Break out your fancy costumes, fairy wings, fake fangs and loot bags as we enter the Halloween weekend! There’s lots of family-friendly fun to be had at the many themed events taking place, and great opportunities for learning too!
1. Charlotte’s Web
28 Oct to 11 Dec
KC Arts Centre
The classic and poignant tale of the friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider comes to life on stage, in this retelling that will capture your imagination and your heart. A timeless story the whole family can enjoy. Learn more.
2. Safari Boo 2016
28, 29 & 30 Oct, 6 pm to 10 pm
This Halloween event for kids is a fun, non-scary experience that lets little ones learn more about weird and wonderful creatures in the natural world. There are also trick-or-treats, a live animal presentation, and even a mermaid performance to look forward to. Details.
3. Cold Storage Halloween Spooktacular Carnival
29 Oct, 9 am to 3 pm
Make a little slice of local history by signing up for Cold Storage’s record-breaking feat of having the most number of pumpkins painted! There’s also a Best Dressed contest for the spookiest costumes, face painting, lolli spiders and balloon sculpting. More info.
4. River Nights Festival 2016
Till 29 Oct, 7 pm to 11 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
The third edition of this popular festival celebrates the changing identity of the Singapore River, via a series of music and dance performances centred on the the “Phantasmagoria”. Be sure to catch Yugen: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, a unique experience that fuses age-old Japanese theatre with 3D visuals. Find out more.
5. The Magic Paintbrush
27 Oct to 12 Nov
I Theatre rounds off its season with a bang, reworking a classic Chinese tale they first performed back in 2000. With wonderful music, memorable characters and a witty script, this is a performance that will entrance young and old. Learn more.
6. The Not So Creepy Halloween
29 to 31 Oct, 10 am to 6 pm
Science Centre Singapore
Always wanted to be the undercover agent who saves the day? Then head down to the Science Centre to take part in its Halloween adventure trail and go on a secret mission to discover the science behind the villains’ evil plot. Places are limited, so hurry and book your tickets. More info.
7. ACM After Dark: Horror Mash-Up
29 Oct, 7 pm to 11 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
The museum’s popular Halloween event mixes Asian supernatural beliefs with Western horror in this installment. There are performances and activities inspired by the exhibits, spooky stories, a dress-up and photo booth and more. Details.
8. Istana Nature Guided Walk (Deepavali Open House)
29 Oct, 10 am to 4 pm
Take the chance to tour parts of the Istana grounds and learn about its flora and fauna during this Deepavali Open House. Registration and tickets available on the day itself at the Istana. Learn more.