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Halloween in Bangkok: Parties, pub crawls and kid’s stuff
The best places to get your freak on in the city this weekend. Costumes optional
Bangkok is bursting with Halloween celebrations this year, whether you’re looking for a frighteningly huge blowout or something tame for the kids.
Here are our top weekend picks:
Spirits of Khao San Road
Khao San Road has been a Halloween hot spot for years, but this is the first year the backpacker haven is holding an official Halloween festival.
The whole road will be turned into a giant freak fest from October 29-31, featuring haunted houses and DJs including Soma, Trasher and CMYK. Parties are from 7 p.m. to late. For more info, check out their Facebook page.
Lady Gaga Halloween Party
VIE Bar at Bangkok’s Vie Hotel is holding a Lady Gaga Halloween Party on October 30. The DJ will naturally be spinning plenty of Gaga hits, while the bar is serving cocktails with names like the Monster Margarita, Pumpkin Martini, Vampire Bite and Witches Brew.
There’ll also be a chance to win prizes including a night in a VIE Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Suite for the guest with the best Lady Gaga costume.
117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road, Bangkok. Tel: +66 (0) 2309 3939
Sasin's 27th Halloween Party
Held annually by Sasin MBA students of Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, this year's party will be the biggest yet, promise organizers. The party will be held on Saturday, October 30, at Sasin campus on Soi Chula 12 under the theme "Angels and Demons", from 7 p.m. till 2 a.m.
Highlights include three freaky zones -- Heaven/Hell/Garden of Eden -- and performers like Potato and DJ Knatz. Tickets are 800 baht per person at the door. For more info, visit www.sasin.edu.
Day of the Dead at Bed Supperclub
Bed Supperclub is holding a Halloween night “Day of the Dead” party in honor of the annual Mexican celebration.
Before the nightclub’s house DJs hit the deck they are offering a four-course set dinner for 1,888 baht at 8 p.m.
26 Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, BTS: Nana. Tel: +66 (0)2 651 3537
Suk 11 Pub Crawl
Friday night there’s a special Halloween-themed pub crawl starting at Bed Supperclub at 9 p.m. before moving to Q Bar and then Nest.
Check out their Facebook event page for more info.
Q Bar Halloween Fun House
Q Bar is celebrating Halloween the entire weekend with three nights of carnival carnage complete with clowns, circus freaks and cotton candy.
Admission is 700 baht, which includes free drinks. Visit Qbarbangkok.com for more info.
Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, BTS: Nana. Tel: +66 (0)2 252 3274
Bangkok might be better known for its late-night Halloween events, but there are a few events catering to kids this weekend. Here are the top three.
Eclipse Halloween Party at Funarium
Bangkok’s favorite indoor playground, Funarium, is hosting a massive Halloween party on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Events include ghost stories, a glow in the dark disco, fancy dress contest and treasure hunt. Admission starts at 250 baht per person. Visit Funarium.co.th for more info.
111/1 Sukumvit 26 (behind Carrefour, Rama IV). Tel: +66 (0)2 665 6555
Charl E. Changs
Bangkok’s newest restaurant and fun park for kids -- think Chuck E. Cheese’s, obviously -- is hosting two Halloween parties on Saturday and Sunday.
There are door prizes and prizes for best costumes, as well as a haunted house and trick-or-treating. More at www.charlechangs.com.
275/15 Sathupradit Road. Tel: +66 (0)2 212 594
Scream for Charity
Father Joe's Mercy Centre (100/11 Kae-ha Klong Toey 4) is hosting the 8th Annual “Scream for Charity” Event on Saturday, providing edutainment to local underprivileged children while raising community awareness.
The aim of the event is to give underprivileged Thai children from various orphanages and child support centers a chance to interact and enjoy events like trick-or-treaking, a haunted house face painting and more.
All are welcome to join. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.english-solutions.com/halloween/ for more info.