Gauteng Gets Even SCARIER! What to do Halloween 2018...
Gauteng doesn't need help to get more frightening... we have Nene and the petrol stations for that.
But we'll take any opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry!
Welcome to our Halloween Guide 2018...
Ghoulish Family Fun
Kids are already terrifying just on what they cost... is this really necessary?
1. Biogen Halloween Night Run
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018 from 19:15 – 21:30
Venue: PWC Bike Park, 1A Libertas Street & off Sloane Street, Bryanston, Sandton, Johanneburg.
Cost: Tickets cost between R50 – R120 per person. Click here to register.
Lace up your running shoes and grab the whole family for a night of spooky fun at the Biogen Halloween themed night trail run at PWC Bike Park. Choose an easy 5km or a more ambitious 8.5km run (gotta burn off that candy...) and the kids will have a blast with the trick or treat run. Make sure you dress up for the occasion, it is the spookiest time of the year after all. Online entries close on 25 October 2018 at 12:00, so hurry!
2. Killarney Country Club Kids Dress-Up Drive-In
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 18:00
Venue: Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
Cost: Tickets cost R100 per child. Adults watch movie free. Bookings can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This one is perfect for the kids! Killarney Country Club is hosting a Kids Dress-Up Drive-In in celebration of the spooky season. Tickets include a screening of Hotel Transylvania 3, some “cheesy brains” (mac & cheese), popcorn, a fruit juice and water as well as entrance.
Parents can watch the movie FREE but will pay for any food ordered. And Halloween isn’t Halloween without dressing up so get the kids dressed up in their spookiest Halloween costume and they can stand a chance to win a prize.
Space is limited, so book your spots ASAP!
3. The Haunted Forest
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
Venue: The Haunted Forest, Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Midrand, Johannesburg.
Cost: R125 – R150 per teen, R75 – R100 per child, R175 – R200 per adult. Click here to get your tickets.
There are two sessions to this event, one that’s family friendly and the other that’s adults only, so let's kick off with the PG-version one first!
For one day only, a 3km woodland walkway will scare the wits out of brave visitors with plenty of live thrilling treats and surprises, like creepy eyeballs and skeletons in unexpected places. The family can catch a "scary" movie (kid safe) on the big screen and enjoy tons of activities from treat or treating for the kids to creepy fun for all.
The only requirement? Dress up in your most ghoulish costume. Like a Gupta, or Kavanaugh maybe.
4. Bravecto "Tick or Treat" Walk / Run
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 07:00 – 11:00
Venue: The Big Red Barn, 07 Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein, Johannesburg.
Cost: Pre-entry is R75 per person, R100 per person on the day. Kids under 13 cost between R22 – R50. Dogs are FREE. Register here.
Please note: online entry end date is 26 October 2018.
The ultimate nightmare for dogs! This one is for the whole family, including your four-legged fur babies. Join AdventureTails and Bravecto for their fun "Tick or Treat" walk / run. Make sure to you and your doggies arrive dressed in your best Halloween costumes and you could win some awesome prizes (follow our newsletter for some ideas!).
Discovery Vitality members will earn 300 Vitality points on the 5km trail and 600 on the 10km route, so enjoy your candy, cos after crossing the finish line you can hangout and enjoy plenty of eats and drink.
Some lucky draws are in store and prizes up for grabs.
5. Monster Funhouse
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018 from 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Greenstone Shopping Centre, corner Van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road, Greenstone Hill, Johannesburg.
Looking for a good scare? Then take a tour through the Monster Funhouse, if you dare! Here, you will encounter and meet Doctor Frankenstein, Dracula’s Bride, Zombie Monsters and Warden the Werewolf, who’ll send chills up your spine.
This experience is limited to 200 kids aged 2 – 12 years old (parental supervision IS required) so click here to make your booking ASAP.
For bambinos: little trick or treaters aged 2 – 12 years old are invited to hunt throughout Greenstone and collect additional sweets at participating stores on the day. STOP DAD... NO, NO ONE BELIEVES YOU CAME AS TOM HANKS FROM "BIG".
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018 from 10:30 – 14:00
Venue: Gillooly’s Farm, 47 Boeing Road West, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Entry Donations: R30 per human adult, R10 per human child, R10 per fur child
This is a fun family event just for our doggos. Gather your furry friends and head to the Gillooly’s Farm for some tricks ‘n treats in the park. Enjoy delicious goodies and drink on sale which will keep you hydrated and fuelled throughout the event, and let’s not forget about the excitement of the fancy dress Howl-O-Ween competition for dressed-up doggies. There’ll be awesome pupper prizes up for grabs and the iconic Love-A-Bull bandannas and stylish SA merchandise will be on sale too.
Just keep in mind the rules for the day:
- Strictly ALL dogs to be kept on leash AT ALL TIMES!
- If a dog looks nervous, give them their space.
- Colour-coded bandannas should be used: Green – Friendly; Yellow – Nervous; Red – Caution, needs space.
Kinda wish humans had these too...
7. Doritos Presents Festival de Mexico Halloween Festival
Date: Saturday, 03 November 2018 from 12:00 – 22:00
Venue: Outdoor Event Arena at Montecasino
Cost: Early Bird Adult – R100 per person; Phase 1 Adult – R150 per person; Phase 2 Adult – R200 per person; Kids Under 13 – R50 per child; Kids Under 18 – R80 per child.
Click here to get your tickets.
There’ll be more music, more food and a whole lot more fun for the entire family as we celebrate the Mexican Day Of The Dead festivities with Halloween décor, costumes, trick or treating and just a little bit of fun at the Festival de Mexico Halloween Festival at Montecasino.
Put the toilet paper in the fridge as you indulge in authentic and oh-so-delicious Mexican food from over 24 different food vendors, sample a variety of tequilas and Mexican cocktails, have a blast with piñata showdowns, a chilli eating competition, Mariachi bands, bull riding, face painting and let’s not forget the fun-filled kiddies area.
And that’s not all! The live entertainment boasts an impressive local line-up including performances by Mi Casa, Timo ODV, Rubber Duc, Charlie Finch, Apple Gule LIVE and Mojito Swing. It’s an exciting day out for the whole family!
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Creepy Fun For The Grown-ups
1. The Asylum Halloween Party
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018 from 20:00 – 04:00
Venue: Madison Avenue, 19 Wessel Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg
Cost: Entry R50 before 22:00 | Ladies, R80 after 22:00. Gents, R100 after 22:00
For one party you don’t want to miss, welcome to Madison Avenue’s Mental Asylum! Dance the night away to epic tunes spun by the devilish DJ and don’t forget to grab yourself at Po10c slushy at just R15 between 20:00 – 22:00.
There will be loads of giveaways and prizes up for grabs, so make sure you get there looking as scary as possible in spirit of Halloween.
2. Halloween Ball 2018
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 21:00
Venue: Truth Nightclub, Old Pretoria Road, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg
Cost: Tickets cost R150 per person (excluding R10 per ticket service fee) and can be purchased here
How scary is it that your parents used to party here?! But seriously, it’s time to party up a storm at Truth Nightclub’s Halloween Ball 2018! This awesome cult party will open their doors to the supernatural one night only. Expect all the deranged, spooky horror and screams of Halloween and dance till you're a zombie. There is no dress code but it is Halloween after all, so make sure you dress up in your creepiest outfit. Goths: no effort required, unless you want to come as Barbie and really freak us out.
The musical lineup includes live entertainment by Dennis Cruz, Tim Green, Animal Trainer and other local heavyweights.
3. Fokof Halloween
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 16:00 until late
Venue: Rumours Rock City, corner Weltervreden Road and Valley Lane, Randburg, Johannesburg
Cost: R100 per person pre-sale, get your tickets here. R120 per person at the door
Kick off the Halloween celebrations with some awesome local and lekker live music at Rumours Rock City in Randburg! Catch Fokofpolisiekar, LA Cobra, Red Letter Sunday, Burning Blue, Lawless Gentleman, Koedoe and many more epic acts at this spooky celebration.
Don’t forget to arrive in you best Halloween costume because the best-dressed couple will win a R1000 SA Spitbraai voucher, and the best-dressed individual will win a Fokofpolisiekar hamper valued at R1000. The first act hits the stage at 17:00.
4. The Haunted Forest - Adult Version
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018. Adults only from 20:30 – 23:00
Venue: Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Midrand, Johannesburg
Cost: R175 per adult pre-sale, R200 per adult full-price. Click here to get your tickets now
Now onto the grown-ups-only event, The Haunted Forest! If goblins, goons, vampires and haunted forests excite you, then don’t miss this creepy event. Enter the Haunted Forest, where shouts and screams will echo from the dark trees, sending shivers up your spine. Freaky fog, ghastly spiders and undead showgirls will welcome you into the darkness. Stop at the Saloon, walk the plank with muscled pirates, play toss-the-skull or do some trick-or-treating, and don’t miss the horror movie on the big screen at 21:00.
5. Chicago’s 2018 Halloween Weekend Costume Party
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018 from 18:00 – Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 02:00
Venue: Chicago’s Piano Bar, corner Beyers Naude and Duiker Street, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, Johannesburg
Cost: There will be Halloween drink specials available and a Fang-Filled Feast set menu at R175 per person, book by emailing email@example.com. Ticket price excludes a 10% service fee.
Chicago’s Piano Bar will once again be throwing their epic annual Halloween Weekend Costume Party for all the ghosts and ghouls out there, and they have something pretty wicked in store to send chills down your spine.
Besides the spellbinding entertainment, your ticket gets you welcome shooters on arrival. Book your tickets soon because they sell out fast each year.
Also, from 19:00 – 20:00, you and your mates can green screen yourselves into the Haunted Mansion and other scary movie sets!
Arrive dressed in your best Halloween costume and stand a chance to win a best-dressed prize.
What really scares adults.
- Georgina Roberts