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For 2014 events please read our updated Halloween article!

Nothing makes any homesickness go away like celebrating holidays from back home. If you celebrate Halloween, take heart, you can find Halloween celebrations here in Santiago, Chile. It is still mainly an adopted expat holiday but each year, the local participation is growing. If you have kids, there are some neighborhoods, in Santiago, where even the locals go trick or treating, so ask around to see where the best locations are. It’s even a holiday in Chile, although a different holiday, Reformation Day, celebrated since 2008. November 1st is also a holiday here in Chile, All Saints’ Day, making this year’s Halloween a 4 day weekend in Chile.

Halloween decorations for sale in Santiago, Chile

Halloween decorations for sale in Santiago, Chile

Getting a costume:
This is the easy part, as there are a million costume shops around Santiago where you can buy or sometimes rent your choice of costumes and accessories. Just keep your eye out for Disfraces (costumes) shops, they are located all over the city and you can usually find at least one in every shopping galleria. If you are looking for a lot of options, check out Calles Rosas and Veintiuno de Mayo near Mercado Central where they have a cluster of shops for costumes and all your decorating needs. You can also find costumes on sale at the second-hand stores on Bandera and around the city. All the big grocery stores (Jumbo, Lider, Totus) have Halloween displays with costumes, decorations and candy, though the selection and quality will vary. If you’re just looking to stock up on basic Halloween decorations and candy they will fit the bill.

A couple popularly recommended costume shops are:
Duende Azul
Alo Fiesta
Disfraces Antonella

Pumpkin for carving on Halloween

Pumpkin for carving on Halloween

Getting a pumpkin
If you want to carve pumpkins, most of the big Supermarkets will sell them close to Halloween. Jumbo currently has them for about $5.000 CLP each. If you are in need of something earlier, head to La Vega: they always have pumpkins, although they are not likely to be the standard orange carving pumpkin you’re used to (if you’re cooking them, they taste about the same though!).

Celebrating
If you’re are looking for a party, Halloween in Chile is also referred to as la Noche de Brujas (the night of witches). Many of the expat bars and local clubs put on a Halloween party, we will add the ones we hear about to this article, so check back for updates if you’re looking for places to go.

 

Santiago Family Events

Vive un Halloween Salvaje en el Parque
When: October 31 through November 3
Where: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago
Cost: 50% discount on zoo admission with a costume (some scary things planned which may not be suitable for all ages, inquire at the zoo), Vive Tu Parques, Construye Feliz at the Jardín Botánico Mapulemu free admission (suitable for all ages).

 

Santiago

California Cantina presenta Halloween Party (costume recommended)
When: October 31 from 9pm
Where: Las Urbinas 44 & 56
Cost: until October 15, $5.000 CLP, from October 16-25, $8.000 CLP, $10.000 CLP at the door with a costume, $15.000 CLP at the door without a costume

Death Before Halloween … La Previa!
When: Wednesday October 30 11:30pm
Where: Teatro Caupolicán – San Diego 850
Cost: Presale from $3.500 CLP, from $5.000 CLP at the door

Fiesta Halloween Noche Inaugural Jim 2013
When: October 31 from 10pm until 5am
Where: Kmasu Premiere – Avenida Blanco Encalada 2850
Cost: Free if on Guest list

Fiesta Halloween Máscaras y Terror
When: October 31 from 11pm
Where: Uva Restobar – Av. Irarrázabal 3469, Plaza Ñuñoa
Cost: Free

Fiesta Parranda Halloween Fluor Night!
When: October 31 at 10:30pm
Where: Club Amanda – Embajador Doussinague 1767
Cost: at the door, $5,000 with costume, without a costume $6.000 CLP until 2am, $10.000 CLP after

Fiesta: “Radio Ibiza” en Bar 89
When: October 31 at 11pm
Where: Bar 89 – Av. Americo Vespucio #7550 / La Florida
Cost: at the door, men $10.000 CLP, women $7.000 CLP

Fiesta junto a Noche de Brujas en Teatro Caupolicán
When: October 31 from 10pm until 5am
Where: Teatro Caupolicán – San Diego 850
Cost: from $6.000 CLP

Flannery’s Irish Pub Circo del Terror
When: October 31 7pm
Where: Encomenderos 83
Cost: $5.000 CLP

Gay Pub Crawl Santiago – HALLOWEEN!
When: Wednesday October 30 10pm until 6am
Where: Starting at Barra de Lutty – Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 195, Bellavista
Cost: $5.000 CLP with a costume, $10.000 CLP without

Gran Fiesta Halloween, En Espacio Don Oscar
When: October 31 10pm until 5am
Where: Espacio Don Oscar – Avenida Pajaritos #4155, Maipú
Cost: Presale or at the door with a costume, $7.000 CLP, at the door without a costume $10.000 CLP

La Gran Fiesta de Halloween
When: October 31
Where: Fiddlers Irish Bar – Dr. Manuel Barros Borgoño 13
Cost: none listed

Halloween
When: October 31 11pm until 5am
Where: La Boom Club – Camino Lonquén 7860, Cerrillos
Cost: at the door, with real costume free until 1am, without a costume $5.000 CLP

Halloween Pub Crawl (costume required)
When: October 31 from 10pm until 6am
Where: Meeting location: Lyrics Lounge Bar – Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 257, Bellavista
Cost: not listed check site for updates

HalloweeD Trance Open Air 2013
When: from October 31 at 7:00pm until November 1 at 4:00pm
Where: El Camping Las Paulonias, Camino El Volcán and puente El Toyo, San José de Maipo
Cost: presale $8.000 CLP, at door $10.000 CLP with costume, $12.000 CLP without

Halloween 2013
When: October 31 from 9:30pm until 4am
Where: Centro de eventos Chimkowe – Avenida Grecia #8787, Peñalolen,
Cost: presale from $6.000 CLP, $10.000 CLP at the door

Horror Show
When: October 31 from 10pm
Where: Centro de Eventos ICAL – Av. Ricardo Cumming #350
Cost: Presale $1.500 CLP, $2.000 CLP at the door

Noche de hechizos y maleficios, Halloween Bal Le Duc
When: October 31 at 11pm
Where: Bal Le Duc – Av. Matta 129, Ñuñoa
Cost: $3.500 CLP until 12:30pm, $4.000 CLP after

Open Blondie Noche de Brujas 2013
When: October 31, starting at 9pm
Where: Club Hípico – Blanco Encalada 2540
Cost: presale from $5.000 CLP, $8.000 CLP at the door

Rainbeat HALLOWEEN
When: October 31, starting at 1pm
Where: Teatro Cousiño – San Ignacio de Loyola 1249
Cost: presale $3.000 CLP, $3.500 CLP at the door

The Shamrock
When: October 31 8:09pm (sunset)
Where: Avenida Providencia 1100, Local 18
Cost: Tickets available starting Monday, 14th October for $5.000 CLP, including a free drink (a mimosa or a beer) until 10pm and free food served until midnight

SHEEP OH! “the ghost factory” 2013
When: October 31 from 11pm until 5am
Where: Ex fabrica – Asuncion 426, at the corner of Patronato
Cost: presale $8.000 CLP, $12.000 CLP at the door

Wicked Halloween
When: October 31 from 10pm
Where: W Santiago – Isidora Goyenechea 3000
Cost: none listed

 

Antofagasta

Ritual Nocturno
When: October 31 from 11:30pm
Where: Deep Rock – Baquedano #667
Cost: $3.000 CLP

 

Colina

HALLOWEEN PARTY
When: November 1 from 12am
Where: Colina, Chile
Cost: $1.000 CLP

 

Los Angeles

Under Halloween 2013
When: October 31 at 1:00pm until November 1 at 6:00am
Where: Club Zebul – Km 4 Camino a Nacimiento
Cost: presale from $4.000 CLP, from $8.000 CLP at the door

 

Quillota

Halloween Party Quillota 2013 EL EDÉN
When: October 31 from 9:30pm
Where: Centro Turístico el Edén – Balmaceda 385. Quillota
Cost: presale $4.000 CLP, at the door with a costume $4.000 CLP without $6.000 CLP

 

Valparaíso

Fiesta Pa’ los Vivos
When: October 31 from 6pm
Where: La Piedra Feliz – Avenida Errazuriz 1054
Cost: none but they request you pick up tickets between 12pm and 5pm at their restaurant

HALLOWEEN EN ELE CLUB
When: October 31 from 6pm
Where: Ele Club – General Cruz 335
Cost: none listed

Kitsch Halloween
When: October 31 from 9pm
Where: El Huevo – Blanco 1386
Cost: none listed

Terror Weekend
When: October 30 – November 2 11pm – 5am
Where: La Sala – Avenida Errazuriz 1054
Cost: free entry with costumes

Note: This article was accurate when published. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with the sites in question before planning your trip.

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