As the moon casts an eerie glow and the world transforms into enchanting darkness, Halloween is fast approaching. Monaco, in its own unique way, prepares for a celebration that promises a perfect blend of chills and thrills.
With a range of events, the Principality caters to both the young and the young at heart. Grab your broomsticks and costumes as we take you on a whirlwind tour of the Halloween happenings around the Principality.
Mairie de Monaco events: family fun and teen thrills
Monaco’s youngsters are in for a treat, and maybe a few tricks, as Princess Antoinette Park hosts a range of Halloween events for the kids. There will be a reading workshop at À Fàbrica Hall on Monday 30th October at 2:30pm, where young readers aged five to seven are in for a captivating tale ‘Potion and Witch’, a collaborative effort with ‘La Valise à histoires’.
There is also going to be a ‘Grand Halloween Game’ on Tuesday 31st October, from 2pm to 5pm. Children aged six and up are invited to participate in the 13th edition of the Grand Halloween Game (‘Grand Jeu Halloween’) at Princess Antoinette Park, orchestrated by the La Boîte de Jeux teams. Courageous participants can don their favourite costumes and immerse themselves in an afternoon of candy, thrills, and excitement. As an extra treat this year, a makeup station will be on hand.
Both events are free to attend, with the reading workshop requiring prior registration, and the Halloween Game offering on-site sign-up between 2pm and 4pm.
The highly anticipated ‘Halloween Party’ is making its grand return this year at Espace Léo Ferré on the evening of Tuesday 31st October, designed exclusively for students and residents of the Principality aged 14 to 17. A DJ will be creating the perfect atmosphere, and attendees, dressed in their favourite costumes, can enjoy the night’s memories at a photo booth. Every Principality resident or student is allowed to bring a guest of the same age from outside Monaco (provided the necessary documentation is presented).
In such cases, tickets for both the primary participant and their accompanying guest must be purchased and collected together. Ticket price is €20, offering unlimited drinks and access to a candy bar. Pre-sales begin on 18th October, from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, and any remaining tickets will be available on-site on the same evening, subject to availability.
Families can immerse themselves in a creative and enjoyable workshop at Jardin Exotique until 31st October. The agenda includes crafting dreamcatchers and adorning special Halloween-themed terracotta pots. These activities are available from Monday to Friday, spanning from 9am to 4pm. The cost is €25, which covers both plants and materials.
Not to miss, there will also be a ‘Grand Game’ at the Botanical Centre for the older kids aged eight and over on 31stOctober. Hosted by La Boîte de Jeux, this grand game takes place in the walkways and greenhouses of the Botanical Centre. The event commences at 7:30pm and concludes at 9:30pm. It is both free and open to all children who attend school or reside in Monaco and are aged eight and above. For both events, secure your spot by registering in advance through +377 93 15 29 80 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Médiathèque de Monaco seizes the opportunity to offer a pair of Halloween-themed events tailored for different age groups. For those aged 14 and older, a game night is on the agenda, taking place on Friday 20th October at 7pm at the Princess Caroline Library. Be sure to register early as places are limited. Contact +377 93 15 22 72 to secure your spot.
For the younger crowd aged six and up, a popcorn cinema screening of the film ‘Kiki the Little Witch’ awaits. The screening is scheduled for Friday 27th October at 6pm at the Louis Notari Library. Entry is open and free.
Espace Lamartine is set to host a spooktacular Halloween event on 31st October, inviting its members to a day filled with specially curated activities. The venue will be transformed with eerie decor.
The day kicks off at 10:30am with an energetic fitness class inspired by Wednesday from the Addams Family. At 12:00pm, there’s a thematic meal designed for those aged 60 and above, served at the A Pignata Senior Restaurant. The excitement continues with a lively step session at 12:30pm. As night descends, Espace Lamartine turns into a Halloween haven from 6pm to 11:30pm. This spooky evening includes a makeup session from 6pm to 8pm, followed by a DJ performance starting at 7:30pm. Espace Lamartine welcomes Monégasques, residents, and young scholars aged 16 and above.
For additional information and registration, please reach out at +377 93 30 63 78 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monaco after dark: adults-only Halloween soirées
Twiga Monte-carlo is throwing an enchanted evening on 31st October, where spookiness meets fun to capture the essence of bewitching fantasies. During the night there will also be a ‘Billionaire Resort & Retreat Malindi costume contest’. Dress up in your most spectacular creation, and you might just win a getaway to the Billionaire Resort & Retreat in Malindi, Kenya.
For an entire week, from 24th October to 4th November, Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo will be transformed into a hauntingly delicious venue. Their Asian fusion cuisine will mingle with traditional Halloween fare, making for an unforgettable dining experience.
Sass Café is throwing a Halloween party that will transport guests into Jack Sparrow’s pirate world on 31st October. Put together your finest pirate attire and prepare for a night of unforgettable glamour and spookiness at Sass Café’s Black Pearl-themed festivity.
Monaco is all set to make this Halloween a memorable one. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun or adult-themed thrills, there’s something for everyone in the Principality.
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Main photo: Sass Café Halloween party, source Sass Café