Where to Celebrate Halloween in Medellin

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Medellin

TLDR? You can celebrate Halloween in Medellin at Casacol’s properties, such as the Marquee and Celestino here in Poblado!

It’s time to carve your pumpkins, prepare your most terrifying costume and stuff yourself with candy! Despite what you might think, celebrating Halloween in Medellin isn’t as different as it’s in America.

Also called Witches Night or noche de brujas, October 31th is a special day in Colombia. And, like the US, it’s all about costumes and candy.

It’s also the perfect excuse to attend the parties that take place in the city. So, if you’re looking for fun places to celebrate spooky season this year, keep reading. Here are a couple of places to get in the mood this season!

The Marquee Hotel

Pumpkin carved at the Marquee Hotel in Medellin

The Marquee is a renowned hotel located in the El Poblado neighborhood. It’s just a fifteen-minute walk from the Poblado metro stop.

Every year, Marquee (along with Casacol’s other hotels and properties) puts on a pumpkin carving contest. There, you can grab a pumpkin and let your imagination fly!

You can stay to carve there or take your pumpkin home to decorate your kitchen. It’s like a souvenir of your Halloween celebration in Medellin that you can leave in your hotel room or Airbnb!

Once you arrive at the Marquee Hotel, ask for your pumpkin at the reception. You can also pick up a carving kit including all the small knives needed. 

You can pick up your favorite pumpkin starting at 3pm at the hotel, and there are several different sizes for you to choose from. Who knows? Your pumpkin might be a winner!

Address: Cra. 38 #9A-13. Medellín, Antioquia

Halloween Discoteca

Halloween costumes at a nightclub in Medellin

Not traveling with kids? Then get ready to dance the night away at a popular local club! 

Halloween Discoteca is a themed nightclub where you can grab a drink and don your costume for this year. What’s interesting is that this place is actually open year-round!

Every Friday, you get 20% off national spirits such as:

And of course, there are plenty of other wines and beers you can pick up. It’s whatever floats your boat!

Address: Calle 49 #30 -18. Medellín, Antioquia. Colombia

El Tesoro Mall

El Tesoro Mall in Medellin Colombia

Trick-or-treating is probably what Halloween is most famous for. Clearly, the goal is to get as much candy as possible. 

In Colombia, kids go from door to door asking for sweets, but they also go to malls and candy stores. El Tesoro Mall is one of the favored places for locals to take children to fill their plastic pumpkins. 

On Halloween night, the corridors of the mall will be dotted with small monsters, superheroes, princesses, dancers, and adorable animals asking for sweets and singing typical songs like:

Quiero paz
Quiero amor
Quiero dulces
Por favor
I want peace
I want love
I want candy

In addition to being able to snag some sweets, the mall offers activities for kids. There’s face paint and arts and crafts for the little ones to enjoy! Not to mention the adults can window shop while the kids are kept occupied. 

In 2022, the mall celebrates October under the sea. The theme is “Misterio Profundo”, and features a ball pool where children have to look for a lantern fish to win the game. Besides this exotic blend of Halloween and sea animals, you can take your kids to craft nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Website: https://eltesoro.com.co/

Address: Cra. 25a #1a Sur 45, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Parque Explora

Parque Explora Medellin

Looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween? Then take a walk through the Medellin Planetarium at Parque Explora. In 2022 they’ll celebrate Halloween in style with a costume party! It’ll be a night of music, telescopes, and space stories.

On October 28th, 2022, from 7 pm to 11 pm you can don your best costume ready and enjoy some live music with DJ Pulpo! Keep in mind that this is an adult-only event. In addition to the disco, there will be a costume contest and telescope observation (weather permitting). 

But, what about the little ones? On October 29th, 2022, from 3 pm onward is the Halloween party for children from 5 to 12 years. This event is family-friendly, meaning it’s great for those who are traveling with little tykes.  

At the event, children will be able to make their own dinosaurs in a workshop. Then, they’ll get to enjoy a show at the planetary dome, where they’ll learn how scientists study asteroids by researching those which have fallen to Earth.

Website: https://www.parqueexplora.org/

Address: Cra. 52 #73-75, Aranjuez, Medellín, Antioquia

El Castillo Museo & Jardines

El Castillo y Jardines Medellin

The gardens of the El Castillo Museum are another great place to take the little ones! The castle will be putting on a rendition of the musical “Un poco loco”, where children can interact with the best adaptations of the characters of the film Coco.

There will be contests and prizes for the whole family, including:

  • Skeleton dance contest
  • Award for the best costume

It will definitely be a new experience for children, with inflatable castles and mariachi shows in the garden. Get your face painted and break the piñata before treating your kids to a lunch of nachos and hot dogs. 

Just remember you’ve got to pay for your ticket ahead of time and register your kids. You can do all this on the museum website.

Website: https://www.museoelcastillo.org/portfolio_page/halloweenenelcastillo/

Address: Calle 9 SUR N° 32 – 269 Loma de los Balsos, El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia

Laureles Theater

Theater performance for kids in Medellin Colombia

Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated in any way, including plays. On October 29th, 2022, you can head over to the Laureles neighborhood in Medellin to watch “El Club de Los Brujitos.” 

This performance is based on some popular children’s fairytale heroes:

  • Luli Panpin
  • Coco and his adventures
  • Maleficent
  • Wicked Queen
  • Paw Patrol

This is a fun way to celebrate the season with the little ones and enjoy what the night brings!

Website: https://latiquetera.com/evento/el-club-de-los-brujitos

Address: Transversal 39B N° Circular 2 – 46 Av. Nutibara

Sky Center La Mayorista

Sky Center La Mayorista Halloween party in Medellin

The best Halloween party returns to Medellin on October 29th, 2022. Inspired by the space mission “Apollo 11,” this Halloween party will land in the city and come loaded with space reggaeton.

This urban music event promises to celebrate the spooky season with artists of national and international stature. A few of them include: 

  • Nejo
  • J Alvarez
  • Agudelo 888
  • Mateo de Dios
  • Eagle Beat DJ
  • David Eron

Make sure to purchase your seats on the terrace, of course. That way, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Medallo as you party the night away! The party will go from 5 pm to 4 am, so get ready for a long night!

I recommend using a rideshare app to get there, as this is usually a party where large volumes of liquor and cocktails are handled.

Address: Cl. 85 #48 – 01, Itagüi, Antioquia

Party in Parque Lleras

Parque Lleras Halloween costumes

It’s hard not to think about parties when it comes to Halloween. Undoubtedly, the perfect place to look for a good nightclub or bar is Parque Lleras.

It’s surrounded by tons of places with vibrant nightlife where you can enjoy the music genre of your choice. Costume contests and discounts on spirits to the most creative outfits are some of the advantages of spending Halloween in the area!

Some of the nearest bars that will celebrate their Halloween party on October 31th are:

  • Blue Medellin
  • JRR bar
  • Envy rooftop
  • HOA bar

And of course, all of these are just a stone’s throw away from Celestino Boutique Hotel as well as from trendy Epic!

Address: Cl 10 #25-18, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Get Spooky in Medellin This Season

Whether you’re a party soul looking for a nightclub to show off your best costume or you just want to spend a day celebrating the season with the kids, in Medellin, there are plenty of places to do so. 

Sure, Halloween might not be a historically Colombian activity. But, Medellin knows how to throw a pretty rocking party!

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