Among the global epicenters of Halloween, New York, Tokyo, and Istanbul stand out for their unique, celebrations. In this guide, we unveil the most sensational Halloween events and parties happening in these three captivating metropolises.
From pulsating beats echoing through Brooklyn’s historic streets to the enchanting parades in Tokyo’s vibrant districts, and the haunting extravaganzas in Istanbul’s ancient alleys, each city offers a distinct, unforgettable experience.
Best Halloween Parties and Events in New York
1. Spooky Beats at Circoloco Halloween 2023
One of the hottest tickets in town, Circoloco, takes over Brooklyn for two electrifying nights. Dance the night away to tunes from renowned artists like &ME vs Rampa, Maceo Plex, Mind Against, and more. While Circoloco tickets are sold out, an exciting afterparty awaits at 99 Scott in Brooklyn.
2.The Cityfox Halloween Festival at Avant Gardner – 140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn
The Cityfox Festival returns, bigger and better than ever, at the outdoor Brooklyn Mirage. Get ready for two days of non-stop house and techno beats from artists like Kolsch, Lee Burridge, Miss Monique, and Franky Wah.
3. City of Gods at Industry City – Industry City, Brooklyn
Presented by the iconic House of YES, City of Gods promises an immersive experience like no other. With multiple DJs, stages, and rooms of performance art, this event is a Halloween extravaganza of its own.
4. Black Lotus
Hosted by Teksupport and el studio, Black Lotus is an immersive theatrical event that will transform an undisclosed Manhattan location into an extravagant soirée, soundtracked by some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno talent.
5. Halloween Weekend at Somewhere Nowhere – 112 W 25th St
NYC’s “highest nightclub” is throwing a weekend-long series of Halloween events that will surely put a spell on you and wanting to come back for more.
6. The Village Halloween Parade – Greenwich Village
The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village and it’s coming back this year on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31.
7. Dream of Dracula at Musica NYC in Hell’s Kitchen – Musica NYC, Hell’s Kitchen
Grab your garlic because a vampire masquerade is making its debut in NYC this fall, and it’s going to be truly immersive.
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Best Halloween Parties and Events in Istanbul
1. Halloween Carnival – Dorock XL Taksim
With Halloween just around the corner, Istanbul is gearing up to host its most expansive and creatively themed Halloween party yet – the Halloween Carnival.
2. Halloween Punk Party – Kadıköy Sahne
Get ready for a night of punk rock mayhem at the Halloween Punk Party, featuring some of the most prominent names in Turkey’s punk scene.
3. Celebrate Halloween at Chalet Garden – Swissotel The Bosphorus
Where: Swissotel The Bosphorus
Whether you come in your own costume or choose to rent one at the venue, this Halloween Party promises an unforgettable evening.
4. Halloween Costume Party – Uniq İstanbul – Ghita
Embark on a thrilling Halloween adventure at the Halloween Costume Party, another exciting event taking place in Istanbul. This soirée promises a fusion of high-energy music with a vibrant Halloween theme.
5. Halloween Party at Dorock XL Kadıköy
This Halloween, Dorock XL Kadıköy is set to host a memorable party that promises a night filled with frights, fun, and surprises!
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Best Halloween Parties and Events in Tokyo
1. Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival – Ikebukuro East
More than 20,000 cosplayers take over the streets of Ikebukuro East for a massive Halloween celebration.
2. Tokyo Tower City Light Fantasia – Halloween Party
Enjoy breathtaking views with autumnal trees and calming music, transformed by spooky projections of witches, bats, jack-o’-lanterns, and ghosts.
3. Harajuku Omotesando Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade
Now in its 39th edition, the annual Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade will be attended by more than 1,000 children under twelve years old, who dress up to form a parade that spans the length of approximately one kilometre along the zelkova tree-lined avenue in Omotesando.
4. WARP Halloween 2023 – WARP Shinjuku
Shinjuku’s hottest nightclub located at the heart of the redlight district will host a space Halloween party October 27th, 28th and 31st.
5. ZOUK Tokyo: Halloween with VIVID
The newest nightclub in Tokyo and perhaps the most talked about nightclub at the moment is ZOUK TOKYO.
As the bewitching hour draws near, the three iconic cities of New York, Tokyo, and Istanbul are gearing up to offer you a Halloween experience like no other. From heart-pounding beats in Brooklyn to the enchanting streets of Ikebukuro, and the historic alleys of Istanbul, these cities are set to come alive with a haunting energy that’s impossible to resist.