Halloween weekend is officially a week away. Haven’t made plans yet? Don’t worry, we have handpicked eight of the hottest events in the Greater Bay Area, so you know where to head to no matter where you want to party away at. Don’t want to leave your little ones out of the fun? Our list comes with kids-friendly events too!
If you feel like you’re not saying “slay” enough this year, Night of the Living Drag by Drag Jam is the place to do it. With a gore-geous lineup spotlighting Balatro, Gin Pan, Sailor Ying, Ina Maureen and Uncle Apollo, this show will send chills down your spine with its sheer amount of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. And to your friend who doesn’t understand the concept of dressing casual, they may be up for the honor of “The Best Costume” of the night. Stay until the end to find out.
DM Drag Jam on Instagram to purchase your tickets (from HK$250).
When? October 28, 8:45–10:30pm
Where? 4/F, Music Room, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
A lot is happening at Discovery Bay this Halloween, and why not join in on the fun with your friends and family? Needing some holiday snaps to post on socials? Don’t forget to check out the Spooky Pumpkin Forest Photo Spots. In the mood to shop pet accessories, slime and squishes? The Halloween Night Market comes well-equipped with over 70 vendors specialized in their crafts. Planning a day for your little ones? The Mad Scientist Ice Lab assembles a candy buffet bar, costume contest, DIY workshops and more.
Learn more about the event schedule here.
When? From now until October 31
Where? Various locations at Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
Looking for a Halloween with more gourmet enjoyment and less untz untz untz? Ozone’s The Red Door Halloween party is just for you. Featuring the hearty Burger & Lobster menu and three limited-time cocktails with their sanguine, sinister allure, this celebration certainly puts your tastebuds on a pedestal. But fret not, a roster of performers, tarot readers and face painters are also on standby to keep the night thrillingly entertaining.
When? October 28
Where? 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
The entirety of Lan Kwai Fong comes together to present the Cirque du Freak celebration, where the meals, drinks and events are to die for.
For starters, the circus tent at California Tower welcomes visitors with mind-boggling performances, before they venture into the charmingly horrifying realms of FUMI’s Edo Horror Geisha Night, Porterhouse’s Tarot Reading Dining Experience and way, way more.
See the full lineup here.
When? From now until October 31
Where? Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 2523 8010
Uma Nota may be one of the best places to party in town because of its dynamic Brazilian roots and Japanese culinary influences. See for yourself this Halloween weekend at the Tentación party, where Latin dance and live DJ performances take centerstage to show you how to have fun.
Also, get ready for the real treat: dress up and win the chance to get rewarded with a weekend brunch for two at Uma Nota.
When? October 28, 9:30pm–1:00am
Where? 38 Peel Street, Central, +852 2889 7576
For the hot pink loving Barbie girlies whose favorite pastime is to play dress up, JoJo’s Riverside in Guangzhou is hosting Barbieland to make sure you enjoy Halloween-themed photo booths, live jazz performances and a spectacular 360-degree rooftop view.
Grab your fellow Barbies and show up in your outfits of the year — and don’t worry, the professional holiday makeup services are on the house.
When? October 28 & 31
Where? 2/F, B11 Zhujiang Party Pier, 118 Modiesha Avenue, Xingang East Road, Guangzhou
Guangzhou’s Joy in Forest is an immersive classroom in nature for children first, and a restaurant with vibrant dishes for young and old second. This Halloween, sign your little ones up for an educational and fun afternoon featuring activities such as catching pond loaches, crafting festive masks and playing with LEGO to their hearts’ content. Wrap up this unforgettable day with a themed meal spotlighting enticing kids’ menus.
When? Every Monday to Friday
Where? Shops 1, 2 and 11, L2/F, East District, Four Seas City, 390 Shuangxi Avenue East, Guangzhou
Transformed into the mythical world of The Classics of Mountains and Seas, the usually serene Splendid China Folk Village is crowded with beasts and creatures from Chinese folklores, lingering the streets to conquer your camera roll. For those looking to put their courage to the test, head to the four haunted houses modeled after ancient temples, cemetery and snake groves. Want to dance the nerves away? Don’t miss the (lore-friendly, we promise) techno party at night.
When? From now until November 5
Where? Splendid China Folk Village, 9003 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Read about more upcoming events here.