On October 31, Halloween screams into town. Here’s our roundup of events and happenings
Halloween may be more of a Western tradition but, over the years, our city has embraced it. There may not be hordes of young trick or treaters knocking on 21st floor doors but there’s always tons of creepy-yet-fun events. The first Halloween street party in Hong Kong was held more than 30 years ago in LKF. It kicked off a long tradition of spooky festivals and parties every year across town.
From bat-shaped candy to demonic dim sum, there’s always themed food on offer in our city’s restaurants. And it’s not Halloween without pumpkin! CÉ LA VI is serving up a special All Hallow’s Eve menu over the Halloween weekend. Feast upon a meal of squid ink pumpkin tempura, snow crab california rolls and pineapple strudel. The bar is also holding a themed party on Saturday Oct 29.
Oct 28-31, 25/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central, 3700 2300; celavi.com.
Parties are taking place across town in the lead-up to and on October 31. We recommend Fashion Walk’s Halloween Styloween, where your favourite fairytale characters are brought to life. Enjoy games and workshops as you soak in the street party vibe. Watch out for the twisted fairytale characters.
Oct 28, 8pm-10pm, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, 3583 5678; timeout.com.
Ghouls 'n' ghosts
Ocean Park’s annual horror fest is back! If you’re looking for a good scare, take your pick between a terrifying walk through a haunted school where creepy schoolgirls are your biggest nightmare, a traditional Chinese palace with zombies hiding in every corner or a 16+ only haunted house attraction that features blood, gore and torture scenes. There’s also a special Ghostbusters-themed attraction where visitors can play around with green goo.
Ocean Park, Aberdeen, 3923 2323; oceanpark.com.hk.
American Prohibition era-inspired restaurant and bar Lily & Bloom is offering up two chilling cocktails this Halloween. Served in a glass bell bar, the Cirque Du It is a blood-red concoction of vodka, maraschino, raspberry and lemon. An equally
enchanting option is the Optical Delusionist, which is served with a lychee-made eyeball.
33 Wyndham St, Central, 2810 6166