Posted: 31 Oct 2013

5 spooky ways to celebrate
Halloween in Melbourne

Brush off your zombie gear and celebrate the spookiest day of the year.

1. Spooktober

The Gables, 15 Finch St Malvern East

Head to the  beautiful Gables Mansion in Malvern East, transformed into The Spooktober Haunted House from 4-10pm on October 31. Get your spooky gear and join a guided tour of the rooms and hallways, but watch out for the witches, ghosts and goblins.

2. Day of the Dead

It’s not quite Halloween, but the day after is Mexico’s spookiest day of the year, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), when Mexicans honor departed family members. Now it’s Melbourne’s turn to pay tribute to Mexico’s rich culture with a ghoulish celebration (October 31 to November 3) of food, music and spooky skeleton costumes.

3. Ghost walkers

Melbourne’s dark laneways and creepy old buildings can get pretty scary late at night. Imagine touring the deepest, darkest corners while listening to haunting tales from a ghost expert? Lantern Ghost Tours take groups around the city from Friday to Sunday, but there will be a special spooky outing for Halloween on October 31.

4. Spooky double

For a truly scary Halloween night, head to the Astor on October 31 for the ultra low-budget Birdemic: Shock and Terror, followed by Birdemic 2: The Resurrection.

5. Luna Park

Luna Park transforms into a haunted playground on the night of October 31. If you’re in costume, you can buy one unlimited ride ticket and get one free. Join the trick-or-treat trail and take in some spooky entertainment.

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