Halloween is a bore if you think you’re too old to trick-or-treat or if you’re not into preparing treats loaded with sugar and colouring. Of course, dressing up is appealing, and so is being scared by things that aren’t piling workloads or soiled nappies. But rarely are such events fit for families, whether because they’re just way too gory, or simply take place past junior’s bedtime.
Fortunately for you there is a middle ground. Believe it or not, it is possible for all generations to celebrate the day of the dead as one. To help you with that we have collated a pumpkin-basketful of events in preparation for this year’s Halloween. Dip your hand in and take your pick!
Halloween doesn’t only happen when the sun goes down – the day monsters are on our side for this one. Celebrate Halloween with your favourite monsters from Sesame Street and Despicable Me in broad daylight to show that fun is in the presence of the heart, not the dark! With each admission into USS this month, look forward to meeting the Sesame Street characters in New York, joining the Minion Monsters for trick-or-treating and playing games at the carnival with your family.
When: Until 31 October 2019
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
Entry: Regular admission. Singapore Residents can enjoy online discounts on admission at $69 for an adult one-day ticket (UP $79).
Drawing inspiration from an 18th century Chinese book Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, the Asian Civilisations Museum has painted a spooky world creeping with supernatural beings this Halloween. Let your goosebumps raise with artistically chilling performances and paranormal panelist talks to make those ghouls feel a little bit closer to reality than before. It’s still child-friendly, we swear – but if you adults are feeling gutsy, feel free to join their first adults-only immersive experiential storytelling… in the dark.
PS: You can even have your fortunes drawn by local illustrators or make your own souvenir!
When: 26 October 2019, 7PM – 11PM
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum (five-min walk from Raffles Place MRT Station)
Entry: Free admission!
Courage isn’t only shown in the presence of fear, but also in the spirit of adventure. For Halloween this year, Westgate will be bringing the world to your brave adventurers at Singapore’s largest thematic outdoor playground in their mall. There they will be tested on their pirate skills as they gather resources, shoot targets and hoist flags with Captain Hank and his crew. Hard work definitely guarantees good rewards of course, this time with trick-or-treat sessions around the mall – and on Halloween (31 Oct) exclusively, kids can even look forward to visiting 20 participating stores to fill their goodie bags to their hearts’ content!
When: Every October Fri – Sun and 31 October 2019, 6PM – 9.30PM
Entry: Spend $120 within the mall (max. 3 combined receipts within the same day) between 27 September and 31 October. Every ticket allows for entry of one child and adult. Click here for more information.
Everyone’s in for the festive fun, including Deliveroo — so there’s no reason for you not to. Go on and have a meal with your family at Deliveroo Food Market to receive a spook with each order in the form of a sweet treat or trick, depending on your luck. All this while dining in a Halloween lair!
When: 21 – 31 October 2019
Where: Deliveroo Food Market, ALICE@Mediapolis
Entry: For costumers with every order placed at Deliveroo Food Market.
Are you keeping track of the calories from the candy you ate from your kids, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy?’ Work some of it off at SuperPark – besides the regular fun that SuperPark already entails, experience some thrill with your kids as you run away from creatures roaming the park looking to capture lost souls.
As the park will be dressing the part, you are invited to, too! While you do it we encourage you to participate in the SuperDressed Instagram Contest to stand a chance to win tickets – alternatively, you can also try to win a challenge given by the Supernatural Beings after 6 PM.
When: Until 31 October 2019
Where: SuperPark #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, 038989
Entry: Limited-edition Halloween combo at $88 for 3 Regular Day Passes. Click here for more information.
You might think KidZania’s only for children, but this month you can enjoy this family-friendly adventure by embracing your inner child. Immerse yourself in the world of SpookyTown and work together as a family to find clues for the Spooky Case files – you may even find one of you having a secret knack for solving puzzles! Other challenges include taking part in ballroom dance classes, making your own masquerade mask and braving Mayor Fab’s Mansion.
When: 25 October – 9 November 2019
Where: KidZania Singapore, Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View #01-01/02, Singapore 098008.
Entry: $43 (UP $48). Click here for more information.
You don’t have to feel self-conscious going trick-or-treating if everyone else around you is doing it. Trick-or-treating culture may not be strong in Singapore, but in Woodlands Woodgrove it is – so get your family to dress up however they want and head down there for some classic Halloween action. Privately funded by the families in the neighbourhood, you will find houses adorned with Halloween decorations and gates opened for everyone to come in for candy. To give back the generosity, you might want to carry some basic amenities (besides candy) in your bag – houses marked with ‘Caring for Cambodia’ welcome item donations for their charity cause!
When: 31 October 2019, 6PM – 8PM
Where: The Woodgrove Woodlands Singapore
Entry: Free admission!
Head down to Downtown East with your family this Halloween for a day full of action-packed activities. From haunted mazes to shooting ghosts down, Tayo Station will definitely be more than just an indoor playground for children this time – rather, it will hold creatures of different kinds with families coming in their best costumes! Like most other Halloween events, Tayo Station is also not missing the stop for Trick-or-Treating – so remember to bring your bag for the candy and the balloons you’ll also get from the balloon show.
When: 2 and 3 November 2019
Where: E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, Singapore 519599
Entry: Age 1-2 $20, Age 2-12 $28, Adult $6. Get your tickets here.
Engage your detective mind and have a mysterious Halloween with MuzArt by conducting some crime scene investigation with your children. Pick up clues from experiments and activities made to help you along your investigative journey, and head home with a special gift to commemorate your detective work when you’re done! The best dressed detective will also walk away with a $100 CapitaLand voucher.
When: 26 October 2019, 9.30AM – 12.30PM and 2PM – 5PM
Where: 135 Jurong Gateway Rd, #04-329, Singapore 600135
Entry: Member $5, Non-Member $10. Click here for more information.
For those looking only to treat themselves (without being tricked) for Halloween, NomadX is offering a complimentary ice-cream for every sign-up at the Dessert Museum pop-up at Plaza Singapura Level 1! The sweet treats come in Raspberry Cheesecake, Milk & Cream and Cool Cat Coconut – so you and your child can feel free to swing by Level 3 after the Dessert Museum for some actual icey and creamy goodness in different flavours.
When: Until 31 October 2019, 1PM – 10PM
Where: Plaza Singapura, Level 3, NomadX
Entry: Scream for Ice Cream one per sign-up at Dessert Museum
Wildseed Café will be welcoming you and your family with a range of fun activities and a pirate ship banana pie this Halloween. Even though this will be happening in the daytime, come in your Halloween costumes and party with the pirates to receive a complimentary token of appreciation!
With the arrival of dusk however, get on board for some me-time with the “Curse of the White Pearl” – a tale of a legendary pirate ship with a violent and merciless crew that chooses death over surrender. To go with the theme, be served with exquisite grills and seafood like the Pirate’s Seafood Platter and beverages like the potent Pirate’s Treasure Shooter!
When: 26 and 27 October 2019, Family activities at 10AM – 5PM
Where: The Alkaff Mansion, TXA Pintxo Bar and Wildseed Café
Entry: For diners only.
One of the best things about Halloween is being able to see the creativity of a person with the treats they prepare for everyone. If you’re running out of ideas, turn this into a fun learning activity with your family by joining in the fun at The Centrepoint’s dirt cups and madeleines workshop. Customise your own dirt cups by handpicking your ingredients to craft your spooky landscape, and create your own ghostly figures by decorating your madeleines. Make your treats look as good as they taste!
When: 26 and 27 October 2019
Where: The Centrepoint
Entry: Spend minimum $30 in a single same-day transaction, registered via Frasers Experience app.
Let the awe and wonder fill your children’s eyes even before Christmas hits as they see Ben10 and the Powerpuff Girls in real life. These cartoon network characters are even bringing out merchandise like coin pouches and stickers to leave a memory of the day with, so try and grab a few for your kids as a surprise on top of the surprise visits by their favourite cartoons!
If you miss out on them, fret not as you can still immerse yourself in the world of Ben10 in his Virtual Reality (VR) game. If you or your kids are massive fans of Ben10, you would be psyched to know that you must harness the power of Omnitrix to transform into Heatblast, Fourarms, Diamond Head or Overflow – it’s on a first-come-first-serve basis, so let the thrill of the game motivate you to get there faster!
When: 21 – 27 October 2019, 2PM and 5PM
Where: Eastpoint Mall
Entry: Click here for more information.
If you ever wanted to be on a gameshow with your family, you could give it a trial run with what Anchorpoint has in store for you this Halloween. Look forward to working your brain under pressure with this series of game-show inspired activities to showcase your strength of mind and maybe even body, in the order of ‘Price is Right’, ‘Guess the Scent’ and finally ‘Tic-Tac-Taste’. If you win, you walk away with tenant vouchers or even special prizes.
If that’s too much brainwork, rest assured as there will be an inflatable maze with obstacles lined up one after another like in Ninja Warrior too. Hear your family cheer for you as you race through tunnels, beams and even objects you have to try to dodge to clinch the title as the fastest. You could win an assortment of tenant vouchers worth up to $50 you could use with your family at the end of the day!
When: 28 October – 3 November 2019
Where: Anchorpoint, main entrance Level 1
Entry: Register with $10 receipt. Click here for more information.