In recent years, the Danes have started to embrace the ‘Halloween’ spirit.
Initially known as a fun and spooky holiday for the children to carve pumpkins and go ‘trick-or-treating’ as their favourite superheroes, it has also become increasingly popular with the adults, becoming an excuse for a night of heavy drinking and crazy shenanigans.
Known as the city that sees a party in every occasion, Copenhagen is not going to be left behind this season. So here are some of the best slightly terrifying yet entertaining Halloween events going on all over town!
Culture Box Halloween
Oct 31, 21:00; Kronprinsessegade, Cph K; entry 80kr; residentadvisor.net
The most terrifying Halloween party in town returns within the four corners of Culture Box! Mashti & Jean Von Baden and Christian Sanchez are just some of the DJs who will play some hair-raising beats.
Oct 31, 11:00-14:00; Ahlmanns Allé 6, Hellerup; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Gentofte Hovedbibliotek’s workshop, kids can unleash their creativity with cardboard, brushes and paint to make Halloween masks before you take them trick or treating. The event is free of charge and aimed at kids of all ages. So what are you waiting for? Go and create that creepy face!
Hard Rock Café: ‘Little Monsters Ball’
Oct 31, 10:00-12:30; Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; entry: adults 99kr, kids 89kr, hardrock.com
The Hard Rock Café will be transformed into a spook-land with ghoulishly delightful decorations and activities for little monsters. An appetising brunch plate will be served while the kiddos can enjoy ‘trick or treating’, scary cartoons, face painting sessions, and pumpkin carving. To top it all off, mysterious prizes await the best costume winners!
Hard Rock Café: ‘Adults’ Halloween’
Oct 31, 22:30-02:00; Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; ages 18+; free adm; hardrock.com
When the young ones are done with their fun, of course it’s time for the adults to get their killer grooves on! There are many reasons to dress up for this event as all the guests in costumes can enjoy a free welcome drink and, most importantly, there are awesome prizes to be won for the best costume winners! Win a trip for two with Norwegian to either Barcelona or London. How fang-tastic is that!
Halloween at Tivoli
ends Nov 1, open Sun-Thu 11:00-23:00 & Fri-Sat 11:00-24:00; Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade; entry 99kr, multi-ride ticket 209kr; tivoligardens.com
For the tenth time this year, Tivoli is celebrating Halloween with its annual pumpkin extravaganza. The gardens will be transformed by spectacular decorations and fun Halloween-themed displays including scarecrows, cats, spiders and mystical objects. ‘The Lady and the Butler’ will be waiting for visitors at Plænen to make them scream and on the Open Air Stage, Petzi the bear will entertain all the children who dressed up in fancy costumes.
InterNations Copenhagen Halloween
Oct 31, 19:00-23:59; Absalon City Hotel, Helgolandsgade, Cph V; members 20-80kr, non-members 100kr; internations.org
Dress up and mingle with old and new friends from the international community at the newly-decorated Absalon Hotel. The entrance price includes delights such as welcome cocktails and delicious sushi.
The Mystery of Halloween
shows at 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00 on Oct 31 and Nov 1; Valby Kulturhus, Valgårdsvej 4, Valby; tickets 55kr, musicalteatret.dk/billetter; 60 minutes; 3+ years old
Musicalteatret together with Valby Kulturhus invite you and your children to unveil the mystery of Halloween in a musical called Halloween
Dance of the Dead – Studenterhuset Halloween
Oct 31, 20:00-03:00; Studenterhuset, Købmagergade, Cph K; studenterhuset.com
Halloween ghouls and ghosts will rise from their grave beneath the bar at Studenterhuset, and they dare you to join them to dance the night away! Do a disguise and join the fun!
Halloween Pub Crawl
Oct 30-31, 20:30; meet up outside City Hall on Rådhuspladsen; Fri price 194kr, Sat price 224kr; newcopenhagentours.com
Enjoy Copenhagen’s best bars and clubs with other masked pub crawlers. The price includes free face painting, entrance fees and complimentary spooky drinks at five different bars/clubs.
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Halloween
Oct 31, 22:00; Underbar, Cph Downtown Hostel, Vandkunsten; copenhagendowntown.com
The Underbar presents a sexy take on Halloween with their blues, folk and indie performers. One of them is an indie pop band of two seductive female vocalists called the ‘ONBC’.