(I will be updating the list every now and then so feel free to check it again)
In the Philippines, Halloween before didn’t have adults and kids wearing costumes. Halloween was a time to remember and honor our dead relatives and friends where families go to cemeteries (some overnight) and offer prayers. It is also a family gathering of some sort too where you meet other relatives who visit the dead. But as time passed, people have been dressing up and so as their kids for trick or treat events in the country. Well, mostly trick or treat has been a practice for kids here in the Philippines now. I personally don’t go to costume parties of adults since I find it a reason to flaunt your adventurous self. I still need to be convinced. Not a fan of it but I have friends who dress up for halloween parties in clubs and bars around. Whatever gives us fun and entertainment 🙂
Are you ready to dress your kids up and enjoy? Sharing my top picks and my list of the activities around Metro Manila this 2016. Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends with you! Have fun making wonderful memories!
Suite & Treat
Where: Aruga at The Grove (Room 2212, Tower D, Aruga by Rockwell, C5, Pasig Ciy
Date, Time: October 10-29, 2016
Activities and Price:
Book your suite at Aruga at the Grove this October and get a complimentary pass on the many Halloween activities!
More details: Pre-register now at (02) 818-0000 or email your schedule and stay dates at email@example.com
Once Upon a Time in Rockwell: An Enchanting Halloween Celebration
Where: Powerplant Mall, Makati City at South Court and Plaza Rotonda (near Zara)
Date, Time: October 29, 2pm -5pm
Activities and Price: Games, trick or treat, and more at P350 per person. Limited slots only.
More details: call 09178848912 or click here
Pirates and Pixies Halloween Party on the High Seas
Where: F1 Hotel Manila, BGC at the Infinity Ballroom
Date, Time: October 29, 10am to 2pm
Activities and Price: Access to trick or treat stations with giveaways from sponsors, photo booth, balloon twisting, donut decorating, restaurant discounts, and a lot more!
To purchase, go to F All Day Dining Restaurant located at the 3rd level of the hotel from 7AM to 7PM at P988 nett per person inclusive of brunch. Kids below 2 years old are free of charge.
More details: call (02) 9087888 or visit their website here
The Curse of Darkness, A Kiddie Halloween Party
Where: Eastwood Richmond Hotel at the hotel’s ballroom
Date, Time: October 30, 1:30pm to 5pm
Activities and Price: Merienda buffet with drink, assorted snack stations (popcorn, cotton candy, cupcake), magic show, games, glitter tattoo, photo booth, access to the House of Darkness, loot bag, and best costume contest at P700 nett per person
More details: call (02) 5707777 or like them here
Spooky Family Halloween Party at Diamond Hotel
Where: Diamond Hotel, Manila at the Diamond Ballroom
Date, Time: October 30, 10am to 2pm
Activities and Price: Trick or Treat, face painting, glitter tattoo, arts and crafts, photo booth, food stations, raffle draw at P980 nett per person (with snack box and goodies)
More details: Facebook page
The Mad Hatter’s Halloween Tea Party
Where: Shangri-La Plaza Mall
Date, Time: October 22 (Registration starts on October 8, from 10am – 5pm at the mall’s Administration Office)
Activities and Price: Halloween Tea Party open to kids from ages 1 – 12 years old. Only 300 participants may be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis at Php 550 per person
More details: Click here
Creepy Circus Kids Halloween Party
Where: Acacia Hotel at Grand Acacia Ballroom
Date, Time: October 31, 11 am to 2:30 pm
Activities and Price: Parlor games, entertainment, brunch buffet, goodie bags, Trick or Treat, and raffle at Php1,050 per person (free for 2 years and below)
More details: click here
HARRY POTTER Trick or Treat Crimson School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
Where: Crimson Hotel Filinvest Muntinlupa City
Date, Time: October 29, 2pm Onwards
Activities and Price: Magic show, games, prizes, trick or treat and Harry Potter film showing, costume contest at P998 per person (entrance, food and loot bags). Kids ages 2 and below are free of charge (no food and loot bags)
More details: For inquiries, please contact Yelle of Events at (02) 863 2222 local 1204, mobile phone 0998 590 0435 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mighty Comicon, A Halloween Bash 2016
Where: Vivere Hotel, Vivere Ballroom
Date, Time: October 29, 10am-2pm
Activities and Price: Kiddie Concert, Loot Bags, and Lunch Buffet.
Ticket Prices: Adult – Php 700 and Child – Php 900
Halloween Adventure with Pororo the Little Penguin
Where: Novotel Manila Araneta Center (General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City)
Date, Time:October 30, 2 pm
Activities and Price: Halloween show, kiddie film, trick-or-treating
Fee: Php1,500 for kids one year and below plus one companion, Php1,500 for kids over 1 year old and for adults
Spooky Monstercation 2016
Where: EDSA Shangri-La (1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong)
Date, Time: October 30, 12 pm to 5 pm
Activities and Price: Grand parade, magic show, mini musical, maze room, face painting, trick or treating, movie screening, arts and crafts booths, play area, photo booth, games and raffle draws
Fee: Php2,000 per person, inclusive of snack buffet and loot bags. The first fifty people to purchase a ticket will also get a discount for custom-made costumes made by Bumblebee & Company
More details:633 8888 local 2895 or email email@example.com
Where: Dreamworks’ DreamPlay at City of Dreams Manila (Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Ave., Entertainment City, Roxas Blvd, Paranaque)
Date, Time: October 22-31, November 1-2
Activity and Price: Trick-or-treating, games, film viewing, costume contest
Fee: Passes start at Php680.
More details: (02) contact 8080909
Monster Misfit Halloween 2016
Where: The Bellevue Manila, Tower Ballroom
Date, Time: October 29, !pm
Activity and Price: Meet these incredibly talented Monster Misfits and more at P990 nett per person
More details: (632) 771-8181
KidZania Manila Treasure Trove
Where: KidZania Manila, Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Date, Time: October 28-31
1. Come in a treasure hunter costume and get your free one (1) treasure treat during your visit. Treats may be claimed at the registration table in the Main Square.
2. All CitiZens can join the special Treasure Hunt at the KidZania Treasure-trove in the Main Square. To sign up, just present your PaZZport at the registration table.
3. You will each be given a set amount of time inside the treasure-trove. Hunt for and collect as much treasure as you can before time runs out. Finders keepers!
AMOUNT OF TIME
4. Special treasure items await the luckiest of treasure hunters. Hunt for the specially marked balls and test your luck for a chance to win great treasures!
5. For safety reasons, child visitors below seven (7) years old must be accompanied by an adult companion inside the treasure trove.
6. You will receive a special stamp on your PaZZport after completing the activity.
More details: Kidzania Manila website
Where: Dusit Thani Manila’s Mayuree 2
Date, Time: October 30, 1:30 PM
Activities and Price:
Be awed with the Mystical Magician, charm the dwellers with the Best in Costume Contest, have a thrill with our Trick or Treat, be fascinated with the Art Activities, and amazing raffle prizes await!
Two ways to join:
The 1st 100 kids availing of the Crossover Sunday Brunch on Oct. 30 will automatically have access to the event.
Walk-in rate of PHP800 net per kid with 1 accompanying adult, includes packed snack for the kid (limited to 100 kids)
More details: Reservations required. For inquiries, call Restaurant Reservations at 238 8888 local 8430, 8838 and 8841
Astoria Halloween Go 2016
Where: Astoria Greenbelt and Astoria Plaza Ortigas
Date, Time: October 23, starting at 9am
Activities and Price:
Tickets are available for only P 850 nett for children aged 3 years and above. This includes special snack buffet, loot bags, participation in games and raffle draws. Companion tickets are available for only P 420 nett
More details:For ticket reservations and inquiries, please call 687.1111 (loc 8064 or 8065)
Have a Boo-tiful Night at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Where: Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Date, Time: October 28 – November 2, 2016
Activities and Price:
Stay in our Deluxe Room for only Php 4,599++ and get the following:
-Buffet Breakfast for two
-Halloween Loot Bags
-Halloween Kiddie Play Pack
-Meet and greet with Topham from Thomas and Friends (Oct. 29 & 30, 2016)
-Free face painting on Oct. 29, 2016
More details: call (02) 6337222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boni’s Adventure In the Woods: A Halloween Party
Where: Shangri-La at the Fort
Date, Time: October 30
Activities and Price: Great food, awesome games, a costume competition and a trick-or-treat adventure like no other.
More details: For more information, call (02) 820 0888 ext. 7735
There’s so much to choose from. Pick what suits your kid’s interests and it will be part of their childhood memories. But don’t forget that halloween means honoring our dead loved ones during All Soul’s Day (November 2) and the saints during All Saint’s Day (November 1). Don’t forget to teach the true meaning of the occasion to your children. They will pass it on to the next generation. Offer prayers for the souls and the saints.
We can’t wait to celebrate this year with 2 kiddos!
Happy Halloween! 🙂