Although it is true that in general in Malaga people are always in the mood to celebrate, one thing is quite certain: This year they will be looking forward to celebrate Halloween in Malaga big time.
As there are still a few days to go until Halloween, we will surely be coming up with many more proposals as the dates get closer, and we will be adding more information.
If you are in the province and you want to participate but you don´t know where to go or what to wear, here’s a quick guide to events and shops where you can buy a creepy costume.
Where I can buy my dreadful attire to celebrate Halloween in Malaga?
In Malaga city
• Carrasquilla shop in calle Juan de Padilla (Map) and calle Peso de Harina (Map).
• Juguetes Carrion, downtown in the streets calle Nueva, San Juan and Alarcon Lujan, Marmoles and Bodegueros.
• Juguetes Mabel in the station concourse, next to the shopping centre Vialia.
• At Gato Negro in calle Carreteria, downtown
• Jugueterias Poly (in the shopping centre Vialia at Maria Zambrano train station)
In Malaga Province
In the province you can find stores like Toy Planet in Alhaurin de la Torre: Avenida del Mediterraneo. Arroyo de la Miel: Calle Salvador Vicente. Coin: Calle Ferrocarril. Estepona: Avenida Andalucia. Marbella: Avenida Ramon y Cajal and shopping centre La Cañada. Ronda: Avenida Malaga. Torremolinos: Plaza de las Alpujarras. Fuengirola: “El Paradiso de las Fiestas” in calle San Pancracio and Jugueterias Poly in the shopping centre Miramar. Marbella: “Imaginarium” in the shopping centre La Cañada
Now that I am dressed for the occasion, where do I find terrifying events?
Halloween in Malaga
Malaga city centre will be full of creepy creatures, just head for calle Larios, there you will find plenty of them!
Halloween Soho Malaga
Night in Black – To be confirmed
Come and join the great Halloween children’s party in Soho from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm.
There will be face-painting, children’s activities, and games and dances, as well as a costume contest. With a sweet route through Soho shops and a contest to the best showcase where you will be the jury, you can win great prizes.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/npcTi9LBMaB2
Port of Malaga, Pier One – Halloween for Kids
Halloween activities at Pier One are always a hit, especially for families living in the area. But it’s also worth coming to this beautiful maritime enclave next to the old town centre for a stroll and a drink.
Halloween kicks off at Muelle Uno on 31 October at 5 pm in the Plaza de las Palmeras with a party for Witches with a costume catwalk, games, live music and lots of surprises, don’t miss it, fun guaranteed!
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/iQzMRKaAmUdjm4m78
The Boarding School of Terror in the Historical Botanical Garden of Malaga
Also this year the Historical Botanical Garden of Malaga La Concepción is organising a themed Terror Route through the facilities.
La Concepción will become an abandoned boarding school where some of its former students will try to escape from a terrifying past.
There are several shifts starting at 8 pm, the duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets are 18,00 € for adults and 15,00 € for children between 6 and 16 years old.
Groups will be small and those interested should book their tickets in advance by calling 951 92 61 80 / 647 58 54 57 as places are limited.
Come in costume!
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/xfEnh6PmPio8Yms66
Puppets and workshops at La Rosaleda shopping centre
In this shopping centre there are several free pre-Halloween activities for children. In addition to fun puppets there are windmill workshops, decorations with dried leaves, scary masks and Halloween decorations.
When: There are puppets on Fridays 15 and 22 October and the assorted workshops on 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 23, 29 and 30 October, from 6 pm to 6.40 pm and 7 pm to 7.40 pm.
Where: In the central square, on the ground floor next to the escalators.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/GUXggViBozjNT5Yy5
Gymkana at night in the English Cemetery
To be confirmed
Soon we will know if also this year the English Cemetery will organise its night Gymkana – from 10 years old – to discover all the mysteries hidden in the place. It is necessary to register in teams of 4 to 6 people and the price per team is 25€.
The activity will last approximately an hour and a half, and there will be three sessions: one at 7.30pm, another at 9pm and the last one at 10.30pm.
Web site: https://cementerioinglesmalaga.org/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/kMRuhExiEZjhRAn96
Terrifying visit to Cortijo Jurado
Night visit to Cortijo Jurado, the most famous haunted house in Spain, organised by Rutas Misteriosas de Málaga, where they will explain to the public all the terrifying legends of this 19th century building and “parapsychological” experiences, always from the main courtyard. The activity, priced at 18 euros, lasts an hour and a half, with a shift at 8 pm, 10 pm and 11:59 pm.
More info and bookings at https://rutasmisteriosas.es/reservar/halloween-cortijo-jurado/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/eJgTAi2X6QbEm6KT6
Gymkhana “Escape from the monsters”
Aimed at young people aged between 15 and 35, who will have to solve a series of clues to progress along the circuit, with surprises, prizes and numerous monsters that will cross the participants’ way.
The Gymkana takes place on Friday 29 October and Sunday 31 October, from 8 pm to midnight. On the 29th, the start of the game and the meeting points will be Diego Fernández Mendoza and Navarro Ledesma streets; and in the Parque del Norte. On the 31st, the courtyard outside the old prison (in Cruz de Humilladero); in the area behind the Baños del Carmen restaurant; and in Parque Litoral.
At these points there will be a photocall and a tent with free make-up workshops. To participate in this game of clues, those interested must go to these locations and download the application created for this purpose, which can be accessed via QR.
Halloween in Malaga province
Halloween in Caleta de Vélez
For Saturday and Sunday there will be an Escape Room from 6 pm until midnight. More info and booking by whatsapp 661 91 20 27.
Halloween in Torre del Mar
The fun starts at 6 pm with the musical float leaving from Calle Abuelo Manuel Azuaga in Torre del Mar, from 7 pm there will be parades that will end at Paseo de Larios, where the ‘Pasaje del Terror’ will take place from 8 pm until 1 am.
In addition, a themed photocall will be set up on Paseo de Larios to give those attending a souvenir.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6kWxQ1D2sp3tjnAz9
Halloween in Velez-Malaga
Activities will start on the 31st October at 5pm with scary cooking workshops for the little ones, with three time slots; one for children between 3 and 6 years old at 5 pm, and two for children over 7 years old at 5.30 and 6 pm.
From 8 pm to midnight the terror train will be running, leaving from Cristo Street towards the Casa de las Asociaciones, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and in small groups.
This year there is an Escape City ‘The Masked Killer’, with group departures every 10 minutes from 6 pm in Maria Zambrano Park.
Those interested in participating in these activities must register in advance, from 19 October, at the Casa de la Juventud at the Vélez-Málaga indoor swimming pool complex from 10 am to 1 am, or by calling 610 938 776.
Horror House at the Casa de Asociaciones, from 8 pm to midnight. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis and in small groups.
How to get there: Departures Terror Train Calle Cristo and Arrival Avenida de las Naciones
Halloween in Cartama
In Cartama we can enjoy the House of Horror Maleficis from 18 h, in the Carthima Theatre.
Access to the House of Horror is by tickets and in groups of 10 people. Tickets can be collected free of charge from Wednesday 20 October at the Youth Department, which is located in the Sports City. The timetable for collecting tickets will be from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/s9CVxmjemTvvLdWH7
Halloween in Churriana
This year we can only guess what is in store for us in this horror village, which is one of the most atmospheric and popular in the province.
The Las Pedrizas neighbourhood will be completely transformed into a Horror Village where its narrow, winding streets will be renamed Nightmare Street, Coven Street, Torture Street, etc. and will be decorated and inhabited according to their terrifying name from 7 pm until 11 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/VQVwiJ83vHvcPXmg6
Halloween in Alhaurín de la Torre
At the Auditorium El Portón there will be a series of children’s workshops and a Queen tribute concert for them to have a great time on the morning of 31 October from 10:30 am. The kids will learn anecdotes and the most famous songs of the legendary band Queen, and at 12 noon there will be a Queen tribute concert, all enlivened by some very peculiar clowns.
Admission: Children €8 adults €12 plus booking fee. To attend it is necessary to pre-book your HalloQueen ticket at Woutick.
For those attending with minors, the show organisers ask that the following document is filled in: Authorisation for the Queen tribute concert.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/wKCeDSTqR4RNjNt37
Halloween in Torremolinos
This Year´s Events to be confirmed yet.
We still don’t have the official programme of the Torremolinos town hall for this Halloween 2021, but we are sure that the little ones of the house will be able to enjoy as other years some spectacular games like the Gymkana in the Molino de Inca and the costume party that every year is celebrated in the centre of Torremolinos.
Canelaween Torremolinos Concert
A fun proposal combining a wild night of live concerts with the most terrifying night of the year, guaranteed fun.
Tickets at: https://canelaparty.com/
When: 31st October
Where: Bullring Torremolinos
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/gdcWLBGYHkprc6PC8
Halloween in Benalmadena
Halloween in Benalmadena is celebrated this year with two parades in Benalmádena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel.
The parade in Benalmadena Pueblo will go through the Jardines del Muro, the main streets and the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and will have a first children’s parade at 6 pm, and a second at 8 pm.
In Arroyo de la Miel the parade, starting from the Tívoli car park esplanade, will be from 9 pm to 11 pm.
There will also be a children’s storyteller at 7 pm at the door of the Pre-Columbian Museum.
Halloween in Fuengirola
School of Magic and Sorcery Sohail
In the castle Sohail takes place on 23rd and 24th of October a magic day with workshops, games, Escape room, Gymkana and Trivial. Free entrance, for the Gymkana and the Escape room you have to book.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/anxEAc3F36opbcN49
Halloween in Mijas
We are awaiting confirmation of this year’s activities.
Halloween in Marbella
Marbella brings back the Halloween party this year with the main novelty that the celebration will take place exclusively in the Parque de la Represa, where a large “Haunted Park” will be installed, and no longer in the streets of the centre as in previous years.
There, visitors will be able to enjoy two terror passages, a Halloween train, a ‘laser combat’, a ghost bus, a living cemetery or a game of zombie hunters for the older ones, while the children’s area will have themed attractions such as a boat ride, trampolines, ‘jumping’, or the maze of the children’s minotaur.
There will be no limit to the number of visitors, but places must be reserved. Visits can be made in three available time slots – from 11 am to 2.30 pm, from 4 pm to 7.30 pm and from 8 pm to 11 pm – and can be booked from 18 October, from 9am to 2pm, at the Fiestas office, on 952 76 87 56 and 952 76 87 59. A code will be given out when making the booking, which must be handed in at the access control points. Children will receive an identification bracelet and a bag of themed sweets.
How to get to the Parque de la Represa: https://goo.gl/maps/WLdH3yhTcdVky4dK9
Halloween in Estepona
Estepona this Halloween will adopt the aesthetics of the traditional Mexican Noche de los Muertos, full of colour, attractive decorations and colourful costumes in an extensive programme taking place in the streets of the town centre.
The celebration extends over several nights and we can enjoy the Night of the Pumpkins on the 29th of October, the Black Night on the 30th and Halloween Night on the 31st.
Pumpkin Night. Friday 29 October: It will take place in the San Romualdo Castle, from 7 pm to 11.30 pm, and several characters will recreate the legend of Jack O’Lantern and other stories to keep you awake at night. There will be two shows in three half-hour shows that will alternate.
Black Night. Saturday 30 October: In the Plaza de la Iglesia from 9 pm there will be two horror and mystery shows lasting an hour and a half each.
In the Horror Market in the Plaza de Abastos 20 actors will recreate the atmosphere and ambience of terror.
The Plaza del Carmen will host the Creepypasta Marathon (short horror stories), with a reading of stories with music and staging.
Finally, Calle Real will host a Zombie March from 7.30 pm to 10 pm with all kinds of characters from horror films, zombies, etc. Between Plaza de la Iglesia and Plaza del Carmen.
Halloween Night. Sunday 31 October: On the stage of the Plaza de la Iglesia there will be two shows with three performances in half-hour slots. From 8 pm to midnight.
One of the main attractions that night will be the Alameda Cemetery, where there will be re-enactments and a dynamic performance by six actors who will wander around the cemetery.
In the Horror Market in the Plaza de Abastos, the atmosphere of terror continues. From 9 pm until 2 am.
This sounds very full of spooky figures, are you going to miss it?
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/e4hgKu3A9gUVZQfc9
Halloween in Maro (Nerja)
This small town merges the local custom of roasting chestnuts and sweet potatoes with the Anglo-Saxon tradition of Halloween, holding a full terrifying program with great gastronomy.
The activities of this traditional Chestnut and Boniato Festival will begin at 5:00 pm on October 31 with the traditional crafts and gastronomy market in Calle Real, a parade, a terrifying makeup workshop and a children’s Halloween show.
At 7:00 pm there will be handed out the traditional roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes and from 8:00 pm will take place in the Multi-Purpose Hall of Maro the Passage of the Horrors.
A shuttle bus service Nerja – Maro – Nerja will be available from 5:00 pm until 2:00 am. The stops will be those of urban bus and in Maro in the entrance to the town.
Program to be confirmed.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/dS65wqzStZG2
Activities in shopping centres
Rincon de la Victoria: Halloween Costume Contest and Passage of Terror.
At El Ingenio (Velez-Malaga) there are workshops for children.
At Larios Centro in Malaga there is face painting and photocall.
At Miramar in Fuengirola there is a costume contest, decoration of balloons and distribution of Dracula candies and a workshop for terror makeup.
And who wants to dance can expect a great night at numerous clubs throughout the Costa dreadfully decorated for the occasion.
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