Why can’t Halloween always fall on weekends? This year, Halloween falls on a Tuesday night, but that probably will not stop people from having a great time and staying out late. Here are a few places worth dressing up for on October 31.
Before you turn Halloween into an evening of grown-up fun, make sure you take the kids out to get their snacks. Door-to-door trick-or-treating is always an option, but here are other fun ways to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.
Trick-or-Treating at Kahala Mall
From 4:30 to 6 p.m., participating retailers, designated by balloons in front of the various establishments, will be giving away treats to customers in the comfort of an air-conditioned shopping center. DJ Kool E will spin some spooktacular music at Center Stage for some family-friendly fun.
4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 732-7736
Pumpkin Pa’ina at SALT at Our Kaka’ako
Trick-or-treat while shopping at the open-air SALT at Our Kaka’ako, as participating merchants will be giving away treats for the kids from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A complimentary Pumpkin Pa’ina tote bag will be given away to each child, while supplies last. That will make stashing all the goodies so much easier. Then, there will be carnival games and a passport adventure to “unearth” hidden treasures, while supplies last.
SALT at Our Kaka’ako
691 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 521-4578
Haunted Halloween at International Market Place
Trick-or-treat around the mall from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. while taking photos with some dressed-up characters. There will also be a balloon artist contorting some fun creations for free on level 1 at Queen’s Court.
International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 921-0536
Pearlridge Center Candy Crawl
Another indoor trick-or-treating option on the West Side is at Pearlridge’s Mauka and Wai Makai wings, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy indoor trick-or-treating with your keiki in Pearlridge Center’s Mauka and Wai Makai wings. There will also be a keiki costume contest.
98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI
Phone: (808) 488-0981
Halloween Magic Show & Trick-or-Treating at Ka Makana Ali‘i
Another destination on the West side featuring store-to-store trick-or-treating is Ka Makana Ali’i. Start the evening with a Halloween magic show with Kaulana Chang from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Then, Chang will continue the fun as a DJ with some themed music throughout the trick-or-treating session from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Ka Makana Ali’i
91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI
Phone: (808) 628-4800
After the kids have been satisfied with a year’s supply of candies, the adults can head out in their own costumes for a night of partying. Here are a few spots to get you started.
Buho Cocina y Cantina’s BOO-HOO Halloween 2023
Taco Tuesday just got so much better. From 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., the Waikiki rooftop restaurant Buho Cocina y Cantina will have its taco stand all night long, with special Halloween-themed drinks, and a live DJ from 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Be sure to go in costume, as there will be a Dia De Los Muertos Costume Contest for a prize of $2,000, so you can Uber just about everyone back home.
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2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Deck.’s Halloween on Deck.
Deck. on the third floor of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel is featuring a free photo booth from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Simply pop by in costume to capture that special moment in time, and consider sticking around to enjoy one of the themed cocktails available all month long.
150 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 556-2435
Hyatt Regency Waikiki’s Halloween at the Hyatt
Themed “Celebrities in the Night,” Hyatt Regency Waikiki’s Halloween party from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. will feature one of Waikiki’s biggest costume contests with $2,000 in prizes. Dance the night and part of the morning away with a live DJ. General admission is $15, with VIP admission set at $30. Ages 21 and up.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
2424 Kalakaua Avenue (entrance to party on Koa Avenue)
Phone: (808) 923-1234
Ice Monster is teaming up with Ghost Bus creator Michaelty Yamaguchi to create two spooky-themed shave ice desserts available until the end of October. Try the Spooky Mango or Spooky Sesame limited edition shave ice, or any other shave ice on the menu, and get free entry into the “Ghost Booth” created by Yamaguchi to get your spoon. There will also be a photo op station in the shop to commemorate your costumes. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Ice Monster >> Get a special offer!
2255 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 762-3192
And in case you are jonesing for a late-night snack, there are a bunch of places open late, such as Il Gelato, which is open until 10:00 p.m., and Sam’s Kitchen, known for garlic shrimp and steaks, which operates until 1:00 a.m. Just don’t blame us if your fellow co-worker calls in sick on November 1. So, hope you stay safe and please plan to have someone drive you home if you plan to drink on October 31.