It’s almost that time of the year. We’re not talking about Christmas or Melbourne Cup… We’re talking Halloween! The time of year where you can get dressed up as (nearly) anything you want and no one can say anything. It’s also the time of year when some of the best parties happen. Here are the best Halloween parties in Sydney this year.
Trick or Treat Halloween Ball 2015 at The Eastern
The annual Halloween Ball at The Eastern is back in all three Big-Mac bun layers of its Halloweeny glory! Bringing together El Topo Mexican, El Topo Basement, and Bondi Harvest in unholy matrimony, a premium ticket will get you Bondi Harvest feeds with complimentary beer, champagne and/or wine. Standard tickets will get you two hours of complimentary beer and wine.
If you find it difficult to find motivation while running, Running Scared has got your back. As in, it has undead zombie things clawing at your back. Go for the 8km or 20km after-dark course, featuring obstacles and an absolutely terrifying House of Horrors maze. Find out more about about this horrifying run here.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis New South Wales are hosting a family-friendly Halloween event, aiming to break the world record on the largest gathering of skeletons in the (under)world! Register, get your skeleton onesie, and skeleton scat your way over, where there will be a haunted house, live entertainment, food and drinks (including gelato!), trick-or-treating, and rides all in the name of fundraising for and promoting awareness of better bone and joint health.
Lost Disco Halloween at Greenwood Hotel
Lost Disco is challenging you to the most intense Halloween dance-athon you’ve ever had at Greenwood Hotel. Dress up and dance off with every underworld figure over 11 epic hours of house and techno over three different dance floors by DJs like Mr. G, DJ HMC, and Fur Coat, as well as a huge local line up.
Day of the Dead at El Loco
All Halloween weekend long, El Loco will be celebrating both Halloween and Day of the Daed at their Surry Hills and Slip Inn locations. Expect live music, dancing, tequila cocktails, free face painting and your weight in tacos.
Halloween at Jurassic Lounge
Halloween is taking over the Australian Museum on the 30th, with entertainment to include cray cortontioning (from a professional, not someone whose had too many $10 margaritas), horror make up tutorials, live taxidermy workshops (do not try this at home), live roaming reptiles and stick insects, a photo booth, silent disco and hilarious improv performances recreating horror film scenes. Also, there are prizes for the best costumes. Make us proud.
Have You Heard Presents The Afterlife
Have You Heard is inviting you to make your life as horror movie-like as possible by camping for 24 hours in a secluded rainforest over an hour away from Sydney. Here you can expect fun and games, swimming pool shenanigans, music curated by Bondi House DJs & Start Cue, as well as the comforting presence of Eat Art Truck while mysterious rainforest-y creatures lurk in the shadows.
Halloween Dia De Los Muertos Party at Manly Wharf Hotel
The Manly Wharf Hotel is getting in the Dia de los Muertos spirit – as well as the spirit of $10 drinks – with $10 margaritas and $10 sangria jugs this Halloween Saturday. There will be prizes for the best dressed (we are thinking an obnoxious Manly seagull get up should get you the crown).
Day of the Dead Halloween Hullabaloo at Cantina Bar
Cantina Bar has got all the hullabaloo at their third annual Day of the Dead Halloween Hullabaloo Saturday 31st. Keeping with Halloween tradition, Margaritas will be $10 (and frosty frozen!) and the best dressed winning a dinner for two (we are batting our eyelashes and our stomachs are grumbling. No pressure).
Daniel San Dead Famous Halloween Party
Break out your dancing creeper platforms, Doc Martens, and other vaguely Halloweeny shoes because Daniel San is turning up the volume at their Dead Famous Halloween Party. Featuring DJ heavyweights Telefunken, Garth Linton, Shane SOS, Jimmi Walker, Mike O’Connor, and Toby Neal, you will be dancing into the end of days. RSVP to get free entry from 6pm. Once those feet need a rest, chill out upstairs at the rooftop Beachside Dojo from 7pm and watch for monsters coming out of the Manly waters. These gorgeous views are totally worth the $10 cover charge!
Double Dose of Day of the Dead at The Sheaf
The gorgeous new reincarnation of The Sheaf is a timely way to celebrate death and rebirth, especially when it’s looking this amazing! Find your own new face amongst the crowd with the in-house face painting, then make sure to remember the day forever at the photobooth. Of course, The Sheaf doesn’t take their food and drink lightly, so tuck into some of the special Day of the Dead cocktails and bites. If you can’t get enough of Day of the Dead, there’ll be two parties—one on Wednesday 28th October and the other on the night of Halloween, both starting 8pm.
Day of the Dead dancing at Kings Cross Hotel
Dance your way through a Day of the Dead experience with DJs while putting your best face forward at Kings Cross Hotel, where you can get your face painted and enjoy some one off Espolon cocktails. Check out the art installations by Dale Bigeni, show off your Day of the Dead glamour at the Polaroid photobooth, and get into the spirits of things with Rosarita and Guadalupe. The party starts dead on 8pm, so don’t be late!
The Regent Hotel Day of the Dead party
To stay close to all the liveliness this Day of the Dead, head to The Regent Hotel in Kingsford and for cocktails that’ll knock some life back into you for some good laid back times. No need to stress over your outfit, because the face painters will give you a deathly good look. Head on in at eight and stay ‘til late.
Halloween Roller Disco at the Roundhouse
This Halloween party is hell on wheels, but not in the way you’d imagine. Get your skates on and head to The Round house for a Halloween Roller Disco that brings together childhood horror movies and roller skating parties (is there a better combo?!). You can rent skates there on the night or bring your own, but most importantly—be sure to dress up!
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