Hi Explorers, Is Halloween your favourite night of the year?
In Malta there are some scaring ghost tours and party events that you surely cannot miss 😉 Fancy constumes or not, this weekend there is somenthing nice for everyone and I just say one word: Chocolate…Yummy!!!
Here we have the Halloween in Malta Special Edition 2017 Events Post
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 29TH
- Halloween at the Aquarium It is that time of year again and our Halloween event is back! Come and see our Aquarium transformed into a spooky aquarium once more with activities from underwater pumpkin carving show to ghostly story telling there is something for all ages to enjoy, alongside the above we have magician shows, face painting and arts + crafts. Don’t forget to get into the spooky spirit by coming in fancy dress because you maybe in the chance to win a family membership! Join us on both days 28th and 29th for activities from 10am till 5pm. See our promotional poster for timetable details and times. For more info, Click here
- Halloween at Valletta Waterfront For the last weekend of October, join us at Valletta Waterfront for spooky Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating and roaming animation. Saturday 28th October – 7 PM to 10:30 PM Sunday 30 October – 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM All activities are free of charge and weather-permitting.
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER
- Hamrun Chocolate Festival 2017, from 6 to 11pm This year, The Ħamrun Chocolate Festival will be organised on Saturday 28th October. In Malta, Ħamrun is the town mostly associated with Chocolate. This town is mostly popular for it’s festa during which the locals, and a large number of visitors, celebrate St. Gaetan, however, many do not know that this town has a strong link to Chocolate. It is said, although to-date no documentation has been found that could confirm this, that during the sovereignity of the Knights of St. John under the rule of Grand Master Perelos, cocoa beans were stored in Ħamrun, particularly in the area known as tas-Samra. So in Malta, we must owe something to this town for playing such a pivotal role in the supply of this delicious temptation we call chocolate. As chocolate takes centre stage on many occasions, Ħamrun also boasts one of the few shops supplying exclusively chocolate – in fact, here is where Unica 1658 is being produced. Unica 1658 is based on the orginal recipe of Gianfrancesco Buonamico which dates back to 1658 and, more than 350 later, is once again being produced using the same ingredients and handcraftmanship. In fact, Unica 1658 is the official chocolate of Valletta 2018 marking Malta’ Capital City as the European Capital of Culture 2018.It’s a must for every chocolate-lover to visit Ħamrun on the day for some sweet fun! Have a look at the article/video experience with Flora the Explorer, click here
SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER
- Spooked in the City: Halloween Mystery Walks for Kids, Valletta. From 10am to 2.30pm A special Halloween version of the Valletta Mystery Walk, targeting ages from 6 to 12, by a licensed guide. Tours will be in English, unless all kids understand Maltese. Tour 1: 10.30am to 12pm Tour 2: 1pm to 2.30pm Price: €10 – 1 child + 1 accompanying parent / carer. 2 siblings + 1 adult: €15Duration: 1.5hrs Halloween Fancy Dress encouraged. Since some areas are stepped, this tour is not pushchair friendly. Meeting Point: De Valette Statue, Valletta. Booking in advance is a must please. Click here, Ghost Walks Malta
- Birgu Ghost Tour Halloween Edition Following the successful Mdina and Valletta Ghost Tours, we are launching a ghost tour of the historical city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) for €15 per person. From 8 to 10pm.The beautiful and ancient maritime city of Vittoriosa, or Birgu as it is known by the Maltese, is the oldest settlement in the Grand Harbour area. Ideally situated for safe anchorage, the area has been occupied since prehistoric times, developing strong connections with maritime, mercantile and military activities over the centuries.Serving as a home to the navies of the Order of St. John and the British, it also withstood 2 brutal sieges: by the Ottoman Turks during the Great Siege of 1565, and during World War Two, when the constant Axis air attacks between 1940-43 caused widespread death and destruction throughout the city.These and the many other dark events witnessed by Vittoriosa throughout the course of history have left their imprint, as attested by the many ghosts that reputedly haunt this city. Tales of hauntings, the Holy Roman Inquisition and its torture methods, public executions, and tragedies that took place across the centuries are all included in the Vittoriosa Dark Tour. Join us to learn more about Vittoriosa’s dark past. This tour is a normal-paced walking tour of Vittoriosa by night. It is generally accessible but includes streets with stairs that offer no alternative method of passage. For more info, click here
TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
- Esplora goes Halloween, from 6 to 10pm Join us this Halloween as we add a touch of spookiness and eeriness to our science centre. Esplora will open in the evening for this one-evening special event and you can experience science in such a different yet interesting way. Included in the ticket, one will have access to 4 Forbidden Areas; the Potion’s Class, the Operating Theatre, Electr-O-city, and Zombieland. Visitors who visit these forbidden areas will meet four different spooky characters who will be giving a special show for this night only! Kids will be given treats after each activity they visit, so bring your trick-or-treat bags with you 🙂 Our Esplora Café will be serving Halloween snacks as well!What are you waiting for? We got you covered for an evening full of fun and spookiness! Get your ticket now from the Eventbrite link above and join us as Esplora goes Halloween 🙂 For the tickets, click here
- Mdina Ghost Tour Halloween Edition At 8 to 11pmMdina, the old capital city of Malta. Referred to by many as the silent city, Mdina witnessed many dark events throughout the course of history. Having been an important hub for centuries, one can find various interesting sites around it, many of which have been forgotten in the folds of time. Our all new Mdina Ghost Tour will guide you through the dark, winding streets of this ancient city, to discover eerie tales of past inhabitants, some of whom still roam about at night in spirit form, but then we will move out in the surrounding countryside towards important yet little known sites in Malta’s dark history. We will visit abandoned burial sites, mysterious archaeoligical features, and scenes of terrifying hauntings. This is not the normal walking tour. We advise: Wear adequate footware for rough and uneven terrain. This tour visits dark sites: We will provide candles but feel free to get your own light source. Our tours are based on respect towards others and different beliefs, responsible behaviour is expected. This tour is not adequate for expectant mothers, people with heart conditions or those having mobility issues. Come at your own risk …!Transport for the visiting of remote sites within the tour is included in the €20 price. This also includes 18% VAT (tax). Registration is mandatory due to transport booking. For more info click here