A Dash Of Spooky, A Bit Of Adventure, And A Whole Lot Of Fun: 10 Things You Can Do This Halloween


Just because you’re officially part of the tanders club and you can’t chomp down on as much candy as you used to, doesn’t mean you have to completely miss out on all the fun that comes with Halloween.

There are plenty of things to do in the country over this coming weekend, some of which involve hopping on a boat to an island of historical ruins, feasting on unlimited Japanese food, and surviving a zombie apocalypse!

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1. Go to Baguio for a spooky storytelling session

What: Listen to chilling tales of horror as told by Yvette Tan, author of “Waking the Dead” and “Kaba.” Don’t be scared to chime in with your own stories of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins too! Snack on popcorn on the house while you sit at the edge of your seat, but if you’d like more free goodies, don’t forget to come in costume!

Spooky Storytelling Mt. Cloud Bookshop

When: October 31, 2015; 10.30PM to 12MN

Where: Mt. Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City

Ticket Price: ₱50 per person

2. Spend a night at the museum

What: Do you ever wonder what happens behind the doors of a museum after closing time? Find out as Ayala Museum opens all of its galleries for viewing until midnight! You can also play detective by joining the Midnight Museum Mysteries. Be sure to come in costume for a chance to get spotted by Young Star!

Ayala Midnight Museum

When: October 30, 2015; 8PM to 12MN

Where: Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park

Ticket Price: ₱500 per person (₱450 for members)

3. Go up against a lurking walker

What: Find out if you’ve got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse! The TWD special event from Breakout Philippines gives you only 20 minutes to escape as the flesh-eating walker in the room tries to make you his tasty meal. Bring along 5 of your friends and see if you can live through the zombie outbreak by uncovering clues and solving puzzles.

Walking Dead Trinoma Breakout

When: October 10 to November 7, 2015

Where: Trinoma Mall and Breakout Manila Katipunan branch

Ticket Price: ₱200 per person (₱50 surcharge for online transactions)

4. Take your kids to a haunted candy factory

What: It’s a spooky fun time for your kids at Crimson Hotel as they transform their Grand Ballroom into a whimsical haunted candy factory! The line up of entertaining activities include a film showing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a magic show, designing your own doughnuts, meeting real-life zombies, face painting, and many more!

Haunted Candy Factory

When: October 31, 2015; 2PM onwards

Where: The Crimson Hotel Grand Ballroom, Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa

Ticket Price: ₱988

5. Expand your comic book collection

What: Get ready, comic book fanatics! Fully booked is giving away 3 free comic books per person to customers lined up at their Bonifacio High Street branch and 1 comic book for those at their other participating branches. You get to choose titles of your choice from their selection, picked especially for the worldwide Halloween Comicfest!

Halloween Comicfest

When: October 31, 2015

Where: Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Taft, Greenhills, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall (Rockwell), The Block (SM North EDSA), TriNoma, Regis Center (Katipunan), Century City, Eastwood Mall

6. Go trick or treating for charity

What: Make Halloween meaningful this year. Instead of parading around for treats, let your kids collect money in a special Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box they can get at Toy Kingdom for free. The funds they raise will be used to help UNICEF in collecting crucial emergency supplies such as water and hygiene kits that will be immediately dispatched in the event of a natural disaster.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

When: October 1 to 31,2015

Where: All Toy Kingdom branches nationwide

7. Stuff yourself with sushi instead of candy

What: Come dressed up in your best cosplay attire and indulge in a Japanese buffet brought to you by UMU. It’s unlimited sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, and sake cocktail drinks for everyone! Costume winners get hotel accommodations, cash prizes, and gift certificates while raffle winners take home cash prizes and gift vouchers from The Pantry and Devarana Spa!

Slash Cosplay Halloween Party

When: October 31, 2015; 6 to 9PM

Where: UMU Japanese Restaurant, Dusit Thani

Ticket Price: ₱1,600

8. Get a free meal for your kids at Tony Roma’s

What: Dress your kids up as their favorite character so they can dine for free at Tony Roma’s, no minimum spend required! The promo is valid for dine-in customers only with a maximum of 3 children’s meals per table.

Tony Roma's Halloween Promo

When: October 31, 2015

Where: Tony Roma’s at The Fort, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center

9. Take a spine-chilling night tour around Corregidor and possibly see a ghost

What: Go on a guided night tour around the hauntingly beautiful island of Corregidor care of Sun Cruises! They’ve got your overnight accommodation and meals covered, plus their Halloween treat also includes a hike, a sunrise and sunset viewing, movie night, and body massages!

Corregidor No Tricks All Treats

When: October 30 to November 2, 2015

Where: Corregidor Island, Bataan

Ticket Price: ₱8,800 per couple and ₱14,200 per family

10. Party it up GOT style at The Brewery

What: Feel a part of House Stark in The Brewery’s Winterfell-themed party! Come dressed in your finest Westeros-inspired garb and listen to live music by Skylight, Junji Arias, and The Sauce. If it turns out anything like the Red Wedding, just know that all men must die. Valar Morghulis!

The Brewery's Winterfell Party

When: October 31, 2015

Where: The Brewery At The Palace, 10th Avenue corner 38th St. Uptown Fort, Bonifacio Global City

SEE ALSO: Visit If You Dare: The 5 Most Haunted Places In The Philippines

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Denise Jose

Denise is a recovering food addict. She distracts herself with photography and keeps off the pounds by doing pilates. She is still struggling, however, and has occasional relapses. Her food comas are mostly induced by oily burgers and chocolate desserts.