If you are still wondering where you and your friends should celebrate Halloween this year, check the list of hotels, bars and entertainment sites below to find the fun!
Caravelle Hotel (17-19 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC, tel: 3823 4999)
The Nightmare Halloween Party will be held at the Caravelle Hotel’s rooftop 9th floor Saigon Saigon Bar on October 31. The city’s favorite open-air nightspot will be transformed to set the mood for a night of blood-curdling fun with spooky decorations, frightening finger food and shock-inducing shots. At Saigon Saigon Bar there is a drink list featuring concoctions such as Vampire’s Kiss, Ectoplasm and Eyeballs and Blood and Sand.
Legend Hotel Saigon (2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, tel: 3823 2833 or 3823 3333 ext. 189/190)
A spooktacular party will take place at the Atrium Cafe on Monday October 31. The Cafe will be decorated in orange and black, with skeletons, spider webs and carved pumpkins with witches flying on their broom across tables. You can have Asian Witch Soup (Crab Meat and Asparagus Soup), Party’s Ghost (Stewed Octopus Tentacles), Dracula’s First Bite (Garlic Prawns), Witch Doctor’s Delight (Crispy Pork Belly with Liver Sauce) and many more devilish foods. All will be complemented with a Halloween Fruit Punch and a free flow of wines, beer, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Halloween Night, available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., is priced at VND840,000 ++ per adult and VND420,000 ++ per child from 4 to 12 years old.
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, tel: )
Lose yourself in the darkness of the Riverside Cafe on ground floor of the hotel from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. from October 29 to 31. There surely is no better way to experience this time of the year than tucking into a menu crafted by the hotel’s Executive Ghost Chef. Dine in eerily lit darkness and experience enlivened food which has never tasted so good. The price is at VND629,000++ (US$ 30++) per person, including soft drinks and VND734,000++ (US$ 36++) per person, including wine, beer and soft drinks
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, tel: 3827 2828)
There will be spine-chilling ambience at the Saigon Cafe on level 1 of the hotel on October 31. There is an extensive selection of seafood, a carvery with oven roasted prime rib, suckling pig and a dessert station surrounded by creepy creatures. Halloween in the Night Spot on level 23 will be the scariest and most exhilarating party in town. Dress in theme with your most shocking costume and your entrance fee will be reduced. The Halloween buffet “Trick or Treat” at the Saigon Cafe is priced at VND860,000++ per person including a free flow of house wine, coffee and tea while the Halloween party named “Gate to Hell” at the Night Spot on Oct. 31 is VND350,000++ for non-theme charge and VND250,000++ for those who dress up.
Sofitel Plaza Saigon (Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, tel: 3824 1555)
An international smashing Halloween buffet will take place at Café Rivoli on Monday October 31. The hotel’s culinary team will delight this special family evening with ‘to-die-for’ pumpkin dinner buffet treats with foie gras, heaps of seafood on ice and fine roasted meats, including spooky specials such as cheese fondue, a cauldron of curry, black-bat chicken wings and eyeball pasta. A free flow of house wines, beers, and soft drinks or Vampire’s Blood will be completing your dinner. The buffet is between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at the price of VND850,000++ per adult and VND425,000++ per child 6- 12 year old.
“The Shadow of Hell” at America Discotheque (level 6, Windsor Plaza Hotel Saigon, 18 An Duong Vuong Street, District 5)
There’s a terrorific Halloween party filled with ghouls and gals waits for guest at 9 p.m. on October 31. Some special treats are “Waking Up The Devil” musical performance, ghastly face-painting and a lucky draw with prizes including America Discotheque drink vouchers, mobile phones, and even a tablet.
Halloween DJ Party at Buddha Bar (7 Thao Dien Street, An Phu Ward, District 2)
Buddha Bar will organize a Halloween party with two DJ’s – Tim Russell from the U.K and Karma playing 1970s, 1980s and 1990s music at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Guests will enjoy a free flow of Coors Light beer for VND150,000 or free flow of Coors Light and house spirits (gin, vodka, rum and whisky) for VND300,000 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Guests will enjoy happy hour prices of VND25,000 for Tiger Draught, VND50,000 for house spirits. There is a special prize for best dressed person.
Nitemare Party at Seventeen Saloon (103A Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, tel: 0953 017 017, 0944 017 017)
A lot of special treats including a Halloween fashion show, the 17 Saloon Show named “The way to hell”, a gameshow, a lucky draw and free make-up (from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) awaits for guests to discover on October 30 & 31. The bar offers a promotion of buy 1 bottle of spirit get a Halloween mask or gift on both nights.
Halloween party at GQ Bar (101 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, District 1, contact Ms. Nhu on 093 8806 800)
From 9 p.m. from Oct. 8 to 31 there will be masquerades at the GQ Bar for those who dress impressively with attractive prizes of bottles of wine and free vouchers worth VND1 million to VND3 million. Additionally, there is sport pole dancing and a Halloween fashion show to entertain customers. The bar also offers a special promotion of buy 1 get 1 free and buy 2 get 3 free during the night.
Halloween banquet at Lush Club (2 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, contact Mr. De on 0918 630 741)
Four scary nights staring from 11 p.m. from Oct. 28 to 31 will be an unforgettable experience for guests at Lush Club. Guests who dress in Halloween costumes will enjoy a free drink on Friday. The Monster Mayhem features DJ Tech12 and a Halloween fashion contest on Saturday night. DJ DMA will heat up Sunday night while a Halloween Hip-Hop Horror Show on Monday night gives participants a chance to make-up like their favorite scary characters to win a prize in “The most horrible outfit” contest.
Halloween DJ Party at The Drunken Duck (58 Ton That Thiep Street, District 1, tel: 3915 2853)
The Drunken Duck is celebrating Halloween bashes on Saturday and Sunday with a free first Tiger Draft or cocktail for everyone who arrives between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A DJ from the DMA DJing school will play a selection of 1970s and 1980s classics, with house music taking over later in the night. The customer wearing the best costume will win a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label. The party will go on from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Vampire Party at Alibi (5A Nguyen Sieu Street, District 1, tel: 3825 6257)
Alibi will host a ‘vampire’s night out’ party on Saturday from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Those who dress up like vampires or have ‘fake teeth’ will receive free ‘bloody cocktails’. There is a DJ performance and plenty of drink specials like buy two Johnnie Walker bottles, get one free and special prices on champagne.
Raising the dead at Hard Rock Cafe (corner of Hai Ba Trung Street and Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, tel: 6291 7595)
The Halloween party will take place on Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight. With the theme of ‘Raising the dead’, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite (dead) rocker. Furthermore, two bands Sound on Fire & Overload and the Thrilling dance show by DanceCenter will heat the night up with their stage performances. The party goes on with DJ Kamel Night from midnight to 2 a.m. There is a free flow of Coors Light, Halloween cocktail brews and dare to try Halloween delights including Death by Wings, Piranha Bites and Bewitching Chilis from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. A lucky draw with the total value of VND30 million awaits for guests. Entry is priced at VND299,000++ per guest.
“Awaking the Satan” at Altar Plaza (91B2 Pham Van Hai Street, Tan Binh District, tel: 0988 894 123 – 0933 669 260)
Altar Plaza is an ideal place for teenagers to celebrate Halloween on Monday. Young people are invited to a 3D ghost house which will be unveiled for the first time in town from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with the ticket price of VND40,000. Furthermore, participants can enjoy free make-up to be turn into their favorite characters. Entry ticket is priced at VND100,000 per person.
Mystery Halloween at Dam Sen Cultural Park (1 Hoa Binh Street, District 11)
From 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Dam Sen Cultural Park will host a Halloween festival featuring a lot of activities at Au Lac Square and Ngoi Sao stage. There is a combination of scary lighting and sound systems at a fashion and drama gala show with the horror theme of Halloween. Participants can dance together with zombies and ghosts in flamenco moves. Other popular singers and bands like Noo Phuoc Thinh, Khoi My and La Thang will perform at the show. Puppetry and drama shows and a parade will other highlights at the festival.
Broken Heart festival in Hanoi
Hanoi Star Tourism and Trade Joint Stock Co., will host a costume gala named ‘Broken heart festival’ at Vietnam’s ethnic groups’ cultural village at Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Guests will disguise as fearful characters and join plays, dances, music shows as well as voting for the most impressive costume in the gala.
Ghost dance at Ho Tay Lake Water Park in Hanoi
‘Ghost dance’ will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday in two areas of Ho Tay Lake Water Park. Area A is a ghastly ghost kingdom arranged by students from universities in the city. Meanwhile, area B is the main stage featuring ghost-inspired comedy shows performed by winners from the Vietnamese comedian contest’s Top 24 alongside dance shows by Logger and Last Fire dancing groups. Ticket are priced at VND79,000 at the Ho Tay Lake Water Park and can be booked by phoning 01222202818.
ACC HalloScream Party in Hanoi
The ACC Language and Skills Training group has set up ‘ACC HalloScream Party-How to survive the nightmare at the Cemetery’ at 7:45p.m. on Saturday. There are a number of shows, including horrible games or CAP dancing group’s performances. The program’s highlight is the short film ‘How to survive the nightmare at the Cemetery’.
Those interested can contact the ACC Language and Skills Training group located at 65 Quan Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, tel 04.3942 6725/3942 6726.
Viet Da Travel Co. has cooperated with Hoang Anh Gia Lai Plaza Hotel Danang to organize a Halloween Festival at 7:30p.m. on Sunday at the hotel.Ticket prices for drinks and cake buffet for customers who have dressed up are only VND198,000 each. A 50% discount is available for tickets booked in advance at Viet Da Travel, 456 Le Duan Street or Hoang Anh Gia Lai Plaza Hotel Danang, 1 Nguyen Van Linh Street. The festival will have dancing, costume shows, ghoulish games and Halloween menus.