We are all counting down the days til Halloween this year. Mostly because we get an excuse to go out and drink some more, and dress up and scare the hell out of one another.
Dublin, as always, is fantastic for Halloween parties, events and fun for the young, the old and the inbetween. Keep reading to find out more about the best things to do on Halloween in Dublin in 2019.
Halloween Events In Dublin 2019
- The Nightmare Realm
This is a super immersive, terrifying experience in the RDS. With live sets and horrifying actors, do you dare to be part of this heart-pounding show? In 2018 The Nightmare Realm was awarded World’s best Halloween event by Unilad Adventures. Not bad, huh? Do you have what it takes to be haunted by the world’s best? Get your tickets here.
Hollywood horror director Neil Marshall (who directed some Game of Thrones episodes!) is due to direct a new, terrifying bar experience in Dublin, The Kraken Spiced Rum. The Screamfest was “inspired by the legendary sea beast” and the director wants to give people who love his films the opportunity to step into what lurks within his mind. Tickets are only €10 here, and you’ll love everything from the scary Halloween décor, to the staff and let’s not forget the Kraken rum cocktails.
- The Circus of Sin
Attend the Circus of horror and magic starring Ringsend’s own Davina Devine, Tumble Circus, Ringsend Rock School, the G.A.L.S, Local Acts, ritual, music, dance, drama and lots of spooks. This is a different kind of circus, where you will join the final macabre dance of madness. Get your tickets here. Bonus parade is also on show before the Circus.
- Bram Stoker Festival
A themed festival is headed Dublin’s way this October, the beloved Bram Stoker Festival. Do you want to play some mind games? Explore group psychology through an immersive performance for groups of twenty. The experience has left audiences all over the world shaking with fear, and it’s coming to Dublin this year! Followed by Darfield, collection of theatrical performances and vampiric screenings. Grab your tickets here.
- The Back Page – The Peaky Backer Halloween Special
Come to this popular Phibsborough spot this Halloween for an extra special night. Whiskey and lads in caps and all. We dare you to have a flutter on the horses or maybe you’ll let a fortune teller look into your future and terrify you to death! There will be a DJ blasting music, casino fun tables and burlesque performances. Sounds like a perfect night for the gentry, don’t you think? Free entry. Find out more here.
- 1900 Halloween Experience at the Boxty House
How about doing something unique this Halloween? Perhaps a culinary time travel way back to the 1900s? Experience Irish Halloween at Gallaghers Boxty House by going right back to the origins of Halloween and discover the Irish traditions of Halloween. Yes, you can expect a lot of superstitions, games, food and plenty of drinks. You’ll even get to try the Samhain Stew and much more. Tickets ranging from €15 to €43.
Halloween Parties In Dublin 2019
- The Liquor Rooms – The Cauldron Magical Experience
Imagine fantasy, magical stories and drink all mixed in one. You’ll love this experience where you can learn alongside mixologists to help you craft wonderful elixirs and magical beverages. Tickets range from €30 to €35, but you get up to three drinks, making it totally worth it. Get your wizard robe on and your magic wand and come make some potions.
- Bingo Loco Halloween Special
Looking for something wild to do on Halloween? No this isn’t your regular, boring granny bingo game. Enter the Raveyard. Expect rave rounds and conga lines. Dance your socks off as well as win prizes that will be insanely crazy and awesome. Find out more here.
- The Sugar Club – The Rocky Horror Show Halloween Extravaganza
Looking for the most outrageous night yet? Get your Halloween Costumes on, sip on some hot chocolate (we know, we know, just go with it), and let yourself be entertained by live performances, music, free props and more. Tickets at €22.50.
Family Friendly Halloween Activities In Dublin 2019
- Dracula’s Disco
Bring your little ones to this incredible Halloween dance off, where DJ Will will be playing some irresistible tunes at the Meeting House Square as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. Let your little ones have a blast among the confetti cannons, games and family-friendly tunes. Show off your Halloween costumes and enjoy this family-friendly Halloween gig for free! First come, first served and perfect for children aged 5 or more. Check it out here.
- Bram Stoker Spooktacular
The Bram Stoker Park in Fairview is something you can’t miss on October 30 from 6pm to 8pm. Plenty of interactive lights, live music, special effects and a whole load of spooktacular fun!
- Scare D8
Bring your kids to one of the most entertaining Halloween events for children in Dublin. From haunted houses, Halloween games, arts and crafts, playstation competitions, live performers and music, to face painters, your kids won’t want to go home!The Liberties Haunt will be taking place at SWICN, Digital Court in Rainsfort Street on Halloween night. There will be a Halloween parade which will start from 5.30 pm and the event will run until 8.30 pm. Find out more here.
- Screening of Hocus Pocus
Bring your kids to the Cabbage Patch Cauldron on Kevin Street for trick and treating at 5.30 pm and later watch an amazing Halloween classic film “Hocus Pocus” all together.
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