BOO! Ala Moana Halloween & Other Spook-Tacular Hawaii Events

Ala Moana Halloween and other fun events
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Are you lucky enough to spend Halloween in Hawaii? If so you definitely should check out Ala Moana Halloween. This fun family-friendly event is a great way to trick-or-treat during your vacation, and we’ll talk all about it here. We’ll also share other fun Halloween events on Oahu that you should check out. 

So keep reading – you’re in for a REAL treat!

Ala Moana Halloween 

Throughout October, Ala Moana Center gets all decked out for Halloween. Their keiki [children’s] play area features oversized spiders that are perfect for climbing on, and they set up a fun selfie wall for all ages. 

But the real fun is on Halloween night, when its 100+ merchants pass out candy and treats. They create a really fun party vibe with a DJ and bubbles. Past years have also included giveaways and balloon art. 

Ala Moana Center is Hawaii’s largest shopping center. It’s located in Honolulu, right next to Waikiki. 

Other Fun Oahu Halloween Events

Halloween Celebration at Salt Lake Shopping Center

Go Trick-or-Treating at participating stores, enter the costume contest, play games, and create make-and-take crafts. Salt Lake Shopping Center typically has its Halloween celebration the Saturday before Halloween (around 10 AM to 1 PM). For up-to-date event info, check out their site here:

Salt Lake Shopping Center is in Honolulu on Ala Lilikoi Street. 

Windward Mall Trick-Or-Treating 

For great trick-or-treating on Halloween night, head over to Windward Mall, where participating shops pass out candy to costumed kids. Windward Mall is smaller than Ala Moana, so it’s a nice option if you don’t want the large-scale bash of Ala Moana Halloween. 

Here’s a link to Windward Mall’s event page so you can get updates for Halloween and other celebrations:

Windward Mall is in Kaneohe, on Oahu’s eastern coast.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center Spooktacular

Hawaii Kai Towne Center usually hosts its “Spooktacular” celebration the Saturday before Halloween. There’s a prize wheel, costume contest, and (of course!) trick-or-treating. 

Unlike Ala Moana Halloween, this celebration is all outdoors. However, they are on different nights – so you can easily enjoy both events!

Hawaii Kai Towne Center is in Honolulu, east of Waikiki. Check out their events page here:

Keiki Costume Ball at Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center

Celebrate Halloween one weekend early at Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. This is always a great place to visit with small kids, and they go all out for Halloween. 

Past years have included a pizza dinner, an ice cream treat, a carousel ride, character appearances, games, and crafts. Kids can then trick-or-treat throughout the center. 

The Discovery Center typically requires pre-registration to attend its Keiki Costume Ball, so be sure to check its event page for updates.

Halloween Costume Contest at Kahala Mall

Kahala Mall hosts a fun costume contest – it’s typically the Friday before Halloween. Age categories range from babies to 6th graders, and you don’t have to register in advance. 

Then, come back to Kahala Mall on Halloween night for fun trick-or-treating through its shops. 

In past years, Ala Moana Halloween hasn’t had a costume contest, so this is a great option if you’ve got a competitive kid. 

Kahala Mall is just a few miles east of Waikiki. Keep up with their events here:

Halloween at Mililani Shopping Center

Mililani Shopping Center has multiple age groups and categories for its annual costume contest. They also have trick-or-treating, a kids’ craft table, a selfie wall, and fun prizes. 

In past years, this celebration has taken place the weekend before Halloween. Mililani Shopping Center is in central Oahu. Here’s their event page so you can stay in the know:

Super Saturday Halloween at the Hawaii Convention Center

If you want a unique way to celebrate Halloween with your kids, head to the Hawaii Convention Center, where they have trick-or-treating, carnival games, costume contests, and live music. 

Super Saturday is an occasional event that draws gamers and cosplayers, so their Halloween celebration is especially great for teens and pre-teens. 

Keep up with Super Saturday events on their site here:

Trick-or-Treating at Kapolei Marketplace

Kapolei Marketplace hosts their trick-or-treating on Halloween night – typically around 5 to 7 PM. 

This is an open-air shopping center, so you can enjoy the nice weather as you get treats from the different stores and businesses. 

If you’re staying in Ko Olina and don’t want to make the trek to Honolulu for Ala Moana Halloween, this is a great option that’s close by. They update their events on their website here:

Trick-or-Treating at Koko Marina Center

Koko Marina is a nice little shopping center right by the water in Hawaii Kai. Participating shops and businesses pass out candy. It’s a simple celebration but a lot of fun if you’re looking for a fun and quick way to enjoy the holiday. 

Check it out on Halloween evening, usually around 5 to 7 PM. Here’s a link to their event page:

Halloween Celebration & Pumpkin Patch at Ward Village

There’s no need to stay up late to enjoy Halloween! Ward Village typically has a fun mid-day celebration on the Saturday before Halloween. Past years have included a pumpkin patch, face painting, and donuts—all for free! Get there early, because supplies could be limited. 

Ward Village’s Halloween celebration is in Victoria Ward Park. Their events are posted online here:

HallowZOO at the Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo has a fun Halloween event that’s included in zoo admission. It’s typically in the afternoon, the weekend before Halloween. Past years have included trick-or-treating, a mad scientist, special animal-themed activity stations, and spooky stories. 

Visit the Honolulu Zoo Website for more info about visiting on Halloween (or anytime!).

Is Visiting Ala Moana Halloween Worth It?

There are lots of great family-friendly Halloween activities throughout Oahu. But Ala Moana Halloween seems to be the biggest and best. Of course, that does mean it has more crowds. 

So, if you want to go all out for Halloween, head to Ala Moana and enjoy its large-scale trick-or-treating event. Or, keep it simple at one of Hawaii’s smaller shopping centers. No matter what, you’re sure to have a great time getting spooked while in Hawaii!

Contact Hawaii Aloha Travel to learn more about traveling to Hawaii during Halloween or during any great holiday. We’ll help you find the best places to stay so you can fully celebrate!