Shanghai loves Halloween! Check out this monster of a list – there is endless seasonal fun happening in the city this Halloween. Scroll on down for all the spooky stuff shaking down.
2015 Halloween Tribute
Shanghai’s annual Halloween tribute show returns with locally-based musicians dressing up as some of their favourite acts for a night of covers. This year, members of Jackanapes, The Machinery of Other Skeletons and XXYY will appear as The Offspring, Hitobashira will be Marilyn Manson, Spill Your Guts are doing Andrew W.K. and The Arcbane will do their best Cannibal Corpse impression. Ought to be a killer night.
Date: 31 Oct 2015 Sat 21:00
Venue: Yuyintang livehouse
1933 Halloween Ghost Town
If you’re going to throw a huge Halloween party in Shanghai, there can be few better locations than at a former abattoir. Organisers of this event at 1933 are claiming it will be ‘Shanghai’s biggest ghost town’, though presumably they mean it’ll be a huge space packed full of people dressed as ghosts and ghouls rather than a big empty venue. Details are fairly scarce at the moment, but check back soon for further information on what to expect.
Date: 31 Oct 2015 Sat 19:33 – midnight
Venue: 1933 Old Millfun
Price: 50/38RMB (presale)
2015 Halloween Shanghai Theme Party: Scary Monsters
MAO gets a Halloween makeover with all sorts of ghost and ghouly-themed fun and games, plus not one but three sets from locally-based rockers Limousine. Yikes!
Date: 31 Oct 2015 Sat 14:30 – 23:30
Venue: 1933 Old Millfun
Price: MAO Livehouse
Matinee: 160/138RMB (presale)
Night: 180/148RMB (presale)
Fumin Lu Italian bar Mandi Mandi hosts a special night of Halloween fun with an all-you-can-drink deal from 6.30-10.30pm for 180RMB. They’ll knock 20RMB off that price if you come in costume and there’ll also be a special themed buffet with dishes including pumpkin gnocchi – yum! This should be a good starting point before you hit up the major Halloween parties.
Date: 31 Oct 2015 Sat 18:30 – 22:30
Venue: Mandi Mandi
Price: 180/160RMB (in costume)
Happy Valley’s Halloween Carnival
Ever bemoaned the fact that Halloween only takes place on one night of the year? Happy Valley’s got the answer, with their annual Halloween carnival this year lasting for 33 nights. Expect live performances, giveaways and a wide range of activities led by performers in outlandish costumes.
There are day time activities, but things get considerably spookier after 5.30pm.
Date: 13 Oct 2015 – 11 Nov 10:00 – 17:30; 17:30 – 23:00
Venue: Happy Valley
Price: 230RMB for adults / 120RMB for children below 1.5m