HONOLULU (KHON2) — It’s the most wonderful time of fear and KHON2.com has rounded up all the spook-tacular events to get you into a gourd mood.
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Honolulu City and County parks events
The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to enjoy the scary ensemble of special Halloween events at a City park. The events will have costumes, pumpkins, trick-or-treating and all things Halloween.
The following events are free the whole family to enjoy:
- Hoaeae Community Park Friday: Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Kalakaua District Park: Wednesday, Oct. 25 beginning 6 p.m.
- Kāhala Mall’s Center Stage: Friday, Oct. 27 beginning 4:30 p.m.
- George F. Wright Wahiawa District Park: Friday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Salt Lake District Park: Friday, Oct. 27 beginning 5:30 p.m.
- Ala Wai Community Park: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Lanakila District Park: Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Sunset Beach Recreation Center: Monday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Booth District Park: Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Tanzie’s Treasures is hosting their Annual Free Halloween Pet Event at 808RAW in Kaneohe, featuring locally-owned businesses: Lavish Paws, 808RAW, Meggles Makes and TacoKellz. The howl-oween event is on Oct. 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be games, treats and selfie stations, along with a pet costume contest. Follow @tanziestreasures on Instagram for more information.
Ala Moana Center
More than 100 merchants will hand out candy on Oct. 31 and other surprises from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ala-Ween Spooktacular. Bath & Body Works, Big Island Candies, The LEGO Store, UNIQLO and more are participating. Families and keiki should be dressed in their favorite costumes, participating stores and restaurants will have a “Trick-or-Treat Here” sign.
A bubble filled Halloween dance party will happen during the same time near Bloomingdale’s. Take photos at the pumpkin patch selfie wall, dance to the tunes of The Hawaii DJ and get a custom balloon creation by Adventure Balloons.
Halloween-themed treats will be on offer at BRUG, La Palme D’or, Surfers Bakery and more.
Get boo-tiful at Spirit Halloween, located near Saks OFF 5th on the street level. They have costumes and accessories for infants, toddlers, children, teens, adults and pets.
Get your photo taken at the fall-themed selfie wall, located in Center Court on Mall Level 2.
Giant spiders have taken over the children’s play area. Keiki can climb with the creepy crawlies at the 20-foot-tall climbing wall near Target, on Mall Level 3.
Adults looking for the boos can visit the Halloween-themed pop-up bar at the Ala Moana Pacific Center to enjoy cocktails like the Witches’ Brew, Vampire Bite and more. The bar is open nightly from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
It’s “Hitchcocktober” at Kahala Mall with screenings on Wednesdays of Hitchcock masterpieces, culminating with “Psycho” on Halloween night.
Ward, Mililani and Pearlridge locations thrill and chill with “HorrorFest” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with movies: “Scream,” “Child’s Play” and “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.” “Halloween” will screen on Halloween night.
For family-friendly fun, Kapolei, Mililani and Pearlridge locations will screen “Goosebumps” on Oct. 7 and “Hotel Transylvania” on Oct. 21, both starting at 11 a.m.
Throughout October, theatres are also serving up frightfully delicious treats like the Sweet or Treat Sundae and boos for the adults in the Witch’s Brew.
For details and screening times, visit Consolidated Theatres’ website.
PetWalk returns to Kapiʻolani Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event features a 1.8 mile walk and 5K fun run, pet and family-friendly vendors and the Howl-o-ween Costume Contest. Register on Hawaiian Humaneʻs website. The fun starts at 8 a.m.
International Market Place
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the International Market Place will be offering more than just a shopping experience. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. keiki can Trick-or-Treat at the shopping centers Levels 1, 2 and 3. Participating retailers will be handing out candy to keiki and on Level 2 there will be a balloon artist. Level 1 will also have family-friendly entertainment. For more information, click here.
Seventy-five prizes are up for grabs in the DPR’s Halloween Costume Contest on Oct. 27, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Center Court Stage. Newborns to sixth graders can participate and there is a family and group category.
Take free Halloween photos at the Halloween bedecked “The Lei Bus” on Oct. 28, from Noon to 3 p.m. near Macy’s.
Families can enjoy mall-wide trick or treating on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Pearl City Shopping Center
If you think you have the best costume in town then test your luck at the Pearl City Shopping Center’s Keiki Costume Contest and Trick or Treat Parade on Saturday, Oct. 28. The costume contest is free and open to all keiki 12 and under and kicks off at 8 a.m. Following the contest will be the Trick or Treat parade that will travel around the entire shopping center at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Chuck E. Cheese and then visit merchants for candies and tasty snacks.
The costume categories are as follows include: Most Original, Scariest, Best Parent & Child, and Best Movie Theme. Judging will be based on age groups and the first place winners will receive $50 and a Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Fun Party with 130 Chuck E. Cheese play points
Market City Shopping Center
A costume contest, trick-or-treating and fun are set for Oct. 21 at Market City Shopping Center, from 5 to 7 p.m. Also on offer are free popcorn, free photo booth, arts and crafts, and a prize wheel from 94.7 KUMU. Activities will be in the back parking lot.
Oahu Haunted House
Dead End’s 4th Annual Haunted Drive-Thru is back for more eerie-sistible terror and excitement. The event will take place at Aloha Stadium every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October. Entry is $65 to $75 per vehicle. Tickets are limited so visit Oahu Haunted House’s website to purchase and for more information.
Throughout October, the Honolulu Zoo will be hosting a night of histories and mysteries tours every Friday. During the evening tour, guides will share stories of supernatural encounters experienced by staff members over the years at the zoo. Tickets are $20 for Honolulu Zoo Society members and $30 for non-members and space is limited to 25 guests. The zoo said they do not recommend the tour for children under 8-years-old. To make a reservation click here.
But the eerie-sistible fun doesn’t end there — on Sunday, Oct. 29, the zoo will also have its Haunted Habitat Treat Trail with 15 doors for the kids to trick-or-treat. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also includes activity stations with eerie educational animal bio-facts, spooky stories, and more. To participate, all you need is admission into the Honolulu Zoo.
Town Center of Mililani
Keiki can trick-or-treat at stores in Town Center of Mililani on Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Signs will be in the windows of participating stores. Guests can also visit center court to spin the wheel at the Surprise & Delight Booth for a chance to win prizes, including $10 gift cards.
Shriners Children’s Hawaii
Located on Punahou Street, Shriners Children’s Hawaii is inviting its patients and families safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating this Halloween. The hospital is hosting a free “Trunk-or-Treat” event and on display will be many classic Mustang cars decorated to be fun and festive for a Halloween experience. The event will take place at the the main driveway on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SALT at Our Kakaʻako
On Halloween night, Oct. 31. will be hosting a spooktacular night filled with trick-or-treating, carnival games and a passport adventure to ‘unearth’ hidden treasures. The keiki-friendly event is called Pumpkin Pa’ina and will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more information.
Merchant Logo La Pietra – Hawaiʻi School for Girls
The schools campus will be open to the public for its Halloween Mansion Spooktacular, on Saturday, Oct. 28. Enjoy free, family-friendly activities like trick or treating and Halloween crafts and for those brave enough they can tour through the Haunted House. The tour will be $10 a person and proceeds benefit La Pietra’s Student Council. The reserve spot and for more information, click here.
The mall is hosting its first every Creepy Carnival on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be at Center Court and feature carnival games, kid-friendly creepy characters and treats.
Indoor trick-or-treating will also be held at the mall on Halloween, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information can be found on Windward Mallʻs website.
Imua Discovery Garden
Families are invited to enjoy a fun evening at the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden on Oct. 28. The third Keiki Halloween Festival will feature live music from Shea Derrick and the Full Flavor Band, monster-mobiles from Maui Classic Cruisers and furry four-legged critters, among many other offerings. The registration is $5 and covers the whole family.
Imua Family Services is also offering free children’s and adult’s costumes to those directly or indirectly impacted by the recent fires. Costumes are now available at the Play Imua store at the Harbor Shops in Maalaea.
Azeka Shopping Center
Trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk of decorated classic cars and vintage VW’s at the Azeka Shopping Center on Halloween night. The Trunk-or-Treat event is free to those interested in a family-friendly event that includes a Keiki Costume Contest at 7 p.m., performers, free Halloween candy, keiki face painting, and thrilling live music all evening. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information, click here.
The first-ever Boo at the Zoo will happen at the Panaʻewa Zoo on Oct. 29. This family-friendly event starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Keiki and company can enjoy animal tours, story hour, food vendors, face painting, puppet shows and a keiki costume contest.
Wilcox Medical Center is holding its annual Halloween Keiki Parade on Oct. 31. Keiki will receive treats and other goodies from physicians and staff.
“Our Halloween Keiki Parade is a tradition for Kaua‘i families and our Wilcox ‘ohana every year,” Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic, said. “We always look forward to seeing the creative costumes keiki come in, and our physicians and staff get into the spirit, too! This event is a chance for us to offer families of young children a safe, healthy space to celebrate the holiday.”
Prizes will be awarded for costume winners and there will be a photo booth and refreshments. People can also vote on employee carved pumpkins.
The event is from 12 to 1 p.m. in the center lobby.