Hawaii’s Best Halloween Activities on Oahu
Where to find “spook-tacular” Halloween events for all ages
Halloween is creeping around the corner. From pumpkin patches and costume contests to trick-or-treating and the ultimate haunted house, Oahu celebrates Halloween with “spook-tacular” traditions across the island. While many events are free, others say “BOO!” for a nominal fee.
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There are literally dozens of activities to choose from in late October. Here are some of the most popular events and parties you can look forward to.
The Ultimate Haunted House Will Raise Your Spirits!
Hawaii’s Plantation Village: From 7-11pm, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28 & 31
Celebrating 14 years of fear, Haunted Plantation at Hawaii’s Plantation Village is considered one of the Hawaiian Islands’ scariest walk-through Halloween attractions. And for good reason. Of the outdoor history museum’s 25 plantation houses, approximately half are legitimately haunted!
This Waipahu village transforms into a terrifying site where you’ll be spooked, taunted and chased by characters playing spirits from old Hawaii. Adults should note that this one is so frightening that keiki under 13 are prohibited, and children under 16 are required to have adult supervision.
This event always sells out so make your reservations early.
I guess you could say that people are dying to get in.
Oh My Gourd! - Pumpkin Patches!
While Hawaii is always popular for its tropical fruit, pumpkins steal the spotlight each October at Oahu Halloween festivals and pumpkin patches that deliver fun for kids of all ages. Among these is the Great Pumpkin Festival at Honolulu’s Holy Nativity School that welcomes families to pick their favorite pumpkin from 2,000-plus grown in Oahu’s largest pumpkin patch. Also count on games, a country store, and arts and crafts from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Oct. 19.
At Kapolei’s Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival, you can pick your pumpkin, as well as beans, sunflowers and sweet corn. Keiki and parents also love the farm’s pony rides, games, tractor-pulled hayrides, and farm-style food. The festival runs on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 from 8:30am-5pm.
In Waimanalo on Oahu’s windward side, the Waimanalo Farms Pumpkin Patch adds a pumpkin cannon, cow train rides, a sunflower maze, and live animals to Hawaii’s Halloween mix. Check it out every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 27 from 9am-5pm. Spook-tacular Celebrations
Saturday, Oct. 19, Noon-4:30pm
“Spook Life Park” at Sea Life Park
Brave guests can discover what dangers lie in the depths of our oceans with Sea Life Park’s (SeaLifePark.com) special “Legends of the Sea: The Darkness Returns” show at the Dolphin Lagoon and special "Clash of the Sea Lions: Part Deux" Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show.
Keiki up to 12 years of age are also invited to join in a Monster Mash Bash and strut their spookiest stuff during the park’s wicked costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for originality, with Legends of the Sea themes a favorite treat for the judges!
Other festivities include a chilling underwater pumpkin carving by Sea Life Park divers held in the depths of the Shark Cave, thrilling dance performances from Honolulu Dance Studio, “spook-tacular” Jack-o-lantern creations designed by the University of Hawaii School of Architecture, and trick-or-treating throughout the decorated park grounds.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-5pm
Howl-O-Ween Woof-Tacular at Royal Hawaiian Center
Post photos of your dog in his or her best costume with hashtag #RHCHowl. The top 25 will join Royal Hawaiian Center’s doggie parade, with one ultimately declared the winner.
Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Costume Parties For Adults
Feeling too old to go trick-or-treating? Halloween costume parties are the perfect cure!
Saturday, Oct. 26, 5pm
Hallowballoo Music & Arts Festival
Hallowballoo transforms Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District and historic downtown into a colorful costume celebration with music, food, art, entertainment and unforgettable bizarre performances. Check the website for the exciting line-up.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 6pm-12am
Halloween At The Tower
One of the biggest Halloween night parties of the year, Halloween At The Tower features a night of dancing and costume craziness. Count on thousands of dollars in cash/prizes with the costume contest and some of Honolulu’s best DJs accompanied by specials guests.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Halloween In Waikiki
For a little frightening fun that’s free, put on your scariest costume and stroll Kalakaua Avenue to soak in the spirit of Halloween in Waikiki. Count on boundless selfie opportunities with friends and total strangers wearing outrageous Halloween costumes.
Trick-or-treating at the shopping maul
Here’s a roundup of Oahu shopping malls with free trick-or-treating on Halloween night (Oct. 31). 2019. It’s safe and fun with just the right amount of fear! Unless noted, participating mall retailers will hand out treats from 5-7pm.
In Honolulu and Waikiki, stop by Ala Moana Center, the International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center from 4-9pm, and Market City Shopping Center (marketcityhawaii.com).
East Oahu welcomes trick-or-treaters at Kahala Mall from 5:30-7pm and Koko Marina Center from 5:30-7:30pm.
Windward Mall welcomes keiki 12 years and younger to Kaneohe from 5:30-7:30pm.
In West and Central Oahu, spooky fun rolls out at Kapolei Marketplace, Kapolei Shopping Center, Mililani Shopping Center, Ka Makana Alii with story time at 5:30pm and trick-or-treating from 6-8pm, and Pearlridge Center from 6-8pm.
If there are any we’ve missed, email us the details at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to get them added to the list.
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