It’s the spookiest night of the year — but also one of the best, if you love costumes and chocolate. Luckily for you Brisbane is really putting on a show this year and there are plenty of Halloween festivities just waiting to chill and thrill you.
UPDATE: This was our round-up of 2014 events — check out our spooky 2015 wrap-up here!
Brisbane’s biggest haunted house experience
The entire month of October has been Halloween at Fortitude Valley’s heritage listed Presbyterian Church, celebrating 130 years of looming over Warner Street. This is billed as Brisbane’s biggest haunted house experience and features an interactive 5D adventure located within the Valley’s oldest building.The multi-level church has been transformed into a spooky haunted house containing giant spiders, witches, ghosts, ghouls, graveyards and all types of creatures of the night. Here’s everything you need to know about Brisbane’s biggest haunted house.
Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party
Head down to Manly Harbour Village on Saturday 1 November for the Annual Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party. This is a great free community event organised by the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years. The street party will include bands, entertainers, classic cars – including a 1950’s Cadillac hearse – and an array of ghoulish and spooky characters. For more information, check out our event guide.
Limes Hotel Halloween – Haunted Hotel Party
Back for their sixth annual Haunted Party event, Limes is transforming into a Haunted Hotel fully equipped with cocktail cauldrons and venomous shots served by witches and zombies with fabulous entertainment from the wicked DJ’s. Dress up in your most spooky get-up and get in for a chance to take the highly sought-after best-dressed prize! For more information, check out our event guide.
The Monsters Ball
The State Library of Queensland are welcoming one and all to attend their ghoulish Halloween gala, the Monsters Ball. Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress in their creepiest costume and come along for a night of frightening fun and there will be a haunted house on-site and prizes for best dressed. For more information, check out our event guide.
Batty Boat Cruises Halloween cruise
Join Wildlife Queensland aboard the NV Neptune for a special Halloween themed cruise this weekend and you can win prizes for your costume! Observe the baby bats on board with their carers as you cruise down the Brisbane River. Expert commentary is also provided as you watch the bats fly out at dusk. For more information, check out our event guide.
Hell-O-Ween at Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess
Ghoulish cocktails served at this Halloween event include Eyeball Martinis and Worm Stew. There is also a Devilish Food Special of Smashed Eyes. It’s a truffle infused arancini with porcini cheese eyeballs with a bloody mary sauce for $12. Staff will be dressed in costume and the venue will be decorated. All customers are encouraged to come along in fancy dress as there will be a prize for the best costume of the night. Find out more about Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess.
Flick and treat at Ben & Jerry’s Halloween Special
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will host two spooktacular screenings, spellbinding food and seriously scary tunes this freaky Friday. Kicking off the nightmares is What We Do In The Shadows, a vampire comedy set in New Zealand which received rave reviews at the Sundance Festival. Next up is Dracula Untold, directed by first-timer Gary Shore and starring Luke Evans from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Fast & Furious 6. This fantasy-action horror explores the hair-raising tale of the birth of a monster and is sure to emit some ominous vibes. Taking place under the haunting woodland canopy of South Bank’s Rainforest Green, ticketholders are invited to dress up in their darkest disguise. For more information, check out our event guide.
Hocus Pocus in Bulimba
Halloween at the Globe
Brisbane’s punk rock maniacs emerge from the crypt to lead an all-star line-up of rock and burlesque to revel in the darkness of Halloween during the G20 Cultural Celebrations. Held at The Globe Theater there will also be horror films screening all night in the cinema to accompany the sounds of rock. This is a free, 18+ event with no bookings necessary. For more information, check out our event guide.
All aboard the Halloween Express
Looking for a spooky experience with a twist this Halloween? Then jump on board the Halloween Express at Roma St Station on Friday October 31 for an hour of creepy fun on a genuine steam train. Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz says that seeing Brisbane at night by steam train is a unique experience and a little eerie, perfect for the Halloween celebrations that can be enjoyed by all ages. For more information, check out our event guide.
Halloween 50s B-Grade Double Feature at Room 60
Start your Halloween celebrations today with this double feature event. Room 60 in Fortitude Valley is celebrating all things 1950s with two drive-in science fiction and horror classics screening back to back! Come dressed in your best PJs or scariest horror outfits. This is a rare chance to see Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and The House on Haunted Hill on the big screen. For more information, check out our event guide.
Howl-o-ween with the RSPCA
The whole family’s invited to a movie night under the stars with the RSPCA for Howl-o-ween at their Animal Care Campus in Wacol. It’s sure to be a fun-filled night with activities and delicious treats, so come in your best Halloween costume. The feature movie is The Dog Who Saved Halloween. (Not Pet Sematary? Come on, guys.) This is a pet-free event, however, you will definitely get your furry friend fix during the movie and the adoption centre pets will be there to greet you too. For more information, check out our event guide.
Halloween parties worth a road trip
Halloween FestEvil at Aussie World
Over two extraordinary nights, Aussie World will be hosting the Sunshine Coast’s biggest ever Halloween event on Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November. In addition to Rides Unlimited, every munchkin (that’s a child under 12) who enters the FestEvil World will receive a Pumpkin Trick or Treat bucket on arrival. There promises to be a plethora of fun for all ages including a Maze of Evil for those over 16. For more information, check out our event guide.
Fright Night at Movie World
With four terrifying interactive mazes and some grotesque food offerings such as Pus and Blood Doughnut’s, Movie World will be a truly scary place to be this Friday night. Try out the rides and watch out for the wandering undead as you sip on a blood bag cocktail. There are truly some spooky things to be seen at Movie World Fright Night; here’s everything you have to know.
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