In the blink of an eye, it’s the spooky season of the year again! This year with Covid-19, we might not be able to see the street of Lan Kwai Fong crowded with people in costumes, but there are still a lot of festive events for us to celebrate the Halloween spirit.
Here we have the ultimate guide of 7 events happening around town. Whether you are looking for a party to dress up with your haunting attire or a unique and different experience, we’ve got you covered.
1. Doggy Halloween at Stazione Novella
Don’t feel like dressing yourself up in a costume this year? Why not dress up your pooch!
This year, the Italian wine bar, Stazione Novella, is hosting a Halloween party specifically for our four-legged friends from 9 am to 12 pm on the day of the holiday. If you’re a pet owner and want to celebrate this ghostly holiday with your beloved pooch, it’s time for you to dress them up in adorable costumes and spend your afternoon with an espresso martini on the house! If you’re a dog lover, then you most definitely can’t miss this party.
2. Te Quiero Mucho ‘Day of the dead’ fiesta
While Halloween focuses on the frightening aspect of death, the Día de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) is here to remind us of the importance of celebrating life and the living. This year, Te Quiero Mucho (TQM, which means ‘I love you a lot’) in Sheung Wan is here to celebrate the day of the dead with us.
With two hours of free-flow booze, come try out the specially curated limited-time cocktails made with Mexican tequila and taste their signature tacos. In addition, traditional ceramic skull painting will be offered at each table, and it most certainly cannot be missed during your visit!
3. Lost Hong Kong
For those who want to challenge yourself this Halloween, come rack your brain with Lost Hong Kong.
Lost Hong Kong provides a series of reality-based escape rooms with various difficulty levels that are great for a group of friends or family gatherings. The physical adventure game puts you in locked rooms with pre-set scenarios where you have to solve the puzzles and tricks in order to ‘escape’. Each of the 14 daunting themed rooms for you to choose from has its own scary and frightening plots, from escaping from Alcatraz Island to solving the largest-value recorded theft of private property in history. Ready to solve the mysteries? Go visit their website and book a room this Halloween.
4. Halloween-themed staycation at Cordis Hotel
Cordis Hotel has launched two Halloween-themed staycation packages for those who want a unique getaway this weekend! Enjoy the spooky-looking bites, including the pumpkin-shaped orange macarons and eyeball-shaped white chocolate raspberry mousse cake at the afternoon tea buffet, or spend the night at the Garage Bar with free-flow canapes. Check out more about the staycation packages at the hotel website!
5. Aqua Lune’s Haunted Harbor Cruise
Famous for its stunning cruises along the Victoria Harbor and the dazzling skylines, this Halloween, Aqua Luna is transforming into a ghoulish floating ship, with dastardly pirates and terrifying ghouls. Get ready to take a sip of the fruitful Evil Eye Cocktail while sailing along the dark, eerie waters on the wooden junk boat.
Step on board with your best costume! A treasure chest filled with dining prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed of the evening for those who post photos with the hashtag #aqualunahalloween2020 on their social media accounts for the chance to win.
6. Dispensary Vault Party
Big fan of the Spanish TV series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)? The Dispensary is transforming its bar into the scenes of the bank robbery we’ve been binge-watching this year! All the staffs will be dressed in the iconic red jumpsuits and be wearing Dali-masks, while guests will get the chance to join the heist with the masks handed out to everyone.
Exclusive cocktails will be served by Hong Kong’s beverage specialist Alberto Aldave, who will be dressed up as the mysterious El professor behind the bar. Try to win one by participating in the ‘Money Heist’ trivia quiz!
7. Mama’s Scared Haunted Kong
Worried that there will be no haunted houses in town this year without Ocean Park? Here we present you the haunted house by Mama’s Studio!
Mamaday Studio has transformed a three-level historical building in Jordan into a madhouse-themed haunted house for those who dare to walk in. If you want an unforgettable Halloween experience this year, make sure to reserve early as they only allow four people to enter for each timeslot. Ready to get scared? Grab your thrill-seeking buddies and prepare to scream your lungs out!
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