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Halloween is next Tuesday. Yeah, you read that right – next Tuesday. If it didn’t feel like the year was almost over Halloween is next week!

Unfortunately Halloween is on a school night this year (meaning we still want the kids to be in bed at a reasonable hour) although if you are in the celebratory mood here’s some ghoulish events happening around town this Halloween week.

Here is a round up of spooktacular events around the Gold Coast and Brisbane this week! If you’re trick or treating, check out last week’s story on last minute Halloween costumes if you haven’t read it already.

GOLD COAST

FestEvil at the Fangtuary
Halloween is starting early with the FestEvil at Currumbin Wildlife Fangtuary Friday October 27. Take a ghost train ride through the sanctuary at night, explore the nocturnal animals and what they do after dark and get your photos taken with snakes and owls. Tickets need to be booked online.

October 27.

Confetti Hosts’ Halloween Adventure
Pizzie Park will be full of magic on October 31 as kids help Endora find the things she needs to make her witch’s brew. You can book a place in this event online at www.trybooking.com

October 31.

Southport Sharks
On Halloween the Southport Sharks are transforming their club into a spooky lair, with staff dressing up to match. There will be face painting for kids, best-dressed prizes and kids entertainment.

October 31.

Halloween Fest
Event Cinemas Pacific Fair is screening classic horror films all weekend – which are guaranteed to scare your socks off.

October 27 – 31.

AbraKiDazzle’s Halloween Party 
AbraKiDazzle are holding a spooky party on Saturday for pirates, ballerinas, superheroes, goblins, witches and all other freaky and friendly characters. There will be snacks, prizes for best dressed and a spooky dance party.

Saturday October 28 from 4pm – 8pm. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at AbraKiDazzle.

Halloween Roller Disco
Epic Skate Rink will be holding the spookiest roller disco this Friday and Saturday in their scare cave where you can turn up in your freakiest Halloween costume and skate the night away.

October 27 and 28. Entry is $11 and skate hire is $4.

Not-So-Spooky Halloween
While some of us are already terrified of heights, Skypoint Australia is inviting families to their Halloween event, where your kids will enjoy character meet and greets, balloon art, face painting, a trick-or-treat bag and a free children’s meal.

October 28, 29 and 31. General admission is $14 for kids and $24 for adults.

BRISBANE

A spooky night at Queensland Museum
Dress your kids up and bring them to Queensland Museum after it’s closed to the public for a special night of museum fun. Alongisde having after-hours access to the museum there will be lots of hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows.

October 27.

Halloween movie screamings
On Saturday October 28 Roma Street Parklands will have a Halloween screening of two great movies and a line-up of food trucks. Monsters University will be screening at 6.15pm followed by Edward Scissorhands at 8.15pm. Food trucks include Bruce the Food Truck, Dannyboys, How We Rolls and Pizzantica.

October 28.

Haunted Halloween Hunt
Forget trick or treating! Capalaba Park Shopping Centre is running an augmented reality experience where you can hunt for ghosts, ghouls and goblins. Can you think of anything cooler for Halloween?

October 31.

Halloween isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and if you’re not into celebrating it check out our ‘what’s on’ page for Brisbane & Gold Coast to see what else is happening this weekend.

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