If you’re a huge fan of Halloween like I am and you’re not attending the huge annual Halloween celebration in Maui, then Oahu is the place to be. Those who love to dress up won’t be short of Halloween activities on Oahu. From large celebrations along the Waikiki strip, to smaller venues with music and costume contests at bars and restaurants, there’s plenty of Halloween action on Oahu. People like to dress up in Hawaii, but of course there’s always those people who go out as themselves. But if you like to dress up, hop in the fun and even if you didn’t pack a costume in your suitcase Hawaii Walmarts have costumes, Party City in Honolulu is a great option, and even Longs Drugstores, among other random places. Below are a couple photos of your’s truly. I love Halloween so much that I’ve enjoyed dressing up as a hillbilly for the last two years. Also below is a list of some Halloween events happening around the island.
Polynesian Cultural Center’s Haunted Lagoon – This annual Halloween show takes place at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie each year, and is highly regarded as one of the scariest experiences in the islands. If you’ve seen The Ring, you can use your imagination to apply to the story surrounding the haunted lagoons of the park. Tickets $25 adults/$20 children ($40/$35 for “fast pass”).
Oahu Ghost Tours Orbs of Oahu “Graveyard Shift Tour” – Special Halloween driving tour starts with pickups in Waikiki at 11:15 pm Sunday night, October 30th and ends around 4:00 am Halloween morning. $66 per person, adults only. Includes a souvenir t-shirt.
Terror Town Hawaii 2011 – Featuring an entire haunted town, including the Horrific Hospital, Gory Grocery Store, Jumpy Jailhouse and Murderous Mortuary. Weekends through October 31st at Barbers Point, Admission $15.
Haunted Stadium Halloween Event- Aloha Stadium will be transformed Halloween weekend into a maze of 4 halls and 10 haunted rooms. Tickets are $12 presale or $15 at the door. Visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace during the month of October, save your tickets and receive $2.50 off daytime admission or $1.00 off nighttime admission to the Haunted Stadium.
10/29 – Nuuanu Hallowbaloo block party – This block party will shut down Nuuanu Avenue in downtown Honolulu starting at 5pm and going until the bars in the surrounding areas send everyone home.
10/4 – 10/9 – Masters of Horror at the Doris Duke Theater – Get into the Halloween spirit in early October by taking in a classic film such as A Clockwork Orange, Rosemary’s Baby, or The Shining at the Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Ticket prices and showtimes vary.
10/22 – Crazy Sexy Ghoul- This wildly popular annual party is a benefit for Make-A-Wish Hawaii, thrown by the Slopes of Diamondhead Hui each October. Held on the weekend before Halloween, tickets are $20 for men and free for the ladies, in order to ensure a good mix of beautiful people. Last year they had 2400 attendees and raised almost $13,000 for the chairty. Invite only, or sign up on their FB page.