Spookiest Places to Go on Halloween
It is this time of the year again where Halloween merchandises hit the shelves, spooky decorations adorned the shops’ windows and children get excited about the candies they are going to have.
Hong Kong might not be as hyped up about Halloween compared to Western countries – you don’t seeing children in costumes roaming the streets trick or treating, nor would you see families displaying their proud collection of carved pumpkins outside their homes. But that doesn’t mean you cannot take a break from work and have a bit of fun. It is extra wonderful that this year’s Halloween is on Saturday. So put on a random costume and head out for some fun! Here are some of the places you can go for this year’s Halloween:
Theme Parks and Haunted Houses
In for a scare? Ocean Park is arguably the best place to go to as it houses the city’s largest-scale haunted house attractions. This year is the park’s 15th annual Halloween Fest, and this year’s haunted houses include the funeral-themed “H15”, “The Walking Dead: Survival”, a nostalgic collection of ghosts from past haunted houses “15 years of Horror”, “Puppet Master’s Deadly Workshop”, “Mutant Escape” and “Bloodborne Mansion”. Sounds awesomely terrifying!
Not a big fan of being scared senseless? Ocean Park also offers some vanilla activities for people of all ages, from the trick or treat pumpkin trail to various shows.
Dates: 25, 29 Oct – 1 Nov
Time: 10 am – 11pm (Weekends and Public Holidays); 10:30 am – 11 pm (Weekdays)
Place: Ocean Park
Price: Adults HK$345; Child (3-11) HK$173
Premium Tickets: Adult HK$690; Child (3-11) HK$345
Another theme park in the city also has Halloween celebrations. When Disneyland did feature a few haunted houses in the past years, they don’t do this anymore. Now they only offer Halloween merchandise, treats and add Halloween backstories to some of their rides. This means Disneyland’s Halloween celebrations would be safe for kids.
Dates: Now through Oct 31
Time: 10 am – 11pm (Weekends and Public Holidays); 10:30 am – 8 pm (Weekdays)
Price: Adults HK$499; Child (3-11) HK$355; Senior (65+) HK$100
Halloween Night Ticket: Adult HK$399 (entry after 6pm)
This is a FREE haunted house experience, and just for that reason you should definitely check this out. Held at Lok Fu Plaza, the horror tunnel made up of over 70 metres of cargo containers will feature six interactive themed challenges. There is also a horror carnival at the site will Halloween themed game and snack booths.
Dates: Now through Oct 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Place: Open Terrace, Zone B, Lok Fu Plaza
“Horror Package” redemption:
For purchase over HK$400 at Link’s shopping malls on the same day, get free package containing 2 Horror Tunnel fast passes, 2 Horror Carnival game booth tickets and a “brave headband”.
(of course there are other parties, but these are the big ones)
Lan Kwai Fong is always the best place for festive parties and gatherings and this is no different when it is Halloween. This year’s Halloween street party has the theme of dark mirrors. People will be dressing up and hanging around the bars and restaurants featuring special Halloween food and drink menus, so it is going to be fun. If you just happen to pop by, no worries, you can always get a Halloween look with a professional make-up artist situated at No. 1 Lan Kwai Fong.
Dates: Oct 22 – 24, 29 – 30, Oct 31
Time: 7pm – 11pm (Oct 22 – 24, 29 – 30), 6 – 9 pm (Oct 31)
Place: Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Halloween Makeup Service: Oct 31 (6pm till late)
When you are out there in the middle of the seas, no one can hear you scream… Beatship is holding a cruise party on Halloween. Apart from the normal service you get on a cruise, you can also dress up and enjoy DJ performances and Halloween-themed beverages.
Dates: Oct 31 – Nov 1
Place: Board Cruise at Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Regular cabins: $1800 for 2 / $1000 for 1
Balcony cabins: $2500 for 2 / $1500 for 1
Standing tickets (no room): $580
Girls Package (Regular cabin): $1500 for 3
Lasermads – Laser Tagging Zombies
Run for your lives from zombies (holding laser tagging guns) or better still, shot them down with your laser tag guns! If you got shot, you will be infected and become part of the zombie team. Pretty simple but awesome game you’d definitely enjoy with your friends.
Dates: Oct 31
Time: 12 pm – 12 am
Place: 11/F Ying Kong Mansion, 2–6 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay
Price: HK$118 per individual per game
Price: HK$118 per individual per game
Freeing HK – Real Life Room Escape Game
Freeing HK is a real life room escape game. You and your team would have 45 minutes to find and solve clues in order to escape a locked room. Choose the creepy themed rooms, e.g. Dark Souls, Silent Blood, Horror Dream, and there you go, an hour of interactive and thought-provoking fun and horror!
Mongkok: 11 pm – 12 am
Causeway Bay: 12pm – 12am
Mong Kok: 4/F, Pakpolee Commercial Centre, Sai Yeung Choi St South 1A – 1K
Causeway Bay: 10/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road
Mongkok: Sat, Sun & public holidays: $128/person; Weekdays: $98/person
Causeway Bay: Sat, Sun & public holidays: $168/person; Weekdays: $128/person
Not one for running around or being scared to death? Caffé Habitu’s Halloween workshops are a great way for you to spend your night. The café is holding 4 special workshops, teaching Halloween latte art, DIY yarn wreath, wooden hanger and Halloween floral jamming. Participants can even get a signature Habitu Café cup after joining the workshops!
Dates: Oct 26-31
Place: Leighton Centre, Causeway Bay; Miramar Shopping Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui; 10 Harcourt Road
Latte art: HK$508/person
DIY yarn wreath: HK$295/person
DIY wooden hanger: HK$314/person
Halloween floral jamming: HK$598/person