Here in the Philippines, Halloween season used to be mostly for exchanging scary stories with your friends and an opportunity for media big players to produce documentaries of allegedly haunted places. These days, more and more Filipinos are adapting the perpetual Western tradition of trick or treating on Hallow’s Eve.
Mostly the device of commercial establishments to celebrate Halloween, more parents are investing time, money, and effort so their kids can put on a costume and experience trick or treating–even in some neighborhoods.
As proof that more establishments are putting the “care” in “scare,” here are some trick or treat events just for Halloween 2013–and believe us, there are A LOT. Thanks to Mommy Practicality for the comprehensive list!
The HEAT, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel: No Tricks, Just Treats
October 30 & 31, 2013
Free for all Lunch and Dinner diners at Heat
Activities: Treat or Treat (no tricks,) and donut-decorating activity.
For reservations, (63 2) 633 8888 ext 2738/ 2739/ 2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill: Halloween Purr-ty Charity event for CARA Welfare Philippines
October 31, 2013 at 10:00 am
Activities for pets: parade and fashion show
Fee of P250.00 and must pre-register HERE (CARA Welfare website)
For more information, visit the website.
Acacia Hotel: A Grimm’s Tale Halloween Party
October 31, 2pm at Acacia Ballroom
Activities: trick or treat, Loot Bags, Games, Raffle, and Snacks
Fee: P995 nett/person
SM Megamall: Cartoon Network Irregular Halloween Adventure
October 31, 2013 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SM Megamall Event Center
The Discovery Suites: Monster Invastion Trick or Treat
October 31, 2013
Activities: Merienda buffet, hosted games, Trick or Treat with Loot Bags and a tour of
our own version of “Monster’s University”.
Prizes to be given away to: Best Child in Costume/Best Parent in Costume
Limited seats available. First-come, First served.
For inquiries and reservations, please call Discovery Suites at (02) 719.6930-32 / 719.8888 or e-mail email@example.com. More details here: http://goo.gl/DkfbNX
Westgate Center Alabang: Fangtastic Halloween
October 31, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cul de Sac, Westgate Center
Activities: Trick or Treat, Photo Op and Magic Show
Admission is FREE.
Festival Supermall Alabang
October 31, 2013, 1:00 PM
2L Carousel Court
Activities: Scariest costume contest open to kids aged 4 – 10 years old.
Fee: Minimum purchase and pre-registration is required. For more information visit their website.
SM Aura Premiere and Toy Kingdom: Bratzy Halloween and Monster High Boo Jour
October 31, 2013, 4:00 PM
SM Aura Premiere Atrium
Activities: Pin the Winker’s Eye game, photo booth, candy booth, contests, a film showing and hourly raffle.
Fee: Bratzillaz doll purchase at any Toy Kingdom branch from October 1 to 31, 2013. OR purchase any Monster High items amounting to P800 from participating Toy Kingdom branches from October 1 to 31. This entitles the customer to 1 Scaris Passport which will serve as an entrance ticket for 1 kid participant and 1 companion.
Nickelodeon: TakoTown (A Pinoy Halloween Event)
October 31, 2013, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SMX Convention Center Halls 1 & 2
Get 2 free tickets to Takotown with a minimum of P1,000 single-receipt purchase of any
toy at participating Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom branches.
For more information visit Cartoon Network Asia’s website.
Twisted Candy at SM North Edsa
Every Saturdays of October/October 31, 11am – 12nn
FREE Lollipop for every P100 purchase
Sofitel Philippine Plaza: SoBewithced at Sofitel
October 31, 2013, 3 – 6pm
Facepainting and Storytelling for kids
Lunch buffet rate is set at Php1,980+++ per person and Php1,400 nett per child 5 to 11 years old.
Limited tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
SM Sta. Mesa
October 31, 2013
10 AM – Trick or Treat, Mall area
2 PM – Halloween Costume Contest and Parade, 4/F
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria: Stay Spooktacular
November 2 and 3, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Activities: Glitter Tattoo, Face Painting, URC Lootbags
Luxent Hotel: Little Garden of Horror at the Garden Cafe
November 3, 2013, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM for Lunch Buffet;
2:00 pm – 5:00 PM for Halloween Kiddie Party
Fee: P899 net /person
Activities: Games, balloon twisting, magic show, face painting, loot bags giveaway.
Win a prize when you come in your best costume.