2018 Ultimate Guide to Halloween: Costumes, Parties & Trick or Treating

ShekouDaily   |   October 23, 2018

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, we have plenty of events and activities taking place starting this weekend and even some extending into or taking place just on Halloween day. As usual, we’ll continue to update this page with new items as they become available so be sure to check back often and or before going out.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Where to Buy Halloween Gear

If you haven’t found the perfect costume yet, you may still have time to buy it off taobao. If not, here’s a list of places across Shenzhen to get your halloween gear.

Shekou Walmart

Hours of Operation: 7:00-23:00. Phone: 2681-6711 / 0755-26816712. Location: Nanhai Dadao and Dongbin Road, SHEKOU. Address in Chinese: 蛇口沃尔玛(深圳市蛇口南海大道和东滨路交汇处)

Carrefour (Houhai)

Hours of Operation: 8:00-22:30. Phone: 3302-2308. Location: Poly Culture Square -1 floor (Near The Kempinski Hotel). Address in Chinese: 家乐福保利店(南山区文心五路与海德一道交汇处保利文化广场负一楼)

Sungang Warehouse (Luohu)

Yes, I know this is far but if you’re really into Halloween you may want to pay this place a visit. They have the widest selection of Halloween paraphernalia in town! Hours of Operation: 9-19:00. Phone: 8242-1119. Location: Number 10000, 1st Floor, Building B, Number 3, Baoan North Road, Luohu. (Pictured Above) Address in Chinese: 笋岗文具玩具礼品批发市场B栋1楼(罗湖区宝安北路1025)

Mao Yuan Wen Ju Dian (Shekou)

For those that couldn’t make up their minds or just wanted to wait until the last minute, there’s a stationary shop at #81 Hai Chang Street that sells various masks and other items that can be used to put together a fast and easy costume. Hours of Operation: 9am-9pm. Phone: 26682901. Address in Chinese: 蛇口海昌街81号


Trick or Treating Trails

Each year, ShekouDaily organizes a self-guided “Trick or Treating Trail” so that children can enjoy the time-honored Halloween traditions right here in Shekou. This year, 22 businesses have so far confirmed they will be available to provide children (in costume) with treats! Since Halloween falls on a Wednesday, many schools and children’s groups have let us know that their kids plan to dress up in costume on various days starting from Friday. So, to help as many children as possible have a good time, our 5th Annual Trick or Treating Trail of Shekou will be available Friday October 26th, Saturday the 27th, Sunday the 28th and Wednesday October 31st! (Note: Not all businesses will be able to provide treats every one of the above days so please check the dates below). Be sure to scan the QR Code in the map below for addresses or to see the latest version as new places are added almost daily.

7th Annual Family Friendly Halloween Party in Futian

If you’d like to take the kids out Trick or Treating but don’t feel like coming down to Shekou, visit the 7th Annual Family Friendly Halloween Party in Futian. Saturday October 27th at 7pm. Children in costume get free snacks, beverages and treats. There will be live music playing children’s tunes, games, a dance contest and costume awards. Specials for mom and dad too. Bring the whole family. Xpats is conveniently located in the Futian Central Business District (CBD) of Shenzhen. Convention & Exhibition subway station, Exit-B. Ground floor, North East corner of Central Walk Shopping center. 8280-1352. Click here for more details.

Kid-Friendly Halloween Party at The Cavalier
Cavalier is hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday the 27th with plenty of activities for kids; including a freaky feel box, a Halloween prop portrait, and a lollipop lucky dip. They will also provide one free drink for adults wearing costumes beginning at 5:00pm. They’ll have free food as well for everyone from 5:00pm. They’re doing this all for free as it’s their first annual Halloween party. Children of all ages are welcome! Coastal Rose Garden 2 #54

Halloween Make & Take Prep Party

While the kids are busy getting ready and making chocolate candies, the parent will enjoy beverages and snacks and are invited to make some naturally soothing blends to help the kids digest and sleep better after the sugar rush. At the Shekou Net Valley Management & Service Center for Expats 蛇口科技大厦二期B座(南海大道1057). Contact Bruno at 13554764791 for more information.

Above are just a few examples. For a complete list of Halloween events for kids & adultsclick here.

Events for Adults

Halloween Bar Crawl!

Kick It is having their 3rd Halloween Bar Crawl in Shenzhen on Saturday October 27th! Get into costume and come join us as we move together as a group from bar to bar and have a great time while making new fiends! We’re starting the crawl at 5pm at Luna Bar, then to George and Dragon British Pub, followed by Kabir’s, then Baia Burger Concept. You must have a ticket to attend. Limited to 100 people. Each ticket is ¥30. Scan the QR Code in the poster below to purchase tickets, or contact Cam, WeChat ID: ‘elcamo’ or click here for more details. (NOTE: Kabir’s replaced BOA as the third stop).

Halloween Costume Contest, Games & Party

Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a chance to win up to 1,800 RMB in cash and other prizes, and enjoy hair raising live music, and sinful games at X-TA-SEA’s Halloween Party Saturday October 27th! Click here for more details. First floor, inside the Minghua Cruise Ship in Sea World. 2686.7649.

The Scariest Halloween Party in Town @Terrace

Come to Terrace from Oct. 27th – 31st to take part in ‘The Scariest Halloween Party In Town’. They’ll have Best Costume prize, Free Face – Painting, Special Halloween Cocktails, live music, dancing and more! Click here for more info. Second floor, above the Starbucks, in Sea World.

6-Day Halloween Celebration & Specials at Jolly Roger Bar

Come celebrate Halloween at Jolly Roger Whiskey & Cocktail Bar with these three fantastic deals… FIRST: From October 26th to the 28th… Anyone dressed in costume & make-up can enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Drinks ALL Day (10am-1am) on ANY drink in the menu! SECOND: Enjoy FREEFLOW Drinks for just 198/Person from 8PM on Sunday the 28th! Includes everything on this menu here. THIRD: From the 29th to the 31st, enjoy the extended famous Buy 1 Get 1 FREE happy hour from 10am to 10pm! Click here for more details. Gateway one shopping mall, L1, No. 105 (Across Xinghua Road from the Sea World McDonalds) 17722601098

Terror in the Woods – Eden Garden Costume Contest

31 Oct 2018, 7pm —12 midnight. Costume competition for a chance to win a one-night stay at the Hilton and many other great prizes! Price: RMB 100/ seat. They did an amazing job last year with their decorations and treats. I can’t wait to see what it looks like this year. Early bird price CNY 80/seat (Valid to 30 Oct 2018). 2162 8888. 16th Floor of the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel.

Above are just a few examples. For a complete list of Halloween events for kids & adultsclick here.

Remember to check back before the big day for the latest information. There are sure to be more events popping up throughout the week.