The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in DublinTown
What are your plans for Halloween in Dublin this year? We’ve got you covered with a tonne of ideas for your spooky night out, including where to pick up a last minute costume, the best Bram Stoker Festival events and where to delve into some unreal cocktails in #DublinTown!
Fun Place has been dressing Dublin for Halloween for over 35 years! They are always in high demand around this time of year as they have the most incredible selection of costumes, wigs, masks and accessories that will make you stand out this Halloween!
If it’s a scary costume or cute one, you’re bound to find it in this gem of a store. Celebrations is also the one-stop-shop for all Halloween party accessories.
Want to do something a bit more out there this year? Check out Make-Up Forever, they have a group of incredible talented make-up artists, who will help you transform you into any creation from your imagination!
HAIR: The Style Club
Get a pampering, and get your hair done for the night at The Style Club. This Balmain inspired braided look could add a bit of funky glamour to your Halloween ensemble!
A LITTLE EXTRA ‘WOW’ FACTOR: Tropical Popical
Stand out this Halloween night with Tropical Popical. The staff are incredibly talented at creating detailed nail art and are renowned for being super fun, friendly and to be honest, a little bit wild (That’s what we love most about them)! Sit back and enjoy the funky decor, while you get the perfect accessory for your Halloween outfit!
The sixth Bram Stoker Festival will take place from Friday 27th to Monday 30th October 2017. The festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker as inspiration. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures in town. Here are a couple of our picks.
A comedy show based on Bram Stoker’s most famous character, Dracula, from one of Ireland’s favourite comedians. Al Porter. (Sun 29th, 19.30 – 21.30 tickets €22)
A series of 10 striking photographic portraits of some of Dublin’s most creative people captured by Alex Sapienza using a camera and lens from the 1860s. (Oct 27th-30th, Free event)
The city will be transfixed as the transcendental, the macabre, the profane and the magical is unleashed through the broad and narrow streets of Dublin’s Northside. (Oct 30th, Free event)
There’s loads happening over the Halloween weekend at this Ozzy baa!
Friday Oct 27th – Dead Rock Star Bingo
Saturday Oct 28th – Deadly DJ Adrienne
Sunday Oct 29th – Zombie NFL Sunday
Monday, Oct 30th – Creepy Comedy
Tuesday. Oct 31st – Halloween Night – Pub Quiz – prizes for best team name, best individual costume and best group costume
The Ilac Centre is celebrating Halloween on Saturday October 28th. They are hosting a thriller Halloween spectacular for the kids from 1pm – 4pm. There’ll be Halloween arts and crafts, face painting, kids fancy dress competition and a dance exhibition.
There are plenty of chocolate treats and Hocus Pocus in the air at the Butlers Chocolate Experience this Hallowe’en from October 28th.
The little monsters should arrive in their scariest Hallowe’en costumes to be in with the chance of winning a prize (Daily winner). The resident witch will escort the gals and ghouls to watch the Butlers Chocolate Movie. Afterwards, a haunting they will go as everyone takes a stroll around the interactive Chocolate Museum and view, the Butlers Chocolate factory, learning how to create devilishly delicious chocolates. By the flick of a wand all the gals and ghouls will be transported to the Experience Room, where disguised as Butlers Chocolatiers, everyone will enjoy a chocolate demonstration and decorate their own chocolate pumpkin to bring home as a treasured souvenir.
Butlers Chocolate Experience (€13.50 per person) includes entry to the Chocolate Movie, Chocolate Museum, Chocolate Gallery and the Chocolate Experience room. Special family rates available. Butlers Chocolate Experience is easy to access – just 5 minutes from the M50/M1 junction near the airport. Tours run daily at 10.00, 12.00 and 15.30, Monday to Saturday (times may be subject to change and availability). Pre-booking is essential. Book online at www.butlerschocolates.com/book to save 5%. 28th-31st October inclusive.
Saturday 28th October at 3.30pm come along if you dare for a SPOOKTACULAR storytelling session at GPO Witness History.
Beansídhes, Fairies & Púcas are all welcome! This event is free but places are limited so please book online to secure your space. This fun activity is available for children aged 5 to 12, children must be accompanied by their willing parents or guardian.
Entry to the GPO Witness History exhibition not included
Adult Storytelling Session
Indulge your inner child and come to GPO Witness History for an evening with a Samhain Seanchaí. Philip Byrne will be telling you stories about changelings, beansídhes and fairy forts! You will be transported further afield to the werewolves in Brittany, Transylvanian aristocrats and death from Sicily. Places are limited so please book in advance to attend this event. Fancy dress is welcome. This event is restricted to adults only.
Tickets for this event are €10 each, this also includes an optional self-guided visit of the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre at 5.15pm.
This gothic themed bar supplies the ultimate ambiance for a spooky night out, transport yourself back in time to a mysteriously enchanting Halloween experience while sipping on a ‘Back in Black’ or a ‘Thriller’. Creativity mixed with the darkness of wonder pretty much sums this venue up and isn’t that exactly what Halloween is about?
This bar is an all year round hotspot for cocktails and is one of the Dublin Town’s go to nightlife venues, they serve up some of the most classically intricate and distinct drinks around. Our Halloween faves include the ‘Zombie’ and the ‘Blood Orange and Sage Daiquiri’, with names like that and a reputation to boot what more could you ask for when looking to celebrate all things Halloween!
Venture beneath the Westin Dublin to experience the moody and darkly enchanting sophistication of the Mint Bar. Concealed within the original vaults of the old bank the chilling history of Dublin Town can be experienced through its extensive cocktail list. Aesthetically these cocktails are perfect for that Halloween cocktail Instagram snap, we recommend the ‘Smokin’ Old Fashioned or the ‘Irish in Manhattan’ for that perfect all Hallows Eve drink.
The ultimate Halloween guide wouldn’t be complete without including trick or treat goodies. After all, Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween if we weren’t stuffing our faces with sugary treats by the end of the night.
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop’s offer a diverse selection of vintage treats, which will take you on a nostalgic journey back in time. Mr Simms owns two Olde Sweet Shops in DublinTown, one found at 59 Dame Street and the other in the Ilac Shopping Centre on Henry Street.