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Halloween in Sydney

Have a terrifying time with our pick of the best Halloween parties, ghost tours and ghoulish Sydney spots to visit during the scary season

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

The darkest day on the calendar is upon us. Prepare for a hellish All Hallow's Eve (Thu Oct 31) by picking up a period frock from Sydney's best op shops, or deck out your pad with furniture that's full of history from these antique stores. If you'd like an otherworldy being to organise your rituals for the season, check out our pick of the best Halloween events, or freak yourself out on a ghost tour. Too much horror? Find less frightful things to do in October.

Do frightful things

Haunted sites you can visit in Sydney
Things to do

Haunted sites you can visit in Sydney

With open minds and willing spirits, we invite you to explore Sydney’s most haunted sites.

Halloween events in Sydney
Things to do

Halloween events in Sydney

Get your freak on with these Halloween parties and events in Sydney.

The best escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do

The best escape rooms in Sydney

Each room has a different theme and stimulates all senses, demanding a variety of problem-solving skills.

Ghost tours in Sydney
Things to do

Ghost tours in Sydney

Experience the spooky side of our history, from unexplainable sensations to terrifying sightings.

Look terrifying

8 top costume shops in Sydney
Shopping

8 top costume shops in Sydney

Scare the bejesus out of your mates with a gory mask.

The best nail artists in Sydney
Health and beauty

The best nail artists in Sydney

Turn your nail beds into miniature canvases.

Scare yourself silly

11 scary Aussie films
Film

11 scary Aussie films

Meet charmingly unkempt rogues with smiles as quick as their fists.

Where to see art at night
Art

Where to see art at night

Get shocked by stunning art in the dark.