The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Shekou (with Trick or Treating)!
Halloween is this weekend! If you don't have a costume yet, there's a guide of the places to buy Halloween gear here in Shenzhen included in this post; as well as Events for Kids, a Fantastic Trick or Treating Trail and a list of the weekend long events for adults.
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Where to Buy Halloween Gear
Most people nowadays are buying their Halloween gear online. If that's not your style or you're wanting to trying things on or browse what's available, here's a list of places in Shenzhen that are chock full of Halloween gear. Note: not all are in Shekou.
Party Jumbo (Shekou)
Hours of Operation: 10:00-19:00. Phone: 2685-6311. Location: Number 1019 Nanhai Road, SHEKOU. Address in Chinese: 珍宝派对（南山区南海大道1019号A107）
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）
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）
Hours of Operation: 10-22:30. Phone: 8635-9900. Location: Number 101, Coastal city plaza. Address in Chinese: 吉之岛南山海岸城店（南山区文心五路海岸城广场）
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. 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)
Enjoy a Halloween-Themed Afternoon Tea Set@ Lobby Lounge
As a special Halloween treat on Monday October 31st, the Hilton has prepared a special Halloween-Themed Afternoon Tea Set in their lobby lounge from 14:30 – 17:30 for just 198/set (suitable for two people) as well as their lunch and dinner buffets @ Open. The Lunch Buffet is 218/person and the Dinner Buffet is 388/person. For reservations call: 2162-8888
Events for Kids
From 2pm on Saturday, kids can enjoy pumpkin carving and games at The Snake Pit. There's no charge but donations are welcome. As usuall, all proceeds from the event will be donated to a charity. After 6pm The Snake Pit will also offer some good ole fashion Halloween entertainment for adults. The Snake Pit is located in Coastal Rose Garden 2 Shop #20.
Bring your kids over to Villa 16, a newly opened mixed use space at #16 Bihua Road (behind Pizza Kitchen and close to QSI), for a Kids Halloween Party. The event organizer, Filip Zielinski has prepared a program including games, treats and magic tricks as well as a chance to taste bewitching holiday delights; making witch hats, spider webs and Jack-o-Lanterns to take home and keep. The event will be held twice; once on Saturday October 29th from 4 to 6pm and again on Monday October 31st from 7 to 9pm. There's only space for 10 kids so be sure to sign up quick. Accepting kids from 6-10 years old. Dress code: Dress up as a dwarf, elf, fairy, wizard or your favourite fantasy character. Cost: 238 RMB per child. Call 18689213143 for reservations.
Bring the family down to George & Dragon for an afternoon of fun on Sunday from 2-5pm. Adults in costume get a free drink, and they'll have games and activities including pumpkin coloring and prizes for best costume. They also have a special BBQ for kids under 10 including BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers, Mac & Cheese, French Fries and Corn on the Cob for just 58 RMB.
Come to C&G on Sunday October 30th from 4pm to watch a special Halloween performance of the play "Saved from Darkness." Tickets are just 50 RMB (early bird) or 70 RMB at the door to watch these creative Shenzhen kids put on a unique performance. Special Halloween-Themed dinner options are available as well starting from 148 RMB for two people. C&G is located in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #30. For more info or for reservations, call 15112581340.
Trick or Treat Trail
People have been asking us about this for weeks. We're very happy to announce our 3rd Annual Shekou Trick or Treat Trail for Monday October 31st. We have 16 participating venues this year to give your beloved little monsters a great opportunity to go out and celebrate Halloween the way we're used to back home. This is a self-guided trail meaning there is no specific starting point or time. Start wherever you'd like and go to the places you prefer. Note, your kids MUST be dressed in costume to receive treats. The places listed below have confirmed they will be ready from 3pm Monday to receive trick or treaters. One last note: HH Gourmet closes at 7pm on Monday so best to go early.
Events for Adults
X-TA-SEA is celebrating Halloween on both Friday and Saturday night! Stop by on one or both nights for a chance to win over 1,600 RMB in prizes in their costume contests or sinful games. You'll also enjoy great live music by Alien Encounter. Every customer in costume also gets a free drink. X-TA-Sea Sports Bar & Restaurant is located on the first floor of the Minghua Cruise Ship in Sea World Square. For more info, call 2686-7649.
When one or two days of celebrating Halloween just isn't enough Blu Bamboo has got you covered with their 4 days of Halloween partying. From 8pm Friday through Monday enjoy a complimentary shot upon arrival, bottle prizes for the best costumes, Tequila and Sambuca shot specials at 6 for 100 RMB and Halloween gifts for the first 30 people. Blu Bamboo is located on the second floor at 3-4 Xinhua Road, Haibin Garden in the outskirts of Sea World. For more info, call 8827.8502.
Enjoy Halloween at the Tavern on Friday night from 6pm with live acoustic music by Carlos, a costume contest, free welcome shot for anyone in costume, free make-up artist and special Halloween food & drinks. The Tavern Sports Bar is located on the 3rd floor of Zone B in Sea World. For more info, call 2669.1939.
I don't think I need to make any introduction to this. Be among the first to be at the first Funky Friday Party at Baia Burger Concept in Shekou! Enjoy drink specials with DJ Tayta and DJ Lucas on Friday October 28th. Located on the 3rd Floor of Zone A in Sea World. A2303.
This one isn't a Halloween party but it's another very colorful cultural celebration taking place in Sea World on Halloween weekend so we thought we'd include it. Spice Circle Indian Restaurant is having a Diwali Gala Party from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday the 28th with unlimited wine, beer, whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila and soft drinks plus a vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet with Indian Chaats, Speciality BBQ, Curries, breads and more. All for just 150 RMB per adult or 75 per child (5-12 years old). Spice Circle is located behind the Taizi Hotel off Sea World (just next to George and Dragon) and can be reached at 18924601159.
Enjoy live latin music from 8pm, costume contest and various drink specials at Pancho's Halloween Party Saturday October 29th. Ladies dresses as Catrina get free drinks from 9-11pm.
Join the PSYCHO CLOWN Halloween Party @Enigma on Saturday October 29th for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. They'll have drink specials and free Jello shots plus their regular weekend all-you-can-drink special from 6-9pm. As usual, premier rock band Mind The Gap will be performing from 10pm onwards!
Head on down to Tequila Coyote's for a Mexican Halloween DJ Party on Saturday October 29th from 9pm. The party will be featuring three DJs including the famous DJ Ivo from Mexico, DJ Inge from Spain and DJ Josh from Spain as well. Drink Specials are promised on the night as well as prizes for best costumes. Tequila Coyote's is located in Sea World Square #113 next to Starbucks. For more info, call 15002040739.
McCawley's Irish Pub in Sea World invites you to get your posse together and come on down on Saturday October 29th from 9:30pm for some great food, a special Halloween cocktail for just 60/jar, live music by FILL THE GAP, a costume contest with prize for best costume and more Halloween fun; including some great bar prizes give-aways. Don't miss this excuse to dress provocatively, drink excessively and be someone else for the night. McCawley's is located at #118 Sea World off Taizi Road across from the Bank of China. For more info, call 2886.4496.
This isn't exactly a Halloween event but it's sure to be a great party from a new place taking place during Halloween weekend. Kabir's Indian Restaurant has planned a grand DiWali party with unlimited buffet & drinks for only @ RMB 198.00 - Adult & RMB 48.00 - Kids above 3 years. They'll have Live Music, DJ, Lucky draws and more. Advance booking is required so call 13600193935 to book your spot today.
This Halloween weekend The Terrace will have three nights of Halloween fun! Stop by on one, two or all three nights Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday. The Terrace is located in Sea World Square on the second floor above the Starbucks.
Les 5 Chef's would like to welcome you to join them for their uniquely themed Halloween German Sausage Party. For just 150RMB/adult (or free for kids) you can enjoy their Sausage Buffet from 7-9pm on Sunday October 30th. , and, your kid is free! Backstube Les 5 Chef's is located in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #28. 2681.0468
Whether you're looking to try your luck in winning another costume contest, don't want Halloween to end, or just want to spend your Sunday night people watching, stop by Shekou's favorite little hole-in-the-wall for a Sunday Halloween Party from 5pm. Chill's is offering Buy-1-Get-1-Free specials on Craft Beer and selected mixed drinks all night long plus free shots on the hour ever hour. A free bottle of imported vodka will be awarded to the winner of their best costume contest (to be announced at 11 pm). Chill's is located at 92 HaiChang Street.
Remember to check back and visit ShekouDaily before the big day for the latest information. There are sure to be more events popping up throughout the week.
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