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, with Halloween-themed products to buy, and great party options for grown-up ghouls who like to scare up a good time. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer!
Brave the Haunted Harbour…
How about Halloween abouard Aqua Luna, one of the last red-sail Chinese junk boats in Hong Kong? On Saturday 31 October, the boat will transform into a “floating ship of terrors” for a night like no other. With different cruises departing on the hour from 6.30pm from both TST and Central, guests will get an Evil Eye Cocktail once on board, and a treasure chest of prizes will be up for grabs for best-dressed punters who post their looks and tag Aqua Luna’s socials. Tickets are HK$400 and include classic Halloween tunes and free-flow drinks including prosecco, house wine, beer, soft drinks and juices. Spaces are limited!
Where: Victoria Harbour
When: 6.30-9.30pm, 31 October
More: Book here!
One sweet bit of news in an otherwise sour 2020 was the arrival in Hong Kong of Spun. Now, the maker of traditional British candy is set to add a festive touch to Halloween season with the introduction of its Trick-or-Treat collection. Featuring some of the most popular items at Spun, the Halloween Mix Jar (HK$78 for 100g) contains hard rock candies infused with juices taken from real fruits – so they taste like the real deal. The candies are also completely gelatin-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. In addition, the store’s lollipops (HK$49 to $78) are specially packaged with a fun Halloween-themed logo.
Where: The Glass House, LCX, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City
More: You can also order them online from the Spun website
Day of the Dead Fiesta!
Mexican eatery and bar Te Quiero Mucho Sheung Wan is marking Halloween 2020 with a celebration of Día de los Muertos, from 29 October to 5 November. In line with Mexican tradition, it promises to be a colourful and indulgent week; think cocktails, crafts and other fun. The taqueria is hosting two hours of free-flow booze each night (HK$198), including tempting tipples from a specially curated menu of Olmeca Tequila-based drinks – plus, plenty of house wine, beers, Margaritas and Micheladas. TQM’s tacos, authentic guacamole and simple but satisfying quesadillas will also be available to order à la carte and tuck into. There’ll be other fun offerings too, including traditional ceramic skull painting at every table, so you can unleash your inner demon!
Where: Te Quiero Mucho Sheung Wan, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central
When: Nightly from 29 October to 5 November
More: For reservations, call 3423 3290 or book your spot here.
Sino Hotels is getting into the festive swing of things with a range of different Halloween-themed specials available with staycation bookings. These include a Halloween treasure hunt at Gold Coast Hotel; complimentary dinner and Halloween drinks at Island Pacific Hotel; complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and Halloween goodies at Royal Pacific Hotel; and more.
Where: Various hotels in the Sino Hotels group
When: Over the Halloween weekend
More: Book here!
Witness a Money Heist!
The Dispensary’s Vault Lockdown Party on the Thursday before Halloween is inspired by the binge-worthy Netflix show from Spain, Money Heist. Staff will be wearing the show’s iconic red jumpsuits, and creepy Dali-masks will be handed out to guests throughout the evening for those who wish to join the heist. There’ll be special cocktails (a blood-red “Dali”, of course), trivia, free entry for those in costume, prizes for best costume-wearers and more.
Where: The Dispensary, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road
When: Thursday 29 October, from 9pm
More: Book here!
Haunted Tiki Island
With the weather starting to cool, why not head somewhere with some tropical vibes for Halloween? Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge is much loved for extensive array of Polynesian rum cocktails, but things are taking a spooky twist on Saturday 31 October. The “Haunted Tiki Island” will feature a free-flow Halloween menu including bloody mojitos, spooky punch, glasses bubbles and other drinks, along with some sweet treats. A devilish DJ will be spinning tropical island beats; so come dressed as your favourite Halloween character and party the night away!
Where: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central
When: 31 October
More: Reserve your table by calling 2353 0885 or emailing email@example.com
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