Copenhagen’s Halloween Preview
When you’re young, Halloween is all about the pumpkin carving, artificial sugar highs and the all-important pick of costume: princess or pirate, oh the agony of choice. But as time drifts on they make way for ghoulish tattoos, Bacardi breezers, and … dressing up as a princess (because let’s face it, some girls never change). By the time you’re older, of course, the scariest thing about Halloween tends to be the hangover and a sore throat after a night spent drinking a witch’s brew in an all-too revealing costume on an all-too cold Copenhagen night. This year, the city is offering all kinds of grown-up and children’s fun, and even some that they can enjoy together!
Various venues across Greater Copenhagen; most parties are on Sat Oct 27
Hard Rock Café: ‘Little Monsters Ball’
This Saturday the Hard Rock Café is being transformed into a wonderland of Halloween creepiness with pumpkin carving, face painting, trick-or-treating and cartoons, plus a brunch that both the kids and adults can enjoy. There will be prizes for the best costumes!
Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; Sat 10:00; entry: adults 99kr, kids 79kr
Hard Rock Café:‘Adults’ Halloween’
After the kids are done with their Halloween festivities, it’s time for the adults to get creepy! Don your most elaborate Halloween get-up and you could win the ‘Best Costume’ prize: two tickets to New York!
Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; Sat 22:00; ages 18+; free adm
Tivoli at Halloween
Tivoli’s highly anticipated Halloween celebrations have already begun and will continue throughout the weekend. The brand-new Haunted House attraction – which is so scary that children must be over 12 to enter – opens every night at 18:00, while the open air stage has been taken over by a group of witches who can also be seen in the Halloween village brewing witches’ brews (the kids’ kind). Stop by the witches’ stall to catch spiders, carve pumpkins and do some Halloween shopping.
Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; ends Sun; entry: 95kr, under-7s free adm; www.tivoli.dk
The Irish Rover Halloween Party
Copenhagen’s resident Irish pub is holding its own Halloween party with live music starting at 23:00 and a free cocktail to all those arriving in costume. There are many prizes to be won throughout the night, including the coveted ‘Best Dressed’ award that wins a return ticket to Dublin.
The Globe Halloween Party
Spend Halloween weekend at this popular sports bar, which promises lots of fun and games. Come dressed up and, if yours is the best costume in the bar, you’ll win 500kr at midnight. Skål to that!
The Globe Irish Pub, Nørregade 43-45, Cph K; Sat 21:00; free adm; www.the-globe.dk
The Shamrock Inn Halloween Party
The relatively new Irish pub is holding an all-out Halloween party on both floors with bone-chilling décor, live music, great drinks as well as giveaways for those who come in costume.
Jernbanegade 9 Cph V; Sat 22:00; free adm
While in Tivoli, stop by one of Copenhagen’s fanciest and most famous hotels and see it going all out for Halloween. The French bistro Nimb Terrasse is serving pumpkin soup, while Nimb Bar will take care of the kids with a ‘bloody’ tomato juice cocktail (virgin, of course).
Halloween Pub Crawl
Copenhagen Party Tours presents the adult version of trick-or-treating: a pub crawl where shots replace candy. With the ticket comes unlimited ‘bloody vodka’ shots for 30 minutes, shots at each bar and entry to the club Culture Box, the last stop of the crawl. A prize is awarded for the best costume, so come prepared!