Halloween 2018: Affordable Activities to Enjoy With Your Family or Friends

by Venus Zoleta, on category "Lifestyle"

October 27, 2018

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

There’s something about Halloween activities that gets everyone excited. Perhaps, it’s the joy of seeing kids in cute costumes collecting loads of sweets from a Trick or Treat. Or the once-in-a-year chance to wear your scary and fabulous #ootd in Halloween events.
But definitely, parting away with your money is the least fun about Halloween. The problem for anyone with tight budgets is that many Halloween events, especially for kids, are expensive. Joining a one-day event costs around PHP 1,000 to PHP 2,000+, which can be a family’s budget for several days.
Good thing, you can still enjoy Halloween activities with your kids or barkada that won’t bust your budget. We’ve listed down some Halloween 2018 events that cost only PHP 500 or less for children and adults.

Cheap Halloween Activities for Kids

Join a Magical-Themed Halloween Celebration

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: PETrified: A Halloween Celebration at Eastwood City
  • Venue: Eastwood Mall Open Park, Libis, Quezon City
  • Date: October 28, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm to 7 pm (Registration begins at 1 pm.)
  • Price: Free admission for a PHP 500 single-purchase receipt from any Eastwood City partner stores from October 26 to 28, 2018
  • Activities: Trick or Treat, costume contests for kids and pets, magic show, and more

Transport your kids to a whole new world right in QC! Dress them up as mini Harry Potter characters or any of their favorite wizards, and they might just win a prize. Fun Halloween activities are also in store for pets, so your furbabies can tag along with you!

Meet Well-Loved Cartoon Network Characters

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Animate Your Life
  • Venues: Participating Ayala Malls
  • Date: October 27 to November 24, 2018 (Actual schedule varies per mall.)
  • Time: 2 pm to 9 pm
  • Price: Free admission for an adult and a kid plus a freebie for a minimum PHP 500 single-purchase receipt
  • Activities: Meet and greet, treasure hunt, Halloween parties, Trick or Treat, and more

Do you have little ones who are big fans of Cartoon Network shows? Take them to the nearest Ayala Mall this Halloween to meet their favorite characters, take selfies with them, and bring home lots of fun memories. The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and the rest of the gang will be waiting for you!

Celebrate Halloween With Animal Character Favorites

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Petastic Halloween at Lucky Chinatown
  • Venue: Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
  • Date: October 22 to November 3, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Price: Free admission for a PHP 500 single-purchase receipt from the merchandise selling at the Atrium
  • Activities: Meet and greet, games, costume contest, DIY face mask, face painting, and roving animal rides

This kid-friendly event is packed with exciting, furry-inspired Halloween activities, with the ExZOOtic Kiddie Paw-ty Costume Contest as the highlight. Let the kids wear their favorite animal costume and get a chance to win a special prize.

Party and Play With Kiddos This Halloween

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Little MonSTARS at Southwoods Mall
  • Venue: Southwoods Mall, Biñan, Laguna
  • Date: October 15 to 31, 2018
  • Price: Free admission for a PHP 500 minimum single-receipt purchase from all stores in Southwoods Mall (except for bazaars and kiosks) from October 15 to 28, 2018
  • Activities: Trick or treat, bazaar, costume contest, and escape room challenge

Show up with your children in your most creative movie-inspired Halloween costumes, and you might bring home prizes and best-dressed awards. Aside from the costume contest, another must-join activity is the Spooktacular Mansion that runs from October 29 to 31 where kids can test their mystery-solving skills.

Cheap Halloween Activities for Adults

Unleash Your Inner Detective

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Museum of Mysteries
  • Venue: Near Eastwood City Walk 1, Central Plaza, Quezon City
  • Date: October 26 to November 11, 2018
  • Price: PHP 250 per head (Murder Mystery) or PHP 500 per group of up to six people (Haunted Heirloom)
  • Activities: Murder-solving challenge and scavenger hunt

No plans for the long weekend yet? Test your wits this Halloween! Choose from two Halloween activities: Murder Mystery, where you must solve a murder inside a mysterious museum; or Haunted Heirloom, where you’ll need to find mysterious artifacts around Eastwood City with your family or friends. If you’re interested, pre-book your game at any Mystery Manila branch.

Party in a Back to the Future-inspired Event

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

Back to the Future fans will definitely say yes to this throwback-themed Halloween event. If you know one, invite him or her and come in your Back to the Future or any futuristic costume. Contact (0917) 140-7777 for reservations.

Unwind and Groove to the Music

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Halloween Party at NoKal
  • Venue: NoKal, 8646 Kalayaan Ave., Makati
  • Date: October 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm to 3 am
  • Price: Free entrance before 11 pm / PHP 300 (11 pm onwards; includes drink ticket)

Just want to chill with your buddies over drinks before your Halloween break? Enjoy live performances by Narez and Curtismith and music from various DJs at NoKal, a New York-inspired diner in Makati.

Show Off Your Best Costume in a Fun Halloween Party

Halloween Activities and Events 2018

  • Halloween event: Day of the Dead
  • Venue: The Island PH, The Palace Complex, 11th Ave., Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
  • Date: October 31, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm to 11:59 pm
  • Price: Free entrance

This event will feature music from different DJs and musicians in celebration of Halloween. It’s a strictly no costume, no entry affair, so come in a scary attire with your friends. Entrance is free, but you’ll have to reserve a table in advance by calling (0917) 689-8888.

Final Thoughts

Celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to break your budget. You just need to know where to look for free or affordable Halloween activities in your area. Or you can organize your own Halloween party at home to save money. Exchanging scary stories with your family and friends is also a good way to spend the Halloween at no cost!