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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Melbourne 2017

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Updated: 11 October 2017
Teeming with ghoulish delight, these hair-raising Halloween events are likely to haunt your memories long after the spirits go silent. From a menacing maze to a movie marathon, a blood-curdling cruise to a frightful festival, these are the most fearsomely fun Halloween events in Melbourne.
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Luna Dark

Friday 27 – Tuesday 31, October

Step through Mr. Moon’s menacing grin if you dare and enter Luna Dark – Melbourne’s biggest Halloween costume party. Watch out for roaming performers, play the Wizz Fizz Monster Bash game and enter the Circus of Screams – a 3-D walk-through maze experience. You can even ride your favourite “Carn-Evil” attractions through the night, and the best-dressed ghouls can win prizes. Returning to play their spine-chilling music is rockabilly band The Strays.

18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC Australia + 61 3 9525 5033

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Fright Night at Hedgend Maze

Immerse yourself in a living nightmare at Hedgend Maze. Now in its fourth year, Fright Night invites you to take a candlelight stroll through the 20-acre park where you’ll encounter disturbingly gruesome scenes. Fright Night also dares you to enter the giant 1.2 kilometre (3/4 of a mile) maze where the most petrifying Hollywood Horrors await, lingering behind shadowy corners. Hedgend will also host a Halloween party featuring plenty of spooky family activities.

163 Albert Rd, Healesville VIC Australia+61 3 5962 3636

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Spooktober Halloween Festival

Friday 27 – Tuesday 31, October

Melbourne’s best Halloween Festival awakens for the fifth year of frights, and, this year, Spooktober will feature three sinister Haunted Houses, including the family-friendly Trick or Treat Manor and two after-dark experiences: Blood Manor and the terrifying Doll Factory. Enjoy free entry to Melbourne’s ultimate trick or treat trail, gorge yourself at the Food Truck Park and find liquid courage at the Drunken Pumpkin Bar. There are also plenty of games and amusements, and, as always, costumes are encouraged.

99A Carlisle St, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia + 61 3 9209 6777

Courtesy Spooktober Halloween Festival

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Hour Astor Spooktacular!

Saturday 28, October

Directed by your worst nightmare The Astor Theatre presents a 24-hour Spooktacular movie marathon. The frightful film lineup includes a 30th anniversary screening of The Monster Squad, plus The Gate, the 40th anniversary screening of the 35mm The Hills Have Eyes; you can also see The Beyond, Halloween 2, A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin, Effects, Blood Diner, Halloween 3, Waxwork, The Wraith, Leprechaun and other dreadful surprises.

1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9510 1414

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Halloween Ghost Cruise

Saturday 28, October

Captain Jeff and his salvage crew request the creepy company of Melbourne’s most dignified and deadly spirits to set sail aboard the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat. As you cruise through uncharted waters, you’ll discover the ghostly remains of a former Sydney ferry, thought to have been lost at sea; however, the vessel is not as deserted at it seems. House, R&B and Hip Hop DJs will accompany you on the cruise. The ship’s cantankerous crew will ensure that the spirits flow through the night.

Shed 14, Central Pier Harbour Esplanade Docklands VIC Australia

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Day of The Dead Fiesta

Friday 27, October

Shake your bones at Brown Alley’s Day of The Dead Fiesta and celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday with live Mariachi, a Day of The Dead Altar, a Day of the Dead photo booth and Spooktacular tequila cocktails. Brown Alley will raise the dead with two thumping rooms of music, including Latin electronica with Cumbia Massive Collective and Melbourne’s best electronica. There will also be a costume competition, so dress up in your best Día de Muertos attire.

585 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC Australia + 61 3 9670 8599