As much as we want to, let’s face it; trick or treating is only acceptable in America and only something that’s appropriate for children. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out.
Whether you’re interested in paranormal sightings, a few drinks at a vampy absthine bar or just a plain old scare, we’ve got it all planned out for you.
Here’s a list of some spooky things to celebrate Halloween this year:
Mind Body Spirit Festival
Start off your Halloween festivities by making your way to the Mind Body Spirit Festival for the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance. With over 200 exhibitors there will be something for everyone. Keep an eye out for the many psychics doing readings and free stage performances.
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 10am – 7pm, and Sunday 29 October 10am – 6pm
For more information visit: Mind Body Spirit Festival
This event isn’t for the faint hearted. With zombies, ghosts and haunted houses to say the least. Now in it’s second year, the team aims to simply make you scream and squeal. Bookings essential.
When: Thursday 26 October – Tuesday 31 October, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm sessions
Where: Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road Clarendon
Cost: from $40
For more information visit: Fearaphobia
Tarot Card Reading Workshop
Waverley Library will surely bring out your sixth sense, as it’s transformed into a workshop hosted by Sarah the Psychic. All of you witches out there will be pleased to know that you’ll learn how to do a simple three card spread. No cackling allowed.
Where: Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
When: Thursday 26 October 6:30 – 8:30pm
For more information visit: Waverley Library
Halloscream 5: Revenge of the Forgotten Funfair
Luna Park Sydney will be hosting a five-day event filled with screams of fear. Forget the usual venue with smiles and joy, Luna Park will be transformed into an abandoned amusement park for it’s fifth year. Tickets include unlimited access to their spooky attractions.
When: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 October 7pm – midnight, Sunday 29 – Tuesday 31 October 6pm – 10pm
Where: Luna Park Sydney
Cost: from $49.95
For more information visit: Luna Park Sydney
Halloween – Adults Only!
This adult’s only event will be the scare of your life. The gardens will be transformed into something of a nightmare. Tickets include a welcome drink on arrival and canapés. Dressing up is essential!
When: Saturday 28 October 8pm
Where: Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park
For more information: Eden Gardens
Pumpkin Carving Workshop
Learn how to carve your own pumpkin in preparation for the day. Adults with any pumpkin experience welcome, from basic designs to something more intricate. BYO pumpkin.
When: 31 October 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney
For more information visit: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Halloween Ghost Tour
The Rocks Ghost Tours is hosting a special two-hour Halloween event. The tour-guided event will walk you through the haunted areas of The Rocks in hope that you see a ghost or two. Don’t forget your costume!
When: Tuesday 31 October 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: 28 Harrington Street, The Rocks
For more information visit: The Rocks Ghost Tours
ParaPark Escape Room
Sydney’s original escape room, ParaPark located in Macquarie features two rooms you and your mates can well you guessed it, escape from. Gateway no.9 or Crimescene’95 will be the highlight of this years Halloween. Whether you’re a beginner at escape rooms or an advanced player, ParaPark has something for everyone. Make sure you book and remember: don’t leave anyone in the dark!
Where: 2/119 Wicks Road, Macquarie Park
Cost: from $30
For more information visit: ParaPark Escape Room
A Museum of Magic
The Museum of Magic is a journey for the whole family to learn about the mind of a magician. ‘Magic 101’ is the best way to describe this exhibition; with secrets revealed as well as magic throughout film and history.
Where: 91 Riley Street, Darlinghurst
For more information visit: Sydney Museums
Pay a visit to the infamous green fairy. The salon located in Surry Hills, features décor as if you were in a 1930’s vampire film set. The famous liqueur is served in the traditional manner with sugar, like absinthe should. Be prepared for an enchanting night.
Where: 87 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Time: Wednesday – Saturday 4pm – 10pm
For more information visit: Absinthesalon
What better way to celebrate Halloween with some Chinese delicacies. From spicy intestine, to marinated pig stomach and even chicken feet. As gory as it sounds, your stomach won’t be doing somersaults after this delicious feed.
Where: 76 – 78 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9267 2433
Q Station Ghost Tours
You’ve heard the stories, you’ve read the history. Now it’s time to see things for yourself. If you don’t know already, the Q Station has a long line of history. Most of which includes sickness and death. There are operated ghost tours all year round, but why not go during the Halloween season for more of a scare? Or even stay the night if you dare?
Where: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Cost: from $38
Phone: (02) 9466 1500
For more information visit: Q Station
Clairvoyant, writer and regular media guest, Paul has it all. He offers a wide range of readings for his clients whether it’s face to face through tarot, over the phone, palmistry or hypnotherapy. You’ll be spooked with what you hear. Bookings essential.
Where: 8A Hillside Crescent, Epping
When: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Phone: (02) 9876 4559
For more information visit: Paul Fenton-Smith