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2008 Halloween Events on Oahu

Information about 2008 Halloween events and activities on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Includes outdoor Halloween street festivals, indoor Halloween parties, haunted houses in Hawaii, pumpkin patches, a doggie Halloween costume contest, scary silent film accompanied by live organ music, and many other 2008 Halloween events o Oahu. If you know about an Oahu Halloween event not included on this page please send a message to the email address on our contacts page.

Haunted Houses, Haunted Lagoons and Haunted Hay Rides

Hawaii's Haunted Plantation
Hawaii's Haunted Plantation 2008
The 3rd annual "Hawaii's Haunted Plantation" event will take place on Halloween night, and three nights the weekend before Halloween, at Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu. No children under age 10 will be allowed and older children and young teens must be accompanied by an adult. Pregnant women and people with heart problems are advised to stay away. This is one scary haunted plantation!

Easter Seals Ewa Haunted House
The 9th Annual Easter Seals Hawaii Haunted House will be open the weekend before Halloween, October 24-25. 2008. The Ewa Haunted House will feature specially themed rooms with special effects and scary surprises. This event might frighten small children so it will also feature a child-friendly mini-carnival with Halloween activities, games, face painting, and prizes. Note that children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Easter Seals Hawaii Ewa Adult Day Program. This event will take place at the Easter Seals Hawaii Adult Day Center, 91-1251 Renton Road, Ewa Beach, West Oahu.

Haunted Lagoon Canoe Ride at the Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center on the northeast coast of Oahu is giving its visitors a unique way to celebrate Halloween in 2008. Visitors can take a twilight canoe ride through the cultural center, with a kid friendly version safe for the entire family and a scarier version for brave souls. The Haunted Lagoon Canoe Ride will be available October 24-31, 2008, except for Sundays when the park is closed.

Haunted Village Night Walk and Imaginarium Show
Watch a 15 minute 3D animated Imaginarium show where you will be guided on a nightwalk down a creepy crypt and into a haunted mansion. The event will also feature a continuously running Halloween Cartoon Theater, pumpkin carving display, Phantom Physics Lab demonstrations, a spooky storytelling corner, a costume contest, and more Takes place on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 6 to 8:30 pm.

Shockhouse: A Haunted Mansion
The 2008 Shockhouse Haunted Mansion at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall will be open for three nights the weekend before Halloween and three nights the weekend of Halloween. The event will feature ten rooms of monsters and mayhem and a twisted maze of scary corriders. October 23-25 it will be open from 6 pm to midnight, on October 29 from 5 to 10 pm, on October 30 from 5 pm to midnight, October 31 (Halloween) from 4 pm to 1 am, and November 1 from 5 pm to midnight. Tickets are available at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center Box Office, through Ticketmaster, and at Times Supermarkets. Entry to the event will be through the Blaisdell Galleria doors on Ward Avenue.

Gunstock Ranch Haunted Hay Ride (PDF)
The Haunted Hay Ride at the Gunstock Ranch on the northeast coast of Oahu will take place every night, from 7 to 10 pm every night between October 27 and October 31, 2008. The cost of the event is $5.00 per person and food will be available for purchase. The Gunstock Ranch is located at 56-250 Kamehameha Highway in Laie, the same town as the Polynesian Cultural Center.

2008 Halloween Festivals and Street Fairs on Oahu

Hallobaloo Halloween Street Festival
The first ever Honolulu Arts District Halloween Street Festival will take place on Nuuanu Avenue in Downtown Honolulu between Chaplain Lane and King Street. in Downtown Honolulu on Friday October 31, 2008 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The festival will be followed by concerts lasting until 1:30 a.m.. The 2008 Halloballo Street Festival will feature three stages of entertainment, a trick-or-treat gallery walk, and a Halloween costume contest.

Waikiki Halloween Celebrations in 2008
There are no Waikiki street closures on October 31, 2008 but every Halloween the streets of Waikiki are filled with revelers parading up and down the sidewalks in costume. Many of the hotels and restaurants will have special Halloween events also.

2008 Halloween Tours on Oahu

Orbs of Oahu Graveyard Shift Tour
Oahu Ghost Tours will offer a special all-night Halloween driving tour on Friday, October 31, 2008. The tour will last 4 to 4.5 hours and participation will be limited to 34 guests. The tour price will include an Oahu Ghost Tours T-Shirt. Revelers will be picked up in Waikiki at 11:15 p.m. and they will be returned to Waikiki sometime after 4:00 a.m. Note that this is a SCARY tour that is not recommended for children under age 10.

Spookapalooza Train Ride
The Hawaiian Railway in the West Oahu town of Ewa Beach will offer a nighttime train ride on the dark, spooky railroad tracks of Old Ewa Town on Halloween night, Friday, October 31, 2008. Ride times are 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:15 p.m. and reservations must be made in advance by calling 808-681-5461.

Haunted Hawaii Ghost Ship Cruise
There will be a special "Ghost Ship" cruise out of the Waianae Small Boat Harbor on October 31, 2008. The tour will last about 3 hours and it will begin at 5:30 p.m. During the cruise master storyteller and Haunted Hawaii book author Jeff Gere will tell scary stories. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price of the tour. After the cruise a group of the tour participants will be spending the night in the "Haunted Wing" of the Makaha Golf resort. For more information contact Wild Side Specialty tours at 808-306-7273.

Other 2008 Halloween Events on Oahu

Obake Ody6ssey: Ghost Stories in Hawaii and Beyond
Obake Ody6ssey: Ghost Stories in Hawaii and Beyond
Some of Hawaii's best scary storytellers will be sharing spooky tales in the Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Storytellers will include Kathy Collins, Jeff Gere, Cathy Spagnoli, and Lopaka Kapanui. This event may be to intense for young children. Admission is $3. The Japanese Cultural Center is located at 2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Bishop Museum 2008 Halloween Treat Street
The 21st Annual Treat Street Halloween Celebration at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu will take place on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and admission is free. The event will feature costume contests for children and adults, trick-or-treating, a messy pie eating contest, coloring contests, cockroach races, and more. The event is sponsored by the Bishop Museum and the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. Parking will be available at Kapalama Elementary School 1601 North School Street in Honolulu.

Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch
Every year, the last two weekends in October, families can pick their own Halloween pumpkins at the Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch in Kapolei in West Oahu. For more information about the 2008 Pumpkin Patch call 808-677-9516.

Undead Invasion Honolulu Halloween Chase
Participants will follow clues, use gadgets, and crack codes to find the end location of this walking event and quest through the streets of Downtown Honolulu. The quest begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008.

Silent Scream: Hunchback of Notre Dame
The beautiful and historic Hawaii Theatre in downtown Honolulu will celebrate Halloween by show the 1923 film "the Hunchback of Notre Dame", a silent film starring Lon Chaney, on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The film will be accompanied by live organ music played by John McCreary on the Hawaii Theatre organ.

Spooktacular at Jungle River Mini Golf
The Jungle River Miniature Golf Park at the Pearlridge Shopping Center is hosting a Halloween event on October 31, 2008 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. that will feature a costume contest, games, arts and crafts, door prizes, and trick-or-treating. For more information about the Jungle River Halloween party call 808-488-8808.

Doggie Halloween Costume Contest
There will be a Halloween costume contest for dogs on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Koko Marina Shopping Center in Hawaii Kai. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the contest will take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Categories will include best group costume, best dog and owner costume, spookiest, best trick for a treat, and best overall costume. All of the winners will be featured in a centerfold photo in the November/December of Hawaii Pet magazine. Contest entry is free but entrants are encouraged to donate to the Hawaii Dog Foundation.

Halloween Queen GLBT Party
The biggest event produced by the Blazing Saddles of Hawaii is their annual Halloween party and potluck dinner. This year it will be held at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Blazing Saddles is a social and recreational club established primary for the benefit of the the gay and lesbian country and western dancing community in Honolulu.

Fall Halloween Harvest Festival
The Pacific Revival Center is presenting a free Harvest Festival for all ages of children on Halloween night, October 31, 2008 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The even will feature arts and crafts, a cake walk, festival games, food, and music. For more information call 808-953-0557.

2008 Oahu Shopping Center Halloween Activities

Ala Moana Center Halloween Activities
The Ala Moana Shopping Center will have a children's Halloween costume contest from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008. The Ala Moana Mall is located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, just east of Waikiki.

Koko Marina Mall Trick-or-Treating
The Koko Marina Mall in Hawaii Kai will have safe trick-or-treating for kids from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Halloween night, October 31, 2008.

Halloween Parade at Market City Shopping Center
The Market city Shopping Center at 2919 Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu is hosting a safe Halloween Costume Parade on Saturday, October 25, at 6:00 pm. Children are invited to wear their costumes and join a trick-or-treat parade through the shopping center where Halloween treats will be distributed and a free picture will be taken by Aloha Professional Imaging. For more informatin all 808-734-0282.

Mililani Town Center Halloween Activities
The Town Center Mall in Mililani will have Halloween activities on Halloween night and on the two weekends before Halloween. On Saturday, October 18 children will be able to make a Halloween decoration, and on Saturday October 25, there will be a Halloween Spooktacular event with candy treats and spinning a "spooky wheel" for prizes. On Halloween Night, Friday, October 31, 2008 there will be safe trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pearlridge Mall Halloween Activities
Pearlridge Mall's 2008 Halloween celebration will feature will feature a Halloween clown show at 7:00 p.m. at both the Downtown and Uptown Malls and face Halloween face painting with Aunty Lisa at 2:00 p.m. at the Uptown mall.
- Flyer for Pearlridge 2008 Halloween Event (PDF)

Windward Mall 2008 Safe Trick-or-Treat Event
The Windward Mall at 46-056 Kamehameha Highway in the East Oahu town of Kaneohe will have a children's trick-or-treating event on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

See also:
- Halloween Events on Other Islands
- Celebrating Holidays on Oahu
- All Oahu Events
- All Hawaii Events



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