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13 creepy Halloween happenings

Getting dressed up and scaring the bejesus out of other people is one of life’s greatest pleasures whether you’re into Halloween or not.

Let’s face it, the Gold Coast is the perfect place to don your craziest costume and head out for a good time. Here are seven scary events where you can get your creep on. 

Sinister Circus
Step right up, step right up to Stingray’s Sinister Circus. A night of marvelous macabre awaits…if you dare! Halloween descends on Stingray Lounge where the Sinister Circus showcases a truly despicable display of freaky amusement. Our kooky crew will create a host of creepy concoctions, while the ghouls in the kitchen have cooked up some Frankenstein Quesadillas. Prepare for a scare.
Where: Stingray Lounge, Surfers Paradise
When: 6pm – late, Friday 27th

Creepy cocktails
Steampunk Surfers Paradise is getting into the Halloween spirit and have crafted three deliciously spooky cocktails that will be added to the menu including the IT – with white chocolate, Grand Marnier, Champagne syrup and strawberry together with ‘helium, clowning and fear’. The Black Widow features Absolut Vanilla, Alpine Violet Blossom, Licor 43, Honeycomb Syrup, Citric Acid with the addition of ‘Devil Juice’ and Cobwebs and the Gravedigger has Melon Liqueur, Apple Juice, Lychee Liqueur, Lillet Rosé, lemon and ‘creepy critters and eyeballs’. YUM.
Where: Steampunk, Surfers Paradise
When: 
Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st

Halloween at House of Brews
Creepy cocktails, dress ups and a whole lot of fun are on the agenda at House of Brews in Surfers Paradise. Oh and there’ll also be plenty of beer.
Where: House of Brews, 17 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
When: Until late, Saturday 28th

Halloween Party from Hell
Party across two levels at the Main Bar and Level 2 Nightclub in Melba’s on the Park. Sip on creepy cocktails, dance to the sinister sounds of resident DJs and show off your scary wares – there’ll be prizes for best dressed guests.
Where: Melba’s, Surfers Paradise
When: 8pm – 3am, Saturday 28th

Spooktacular at Skypoint
As the sun sets over the Gold Coast, the ghosts and ghouls will come out to play at SkyPoint Observation Deck this Halloween. Three special events are planned for the 28th, 29t and 31st of October! Event is included in your SkyPoint Night Admission ticket: Spooktacular entertainment including zombies and ghosts, a complimentary beverage on arrival plus canapés and live music.
Where: SkyPoint, 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
When: 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Tuesday 31st

Halloween at NightQuarter
NightQuarter has been brewin’ up a Halloween party filled with devilish desserts, ghoulish delights, and trick or treating until moonlight. Families of frightening creatures of the night are invited to eat, drink and be scary at NightQuarter for a spooktacular Trick and Treat Hunt and a wickedly good time. There’ll be a scary makeup station, spooky magic show and classic movie screening.
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
When: 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 28th

Halloween Massacre-ade Ball
This is a ritual for the damned and wicked. The pinnacle of the dress-up calendar, you’re bloodily invited to fall victim to this year’s Massacre-ade Ball.  Themed dress granted free entry before 11pm, with sips from the chalice extended all the way till 5am.
Where: Elsewhere, Surfers Paradise
When: 8pm – 4am, Saturday 28th.

Monster Mash
Minimum Wage Club presents our 4th Annual Halloween MONSTER MASH. Lube up in blood, chuck on a mask, come nude who cares just get creepy and commit some sins with Goons of Doom, Dumb Punts and Trapdoor. $20 entry,
Where: Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast Hwy, Miami
When: 8pm – 1am, Saturday 28th

IT Halloween Party
I saw something… A CLOWN… Yeah I saw him too. IT has captivated the world due to his creepy, drain-dwelling antics. Don’t let your fear get the best of you, get to Retro’s for the ultimate “IT” Halloween party. Prizes for Best Dressed, themed cocktails and more.
Where: Retros Cocktail Lounge, Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
When: 8pm – 3am, Saturday 28th

Sailor Jerry Zombie Party
Nightjar, Burleigh’s newest bar is pulling out all the stops on Sunday (a whole weekend of creepiness, how fun) with Halloween themed cocktails, blood shots and face painting with the coolest crowd in town. There’s live music too but get in early as it’s sure to fill up fast.
Where: Nightjar, Justin Lane, Burleigh
When: From 12 noon, Sunday 29th

Soholloween
The Broadbeach bar is putting on some good times too. They’ll also be serving up the Halloween cocktails and bringing out the face painting fun. DJ Wicked Wade will be on hand to entertain you and help you forget about the fact that you have to work on Monday (just us?).
Where: Soho Place, Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
When: From 7pm, Tuesday 31st

Halloween Screamfest
Being outside amongst many other people seems like the least terrifying way to watch a scary movie. Luckily, you can do exactly that thanks to Openair Cinemas. They’re screening IT (shudder) and Mother one after the other at Queen Elizabeth Park and good lord that’s gotta be your scare-quota for the year filled doesn’t it?
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta
When: From 6pm, Tuesday 31st

Halloween at The Avenue
Get freaky at The Avenue. On Tuesday 31st October. It’ll be an evening of terror, gore and good fun. Get the costume ready because they’re giving away prizes for the most terrifying! There’ll also be face painting, a DJ and free entry. It would be a GRAVE mistake to miss it.
Where: The Avenue, Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
When: 8pm to 3am, Tuesday 31st

By Kirra Smith

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