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Halloween in Waikiki 2021: Top events and things to do

October 7th, 2021 Attractions & Events
Halloween in Waikiki 2021: Top events and things to do

Embrace the season’s spooky spirit with an array of festivities. In 2021, Halloween falls on a Sunday, meaning there will be plenty to do all weekend! Experience the thrills and chills with our guide to the top things to do this Halloween in Waikiki.

Although we strive to provide the most current information, due to COVID-19, attractions and events mentioned may be closed or cancelled without notice. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawai‘i mandates and individual websites for updates and social distancing measures before visiting.

According to the “Safe Access O‘ahu” program, all patrons must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours in order to enter businesses, such as restaurants, bars, museums, and other similar establishments. Please travel responsibly and follow mask requirements and social distancing procedures.

Haunted Trolley Graveyard

The Waikiki Trolley presents the Haunted Trolley Graveyard, a 24,000 sq-ft walk-through haunted house featuring up to three different challenges. The ‘haunted house’ meets ‘escape room’ is an immersive and interactive Halloween experience that makes for a memorable night of scares and laughs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hawai‘i Foodbank.

Virtual Keiki Halloween Costume Contest

Royal Hawaiian Center will host its annual costume contest virtually for parents and children from infants to 10 years old. Submit your photos or videos virtually by October 23 and tune in for the winner which will be announced on Halloween. International Market Place is also presenting a costume contest of their own here.

Waikiki Ghost Tour

Discover Waikiki’s dark history with native Hawaiian storyteller, Lopaka “The Ghost Guy” Kapanui, who holds his famous Waikiki Night Marchers Ghost Tour throughout the month of October. Hear tales of Waikiki’s ancient burials, heiau, battlefields, the homes of ali‘i, and several paths of the feared Night Marchers (phantoms of ancient Hawaiian warriors said to roam the islands at night). Meet at the Waikiki Bandstand at Kapiolani Park and be sure to wear sturdy footwear for the hour and a half walking tour.

Trick-or-Treat at International Market Place

Celebrate a very spooktacular Halloween at International Market Place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Costumed trick-or-treaters have access to all three levels of the open-air center (just look for the orange and black balloons at participating stores). Kids should head to the Treehouse on Level 2, Banyan Court for a complimentary goodie bag filled with treats.


Just across the Ala Wai Canal from Waikiki, Consolidated Theaters is presenting Hitchcocktober, a celebration of Alfred Hitchcock’s most frightful films. All throughout October, you’ll have the chance to see North by Northwest, Vertigo, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho on the big screen. Also playing throughout October, see new scary movies like Antlers starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, and Halloween Kills, the latest installment in the four-decade long franchise.

Creepy Critter Scavenger Hunt at Waikiki Aquarium

For the month of October, catch the Waikiki Aquarium on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for their Creepy Critter Folloween. Simply follow along as they post about some of their most interesting organisms. Participate in the scavenger hunt for a chance to win free tickets. To enter, follow, like a Creepy Critter post, and tag 3 friends with #SquashGoals. Winner will be announced on October 31.

“Bitten!” by The Elevations at Blue Note

Spend Halloween with The Elevations, who will be putting on a special live performance at Blue Note this Halloween.The vintage 10-piece soul band has been brewing up a very special set of Halloween music. Costumes are encouraged.

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is located on Kalakaua Avenue across from Kuhio Beach Park - the perfect home-base for spending Halloween in Waikiki. Book a room with an oceanfront view to enjoy stunning sunsets and views of Diamond Head, an ancient volcanic crater and iconic symbol of O‘ahu. Choose from our best rates and exclusive offers when you book direct.

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