It is a horror fest! Your Halloween plans are sorted with these October events

For most people Halloween preparations are in full swing from costumes to RSVP-ing to the party they are planning to attend.

Nothing set yet for the scariest night of the year? Do not panic, you still have plenty of time to plan your evening.

Here is a round up of events around your city, they might even help you narrow down your costume options.

Cape Town

Day of the Dead at HQ Restaurant

Immerse yourself in Mexican culture and celebrate the Mexican holiday known as "Dia de los Muertos’". Put on your costume and enjoy the music and dancing throughout the night. Make-up artists will be on standby to help you look the part in case you did not have time to dress up.

When: 28 October 2019

Where: HQ Restaurant

Cost: Free (Booking required)

Galileo Halloween Screening

Are you brave enough to watch a scary movie at an open-air cinema with the darkness surrounding you? Galileo is hosting a Halloween movie screening complete with scary decor around the gardens. Dress up in your best costume and you could stand a chance to win a R1 000 cash prize.

When: 31 October 2019

Where: Kirstenbosch Gardens

Cost: R180

Johannesburg

Rocky Horror Picture Show

If you are looking for a less busy night, you can tone things down by watching this thrilling classic. A ticket will get you free popcorn while food will be for sale. Prizes will be up for grabs for best dressed. Sounds great, right?!

When: 27 October 2019

Where: Constitutional Hill

Cost: R40 - R80

Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party

A Halloween party that takes you down a rabbit hole is worth checking out. Apart from being spooked out of your mind expect live music, a beer garden and a market, put on your mad hat and practice your queen of hearts impersonation because it is about to get wild.

When: 28 October 2019

Where: Centurion

Cost: R120 - R150

Durban

Night at The Museum Halloween Edition

When: 25 October 2019

Where: KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Cost: R35

Zumba Halloween Bash 2019

Bring out your brightest workout clothes and put on your most comfortable Halloween costume and dance the night away at the Zumba bash. Members and guests are welcome, tell a friend to bring a friend and dress up because you stand a chance to win prizes.

When: 30 October 2019

Where: Maritzburg Golf Club, Hayfields

Cost: R40

A family halloween

Halloween train

The famous Blue train will be transformed into a Ghost Train for a night of thrill this Halloween. You need to be a little brave for this one, imagine random zombie attacks as you are riding along or dancing godzillas. Fun activities await you and your family, a jumping castle, face-painting and trick-or-treat booths. R15 000 worth of prizes can be won for the best dressed.

When: 28 October 2019

Where:  Blue Train Park

Cost: R120

The Zombie Walk

The country's biggest Halloween event is back, if you have not heard of it, it is okay. Zombie walk is a one-hour stroll for the whole family, it really is for the whole family even pets are allowed. So put together your best Halloween costume and take a walk for charity. This initiative aims to raise funds for charities such as Luck Lucy Foundation.

When: 28 October 2019

Where: Madison Avenue, Cape Town

Cost: R80

A Night at the Museum

Go through a scary exhibition at the Cradle of Humankind, watch a creepy movie or eat Halloween themed treats. It is a scary celebration fit for the whole family, don't forget your costume. You will also be treated with the interactive Maropeng exhibition, Almost Human on Homo Naledi.

When: 28 October 2019

Where: Maropeng

Cost: TBC

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