The BEST 2019 Halloween Events in Auckland for Kids and Teens
Our pick of the best 2019 Halloween events for kids and families in Auckland, New Zealand.
1. Spooks & Sparks Fireworks Extravaganza 2019
The Trusts Arena, Henderson, West Auckland
Saturday 9 November 2019: 6pm
Regarded as the largest and most spectacular family friendly Halloween and Fireworks Show in New Zealand, Spooks and Sparks 2019 will feature fantastic family entertainment in the lead up to darkness, followed by a thrilling Laser and Fireworks Show.
Bring your blanket and cushion and take a spot on the banks of Douglas Field and enjoy the entertainment, as the countdown begins to the amazing Lasers and Fireworks Show.
The Trusts Arena carpark will be transformed into a family Fairground, with rides and attractions, a large range of food vendors catering for all tastes, and roving entertainment. With everyone encouraged to dress up in Halloween Costume, this family event has something for everyone in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
2. Bayswater Halloween Trail
Bayswater Park, North Shore, Auckland
Saturday 25 October 2019: 6pm
Register between 5pm and 6pm at Bayswater Park by the playground.
Join in the fantastic Bayswater Halloween Trail with a fun new questionnaire and more decorations, tricks and treats than ever! More than 1300 people visited the Bayswater Halloween Trail last year, and they hope to attract many visitors this year too!
Mount your bike, put on your ghost shoes and explore the green route! There will be treats, tricks, lots of prizes, coffee and food for sale and free sausage sizzle for kids! So make sure you don your finest Halloween costumes to be in with a chance to win!
Register between 5pm and 6pm by the playground. You can download the registration form to bring along to the event, to save time on the day
3. Henderson Halloween Trail
Saturday 26 October 2019: 4pm to 7pm
Get into your best costume and come along to Henderson Park for a Halloween Treat. Complete the spooky quiz whilst, riding, walking or scooting along the fantastic Project Twin Streams path and be in to win some great spot prizes and finish up with a trick or treat game.
4. The Spooktacular Tea Party
Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel
Saturday 26 October 2019: 2pm
Grab your ghouls and ghosts for the Spooktacular Tea Party this Halloween at Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel. Enjoy a horrific yet delicious spooky high tea featuring a wide selection of handmade sweet and savoury treats with a spooky twist, artisan teas and other spine tingling Halloween delicacies. All guests will receive a spooky mocktail on arrival. Wear your best Halloween costume as there will be prizes for best dressed. Plus, have your face painted ready for the photobooth.
5. Halloween in the Village
The Village Green, Essex St Reserve (parallel to Mt. Eden Rd just behind the village shops)
Saturday 2 November 2019: 12pm to 2pm
The family friendly event returns for its 12th year at Mt Eden Village with FREE fun and frights for kids from 4 years and upwards. Get your spook on with ghoulish food, fortune telling and haunting music. Get dressed up as your most wicked and spell-binding Halloween creature, be it a witch, a bat, a zombie or even a dementor, and and take part in the fun with some of Auckland’s best actors and theatre makers.
FEAR FACTOR – taste the food (if you dare) prepared by Mazui Majo the fiendish food witch.
SPOOKY FUTURE – have your fortune told by the hysterical and the uncannily accurate Freakella the Fortune Witch.
CRAFTY MADNESS – make your very own creepy Halloween craft to take home with Crewellini the Craft Witch.
CAST A SPELL – help the naughty Egor cast witchy spells with the strangest and most unbelievable of ingredients.
LOOK & LISTEN – groove and move to the spooky mixes with music and have a zombie make-over by the transformation witches.
What is Halloween and why is it celebrated?
Halloween is celebrated each year on 31 October. This year Halloween is on Thursday 31 October 2019.
When is Halloween celebrated in New Zealand?
Halloween means the evening before All Hallows Day (or All Saint’s Day) celebrated on 1 November each year. Both events paid homeage to the hallows known as saints. Halloween falls on 31 October because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain was considered the earliest know root of Halloween and marks the change of seasons and when the door between this world and the next world was open and spirits could pass through. Halloween has lost most of its spiritual meaning and is currently celebrated by children dressing up and going trick-or-treating in their local community.