Looking to amp up the Halloween experience and go beyond the local streets for a trick or a treat? Check out the what’s on for Halloween in Melbourne.
With the event of a long weekend, Halloween just got super sized on the Melbourne event calendar. Check out some of the Halloween Melbourne 2016 celebrations below (and if you have one to add just drop me a line at info at meetoo.com.au or leave a note in the comments).
Spooktober – enjoy trick or treating, games, amusements, food & drink, costume competitions, live entertainment and more… there is a level of spook for all ages. St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle St, St Kilda) from 28 – 31 October, various times. READ OUR REVIEW
Luna Dark – Luna Park is getting a makeover for Halloween and this year you need to pre-purchase tickets to avoid disappointment. Saturday 29 October from 7pm – midnight, Sunday 30 from 7 – 11pm, Monday 31 from 6pm – midnight. Expect blood and guts galore, roaming zombies and other ghoulish surprises that will be sure to give you a fright as well as a howling performance from The Strays! For those afraid of the dark, there will still be some Halloween decorations during the daytime (no special tickets required to attend during the day).
Monster Bash – The American Women’s Association, 29 October from 11 AM- 4 PM at the Victorian College for the Deaf (597 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne). All proceeds to benefit the Royal Children’s Hospital. $5 entry and gold coin donation for most activities.
A Terror-ific Day Out – Watergardens (399 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes) has Halloween activities happening 29 – 31 October. Activities include pumpkin art, jumping castle and more.
FREE Pop-Corn Day – happening at Fed Square on Monday 31 October from 7.30am, join your favourite Halloween characters and Kernel Popcorn Mascots who will be handing out FREE Village Cinemas Halloween edition popcorn to all. If you’re spending Halloween at the movies it gets even better – all Village moviegoers on 31 Oct will receive a FREE large popcorn with every ticket purchase at all Village Cinema locations.
Like to get into the Halloween spirit at home? Check out some fun activities we tested out here.
For older kids
Spooktober’s Haunted Manor – After dark the Haunted Manor is recommended for the 12+ crew, and is not for the faint hearted! Tickets are $22 and there are numerous sessions from 28 – 31 October at St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle St, St Kilda)
Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival celebrates Halloween – gates open at 6pm and films start 8.15pm, screening Doctor Strange (Sunday, October 30) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (Monday, October 31) at Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In (155 Newlands Rd, Coburg) and food trucks include: Mama Van, Copa Food Truck, Real Burgers, Vutu on Wheels, Senor Churros, Real Burgers, Manny’s Doughnuts, Bites on Wheels, Smokin Barry’s, Otuga Taste of Portugal & Jay’s Yoghurt.
For the Grown-ups (18+)
A Night at Ripping Lea – Rippon Lea, 28 October from 7 – 11pm. Tickets are $40 (include 2 complimentary drinks) and provide entry to a Halloween party of live music, eerie house tours and range of food trucks and bar on site with beer, wine and cider. Prizes for best dressed.
Asylum – for ages 15+, this section of Spooktober is designed for those looking for extreme scares. And post tour, for 18+, a remedial Spooky Halloween Bar to calm your frazzled nerves! Tickets are $22 and there are numerous sessions from 28 – 31 October at St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle St, St Kilda)