Halloween is so much more than just getting a good scare at Halloween Horror Nights. Come October 31, the island gets spooky with a host of activities and parties that will make you go “BOO!”. Whether you like to party, drink or feast, there is something for everyone. Here are eight ways you can celebrate this spine-tingling week.
A feast for your eyes at Ce La Vi
Instead of scaring the life of you, Ce La Vi’s party aims to make you feel both bewilderment and wonderment. The Dirty Circus party draws inspiration from The Greatest Showman, but with a Stephen King twist. The fire-breathing, exotic dancing and contorting crew of Cirque Le Soir is sure to leave you mystified. But don’t worry, if it all gets too much, you can always head to the bar to chill out.
Date: October 26 | Time: 10pm till late | Price : S$28 with one drink | Dress code: Costume/fancy dress (guests in a costume before midnight free entry) | Find out more at Celavi.com
Clock your miles at Zedtown Asia
Ever wondered how well you would fare in a zombie apocalypse? Here is your chance to find out. Armed with just a Nerf gun and the power of camaraderie, you have to work with other players and navigate your way around the National Stadium to make your escape. If you get caught, you will be turned into a zombie! If you need a stiff drink to bring you back to life after all that, head to Zouk, where the first 100 people to present their tickets will get complimentary entry.
Date: October 26 | Time: 12pm or 6:30pm | Venue: National Stadium | Buy your tickets at Zedtown.com
Fall in love with the Heart of Darkness
Halloween has taken over the Heart of Darkness, and for one night, will become a haunted house attraction serving a selection of 6 to 7 dark beers on tap. Getting scared while tipsy from beer? Sign us up! The two must-try beers on tap will be the Excited Magpie Dry Stout and Eloquent Phantom Imperial Stout, which are perfect for our beer-loving friends.
Heart of Darkness have also teamed up with other F&B outlets in Tanjong Pagar, such as Nineteen80, Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, 3rd Culture Brewing Co. and Park Bench Deli, to create the “Nightmare at Tanjong Pagar”. Park Bench Deli will be unveiling a special HOD sandwich, alongside their Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner.
The Halloween celebration will span two weekends.
Travel back in time with Nineteen80
The 80s-inspired pub Nineteen80 will be turned into a Halloween funhouse from October 26 to 27. Stand a chance to win some tricks and treats if you show up in your most horrifying Halloween costume. And to keep the party vibes going, they will be having DJs Ollie’des, Andrew Chow and Fadille playing all night long!
Hint hint: Nineteen80 is part of the “Nightmare at Tanjong Pagar”, and they will be serving specially made Heart of Darkness shots in a set of six for S$60.
Date: October 26 to 27 | Cover charge: S$18 after 10 pm on October 26 with complimentary drink, free entry on October 27 | Dress Code: In costume or smart casual after 9:30 pm | Find out more at their Facebook page.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Lucha Loco
Instead of partying it up, you can choose to have a more cultured and chilled out Halloween with Lucha Loco. The local Mexican joint is working with the Mexican Association of Singapore to throw a Day of the Dead celebration. To enhance the experience, you can get your face painted as a skull and bash open a skull pinata while sipping on some custom-made cocktails. Come dressed in your most haunting get-up, and you can walk away with dining vouchers and a bottle of tequila for your after-party!
Date: October 26 (Lucha Loco) and October 25 (Super Loco Customs House) | Time: 9pm till late | Price: Free admission | Dress code: Dapper as Death and beautifully deceased. | Check out their FB event to find out more.
Shop for new kicks with JD Sports
To take your kicks to horrifying new heights, JD Sports is offering some scream-worthy promos this Halloween. First, is their all-treats-no-tricks giveaway! If you spend more than S$150 at any JD Sports store from October 18 to 31, you’ll get a pair of glow-in-the-dark laces for free!
The second hair-raising news is the launch of the Vans x “Nightmare Before Christmas” collection. The Tim Burton inspired collection has fan-favorites like Jack Skellington and Sally imprinted across the sneakers. The sneakers start at S$99 and are only available at the Ion Orchard store.
To find out more, check out JDSports.com.sg.
Party the ghouls away with Marquee Club
Invoke your inner party animal with other ghouls and monsters this Halloween. Marquee Club is celebrating their first Halloween party, The Qult. You can expect it to be one of the largest costume parties ever, with three floors of party-ghouls and S$14,000 worth of prizes to be won. Plus if you arrive before 11pm in costume, you can enter for free!
Date: October 26 | Time: 10pm till late | Venue: 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-67, Singapore 018956 | Price: S$48 | Find out more or make reservations at Marqueesingapore.com.
Stick to the good ole Halloween Horror Nights
Some of us just love a good old scare, and you can’t go wrong with Universal Studios’ classic Halloween Horror Nights. This year, you have to steer clear of the Undertaker as you make your way through five haunted houses, two scare zones, watch two horror shows. Will you be his next vicitim?
P.S. In a first for Halloween Horror Nights, one of the haunted houses named Curse of the Naga is designed by the directors of the blockbuster Thai horror movies Shutter and 4bia. So you will be in for a real fright this year. *insert evil laugh*
Dates: September 27 till October 31 | Venue: Resorts World Sentosa | Tickets : Halloweenhorrornights.com.sg
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