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Halloween events in Sydney

Find terrifying fun this All Hallow's Eve, from ghoulish city take-overs to scary screenings and thrilling dance parties

People walk through Luna Park at Halloween.
Photograph: Damian Shaw

Get your freak on in the lead up to Halloween and on the darkest of eves with these unnerving parties and milder spook-fests in Sydney. They're popping up on All Hallow's Eve itself, the dark days leading up to the celebration, and the weekend of debauchery that follows. If that's not scary enough, book in for a terrifying ghost tour around town, or following this dark map to the most haunted sites near Sydney

When you're ready to shed your Satanic costume, head to these brilliant spas for a restorative pampering.

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Halloween events in Sydney

Floating Sydney
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Film, Outdoor cinema

Floating Cinema

Sydney Harbour, Sydney

Sydney's mania for al fresco screenings has taken that extra leap to deliver movies on a boat. The concept kicked off last summer and is returning just in time for Halloween on October 30. The first screening will be horror classic The Sixth Sense, followed by another influential 1999 screamer, The Blair Witch Project, on October 31.

Freak out!

Disco ball generic
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The best retro dancefloors in Sydney

For the times you just want to sing ‘YMCA’ at the top of your lungs or drop down and get your eagle on, head to these dancefloors that specialise in guilty pleasure old-school hits.