There are plenty of things to do this Halloween in Dublin, from Candlelit concerts to massive parties in Temple Bar. So, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate this spooky season then take you pick from our favourite Halloween events in Dublin.
1. Halloween Candlelight Concert.
St Andrew’s Parish Church will be illuminated by the flicker of hundreds of candles on October 30 as the talented Avoca String Quartet perform classical compositions from films. Expect to hear a haunting Silence of the Lambs track, alongside music from films like Ghostbusters and Psycho.
It’s a 60 minute concert and you can buy tickets for either the 7 pm or 9 pm slot. Get ready for a spooky, yet kinda romantic experience and grab your tickets here!
2. Halloween Party at Fitzsimons
Fitzsimons in Temple Bar is hosting another Halloween party this year, with a whopping €2000 in cash prizes set to be handed out for those in the best costumes. So, make sure you’re looking your scariest for this one!
As usual, some amazing DJs and live acts will be performing and the whole place will be decked out in the most lavish Halloween decorations. Doors open at 10 pm on October 29 and tickets are €11.53 each. Check out the website for more details on where to buy tickets.
3. Haunted Dublin City Exploration
As the spooky season creeps up on us it’s the perfect time to explore the spine tingling side of the city with a Haunted Dublin walking tour. Just like the Romantic tour, this one if very interactive, merging all the best parts of a walking tour with games and riddles to keep you on your toes.
Departing from the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, the tour will lead you through the streets of Dublin, highlighting features and buildings where the most gruesome murders and dreadful events have taken place in the city’s long history.
Tickets are €4.99 and because you can do this tour whenever you’d like it would make for the perfect Halloween activity. Get ready for some chills and grab tickets for the Haunted Dublin walking tour here.
4. The Nightmare Realm
This is some scary shit and that is not an understatement, so if you’re not up for some shocks and scares then probably avoid this one. However, if you’re a bit of a horror buff then you’ll love these terrifying experiences.
Between now and November 2 you can experience your nightmares come to life at Dublin’s biggest indoor scream park. There are five scary scenarios to walk through, from death row to cannibals playground and it’s so scary that they actually have scare free zones in which people can collect themselves.
You can buy tickets here and it is, of course, not suitable for children. It’ll set you back €22.00 per person, and it’s truly an experience, although not one I think I could stomach.
5. Otherworld Halloween Festival
Otherworld Halloween Festival is yet again bringing Dublin a whole programme of events this Halloween. So, there are tons of things to do in Ballymun.
From haunted boiler house tours to spooky street games and even a dog costume competition, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re 99 (probably not reading this) or 1 (definitely not reading this), there’s something you’ll enjoy if you’re in the neighbourhood. Check out the full list of events on the website.
6. The Big Scream Festival
If you live in Dublin’s North East inner city then get ready for 5 days of spooky Halloween fun at The Big Scream Festival, from October 27. From funfairs to Tiktok challenges, the organisers have really pushed the boat out this year to bring residents and visitors a whole programme of community events. You can read more about it here.
So there you have it, six of the best things to do this Halloween in Dublin. The city will be packed with parties, events and people dressed up in outlandish costumes so wherever you go this Halloween you’ll be sure to find an amazing experience.