Halloween in Malaga & Marbella 2023: The Best Activities & Parties

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Halloween in Spain is an event that has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it’s a unique celebration that blends traditional Spanish customs with those of America. If you’re looking for a thrilling and entertaining way to spend Halloween along the coast, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of activities on offer. Local communities will turn the streets into a festive space where everyone can enjoy themselves. And not only are there spooky events for both adults and kids, but there are also many Halloween-themed parties around to join in on the fun. Whether you’re looking to participate in a haunted house experience or exploring the eerie abandoned buildings in town, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy this Halloween in Spain. Get ready for a frightful experience and a fantastic celebration!

Spooky Activities

Polloween Horror Fest Malaga

October 27

This free, full day event is open to the public and will include a virtual reality horror video game showroom in one area, a fantasy makeup workshop, a horror writing workshop and a catwalk parade. The highlight of the day will be a Horror Short Film Festival, with the screening of the 6 finalist short films.

For more information on the order of events and the films showing visit the event webpage here. 

Polloween Malaga

Malaga Paranormal and Supernatural Tours

Join the ghost tour and discover the spookiest corners of the center of Malaga visiting haunted houses and enclaves where ghosts have appeared. The tour last 2 hours and costs €13 per person. For more information and to book tickets, visit the tours website here

Pujerra Chestnut Festival

1st to the 3rd of November

Although it’s not a traditional Halloween activity, the chestnut festival is the perfect way to welcome the autumn season. Imagine the scent of roast chestnuts permeating the air as you stroll through the festivities. But wait, there’s more! Gastronomic delights derived from chestnuts will be available for your taste buds to experience. Moreover, an exclusive music and folk dancing experience known as Los Fandangos de Pujerra, can be enjoyed only within the vicinity of this extraordinary and charming village. If you’re looking for something beautifully unique, then look no further and join the chestnut festival celebration!

Pujerra Chestnut Festival

A Candle Light Performance

October 28th

If you’re not too keen on the idea of dressing up in costumes and joining the hustle and bustle of the streets, we’ve got a fantastic alternative that is sure to tick all the boxes. An unforgettable evening awaits you at the magnificent Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Marbella, where you can revel in the soothing sounds of live music and indulge in a tribute to none other than the widely celebrated and much-loved band, Cold Play. In the midst of the grandeur and splendour of the venue, you can relax and soak in the great atmosphere with like-minded individuals. The tickets for the event start at €25, with two show times for you to choose from. You don’t want to miss out on this exceptional experience!

Purchase tickets here. 

A Candle Light Performance Marbella

Halloween at Malaga Botanical Gardens

October 31st

This years theme is Mutant Garden and takes place on October 31st. Visitors will join a group of scientists as they search for medicinal remedies in the gardens, with unexpected and dangerous mutations. This event starts from 7pm onwards.

For children, there is a family treasure hunt around the gardens on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October. Starting at 11am and taking three hours, the event includes a mask making competition.

Book your place for either event by phoning 951 926 180 or 647 585 457. 

Malaga Botanical Gardens halloween-2023-DEF

Miramar Spooky Season

October 19th through November 1st

Visit the Miramar terrace for a variety of Halloween activities like the Labyrinth of Terror, Witch Workshops, Theater Workshop, and pumpkin photocall. Participate in thrilling challenges like creating Halloween decorations, making potions, and acting. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable Halloween experience for both children and adults.

See more information here. 


Halloween Parties

For adults.

Malaga Autocine Parties

October 31st

Autocine Malaga is hosting a halloween party for all ages. Expect several food trucks, children shows and a passage of terror. The fun starts at 5pm until midnight. 

See the official website for more information. 

When the early party ends, a later one begins for adults only. From midnight, the Halloween 80s & 90s party will begin and go on until sunrise. Tickets at €15. Buy them here. 

Autocine Malaga Halloween

Halloweenland Festival

October 31st

If you want a night to remember, filled with fun and horror, music and scares then Halloweenland Festival is the place to be this October 31st. Set in the incredible location that is Hacienda Nadales estate you will find 3 different zones of fun, a passage of terror, terrifying performances, a costume contest and a Halloween edition of bingo. 

Tickets start at €23 euro which includes an open bar of red wine and beer from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Passage of Terror is €9 and sold separately. 

The event has organised buses from different locations along the coast to transport visitors to the venue.

Check out the event’s website for more information and to buy your tickets. 


Hard Rock Ween at Hard Rock Hotel Marbella

October 31st

If you are Marbella based, you will have no shortage of Halloween themed events in nightclubs. Perhaps the most anticipated spooky season party in 2023 is the one being held within the new Hard Rock Cafe hotel. Entrance to the party includes free beer and you will also be in with a chance to win a water circuit in the Rock Spa and a meal for 4 in the bar.

Moreover, if you want to make a night of it, Hard Rock Hotel Marbella offers a special room rate from €99 using the code “HARDROCKWEEN”.

Hard Rock Ween Marbella 2023

Embrace the spirit of Halloween, Costa del Sol-style, and get ready for a memorable journey into the world of jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and spooky celebrations. We wish you a thrilling and safe Halloween season full of unforgettable memories!

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