Spooky skeletons, ghastly ghouls, and hair-raising horrors — Halloween is back in town for 2023, but instead of frights, experience some fun with what is on offer in Singapore to make all those frowns turn upside down ahead of November.
We’ll be looking at the Halloween-themed activities and food/drinks offered by various companies during this spooky season, so join us in ushering in all the entertaining events and delicious delights you can get for Halloween 2023!
- Events and activities
- Food and Drinks
Events and activities
Universal Studios Singapore: Trick or Thrills
Looking for some family-friendly daytime Halloween fun? Look no further because Universal Studios is back with their eek-citing Trick or Thrills! Families can enjoy Halloween with their favourite characters like Illumination’s Minion Monsters, Sesame Street Friends, Transformers, and many more. Who knows, some endearingly familiar monsters may even resurrect for the special occasion!
For food, visitors will also be treated to an array of tantalising snacks, from plates of Fried Zombie Chicken to Strawberry-flavoured Monster Soft Serve Ice Cream adorned with candy eyeballs.
You can also feast your eyes on exclusive live dances and percussion shows– come dressed in your best outfits and stand a chance to win fantastic Halloween treats. Don’t forget to pop by the retail stores and bag yourself some amazing goodies like Minion Monsters and Kuromi merchandise!
Date: Till 5 November 2023
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: S$98 (Adult), S$76 (Child)
For more information on this fun-filled event and to book tickets, check out Resorts World Sentosa’s official website now!
Gateway to Hell: Reliving the Gruesome 60s
Travel back to the 60’s at Orchardgateway as they transform themselves into a creepy haunted house! Gateway to Hell: Reliving the Gruesome 60s is a one-stop destination you must include on your list this Halloween. This interactive experience starts as soon as you step through the mall doors and will have you screaming at the top of your lungs throughout the event.
Even if haunted houses aren’t your thing, there are a ton of other fun activities and deals for you to check out! With 6 curated zones, including a photo booth and a Virtual Reality room, there’s definitely something for everyone. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to drop by, shoppers can enjoy special deals at stores like Kommune, Tigress and East Eight on the Halloween weekend!
Date: Till 31 October 2023
Location: Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
- 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm (Mondays to Fridays)
- 12 pm to 11.30 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
- 12 pm to 1 am (October 27 and October 28)
So grab your friends and head down to Orchardgateway for an entertaining time that will have shivers running down your spine! To secure your tickets, head over to Orchardgateway’s Eventbrite page.
Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 11
We can’t talk about Halloween activities without mentioning the iconic Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore! This year’s night event has five haunted houses, including the highly-anticipated All of Us Are Dead themed house for all you Netflix fans and The Weeknd’s: After Hours Til Dawn Nightmare for the XO crew!
Besides that, you can look forward to entering other houses like:
- Return of the Matriarch, is a throwback to the first edition of this beloved event
- DIYU: Descent into Hell, which stars King Yama as he punishes the brave souls that enter the house
- Grimm Encounters, with a macabre twist on the beloved fairy tales of our youth.
Still not convinced? There are also three scare zones: Dead Man’s Wharf, The Hacker and The Cursed Kiramam, with two live shows: Judgement Day and The Hacker: Game Over too!
Date: Till 4 November 2023
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: From S$79
- Peak nights: 7.30 pm to 1.30 am
- Non-peak nights: 7.30 pm to 12.30 am
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets to this legendary event on Resorts World Sentosa’s official website now!
Haw-Ror Villa 2
Hell’s Museum is turning 2, and Haw Par Villa is marking the occasion with a spine-chilling event titled “Haw-Ror Villa 2”, with fun-filled activities all around the park lined up for visitors of all ages.
When night falls, the Haw Par Villa park area is transformed with ambient lighting and projections, making the perfect backdrop to take photos or videos for your social media. Be sure to check out Hell’s Museum After Hours, where you can experience the infamous 10 Courts of Hell in a unique way — shrouded in darkness — for a truly haunting time!
Other activities include the Shaman’s Market, a Halloween-themed market selling a variety of items, from themed cake pops to ceramics, crystals and jewellery. The cafe and art jamming studio, Art Journey, is also officially launching within the same period. Try the themed Mosaic Art Jamming Workshops or savour treats like their ‘Ghostlychee’ drink. The launch also offers guests Tarot Reading by Friendly Neighbourhood Witch and face painting.
Date: 27 October 2023 to 29 October 2023
Location: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
Price: Free admission (Hell’s Museum requires ticket purchase starting at S$22)
Time: 7 pm to 12 pm
Interested to hear more about Haw-Ror Villa 2? Make sure you visit Haw Par Villa’s official website for the details!
The annual SpooktoberFest by CQ @ Clarke Quay returns, with this year’s edition featuring day-to-night experiences inspired by the iconic Addams Family.
Among the highlights, visitors can occupy their time with the Find The Thing Scavenger Hunt, where you’re tasked with finding “The Thing” around CQ @ Clarke Quay. When the sun sets, get ready to move your body to pulsating sets by the popular local band, O.K Ready!, and the resident DJ of Cuba Libre, DJ Boi Kay.
Date: 28 October 2023
Location: Fountain Square @ Clarke Quay
Time: 1 pm till late
For more information on SpooktoberFest, you can visit CapitaLand’s official website.
Anchorpoint’s Pumpkin Treat
This one’s for the kids. Anchorpoint is preparing some Halloween fun for families with its first-ever Pumpkin Treat, a festive event featuring free activities for children aged 3 to 12.
At the B1 atrium, you can bring the kids along to test their wits in the Pumpkin Maze, with delicious treats hidden for young explorers to grab. There are also mysterious surprises that await at the Halloween Ball Pit for the younglings to romp around. You can also let them work their creative juices at the Jack-O-Lantern basket painting station ahead of trick-or-treating!
Speaking of trick-or-treating, they can bring along their completed Jack-O-Lantern basket to collect free candy from participating stores. Along the way, you can also try seasonal treats from stores like Fang Patisserie’s iBall, Overbrød’s Apple Bread Pudding, and Anagram’s Naughty or Nice brownies.
Date: 28 October 2023 and 29 October 2023
Location: Anchorpoint, 370 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159953
You can check out Anchorpoint’s official website for more information on their Pumpkin Treat event.
PetSpace Halloween Marketplace
Pets can also join in the festivities of Halloween with PetSpace’s upcoming Halloween Marketplace! You can find exclusive products for your animal friend offered by their curated list of partners.
Afterwards, dress your pet for the best with a spooktacular photo booth available for you to capture them in their cutest costumes. Psst, you might even win something by entering your photo for PetSpace’s online costume competition.
Date: 31 October 2023
Location: Pet Space Central Vet Surgery, 482 Serangoon Rd, #01-01, Singapore 218149
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Food and Drinks
Colony’s Halloween Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia’s ever-popular buffet restaurant Colony, will see its menu transformed for Halloween, offering new themed items for dinner to fully get visitors in the mood for the spooky season. Plus, guests are encouraged to have their faces painted to truly bask in the festivities!
Customers can take their pick of food from Colony’s seven conservatory kitchens — The Ice Bar, The Grill & Rotisserie, The Steam Basket, The Wok, The Tandoor, The Fruit Stall, and The Patisserie — with unlimited servings of special offerings like the Raspberry “Brain” Chocolate Tart, “Witch’s Finger” Shortbread, and “Spiderweb” Cheese Tart, among others.
Date: 31 October 2023
Location: Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Level 3,7 Raffles Avenue Singapore S039799
Price: S$138 per adult, S$69 per child (six to 12 years of age)
Time: from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm (last order at 10.15 pm)
You can visit Colony’s official website to see the full menu available for Colony’s Halloween Dinner and make reservations.
Mr Holmes Bakehouse
For Halloween, Mr Holmes Bakehouse is preparing two devilishly delicious treats for people to sink their teeth into. First up is the Mr Holmes Bakehouse Reese’s Cruffin, the brand’s signature cruffin made with homemade peanut butter chocolate filling and topped with a hauntingly delightful Meringue Ghost. The other is the Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Donut, which uses the warm, aromatic spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and is generously filled with creamy pumpkin cream cheese.
If you can pick one between the other, you can grab the Box of 6: Halloween Edition instead, enough for you and your family and friends to share!
- Orchard Central: 181 Orchard Rd, #0 -06, Singapore 238896
- Pacific Plaza: 9 Scotts Rd, #01-01/02/03, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
- MYP Centre: 9 Battery Road #01-01, Singapore 049910
- Rochester: 1 Rochester Park #01-01, Singapore 139212
- Mandai Wildlife West (Mr. Holmes Bakehouse | Luke’s Lobster | Leckerbaer): #02-08, 20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825
Price: Mr Holmes Bakehouse Reese’s Cruffin (S$7), Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Donut (S$5.50), Box of 6: Halloween Edition (S$36)
You can place your orders for Mr Holmes Bakehouse’s Halloween offerings on their official website, or visit one of their physical stores around Singapore.
Die-ning in Hell at Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore’s Die-ning in Hell is back again this year, bringing a multi-sensory dining experience. Presented by King Yama, the hellish host of one of HHN11’s haunted houses, it promises to bring a spine-tingling feeling not just to your body, but to your taste buds as well.
As part of the chilling feasts, guests are treated to a sumptuous three-course meal featuring the elements of Three Gruesome Tortures — Fire, Blade, and Blood. Savour items like the spicy Salad of Despair that is served atop a skull, one that you can set alight.
In between the courses, diners can also enjoy an entrancing dance performance by King Yama’s dreadful demons, providing a visual spectacle in addition to the delicious food.
Date: Till 4 November 2023
Location: Hollywood China Arcade, Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
- S$128 (Add-on, requires Halloween Horror Nights Admission Ticket)
- S$148 (Dinner only)
- 6pm, 7.45pm or 9.20pm (Event Nights)
- 5.30pm or 7.30pm (Non-Event Nights)
You can step into the unique dining experience by making a booking on Resorts World Sentosa’s official website.
The iconic Pumpkin Spice offerings from Starbucks return as part of the Halloween festivities! That’s right, now’s the best time to enjoy Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew, and more from your nearest store during October.
But Starbucks has more to offer for this year’s Halloween! Check out the new Midnight Mocha Frappuccino, featuring a velvety blend of Starbucks signature espresso, deep
black mocha and chocolate chips, and tantalisingly finished with whipped cream, dark mocha powder and white chocolate bones for that extra ghostly touch.
- Midnight Mocha Frappuccino (Tall: S$8.40)
- Pumpkin Spice Latte (Hot/Iced; Tall: S$7.30)
- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino® (Tall: S$8.40)
- Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew (Tall: S$7.50)
- Pumpkin Spice Cream Nitro Cold Brew (Tall: S$9.60)
Starbucks also has limited-edition Halloween-themed merchandise to add to your collection; read more about it in our spook-tacular article!
Shanghai Underground: Long Live the Dai Lo
The Dragon Chamber invites guests to their second instalment of the Shanghai Underground series, “Long Live the Dai Lo”, which sees the place receive a malevolent makeover into a gang-horror-themed Chinese funeral.
Alongside their signature Chinese cuisine offerings, there are themed drinks from The Dragon Chamber’s Halloween menu, like Black Heart / 黑心 — a sinful mixture made using Peddlers gin, Amaro Montenegro and grapefruit base, topped off with a white chrysanthemum flower. There’s also Blood for Blood 血债血偿, a concoction that combines Peddlers salted plum gin with coffee liqueur.
Visitors can also come in their best funeral wear for the occasion, with a Best Dressed competition that rewards the winner with the grand prize of a 2D1N stay at the panoramic Duxton Room courtesy of the recently opened Mondrian Singapore Duxton. Finally, take the opportunity to immortalise the experience by taking photos with the special coffin centrepiece.
Date: 28 October 2023
Location: The Dragon Chamber, 2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358
- 5 pm to 10 pm (Dinner)
- 10 pm onwards (Special Supper Menu)
To see The Dragon Chamber’s menu offerings and to book a spot for Shanghai Underground: Long Live the Dai Lo, visit their official website.
Viva Las Palmas: A Spooktacular Anniversary
Las Palmas, the Palm Springs-inspired rooftop bar found within Marriott Singapore Novena, is celebrating its first anniversary with a Halloween party to remember, presenting Viva Las Palmas: A Spooktacular Anniversary!
For one night only, the rooftop bar will transform into a Tropical Throwback paradise, echoing the aesthetics of 1960s Palm Springs. As you come dressed in your best 50 to 60’s 60-style drip, you’ll also be able to twist your body to the tunes of DJ Matty Wainwright. To put the cherry on top of the occasion, the best-dressed guest and best social content will win up to $200 worth of F&B dining vouchers, redeemable at Las Palmas or Sky22.
But it isn’t a party without some drinks, and Las Palmas is introducing four new cocktails as part of a sneak peek into the bar’s revamped 2024 menu. Of the four, Go Nude pays homage to Andy Warhol’s iconic statement with a cocktail featuring Fords gin, Mathilde raspberry liqueur and a refreshing twist on the Tom Collins. Another is Donn Beach, featuring Plantation Rum 3 stars, passion fruit puree, Calpis, hazelnut liqueur and almond — served in a delightful Tiki Mug.
Date: 27 October 2023
Location: Las Palmas, 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Level 33 Courtyard Marriott Singapore, Singapore 329568
Time: 7.30 pm till late
Visuals courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa, Orchardgateway, CapitaLand Singapore, Anchorpoint, Colony, Caerus Holding, The Dragon Chamber, and Las Palmas.