WHAT: Midnight Museum Party (Oct. 30, 8 p.m.) WHERE: Ayala Museum, Makati. WHY: If you’re more on the adventure-seeking side of Halloween, Ayala Museum presents its Midnight Museum Mysteries, where guests can play detective and find a series of clues to solve different puzzles inside the gallery.
WHAT: Assemblage: The Court of the Owls (Oct. 30, 7 p.m.). WHERE: World Trade Center, Ortigas. WHY: Tomorrowland 2015 DJs Thomas Newton, FTAMPA, and Tom Swoon headline the “first ever indoor Halloween party with such an extensive lineup.” Local acts like Sai Dy, Everyday People, and Funky Avy are also set to perform.
WHAT: Eastwood City Halloween Party (Oct. 30, 7 p.m.). WHERE: Eastwood City Central Plaza. WHY: TV junkies get to enjoy a ‘The Walking Dead’-inspired horror house. The TERMINUS Haunted Horror House will feature a maze-like design that guests can navigate to escape the zombies coming after them. The maze will run until Nov. 2.
WHAT: Today X Future Halloween Party: Heroes vs. Villains (Oct 30, 8 p.m.). WHERE: Today X Future, Cubao. WHY: In what might be the biggest hipster spooky gathering of the season, Today X Future’s Halloween bash just requires one rule: “Don’t come as you are.” The versus theme also carries over to the DJ sets. Expect Jujin Samonte vs. Salad Day, and Kill Your Boyfriend vs. Chona Mae, to name a few.
WHAT: Vinyasa Fright Night (Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.). WHERE: Urban Ashram Yoga branches (Pasig, Makati, and Bonifacio High Street). WHY: If practicing yoga in your scariest costume sounds like a good idea, ditch your yoga pants for this Halloween-themed yoga session for a chance to win a yoga gift pack.
WHAT: Bellevue Strikes Back (Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Bellevue Manila, Alabang. WHY: Turn your family members into your makeshift ‘Star Wars’ troop in this Jedi-inspired Halloween event. For just P990 net, enjoy a snack buffet, fun and games, and a loot bag.
WHAT: House of Villains (Oct. 31, 10 a.m.). WHERE. Infinity Ballroom, F1 Hotel Manila, Bonifacio Global City. WHY: Halloween parties during the day may not be a bad idea after all. Treat your kids to a nice brunch while getting to enjoy booths for balloon twisting, glitter tattoo, donut decoration, and face painting.
WHAT: Angels and Demons (Oct. 31, 6 p.m.). WHERE: Sage Bar at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. WHY: Dress up as either an angel or a demon to enjoy a more refined kind of fright night over tapas and cocktails. The most dramatic costume will get a chanNCe to win an overnight stay for two at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
WHAT: Night of Thrones, The Palace Halloween Ball (Oct. 31, 8 p.m.). WHERE: The Palace at Bonifacio Global City. WHY: Get an all access pass to Valkyrie, The Palace Pool Club and the newly launched Revel club as they transform both places into the King's Landing in ‘Game of Thrones.' More than the costumes, the night’s cause for excitement will be the set of international DJ Quintino.
WHAT: Black Market Third Annual Halloween Ball (Oct. 31, 10 p.m.). WHERE: Black Market, Makati. WHY: Now on its third year, Black Market’s annual Halloween Ball opens its doors to the public for free as long as you’re in costume. International DJ/VJ Jasmine Solano and Jess Milner front the list of DJs to play.
WHAT: The Halloween Ball (Oct. 31, 10 p.m.) WHERE: Chaos Manila, Pasay. WHY: Go to a Playboy-themed party where Halloween becomes an excuse to dress your most sexiest. The most daring costume gets to win a VIP table on the spot and a bottle of premium liquor. Worth dressing—or undressing—up for? Your call.
WHAT: Inferno: Hell Night in Paradise (Oct. 31, 10 p.m.). WHERE: Paradis Manila, New World Makati. WHY: Hell breaks looks with international DJ Alchemic Storm playing in the background. Come in your most ghoulish outfits
WHAT: Enchanted Skye (Oct. 31, 9 p.m.). WHERE: Skye Lounge Roofdeck Bar, Bonifacio High Street. WHY: Another roof deck bar party suggestion is Skye Lounge’s enchanted forest-themed Halloween, where everyone is encouraged to come in his or her spookiest mythical creature-inspired costumes. British DJs J.U.L.Z and Jake Dawson will be dropping the beats.
WHAT: A Black Party to Remember (Oct. 29, 9 p.m.). WHERE: Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge at Marco Polo Ortigas. WHY: See the cityscape 45 floors up in Vu’s sky bar. Guests are encouraged to come in their chicest black zombie attires for a chance to win hotel vouchers and dining gift certificates.
WHAT: Haunted Candy Factory—A Halloween Spectacle (Oct. 31, 2 p.m.). WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Crimson Hotel, Alabang. WHY: Treats have always been for the kids—and that goes to you kids-at-heart. Crimson Hotel turns their Grand Ballroom into one huge candy factory for kids with a mini theater showing ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’
WHAT: Scout Magazine’s AllHallowTide Halloween Party (Oct. 29, 7 p.m.). WHERE: The Axon at Green Sun, Makati. WHY: Party it out with Manila’s cool kids at this Halloween party that also doubles as an exhibit featuring 40 local artists like Dante Cruz, James Esguerra, and Marcushiro. Also enjoy performances by The Zombettes and Motherbass, to name a few.
WHAT: Halloween at #RevelatThePalace (Oct 29, 9 p.m.). WHERE: Revel at The Palace, Bonifacio Global City. WHY: Kick off the Halloween weekend at the launch of Revel, the newest luxury nightclub and lounge inside The Palace POOL CLUB’s compound.
Manila’s Halloween weekend is sure as hell packed with themed parties, which shifts the question from just “where” to “which one, exactly?” We list down some of the most happening Halloween parties in the metro to make sure you get a full night’s worth of terror and fun.
Click through the slideshow above to see 17 of the best Halloween parties happening this weekend!
Photo courtesy of Vu’s Sky Bar
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