Where to Celebrate Halloween 2019 in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, October 22, 2019

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So you’ve gone out and got that perfect costume, all you need now is a ghoulish party to flaunt it at. Fear not, we’ve compiled a guide to some of the best places to party in Shanghai this Halloween.

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That's Shanghai Halloween
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Spooky music. Spine-chilling shows. Creepy drinks. Prizes for the best dressed. And even a haunted house. It’s that time of year for ghoulish get-ups and we couldn’t be more excited. Once again, That’s Shanghai is hosting a hell of a bash as we join forces with Cages and Budweiser on October 26. Pre-order tickets are just RMB100, which includes entry to all of the above freaky fun, and three drinks tickets good for Budweiser or spooky punch. Budweiser will be decking the place out, including a full-on haunted house, while prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. Last year, over 1,000 people rocked up in full costume. People were dancing on tables well into the wee hours.

That's Shanghai Halloween
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Scan the QR code below to get your tickets:

That's Shanghai Halloween

Sat Oct 26, 9pm until hell freezes over at Cages. Pre-order tickets are RMB100, which includes three drinks tickets, and they can be purchased right hereTickets will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Urban Family Kids Halloween

Urban Family Kids Halloween
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On October 26-27, Urban Family will be spooking out Shanghai’s Archwalk with a fun-filled, family-friendly gathering. This year’s event will cater to more than 5,000 kids and parents and it’s shaping up to be a spectacular weekend.

The 2019 Urban Family Kids Halloween Weekend will feature a range of special performances as well as tons of fun games for the little ones. Of course, there will be plenty of traditional All Hallows’ Eve activities, like pumpkin decorating and Halloween crafts. In the spirit of the holiday, there will also be a costume competition for kids to show off their spookiest, silliest and craziest costumes, which will be voted on by the audience, followed by a Halloween parade and prizes. This year’s Urban Family Kids Halloween Weekend will be jam-packed with activities, prizes, exciting games, delicious food and so much more. 

Urban Family Kids Halloween

Urban Family Kids Halloween

Urban Family Kids Halloween
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RSVP required - Scan the QR code below to RSVP NOW and get a free candy bag:

Urban Family Halloween

Sat-Sun Oct 26-27, 11am-5.30pm, free entry. Shanghai Archwalk, see event listing, RSVP.

Best of the Rest...

Oct 26: Charity Pumpkin Carving @ The Rooster

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Join The Rooster for its Charity Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition! How do you enter? Add Chase on WeChat (ID: ChaseLW9), and donate RMB100, which will get you a pumpkin and all of the carving tools you'll need! All proceeds from this spooktastic event will go to benefit South Pond Kindergarten, a school for children of migrant workers (a partnership built through the Rotaract Club of Shanghai). There are tons of awesome prizes ready for the taking!  Let's get those creative juices (and brews) flowing and carve some pumpkins!

Oct 26, 4pm; RMB100. The Rooster. See event listing. Add WeChat ID: ChaseLW9 to join event. 

Oct 26: Rocky Horror Drag Show

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Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this Halloween at The Rocky Horror Drag Show: an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Join us as we follow the light over at the Frankenstein place, find out what’s on the slab down in the lab and whatever did happen to Fay Wray in the end. It’s not easy having a good time, but dammit Janet, we’re gonna try.

Oct 26, 9.30pm; RMB200. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets

Oct 26: Yuyintang's 2019 Halloween Tribute Show

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It's back again, boils and ghouls: The Halloween Tribute Show. This year they've got a stacked line-up of bands from four decades in styles ranging from metal to funk to indie to awesome! Local Shanghai rock musicians, including Nerve Passenger, Hitobashira, Hydraslug, Alpaca, Returns to Sender and more will be dressing up as and kicking out jams from Black Sabbath, The Cribs, Alice in Chains, David Bowie and Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mothership lands at Yuyintang Park for one night only, Saturday October 26. Don't miss this absurd concert! But wait, that's not all! At the Specters after-party a secret sixth tribute band will take the stage and perform live at 2am! 

Oct 26, 8pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing.

Oct 31: Thriller Halloween Party

Thriller Halloween Party
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Something evil’s lurking in the dark at The Pearl on October 31! Relive the iconic dances of Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video at this haunted Halloween bash. There will also be free face painting and prizes for the best costumes.

Oct 31, 9.30pm; RMB100 (presale), RMB120 (at the door). The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets.

Oct 31: Halloween Buffet Dinner and Spooky Maze

Spooky Maze
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Indulge in a frighteningly fabulous All Hallows’ Eve feast and party on October 31 at the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. Enjoy a Halloween-themed dinner buffet at the Market Café before heading up to The Bar on the 47th floor to enter the Spooky Maze... if you dare. Entry to the Spooky Maze party includes a drink ticket good for a Halloween-themed cocktail or glass of Champagne and one welcome drink.

Click here or scan the QR code below to make a reservation for the Halloween Dinner Buffet:

Halloween Buffet

Click here or scan the QR code below to make a reservation for the Spooky Maze Halloween Party:

Spooky Maze

Oct 31, 5pm-late. Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. See event listings. Tickets: Halloween Dinner Buffet, Spooky Maze Party.

Nov 1: Haunted on the Huangpu

Haunted on the Huangpu
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Haunted on the Huangpu is back for an epic Halloween boat party on November 1! Dance the night away as you cruise up and down the Huangpu, with the gorgeous Shanghai skyline serving as the backdrop for a truly spook-tacular evening. Sponsored by Goose Island Beer Company and Absolut Vodka, the boat will feature DJ sets from Popasuda, DJ Yomi and Leo Chiodaroli. And of course, there will be costume contests, with the winner receiving a trip to Boracay! Meanwhile, the best group costume will win a full dining experience at The House of Roosevelt.

Nov 1, 7.30pm-late, RMB258-498. See event listing. Scan the QR code on the flyer to book tickets.

Nov 2: BUDX Freak Out 2019

BUDX Freak Out
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China’s biggest Halloween warehouse rave is back! The fifth annual Halloween bash welcomes all you ravers, party people and freaks to their Evil Circus. Just like every year, there will be an action packed lineup of DJs and rappers like Herobust, Svdden Death, K?D, ATLiens and Fat Nick. But wait, there’s more. In line with the evil circus theme, there will be all sorts of games, monsters and more to keep the party going into the wee hours. So get your party crew together and bust out your best costumes because this is going to be one hell of a Halloween party.

Sat Nov 2, 7pm-3am; RMB260 (presale until Oct 24), RMB300 (from Oct 25-Nov 2). 壹秀现场 (2/F, Building 2, 569 Shilong Rd, Xuhui). See event listingPurchase tickets here

Until Nov 3: Halloween at Shanghai Disney Resort

Halloween at Shanghai Disney

Image courtesy of Shanghai Disney Resort

Magical Halloween surprises are coming to Shanghai Disney Resort from now until November 3, including new entertainment shows, frightfully good food and beverages and magical merchandise. The resort will also be celebrating the spookiest of seasons with its first ever late-night Halloween party on October 31, complete with fun party zones, new Disney villains and much, much more! This Halloween, guests are invited to unleash their wicked fun side at Shanghai Disney Resort with their family and friends!

For more details, click here.

Until Nov 3. Shanghai Disney Resort. Visit www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en to book tickets.

And Even More Events...

For even more Halloween fun for all ages going on around town, make sure to check out our Halloween event listings

Where to Buy a Halloween Costume

Last-Minute Costume Ideas for Halloween
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Halloweekend is rapidly approaching. If you’re still in need of a costume, thMart has you covered.

They’ve got a collection of costumes for both kids and adults available for delivery all over China, so hurry up and place your order right now to ensure your delivery arrives in time! 

Click here for some last-minute Halloween costume ideas.

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