Halloween In Pretoria

P-town’s annual spookfest is around the corner. Here’s the low-down on all things Halloween in and around the city.


For Trick or Treating Sweets

Halloween is not Halloween if there’s no candy involved. Take a look at our favourite sweet stores in Pretoria.

Ghoulish Family Fun

Haunted Woods by Picnics in the Park

The Riversands Farm Village will be transformed into a foggy forest walkway filled with a creepy crawlies, spooky skeletons, witches and wizards. Face painting, food and plenty of freaky festivities for the whole family.

Where: Riversands Farm Village Forest, Midrand

When: Saturday, 28 October from 10am to 5pm

Tickets: www.quicket.co.za

More info: www.picnicsinthepark.co

Creepy Fun For The Grown-ups

Halloween 2017 Arcade Fire – Invasion, Metropolis & Jurassic Bar

Hosted by Arcade Empire, the theme for this massive get-your-freak-on party is to come as you aren’t. With a killer lineup of more than 20 acts that include Alien Ant Farm, Kyle Russøuw, PHAT and Kyle Watson, this is going to be one of the hottest Halloween gigs around.

Where: Voortrekker Monument Amphi Hall

When: Saturday, 28 October from 4pm

Tickets: https://plankton.mobi

More info: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeEmpire/

Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party

For a spectacularly spooky set-up, head over to the Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party at Railways Café. A creepy-themed market with a beer garden will be followed by live bands and DJs that include Bittereinder and Veranda Panda. Don’t forget your Mad Hatter costume!

Where: Railways Café in Centurion

When: Saturday 28 October, market starts at 11am and bands at 4pm

Tickets: railwayscafe.co.za/news-and-events

More info: www.facebook.com/RailwaysCafe

Up Your Costume Game

Crazy Store

With more than 15 outlets located all over the city, pop in to your nearest crazy store for an affordable selection of Halloween costume accessories and décor. Take your pick from fake blood, scars, tattoos, drooping eyeballs, horror masks, witch fingers and pumpkin decorations.

More info: www.crazystore.co.za

Costume Castle

Located in Willow Way Centre in Lynnwood Road, Costume Castle has a great selection of Halloween costumes and accessories available for hire and purchase. A R100 deposit and original proof of ID is required to secure your creepy costume rental. They’re open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

More info: www.costumecastle.co.za / 012 807 2243

By Jana van der Linde