Get your pumpkins carved and your costumes ready Canberra, because it’s that time of year again where we have an excuse to dress up and eat copious amounts of sugar in the name of Halloween.
Whether you’ve decided to dress to scare or prefer to tone it down (I’m a mouse, duh), we’ve got a list of Canberra’s best events from day-time family fun to a midnight Halloween bash.
A Decade of Death: Mooseheads
Saturday 27 October 9pm
105 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
For the 10th year in a row, Mooseheads is transforming the club once again for Canberra’s biggest Halloween night. Brace yourselves for special effects and frights all night long. Smirnoff is teaming up with Mooseheads to award a massive prize for best dressed, and $5 Smirnoff Double Blacks will be running from 10pm-Midnight. Make sure you can handle your scare (and your vodka) when you attend this one, because it’s going to get freaky.
Flaunt it & Haunt it Vaudeville Show: Polit Bar Manuka
Friday 26 Oct 8pm
8 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603
Canberra’s best vaudeville artists prepare to ‘Flaunt It and Haunt It’ at Polit Bar this Halloween. The living dead take over Manuka’s cocktail bar for a night of shiny hilarity, 80s leotards, electro-pop, and punk-rock cabaret. Special guests DJ Tiger Lily and Krewd are joining to bring Canberra a party like no other, in an immersive cabaret experience. Get ready for an award-winning line up of theatre, comedy, burlesque, and music. The audience is invited to dress up in their ghouliest best- best-dressed prizes will be given to those that really flaunt it and haunt it.
Tickets available here.
Boogong- A Creepy Carnival: Halloween at Googong
Saturday 27 October 5pm-9pm
Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade, Googong NSW
Googong is hosting their annual Creepy Carnival event for some Halloween fun with the family! This year’s twisted circus theme is set to be the biggest and scariest yet. Dress up in your frightening fancy dress for an evening of live music, entertainment, food vendors, stage performers, and a fireworks finale!
No tickets required- this is a free event.
Halloween Preview Screening: Dendy Cinemas
Wednesday 31st October
Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Centre
A spooky movie screening is coming to Dendy especially for Halloween! From master filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) comes a reinterpretation of the iconic Giallo horror by Dario Argento. Meticulously crafted, the filmmaker’s reimagining of the horror classic is amongst the most anticipated films of the year.
Tickets include a bloody red cocktail on arrival! You can buy them here.
Kid’s Halloween High Tea: First Edition Canberra
Monday 29 October 11am- 1pm
Level 1/65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
It’s First Edition’s 8th Kids High Tea it’s set to be their spookiest one yet! Little & big kids can come dressed as their favourite Halloween character and take part in loads of interactive activities such as face painting, mask decorating and creating music + dance! Parents get to put their feet up and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and some delicious high tea Halloween inspired treats.
Tickets are available here.
Zombie Cocktails: White Rabbit Cocktail Room
Available all October
65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
For those hitting the town- White Rabbit is whipping up the spookiest Halloween special Zombie Cocktail. It’s served with gold and dark rum, fresh lime juice, spice syrup, pineapple juice & house-made grenadine. The best part? They’re setting it on fire.
Canberra Zombie Walk 2018
Saturday 27 October 2.30pm- 5.30pm
Glebe Park Gazebo area- Walking to Garema Place, Canberra City
Dress up in your favourtie zombie or Halloween themed attire for a cause this Halloween! In support of the Brain Foundation, their mission is to infect the Canberra city with a family-friendly event for all ages. The event will showcase local artists and performers at the start to end, with spooky shows at Glebe Park to a monster mash at Garema Place to finish off. Prizes awarded for best-dressed kids and adults and an after party at Reload bars for those who want to kick on through the night.
You can purchase tickets for this awesome cause here.