Where to go, what to do this Halloween. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Halloween Carnival @ Happy Valley Theme Park
If this event is as good as the poster promises then it’s a must for Halloween. Happy Valley will take Halloween to the next level and extend the celebrations for a whole month, now there are only 2 weeks left! Expect live performances, parades, a haunted house and an extra-spooky experience in the evening.
230 RMB (adults) 120 RMB (children below 1.5m) // 10 AM – 11 PM (extra-spooky after 5.30pm)
18 Linying Xin Lu, Songjiang district // 松江区林荫新路18号
“Trick or Treat” Halloween Market @ Jinjiang Amusement Park
All weekend from Friday to Sunday feel free to browse the market stalls and help yourself to the candies they offer. They could be selling anything from fashion to electronics, go enjoy the treats and relive your childhood Halloweens.
FREE ENTRY // FRIDAY 11 AM – 9.30 PM
201 Hongmei Lu, near Meilong Lu // 虹梅路201号 锦江乐园， 近梅陇路
“Tribute to Agatha Christie” Suspense Drama Halloween Game @ Lyceum Theatre
Murder mystery play happening at the Lyceum based on novels written by the great Agatha Christie. If you have already read the novels it turn out to be in your advantage for the game.
50 RMB – 350 RMB // FRIDAY – SUNDAY 7.30 PM
57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区茂名南路57号, 近长乐路
Bloody Rain Room @ The Bund 16 Docks
It looks too gruesome to be true, as if the Rain Room exhibit from the Yuz Museum has been transformed into a Halloween horror experience. There should also be some free Halloween face-painting and a midnight pumpkin party with cocktails. Open from now to Saturday, weekday admission is only 50 RMB and Saturday is 100 RMB.
50 RMB – 100 RMB // FRIDAY – SATURDAY (Saturday opening until midnight)
The Bund 16 Docks, 531 Zhongshan East Road, Huangpu district // 黄浦区中山东二路531号外滩十六铺观光码头商城负2楼
Dead Bangers @ Logo
A monster line-up at one of the first Halloween parties this weekend. Live music and DJs Subject Zero, Catchoumi, ELECTRONAIL, MRS HELL, TYGI and percussionist – ZIKO. Let go and explore your dark side.
50 RMB (incl. 1 free drink) // FRIDAY 11 AM
298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu // 幸福路298号， 近平武路
Viking Hoards @ Up Gallery
A night inspired by the Viking myth of a bloodthirsty, barbarian tribe that wore horned helmets, massacred Christians and plundered their treasures. If the blood and gore isn’t your cup of tea then you can go see the treasures, which are being exhibited in pirate-style treasure chests.
150 RMB // FRIDAY 5 PM – MIDNIGHT
1328 Yixian Lu, near Yingao Xi Lu // 逸仙路1328号, 近殷高西路
Annual Halloween Party @ Boxing Cat Brewery
The place to go if you want to drink craft beer all night this Halloween, the entrance fee to the brewery allows you to drink all you can. Every year they have DJs, beer pong and a raging dance floor.
150 RMB // FRIDAY 8 PM
82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路82号, 近永福路
Halloween BBQ @ Kakadu’s
Kakadu’s invites you and the whole family to gorge down on an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet. “Beef, lamb and pork chorizo sausages, marinated chicken fillets, barramundi, emu and lamb skewers, barbecue pork ribs, salads, breads, desserts and more…”
188 RMB (Adults) 94 RMB (kids under 12) FREE (kids under 6) // SATURDAY 12 PM – 4 PM
8 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Chongqing Nan Lu // 建国中路8号， 近重庆南路
Pumpkin Halloween Special @ Museo Food-bar
Entertainment at the pumpkin-themed Halloween feast in Museo includes a live magic show and interactive adventure games. Here’s a spoiler on the desert – sugar plum sponge with pumpkin puree and vanilla ice cream.
600 RMB (per person, must make reservation) // SATURDAY ONLY
4F, No 5, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 广东路20弄5号4楼, 近中山东一路
Halloween Grill @ Mr Nice Bar & Grill
A carnivorous Halloween Grill at Mr Nice with rib platters, Halloween desert platters and face painting. Looks like a fun time for the whole family.
388 RMB (2 people) 688 RMB (4 people) // SATURDAY
Sun Moon and Light Mall, B2/F, 618 Xujiahui Lu // 徐家汇路618号日月光中心广场B2楼 – 好好先生西餐
ICONX Halloween Skate Jam @ ICONX indoor skatepark
A family friendly afternoon to evening party with “prizes, food, costume contests and good vibes.” ICONX is a popular skateboarding organization in Shanghai, supplying gear and lessons.
50 RMB (free to skatepark members) // SATURDAY 4.30 PM
1594 Longwu Road, Xuhui // 徐汇区龙吴路1594号
La Terraza: Halloween edition @ The Cut
A rooftop electronic music party in the former French Concession with DJ Brownie. Enticing drinks deals with 2 drinks for 70 RMB all night and beer buckets (4 pints) for 120 RMB, plus La Terraza’s tasty tapas selection.
FREE ENTRY // SATURDAY 6 PM – LATE
IAPM Mall, 6-7/F, 606, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 淮海中路999号6楼606, 近陕西南路
Charming Castle Halloween Party @ Sinan Mansion
A cute-looking party in an old stately mansion, which is now a hotel. Live music, Halloween snacks and Belgian beers, there also might be some tarot and face painting.
No cover // 6 PM – 11 PM
Sinan Gongguan, 505 Fuxing zhong lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区复兴中路505号（靠近重庆南路）思南公馆
A Rocky Horror Halloween @ My Place Ruin Bar
Screening of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Show, with audience participation and all the frills. The first 75 people to RSVP get a free shot upon entry.
No cover // SATURDAY 7 PM – LATE
3/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu // 新闸路1788号3楼, 近胶州路
GLAMpire Ball @ M Glam
Halloween in style at the newly opened M Glam, with DJ NAZ, Laurent-Perrier Champagne and plenty of special drinks deals. Dress code is “Drop Dead Gorgeous”.
Guestlist contact nacimelcure on WeChat or [email protected] // SATURDAY 7 PM – 1 AM
Five on the Bund, 7F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
Slaughterhouse Halloween @ 1933
The Slaughterhouse is a maze, haunted by the souls of all the swine killed in the former abattoir. Organizers are calling the event both a vampire house and a Ghost town, so far details are scarce, but they got the venue right.
50 RMB (door) // SATURDAY 7.30 PM
10 Shajing Lu Haining Lu Hongkou district // 虹口区沙泾路10号, 近海宁路
Halloween Pirates on the Bund @ Eight Art Hotel
Art Mixxer is offering something special, a pumpkin carving competition, belly dancing show and workshop, and late night pirate party on the Bund. Get tickets on Eventbrite.
150 RMB // SATURDAY 8 PM – 1 AM
7 Yan An Dong Lu // 延安东路7号
Freak Out @ SHFT
The venue of this spooky-doo was a British mental hospital in the republican-era. A night provoking your fears of being institutionalised in the PRC, in a 2000 capacity venue with electronic DJs open late. A warehouse party, sponsored by City Weekend, in a secluded location with Lex Luger headlining.
120 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // SATURDAY 8 PM
Room 103, 717 Huai An Road // 淮安路717号103室
Tim Burton Theme Halloween @ Windows Too
From Edward Scissor Hands to Beetlejuice to Sweeney Todd, if you were planning on wearing a Tim Burton costume this Halloween then look no further. Windows Too are organizing some traditional games like apple bobbing and a Halloween piñata.
FREE ENTRY // SATURDAY 8 PM
2F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (next to Haagen Dazs) // 南京西路1618号 久光百货X楼, 近华山路
Halloween Party @ Eileen
An all-inclusive party on a roof terrace in Pudong with “an amazing view like no other”. For 238 RMB you get “unlimited and exquisite snacks”, Halloween cocktails, imported wines, cold beer, free cigar tasting and lucky draws.
238 RMB (per person) // SATURDAY 9 PM – 2 AM
Shanghai World Financial Center, 3F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu // 浦东新区世纪大道100号环球金融中心3楼爱玲露台
Halloween Tribute @ Yuyintang
A costume competition and tribute acts to The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Cannibal Corpse and Andrew W.K. Make sure your costume is ready for the on-stage fashion show at the end of the night.
50 RMB // 9 PM
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Halloween Pub Crawl @ Bar Gatsby
Last Halloween 200 souls joined Shanghai’s official pub crawl and none survived… just joking. The ticket price includes free shots all night, a party bus to transport everyone between bars and prizes for the freakiest, funniest and fiercest costumes.
200 RMB (advance) 250 RMB (door) // SATURDAY 9.30 PM
488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu // 大沽路488号, 近石门一路
Hippy Halloween @ Craft
Most of the time hippies live in a peaceful paradise, but on Halloween do they descend into a bad trip of bad vibes and death metal. Craft is the hippies’ last haven in Shanghai, a place where you can go to escape the pressures of commercialism.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM – LATE
Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
Devil’s Fables Halloween Party @ The Pearl
The Pearl’s current theater show Devil’s Fables is followed by an all night Halloween extravaganza. “Burlesque ghouls, followed by Demonic DJ’s” don’t miss out on the Pearl’s 2nd anniversary shenanigans.
50 RMB (free entrance to those in costume) // SATURDAY 11 PM – 4 AM
471 Zhapu Lu Nr Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号近武进路
Have a gruesome Halloween Shanghaiists!
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