As the season of treats or tricks draws near, Downtown East is buzzing with anticipation for a thrilling October packed with festive excitement. Whether you’re a hipster, an avid photographer, or a parent with kids in tow, you’re in for a spine-tingling adventure at Halloween Town. This enchanting destination is set to host two exceptional Halloween experiences that will leave thrill-seekers of all ages spellbound. Get ready for the signature family-friendly Yokai Festival, highlighted by a dazzling Yokai Parade on October 28th, and the mind-blowing youth-centric Halloween Scream Fest from October 26th to 29th. Join us as we explore the magic that awaits you!
Halloween Town: Yokai Festival 2023 – A Supernatural Extravaganza
Halloween Town: Yokai Festival 2023 is making its triumphant return in October, promising an otherworldly experience for all. This unique event blends supernatural allure with family-friendly fun, drawing inspiration from ancient Japanese mythology – Yokai, the playful and eerie supernatural beings. At the heart of this festival, captivating installations, hands-on kids’ coloring contests on weekends, thrilling blaster gun battles, and spine-tingling performances await eager visitors.
Date: October 28th | Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm
As twilight descends, prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking Yokai Parade at Downtown East’s Event Square. The first 30 attendees to register for the walkabout on UPlay will receive coveted Yokai lanterns, casting an ethereal glow over the parade. Led by Kandy Onna, the parade seeks to restore corrupted innocent Yokais with your help. Marvel at the half-faced magician Kage’s sinister magic tricks, witness Shin’s unnerving shape-shifting movements, and be captivated by The Flames of Yokai’s bewitching fiery dance. Dress to impress, as attractive prizes worth up to $100 await the best-dressed, best-designed mask, and the best overall outfit (mask + costume). It’s your chance to showcase your most spooktacular attire and crafty Yokai-themed mask creations!
Spend, Redeem, and Design Your Yokai Mask
Dates: October 1st to 28th (while stocks last)
Design your own Yokai mask! Redeem your free Yokai mask and painting kit at Downtown East from October 1st to 28th with a minimum spend of $30 for NTUC Members or $50 for Link Members.
Date: October 28th | Time: 3 – 6 pm
The Begonia Terrace transforms into an exhilarating battleground on October 28th from 3 to 6 pm, hosting a thrilling blaster gun battle between ‘Humans vs Yokais.’ Armed with foam dart blasters, participants engage in an epic showdown, navigating challenges and dodging dart blasters wielded by their opponents. Quick thinking, teamwork, and an adventurous spirit are essential to safeguard your ‘souls’ and emerge victorious. Register on UPlay for priority queue access or walk in on the event day to participate for FREE on a first-come-first-served basis!
Yokai Coloring Contest
Dates: Weekends in October | Time: 3 – 7 pm | Location: Event Square
Let your little ones unleash their inner artists in the Yokai Coloring Contest happening every weekend in October. They can color their interpretations of Yokai spirits, and two outstanding masterpieces will be selected every week to win $20 Downtown East vouchers!
Yokai Photo Ops
Dates: October 1st – 31st | Locations: Event Square, Sun Paradise
Step into the supernatural realm with immersive Yokai-inspired installations that offer perfect photo opportunities. Don’t miss the Walk-Through Portal, a highlight this year, where you can step into a gateway illuminated with monster eyes, creating a backdrop for memorable snapshots. Capture the essence of folklore as you interact with larger-than-life Yokai standees, striking cheeky and comical poses.
Halloween Scream Fest 2023 – A Spine-Chilling Adventure
Dates: October 26th – 29th | Time: 10.30 am – 10 pm | Location: D’Marquee
For the daring souls, Halloween Scream Fest 2023, organized by The Vault Singapore, presents the spookiest haunted house show in Singapore. Step into a world where nightmares come to life at the intricately-designed haunted house with three zones modeled after Singapore’s HDB blocks. Each zone features a different theme and challenges that must be solved within a time limit. Test your creativity and teamwork skills under pressure and fear as you navigate this immersive experience. Choose from four time slots per day, and be sure to capture your moments of terror and triumph within the haunted house. After your adventure, capture memories at the FREE photo booth on stage.
If you need a break from the darkness, enjoy free admission to a variety of F&B and retail booths at Open Plaza 1 and 2. Early risers choosing the 10.30 am to 12 pm slot will receive a “WAKE UP EARLY” $5 F&B voucher!
Admission fee to Halloween Scream Fest 2023
- $48 (Standard Pass)
- $58 (Express Queue Pass)
Attendees must be 10 years old and above. Accompanying adults are compulsory for children aged 10 to 12 years old.
A Fun-Tastic October at Downtown East
The October fun doesn’t end there! Downtown East offers a medley of fang-tastic promotions that will delight the young and young-at-heart alike. From special Wild Wild Wet Children’s Day promotions to everyday rewards with Trust at Downtown East, there’s something for everyone.