Halloween isn’t just for kids. Here are some Halloween events for both kids and kids at heart, and fun-loving adults to celebrate the spookiest time of the year.
1.DREAMPLAY’S SPOOKFEST AT CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila’s DreamPlay, the only DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space in the world, is holding its annual “Spookfest,” a Halloween festival filled with spooky adventures, thrilling games, superb prizes, and other exciting surprises from October 27 to November 1.
Perfect for families looking for eerily fun activities this season, the Spookfest VIP Package at P1, 499 nett includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay with express check-in and express attraction entry; an exclusive experience of “Shrek or Treat” scavenger hunt game and “Shrek It Out Recall” costume contest; a special admission to DreamWorks Halloween short movie at Dream Theater; 10% discount on Shrek merchandise; and a Spookfest string bag with goodies: a headband of either Shrek’s or Fiona’s ears.
The “Shrek or Treat” scavenger hunt, an exciting activity for the young ones, is scheduled every 2 PM from October 27 to November 1. The game lets the kids compete in groups to collect pieces of pumpkin puzzles in assigned colors – orange, yellow, blue, red, green, and white. The puzzle pieces in different colors are hidden in various attractions within DreamPlay and contain clues on where to find the next piece as well as a corresponding prize. The first group to collect and put together all the pieces of the pumpkin puzzle of their assigned color is in for a bigger surprise.
Special prizes are also at stake for kids who come prepared with their scariest and most creative costumes for the “Shrek It Out Recall” costume contest on November 1 at 4 PM. Contestants can get a chance to win an overnight stay in a deluxe room at Nobu Hotel Manila with breakfast for two, a “Best in Costume” Spookfest plaque, and four DreamPlay tickets.
Prizes also await to those who share their spookiest experience at Spookfest 2018 on DreamPlay’s Facebook page’s timeline with the hashtag #DreamPlaySpookfest2018. The post with the most number of likes will win four DreamPlay all-day passes and a Shrek plush toy.
For inquiries, call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
2. OKADA MANILA’s Scare-tacular Affair
From October 26 to November 4, a “nightmare” is popping up in the Crystal Corridor—and it’s going to be a dream come true for guests who love new experiences, shopping, and sharing a terrifyingly fun time with the entire family.
Titled ‘Okada Manila’s Scare-tacular Affair’, this Halloween-lover’s paradise brings multi-layered spookiness to Okada Manila guests with larger-than-life decors perfect for taking season-appropriate selfies and groufies.
The stunning decorations along Crystal Corridor are complemented by four different kinds of virtual reality (VR) experiences co-created with Samsung’s Intellismart Games to take the spook-factor to the next level. Choose your own adventures fighting off Freaky Zombies, ambling along with Eerie Bones, escaping the Scary Mummy, or enjoying a smashing time with Creepy Pumpkins.
Bring the thrill to real life with exciting games such as a timed Scavenger Hunt and an adrenaline-pumping round of Throw the Hoops for exciting prizes!
To enjoy these Halloween treats, simply present receipts from any Okada Manila establishment and every PHP 1,000.00 spend gets you a ticket to a VR experience and an activity of your choice. Shopping and dining deals abound Okada Manila this season, too—apart from special discounts from the JBL and Samsung booths, you can also enjoy great offers from Jo Malone, Lacoste, MAC, Marks and Spencer, Pink’s Hotdogs, Pepper Lunch, Medley Buffet, PLAY, and more!
3. BREAKOUT PH: 6 is a Live Action Thriller Experience
This is NOT your ordinary haunted house where you have people jumping out from hidden spots as you go through a maze. This is NOT your typical escape room game where you have to plan as a team, solve puzzles and escape before time expires. This is NOT like any performance you have watched simply in the comforts of your own chair.
6 is a very intimate version of an immersive theatre experience. The participants will be led by several actors to explore different rooms and sometimes be invited into one-on-one encounters. This translates to unique experiences per person and per group where participants will discover hidden scenes and mind-boggling clues to unravel the history behind SIX.
Learn more by visiting www.thesixexperience.com.
4. MYSTERY MANILA’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERIES: A Pop-Up Halloween Mystery
Looking for a fun Halloween activity with your family and friends? Mystery Manila, in partnership with Eastwood City, presents to you “Museum of Mysteries: a Pop-Up Halloween Mystery.”
From October 26 to November 11, 2018, you have the chance to choose from two different interactive activities curated by Mystery Manila, designed for all ages: Murder Mystery, where you need to find the killer and solve a murder inside a mysterious museum; or Haunted Heirloom, where you will go on a scavenger hunt for mysterious artifacts around Eastwood City. Murder Mystery costs only P250 per head while Haunted Heirloom costs P500 per group of up to 6 people.
Bring your family and friends, and pre-book your game now at any Mystery Manila branch i.e. Eastwood, Ayala Malls The 30th, Century City Mall, and Jupiter St.
For more details, check out Mystery Manila’s Facebook page or call 02 501 2824 / 0917 582 08 08.
5. MYSTERY MANILA x BAMBIKE ECO TOURS
Explore the dark side of Intramuros as you take an exciting bamboo bicycle ride as night falls. Solve mysterious events that envelope historical landmarks and hunt for clues as you play paranormal detectives in the Intramuros Investigation. Brought to you by Mystery Manila and Bambike.
October 27 to 31, and November 2
Games every hour from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: 799 Php
Students get 50% (Just present school ID)
Book now through any of the following:
– Mystery Manila branches
– Bambike Eco Tour
6. THE PALACE MANILA Throws the Halloween Ball of the Season
Every October 31st, the streets are filled with halloween festivities and with all the frenzy that goes around, know that there’s only one place to go: The Palace Manila. The Palace Manila prides itself in throwing the best parties all year round and Halloween is no exception. From the leaders that deliver the most iconic nightlife destinations and experience in Metro Manila comes four different halloween parties that is sure to bring every type of halloween fantasy come to life: XYLO’s Stellar Halloween Ball, The Island’s Day of the Dead Festival, Revel’s sexy Masquerade Motel, and the Yes to the Future Party presented by Yes Please!
Following its successful grand launch, XYLO’s Stellar Halloween ball presented by Globe promises to take its guests to an out of this world party destination. XYLO Stellar will launch you deep into the trenches of the universe with DJs shuffling cyberpunk audio bytes and techno-tunes that will make you dance like no tomorrow and make you feel even more alive during the day of the dead with special thanks to Hennessy! Expect to party with astronauts, neon aliens, funky martians, and world EDM sensation
Doors open at 10PM. For reservations, please call or text 0917 680 8888
Meanwhile, Revel gets a little naughty with their Masquerade Motel. Special thanks to Hennessy for making the Revel Halloween extremely naughty and sexy is highly encouraged. So whip out your sexiest costume and let your inner inhibitions loose!
All doors open at 10PM and only for those dressed for the occasion. For reservations, please call or text 0917 550 8888
Yes Please is doing a homage to the 90s with a Back to the Future Halloween party. With a callout on the best sci fi and characters that made 90s an even better era to be alive in! Mick Martinez and SP Espinosa is set to drop beats to that will make you holler and more importantly leave you craving for more as you say, Yes Please!
Doors open at 6PM. For reservations, please call or text 0917 140 7777
Head to The Island for something more fun, festive, and deadly. To match its boho and tropical interior, The Island hosts its first Halloween party with a wild Day of the Dead Fiesta presented by Globe and Cuervo in partnership with media brands; FOX Life, Play FM, and Magic 89.9! Down those mojitos and moscow mules with the biggest names in the metro with the Careless Musicfest! Who’s taking over the stage? Oh just James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Kingwaw, Curtismith, Astrokidd, and Sofia!
Doors open at 6PM. For reservations, please call or text 0917 689 8888
7. Spine-chilling, world-class music at COVE MANILA
Southeast Asia’s largest, first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art indoor beach club and night club Cove Manila also has something for music lovers this Halloween. On October 28 starting at 3:00 PM, Cove will stage Back in Time, the biggest Halloween throwback party which will let guests journey down memory lane and dance all day to some of the greatest 80s, 90s, and 2000s anthems. The VIP pass is PHP 1,000.00, while the sunset pass—which requires guests to be at the venue by 5:30 PM—is PHP 500.00.
On October 31 from 10:30 PM onwards, Grammy award-nominated Paul van Dyk and talented bombshell DJ Soda will take the centerstage for the Halloween Haunted Party, a themed celebration of some of their best hits. Guests can have an epic Halloween party with these globally recognized artists for only PHP 1,500.00 (early bird ticket) or PHP 2,000.00 (regular ticket).
8. PETRIFIED at EASTWOOD CITY
Thrill-seeking tykes can have a spellbinding Halloween Trick or Treat Celebration on October 28 at Eastwood City’s Petrified, an annual kids and pets affair. Kids can come out in their magical Potter-themed costume and enjoy fun activities as Eastwood City turns into a sorcerer’s realm. There’s also not one, but two, Halloween costume contests that kids and their furry companions can join – the Magical Robes: Kids Costume Contest and the Stupetfy: Pets Costume Contest. Those who came fully dressed up in their wizarding character gets a chance to win wicked prizes. Other activities include magic show, pet talks, and trick or treat, wherein both kids and pets get to haul the Halloween goodies. To join, participating kids should present a P500 single purchase receipt from any Eastwood City retail partners from October 26-28 to qualify for a Trick or Treat Map, while participating pets are required to present a valid pet pass. Magic begins at 2 PM
9. Boo! at UPTOWN BONIFACIO
Play, party and mingle with the cutest little monsters and magical creatures on October 28 at Boo! Halloween Kids Party at Uptown Bonifacio. Kids can unleash their inner monsters and play at the Atrium for a fun-filled day of monsterrific activities such as Monster Coloring Wall, Cotton Candy Glob, Leprechaun Gold Hunt, Unicorn Glam Station, and more. Kids can also crash the party and be their own cutesy, magical or mythical monster by joining the My Little Monster Costume Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes. To liven the monster party, a surprise Enchanted Musical performance is in store for everyone to jam with. The party ends with the Craveyard Trick or Treat, wherein kids get to haul candy treats at selected Uptown Mall stores. To join, simply present single or accumulated purchase receipt worth P1,000 beginning October 15 from any Uptown Bonifacio establishments.
10. KIDZANIA MANILA: HALLOWEEK
Once Upon A Halloweek… In a Land of Kool KidZ… Your favorite stories come to life! Special treats await the WHOLE FAMILY from October 27 to November 4 for #OnceUponAHalloweek in #KidZaniaManila!
For more information on our week-long Halloween celebration, visit bit.ly/KZMNLHalloweek!
11. SOFITEL PH: WIZARD RUN 2018
October 2018 | Get your magic robes and wands ready for Sofitel’s Halloween Fair: Wizard Run 2018. Enter a world of magic and enchantment on the 28th of October 2018 as Sofitel brings you a fun run animated in a Wizard Hall full of games and exciting prizes. In collaboration with one of the country’s leading running event organizers, Thinksportsph, the Wizard Run is a charity event for the benefit of the children of the Virlanie Foundation, Inc.
The Wizard Run will feature 2 categories of 3K and 5K with start point at Seascape beside Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. Gun start for 5K runners will be at 5pm and 5:15pm for the 3K runners. The magical route starts with a foam cannon and a panoramic view of the bay area animated by wizard mazes, oversized spider web and sticky paint. The finish line will be at the Harbor Garden Tent followed by a fun-filled Halloween Fair with face painting, tasty treats, a magic show for the little ones and lucky draws. Special prizes are in store for the best-dressed magical runner.
Experience the magic and register online from the 7th of October 2018 at www.sofitelwizardrun.com. In store registration will be available from the 24th of August until the 21st of October 2018 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and Chris Sports at Robinson’s Manila, SM North Edsa, Glorietta 3, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall. Late registration will be available at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on the 28th of October 2018, subject to race kit availability. Registration for the 3K run is at Php700 and Php800 for the 5K run. All runners will receive a Wizard Run shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal, loot bag and access to the Sofitel Halloween Fair. Raffle Prizes await the lucky winners in this Halloween special.
HALLOWEEN STAYCATION PACKAGE- Spend Halloween weekend in an urban oasis of blissful indulgence. Spend a leisurely Saturday exploring Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s recreational venues with family, friends or loved ones. Start your Sunday with a bountiful breakfast at the multi-awarded Spiral and culminate the weekend with the magical Wizard Run. Room rates are available at Php9,200 inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge. The Halloween Staycation Package is available for October 28 – 29, 2018 and includes breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children (11 years old and below); and three (3) race kits for the Wizard Run 3K category.
13. Wicked Woods at FORBES TOWN
Step into the most enchanting Halloween at Forbes Town’s Wicked Woods on October 27. Adventure-hungry kids can get to explore the magical forest filled with surprising encounters such as Treasure Hunt, Enchanted Obstacle Course, VR Experience, and Mystery Box Challenge. Kids also get to pick their sweet poison by joining the DIY whimsical activities including designing their own Halloween treats at the dessert decorating class, and more. Kids can dress up in whimsical costumes and join the Mesmerizing Costume Contest and the Trick or Treat Parade Activity for a chance to take exciting treats. To join, parents can present P1,000 purchase receipt from any Forbes Town establishments. Registration starts October 20.
14. Petastic Halloween at LUCKY CHINATOWN
Celebrate with your favorite animal characters such as Enchantimals, Hatchimals, and Megabloks and play with fun over exciting activities such as matching game, DIY face mask, builder challenge, and roving animal rides beginning October 22 until November 3. Then on October 28 from 10 AM – 6 PM kids take part in the cutest activities such as The Candy Hunt, Meet and Greet with Cody of Vtech and Hatchimals, and capping off the wildest animal gathering would be the ExZOOtic Kiddie Paw-ty Costume Contest, wherein kids are encouraged to put on their favorite animal costume. To join the activities, purchase P500 single receipt from the merchandise selling at the Atrium.
13. SAGE BAR
Sage Bar presents “Horror Carnival” Halloween Party on October 31 at 8 p.m.
Guests should prepare to get lost in the sights and sounds, as the bar will be decorated with a terrifying clown who will greeting them at the entrance, along with creepy carnival decors. They can enjoy a special Halloween platter loaded with Burger Slider, Mini Pizza, Iberico Grissini in Sticks, French Fries and Nacho Chips for only Php 850 net.
Complete the party with our beverage highlights: Olmeca Reposado and Vueve Clicquot Champagne on a special promotional price only for the night! Dance the night away to the roar of the carnival, with music by Filipinas Band and DJ Michiko.
We got games where you can score either a scary trick or an awesome treat! Exciting prizes await those who will come in their scariest carnival look. Horror Carnival Halloween Party will start at 8:00 p.m. Join us if you dare!
For inquiries and reservations, guests may call restaurant reservations at (63 2) 814 2580 or send an email to [email protected]. For more updates, follow Makati ShangriLa, Manila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakatiShangriLa.
14. SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
Adventure Zone’s Boni the Bull Invites You to Join His Royal Adventure
this Halloween at Shangri-La at the Fort
Families far and wide are cordially invited to join his Royal Highness, Boni the Bull’s Royal Adventure—a grand Halloween celebration of majestic proportions. Step into a kingdom filled with fun, games and surprises on Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 1:30 p.m. on Level 5, Adventure Zone in Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila.
Noble prince and princesses are welcome to don their best crown, tiara and robes while taking part in the royal festivities including a musical spectacle with a banquet of snacks and drinks. Tickets to enter the kingdom may be purchased as a set at the Adventure Zone reception desk for Php 2,500 for Adventure Zone members and Php 3,500 for non-members. Each set includes:
Two (2) tickets to enter Boni the Bull’s Adventure Zone Kingdom good for one (1) child and one (1) adult
Access to the Adventure Zone play area and the Halloween activities and games from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Prince and princesses are free to use the face paint and organic kiddie nail space and hair coloring booths to add more color to their majestic ensemble. They can also get their beloved animal companion or prized weapons and armors in the balloon twisting booth.
A goodie bag filled with Halloween treats and treasures from sponsors
Plus a Trick or Treat adventure around the Shangri-La Retail Arcade at 3:30 p.m
Extra tickets for additional guests are priced at Php 1,500 per person. Tickets may be purchased from 10 to 28 October 2018, or until supplies last. Children and adults are required to wear the appropriate attire when using the play area. It is a must to wear a sleeved shirt or jacket, trousers or knee length shorts, and socks. White socks may be required for adults. For further information, please call (632) 820 0888 or email [email protected] or visit www.kerrysportsmanila.com/events.
15. Little MonSTARS at SOUTHWOODS MALL
This Halloween, Southwoods Mall is rolling out the red carpet as it welcomes the cutest and most adorable Little MonSTARS. From October 15, kids can buy awesome gifts and treats for the perfect party souvenir at the BOO-zar. Then on October 28, celebrity wanna-bes can join The Spook Squad Costume Contest, wherein kids and their parents get to show off their most creative movie-inspired costumes for a chance to win amazing prizes and the best dressed awards. Kids can also join the Trick or Treat Activity and get their hands on the sweetest surprises from participating shops and dining establishments beginning 2 PM while the costume contest begins at 4 PM. Meanwhile, kids can test their wit at the Spooktacular Mansion from October 29-31, an escape room challenge built for the adventurous souls. To join the activities, simply present minimum single purchase receipt worth P500 from October 15.
16. Hurray for Yelloween at VU’S SKY BAR and Lounge
It’s that time of the year again when dressing up in costumes can be really silly for one night. Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, is pouring a golden label
Located at the 45th topmost level of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge is poised to be a signature Ortigas attraction offering an unobstructed 180-degree view of Manila. Apart from the remarkable skyline scenery, the bar invites diners to indulge in its vast selection of cocktails, wines and other spirits together with a well-curated line-up of
dishes that is a good mix of Filipino, Spanish and other Mediterranean favourites.
Raise the bar to a night of cork popping and a whole lot of celebration. Have fun and enjoy the party with champagne and cocktails over the city. This coming 26 October 2018, gather up friends and take on this year’s Halloween the best there is. Doors open at 8PM, with Php 599 door charge per person.
To know more about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit www.marcopolohotels.com
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of the establishments. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.