Halloween fun in Hong Kong

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 activities for mini ghosts and witches and options for grown-up ghouls who like to scare up a good time. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer:

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Hong Kong Disneyland has a Halloween theme in October

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Disneyland Halloween Time

Disneyland transforms from the ‘happiest place on earth’ to the spookiest with Main Street decked out with Halloween decorations and the regular daily parades replaced with special parades featuring Disney villains, such as Maleficent. There will also be a special Maze of Madness and trick-or-treating in the Halloween Time Festival Gardens.

Where: Hong Kong Disneyland

When: Daily, 10.30am-11pm. Until 31 October.

Price: Various

More: hongkongdisneyland.com


Ocean Park Halloween Fest

Ocean Park’s Halloween Fest is its biggest ever this year. There’s a huge array of Halloween attractions and activities, including Saw movie themed experiences, a phobia experience and a recreation of the Kowloon Ghost City. Younger visitors will love the Spooky Candy Factory outdoor trick-or-treat trail.

Where: Ocean Park Rd, Aberdeen

When: Daily, 10am-6pm. Until 31 October.

Price: Various

More: oceanpark.com.hk

Amoy Plaza Ghouls Night Out

Get into the spirit at Amoy Plaza’s Ghouls Night Out. Step into the wickedly wonderful world of Witchy’s House and step inside to design scary costumes. Trick-or-treating will be available for customers at designated outlets, from 6pm on 25-31 October. On 29 October, there will also be a pre-Halloween party, where ghouls and monsters will take over the mall and distribute funky balloons and temporary tattoo stickers to guests.

Where: Amoy Plaza, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay

When: Until 31 October

More: amoyplaza.com.hk

HKIS Annual Pumpkin Festival

The Pumpkin Festival is fun for the entire family with a pumpkin patch (choose and take home your very own pumpkin!), a bouncy castle and slide, games with prizes, a talent show, a used-book fair, Boo-tique shopping, food, and more. Admission is free for this event and complimentary bus transportation is provided to and from the event (note that there is no parking on site at the event).

Where: 700 Reservoir Road (HKIS Middle School), Tai Tam

When: 11am–3pm, 21 October

More: facebook.com

Ophelia’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween LIVE

Get set for Hong Kong’s most outrageous Halloween party at Ophelia’s, with its Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween LIVE event. Ophelia will be presenting a glitz and glam version of the legendary Halloween cult classic featuring Time WarpSweet TransvestiteToucha Touch MeHot Patootie, and many many more. Pull out your best costume and prepare for deadly dancers and live performances, insane freak shows and prizes for the craziest costumes. There will be killer cocktails and cool beats. Free admission for all freaks in costume.

Where: Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road, Wan Chai

When: From 6pm, 28 October

More: facebook.com

Happy Halloween at Epicland

Indoor family entertainment centre, Epicland, is hosting a special Halloween night with extended opening hours on 28 October. Enjoy themed decorations, trick or treating as well as a spooky performance by the Storm Troopers. There will also be prizes for the best dressed.

Where: Epicland, North Plaza, Discovery Bay

When: Until 8.30pm, 28 October

More: epiclandhk.com

Dead Not Alive Halloween Party

One of Hong Kong’s biggest Halloween parties, Dead Not Alive, is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Armani/Privé in Central will be the location for the alive not dead event, which will have DJs in three rooms, dancers, and activities all capped off by a performance by Hong Kong’s hip-hop super group, 24herbs.

Where: Armani/Prive 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road

When: From 10pm, 28 October

More: alivenotdead.com

Aqua Spirit Dolce Morte Halloween Party

Aqua’s Dolce Morte Halloween Party 2017 is set to be a spectacular affair, held on Saturday, 28 October from 10pm until late. Join the fun of this theatrical Halloween event. The late night party will have DJs, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and professional make-up artists on hand to create your Day of the Dead style Halloween character of choice.

Where: Aqua Spirit, 29-30/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 

When: From 10pm, 28 October

More: facebook.com

FRITES Halloween Kids Party

FRITES will host a spooky magic show for Halloween. The kid’s areas in each restaurant will be transformed into fun wonderlands with the show starting at 2pm.Dress up in your favourite Halloween costume for the chance to win the grand prize. There will also be free ice cream and Halloween candies for the kids.

Where: All Frites locations

When: 12pm-5pm, 29 October. Lunch bookings are essential from 12pm.

More: frites.hk

Bookazine Children’s Bookfest

Are you ready to read, listen, get creative and have spooky fun? Then visit the Halloween-themed Bookfest or “Boofest” at Bookazine in Repulse Bay. Featuring storytelling and workshops, a Halloween costume contest, a Room on the Broom treasure hunt, face painting, and a scary performance by Faust, it’s suitable for ages three to 12.

Where: The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road

When: 3pm–6pm, 29 October.

More: facebook.com

The Butchers Club Halloween Southside Market Long Lunch

The Butcher’s Club Southside Market Long Lunch is back. Hong Kong’s dry-aged meat experts’ popular rooftop market makes its return after a long summer break. The event will see ticket holders enjoy a buffet lunch, pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, live music and selected vendors. There will also be face painters, lawn games and kids’ cinema.

Where: 16-17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

When: 12pm-4pm, 29 October.

Price: All-you-can-eat food package $HK250. Free flow bubbly, wine and beer drinks package $HK200 online or HK$250 at the door. Kids under 3 are free.

More: thebutchers.club

Howl ‘O’ Ween Fundraiser For Kirsten’s Zoo

Put your pooch on a leash for this Halloween-themed charity walk  for Kirsten’s Zoo. Choose either the 4km gentle family Waggy Walk or the Tails on Trails, a 8km trail run. Get your best fancy dress kit on, grab your dog and help raise desperately needed funds to continue offering abandoned and neglected animals a chance.

Where: Aberdeen Country Park

When: 10am–12pm, 29 October.

Price: $HK300 adults (run or walk), $HK150 children.

More: kirstenszoo.com

Sedan Chair Race

This exciting race is the main fundraising event of Sedan Chair Charities Fund, and consists of teams carrying sedan chairs running around the Peak on a 2.1km race. It provides team-building opportunities for corporations, schools and organisations, as well as being an amazing time for spectators to enjoy an entertaining morning with wonderful live music, good food and games, all on this beautiful heritage site.

Where: Matilda International Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak

When: 29 October. Race at 10am; Food, games & music from 10am-1.30pm.

More: sedanchairace.org

Lan Kwai Fong Halloween Street Party

Put on your favourite costume and hit the streets for this celebration in Lan Kwai Fong. Check out the special dress-up service and enjoy Halloween-themed menus and drinks for a night of terrifying fun. The Lan Kwai Fong Group has partnered with We Like HK this year.

Where: Lan Kwai Fong

When: From 7pm, 31 October.

More: lankwaifong.com

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