Halloween is almost here – the spookiest time of year in San Francisco – and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate in town, you’re in luck! There are more Halloween events and parties than you can shake a witch’s broomstick at. From all-night dancing at clubs, to masquerade balls in fancy hotels, to the “world’s largest” pub crawl through the Marina District, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a look at some of the more unique events happening around town.
The Lodger: Silent Film with Organ
Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Davies Symphony Hall
Celebrate Halloween night with Hitchcock’s early silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog.Famous organist Todd Wilson accompanies this little-known thriller in fittingly ghoulish tones for Halloween night. Ominous camera angles and lighting make for a perfectly creepy Halloween. Click herefor more information and to buy tickets.
Haunted W San Francisco Halloween 2013
Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m.
W Hotel San Francisco
Embrace your alter ego, don your most stylish costume and head to the Haunted Hotel at the W San Francisco. This “sinister chic” Halloween happening offers DJs spinning house and top 40 music. Grab a costume and get ready to celebrate in style! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Haunted House of Horrors
Opens Saturday, October 26
The Old Mint Building
Haunted House of Horrors is billed as San Francisco’s “first-ever” haunted house/Halloween attraction at the historical United States Old Mint. For six nights of terror, it will boast a huge and spooky theatrical production with 25 chambers of terror, two scary mazes of screams, more than 30 soul-jarring scare-actors, an interactive movie theatre showcasing horror movie classics, a bloody red carpet, thrilling live shows, a costume fashion show, a creepy candy store and much, much more. Click here for more information.
Halloween International Ball 2013 Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
With three dance floors and seven world renown DJs, the historic Fairmont Hotel is holding a one-of-a-kind Halloween event. It’s one that sells out every year in advance so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible. Click here for a full line up and details.
Family Halloween Day
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join in kid-friendly festivities at the Randall Museum’s Family Halloween Day. The Museum will be transformed into a Halloween haunt with a gamut of ghoulish games, creepy crafts, tricks or treats, and more! Costumed revelers can explore the Twilight Forest, take a stab at pumpkin carving, and enjoy live entertainment and magic. Click here for more information.