin arch at Ocean Park and the fun begins! This year’s Halloween celebrations (“New Normal, New Hallow!”) include photo ops with an array of creatures and ghouls, mini games to play, shows and performances. There are also three interactive experiences for those who are brave enough: Survivor of the Undead, Forbidden Rainforest Treasure Hunt and The Supernatural Ghost Tour. Find the full schedule of dates and ticketing info on the website.
Until 31 October
180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Soho wine bar Stazione Novella is pampering the pooches this year, with the return of its annual Doggy Halloween event. Find a fab costume for your furry friend (you can’t go wrong with an Ewok…) and you’ll enjoy a coffee or Aperol Spritz on the house. Plus, all four-legged participants receive a house-made puppy treat. There’s a prize for best-dressed dog too. (Tag your photos with #StazzyPooch!)
31 October, 11am-2pm
52-56 Staunton Street, Soho
Arts and heritage space The Mills has a bunch of stuff going on for Halloween this year, including trick-or-treating on 30 and 31 October – just bring a Halloween-themed bag to join the fun – plus a kid’s hand-painting session when you show an original on-day receipt of HK$400 or more, an Instagram competition with great prizes, tattoo stickers to redeem, and more.
Also at The Mills in October:
Various dates until 31 October
45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan
Set to celebrate a more exotic type of mask than the one we’ve been getting around in every day is the Amalfi Halloween Masquerade. The party, at artisan pizza joint Amalfitana, includes a two-hour free-flow package of drinks (10pm to midnight – wrist band required); it’s HK$330 for the early bird price or HK$430 at the door, and includes standard spirit mixes, Peroni beer, Santa Margherita Prosecco and soft drinks, with à la carte cocktails and shots available too. (Try the Crimson or the Phantom!)
30 October, 10pm – 31 October, 2am
G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central
Keen to get crafting for Halloween? At PMQ, you can sign up for a Festive Pumpkin Lantern Pop-up Workshop with local brand Man Made Chan Pei. Over the course of an hour and a half, you’ll learn to make a 3D paper art pumpkin lantern from prepared laser-cut materials, so you can celebrate Halloween with a light-up lantern of a different kind. Choose your favourite characters from Halloween paper sets to pumpkin faces. Ideal for adults and children aged eight and above.
Various dates and times in October. See the full list of workshops here.
35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How about Halloween aboard Aqua Luna, one of the last red-sail Chinese junk boats in Hong Kong? On 30 and 31 October, the boat will transform into a “floating ship of terrors” for a night like no other. With cruises departing on the hour from 5.30pm from Central, guests will get a Hocus Pocus cocktail once on board, and enjoy spooky tunes as they sail the dark waters of Victoria Harbour. Tickets are HK$400 including a cocktail; add $100 for free-flow drinks including prosecco, house wine, beer, soft drinks and juices. Children ride for $300 including a Monster Mash mocktail. Spaces are limited!
30 and 31 October, 5.30-8.30pm
Central Pier 9, Victoria Harbour
DB Ice Rink is putting its own icy spin on Halloween this year, with a Spooky Halloween Skating Party. From 29 to 31 October, staff members will be dressed in costume to give candies to trick-or-treaters. Guests can come in costume, too, and take part in a “Best Dressed Competition” by sharing their photo on socials (#dbirhalloween2021). There are also freebie giveaways from Pocari Sweat, Oatchi and Green Common. Skating sessions on 29 and 30 October are limited to 150 people each; come on 30 October and get some water-based glow paint for your face or body!
G/F, Block C, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
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