Halloween in Malaga, terror takes over the city

halloween-2015On October 31 arrives the terrifying night of Halloween in Malaga. Do you have any plan? Malaga is ready and features events in which you can already register.

If you have not yet decided what to do, we offer interesting activities for both adults and children so prepare to survive the terror on Halloween in Malaga. Still without costume? Check the top costumes for Halloween and get ready!

The scariest night of the year approaches in Halloween, we hope you survive as we wouldn´t want to run out of readers.

Due to the amount of events I think it will be easier to locate a event near you with the following index:

*All activities below are pending update for 2019.

Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

If you want to visit the Botanical Garden, perhaps would be a good time the night of October 31; full of frightening beings from the beyond waiting to give you a good scare among the darkest shadows of the garden.

If you go in disguise you can take part in a costume contest in three categories available: children, adults and groups. Don’t you have a costume yet? Check the best Halloween costumes for this year.

Guided visits start at 8pm and the duration is for 1 and a half hours. There are visits until 9.30 pm; the two first visits are recommended for families while the two last ones for adults.

Price for the guided visit is 18 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children under 16 and members.

For reservations or information you just have to call +34 951 92 61 80 or email at botanicolaconcepcion@malaga.eu.

Halloween in Malaga with pumpkins

Scary night at the English Graveyard

This mysterious place is open for anyone who wants to venture at night and discover some of the characters brought from the darkest corners of the ultra-world and spread throughout the English Graveyard in Malaga. Are you brave enough?

This year 2018 brings us the “Great Halloween Game” with activities to make the history of the cemetery known to both children and adults. It is necessary to register for teams of 4 to 6 people.

  • Price: 25€ per team
  • Friday 27 and Tuesday 31 October: 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
  • Reservation: Booking online here.

halloween lanternHalloween in Malaga with children

Kids love Halloween in Malaga, dressing up is an activity with which they are comfortable all year round without the need for a special day.

When this day comes they are willing to go out disguised and enjoy activities or visit the houses in search of sweets with the typical trick or treat.

Where to celebrate Halloween?

If you are with family during this night you might be interested in any of the following family events for Halloween:

In Theme Parks

cartel-halloween-tivoliTheme Parks like Selwo Marina in Benalmadena and Selwo Adventure in Estepona told us in past events the habits of animals as terrifying as tarantulas, snakes, piranhas, poisonous frogs or bats among others. In addition, decoration is adapted to this event and children between 3 and 10 wearing costumes don’t have to pay entrance.

Benalmadena cablecar will have a special decoration in both stations of the trip. Children between 3 and 10 wearing costumes don’t have to pay for the ticket.

Sea-Life offer free entry for those children under 10 years wearing costumes, there will be handcrafts and workshops from 21st in October to 2nd in November.

Tivoli World will also organize a special event for this night and there is free entry for children wearing costumes. In past years from 1st  October to 1st November children and adults wearing costumes have free entrance.

Halloween in Malls

Rosaleda shopping centre will organize a workshop for creating tenebrous baskets between 6pm and 9pm.

The mall Malaga Plaza will also organize a make-up workshop for Halloween for children the next 26 and saturday 27th in October from 6 pm.  The Wednesday 31 a sweets workshop from 6 pm and a Halloween English Workshop at 8 pm.

In Malaga city centre

Larios street in Malaga centre will be a meeting point for people with amazing costumes, a good place for walking with the family.

Soho district celebrates Halloween with workshops and activities for the whole family from 18:00 hours. From pumpkin making to storytelling or scary face painting and a costume contest. Free registration is required in Tomás Heredia Street, 7.

Alternative tourism, learn the most mysterious stories of Malaga in a guided tour of the city centre in late October, between Friday 26 and Wednesday 31. Information or booking at https://rutasmisteriosas.es/malaga/ or by calling 634221984. The price is 12 euros for adults and 7 euros for teenagers; Unfortunately it is only recommended for those who understand fluid Spanish.

Halloween at Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga

Halloween party with ” Trick or Treat “, visit the participating establishments and get ready to get some candy.

  • On 31 October from 5pm to 9pm the dead, witches and ghosts will invade the Port of Malaga.
  • At 6.30pm there will be a costume contest that will reward different categories and a photo session. Categories for child, adult and families.

Halloween in Torremolinos, Marbella and other municipalities

In addition to discos and pubs with their themed decorations and costumes contests there are many other activities. If this is not confirmed and you are interested, it is best to have a look at the official website of the town hall to know for sure the events they plan for the current year.

Terror in Torremolinos

The Plaza de la Nogalera in Torremolinos will be used as a passage of terror next October 31, do you dare?

In addition terror will be present the next Saturday at Molino de Inca. This botanical garden will be one of the most terrifying places in Torremolinos. There will be magic and face-paint workshops from 6pm to 8pm.

Parade on Calle San Miguel from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm arriving at the Plaza de la Nogalera.

Children’s costume contest from 5pm to 8pm which includes a children’s rock band with live music and theatre.

From 8pm until midnight there will be a costume competition for adults, concerts and the ‘Mansion of Terror’ at La Nogalera, a scary activity for everyone, although children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Scary night at Rincon de la Victoria

This municipality has not confirmed any event on its official website, presumably will perform similar activities to the previous year.

From 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm there will be activities for children at Plaza de la Constitución, as well as a Pasaje del Terror, craft workshops and dances.

La Casa Fuerte de Bezmiliana will become a Terror Castle from 10 pm, an event for adults with magic shows, horror stories and a play among other activities.

A special Halloween storyteller is held in the municipality’s libraries from 5.30 pm onwards.

Halloween in Estepona

Estepona has not yet confirmed any special Halloween events, although special activities can be found tonight in the municipality’s leisure clubs.

Mundo Mania

This children place celebrates during this scary night several activities: Tunnel of terror, facial makeup, costume contest, hot dogs and drinks.

  • 31st October from 5 pm.
  • 15€ for children between 4 and 12 years.
  • 10€ for children between 1 and 3 years.
  • Free entrance for adults.

Prices include food and drink.

More information at:

Velezween – New Approach to Halloween in Velez-Malaga

In 2018 a new approach is given to this party in the town of Velez-Malaga with Velezween with activities for all audiences on October 31 and November 1.

There will be the already known horror train, a passage of terror, children’s workshops with Halloween themes and the projection of a film.

  •  6 pm – At the Plaza de las Carmelitas there will be cooking workshops, scar make-up and the creation of Halloween badges for children.
  • 6 pm and 7 pm – 2 terrifying storytelling passes for children.
  • 8 pm – Terrifying train from the square to the passage of terror Casa de las Asociaciones.

The passage of terror as every year has 3 levels adapted to all audiences. How much do you want to scare?

To watch the film session you need to ask for an invitation Oficina de la Juventud or Oficina de Cultura.

Maroween, fear is everywhere in Maro

In Maro, during Halloween night, you can find what has been called Maroween, a celebration in which every year they propose a good number of activities and concerts from October 31st to November 1st.

Last year’s program:

October 31st

  • 5.00 pm – Traditional craft and gastronomy market at Calle Real.
  • 6.30 pm – Other years they have enabled a Passage of Terror in the Social Centre located at the entrance to Maro.
  • 7.00 pm – Traditional sweet potato and roasted chestnut festival.
  • 0.00 – Awards ceremony for the best costumes.

1st November

During the 1st of November they usually propose talks in Spanish dedicated to mystery.

Last year was available an exclusive nocturnal visit to the Cave of Nerja.

Halloween in Churriana 2018

In Churriana, all kinds of beings from the underworld gather. The neighborhood of Las Pedrizas has been the chosen place for a most terrifying meeting. Beings from beyond the grave arrive to terrorize anyone who dares to walk its streets.

pasaje del terror en Churriana

The municipality of Churriana is devoted every year on October 31st with concerts, horror stories, parades and many other terrifying activities.

A parking lot and night buses are available until 0.30 hours.

Terror Night Program in Churriana

The ghosts and beings of the underworld will be ready from 7:00 pm with the start of the Night of Terror.

  • 7.30 pm – Concerts and scary stories at Engranajes del Tiempo Street.
  • 7.30 pm – Parade of fear on Halloween Street and passageways full of surprises in the Cave of Terror.
  • 9.00 pm – Music in the Cave of Terror.
  • 11.00 pm – Concert by Money Makers at Plaza de los Horrores.

Mapa Halloween en Churriana

The car park is in front of the Churriana cemetery, from there you can go on foot in search of ghosts and creatures of the ultra-world. You can check the google map here: https://goo.gl/maps/azowALp63Az

Halloween in Mijas

As a new addition this year in malagaweb we are reporting the activities during Halloween night in Mijas for next October 31st.

There will be numerous family activities for those who want to spend a scary and funny day. Tenebrous workshops, bouncy castles and of course both Mijas Pueblo and Las Lagunas or La Cala will be decorated for the event. There is no doubt that both children and adults will enjoy visiting any of the areas of Mijas during this special night.

Where does Halloween take place in Mijas? Well, in the three main areas of the municipality:

  • Mijas Pueblo: At the Plaza Virgen de la Peña(Map)
  • Las Lagunas: Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldía (Map)
  •  La Cala: Plain in front of Supersol supermarket (Map)
Passage of Terror in Las Lagunas de Mijas

Free passage of Terror at the parking lot of the Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldía in Las Lagunas. The aim of this game is to escape from a cult that wants to catch the participants and any person over 12 years can participate.

The route is done in groups of 10 people and consists of 6 scenarios with hidden monsters that will interact with those who dare to enter into their domains. The estimated duration is 5 minutes per group and it will be available from 7 pm to 11 pm during the 31st of October. Are you up for it?

Big Halloween party in Marbella

Halloween events in MarbellaThe old town of Marbella seems to have succumbed to the invasion of ghosts and beings from the other world during next October 31.

From 6 pm until 1 am you can find numerous activities for all audiences in Marbella.

  • Passage of Terror for children in Paseo de la Alameda and for adults in Calle Caballeros.
  • Halloween parade departing from Plaza de los Naranjos at 7.30 pm and from Paseo de la Alameda at 6 pm.
  • Children’s workshops in Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Pedraza, Plaza África and Calle Enrique del Castillo.
  • Musical performances throughout the afternoon in a stage located at Avda. Nabeul.
  • Bouncy castles for children at the Paseo de la Alameda.
  • Exhibition of Playmobil clicks at the Plaza de la Iglesia during October 31st and November 1st.
  • At Plaza de los Naranjos there will be a photocall and disguised children will receive a free pumpkin.

Halloween Night in Alora

Halloween Program in Alora 2018The municipality of Alora is also preparing to celebrate this night in style, there will be activities for all audiences on October 31 from 5:00 pm at Plaza Baja.

  • 5.00 pm Children’s party at the Aljibe
    This party includes workshops, costume contests and a special Tunnel of Terror for children in addition to other activities.
    The schedule is from 5.00 pm.
  • 8.00 pm – Exhibition at the Alora Museum
    Exhibition with figures, decoration and the well-known Mexican catrinas or decorated skulls.
  • 7:00 pm to 0:00 am – Terror Passage in the Arab Castle
    Get ready to feel the horror in the Passage of the Terror in Alora. It is located where the old cemetery.
    The price of the ticket is 1€.

In addition, will be celebrated a party with games, workshops, storytelling and many other activities aimed at children from 6 pm onwards on the Friday before Halloween at the Centro Sociocultural de la Barriada El Puente.

Terror activities in other municipalities

Halloween in Benalmadena is celebrated in Plaza de la Mezquita with a ‘terror passage’ from 9 pm to 1:30 am. Price for the ticket is 1.5€

Do you know more events I forgot? Feel free to comment if you want to recommend it.

More ideas for celebrating Halloween

If you want to invite your zombie friends home, nothing better than a good brain cake. Browsing Internet I have found a tasty recipe, wanna try?

It is just an idea, there are many more ideas you can use. Feel free to suggest yours in our comments area.

For the brain recipe you can check this website:

Halloween in Malaga, Andalusia and Spain

The growing interest in this celebration is unstoppable in Spain, especially in Andalusia and Malaga. Both show the largest number of Internet searches looking for upcoming celebrations.


If you want to have fun without worries, then a good option is taking a transfer. For this I recommend malagatransfer.co.uk, but you can check many others transfers websites here. You can choose a vehicle according to your needs, in case you want all your family or friends to fit.

Another option is using your own vehicle, but remember not to drink, as there use to be many alcohol controls on road during the special dates.

For using public transport, please read our other guides.

Halloween and ghost stories

Paranormal activity looks like to happen more usually by the end of October or beginning of November…do you agree? Did it happen to you or anyone you know?

Some people say during this night the living and dead world are closer…should we be afraid? Seems like not a bad idea to be, at least during the Halloween Night.

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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