The best halloween events to attend in Glasgow

Spooky season is here! Find the best Halloween events in Glasgow here including raves, family days out, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 25th Oct 2023

Everyone's favourite holiday’s nearly here! It’s time to start thinking about the scary movies you’ll be watching, what costume you’ll be wearing, and, more importantly, where you’ll be headed for the weekend.

Glaswegians are in luck as there are so many unreal Halloween events going down. There are late-night raves, Halloween experiences, crazy performances, and more to choose from.

Here are the best Halloween events in Glasgow to get you dancing, singing, or peering through the gaps between your fingers. 



Raver Babies Halloween Tour 2023


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Bar Roma in Glasgow

When it comes to raving, teach them young, we say! Raver Babies brings one of the best Halloween events in Glasgow to families with a mascot, bubbles, glow sticks, a face painter, and free sweets. And of course a bar for the adults. DJ Stuart McLean provides the tunes so you and your littluns can enjoy a wholesome Halloween night out.


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Hardstyle Superheroes: Rebelion - Overdose: The Second Dose


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: O2 Academy in Glasgow

Overdose presents The Second Dose comes to the UK for the very first time this Halloween. For this one, Scottish duo Rebelion tops the bill, joined by Dutch duo Major Conspiracy, Italy-born but Netherlands-based The Purge, and Netherlands’ Adjuzt for a huge, you guessed it, hardstyle rave. Booming on from 8pm to 3am, you’ve got plenty of time to sweat buckets on the dancefloor to some of the hardest sounds the scene has to offer. 


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When: Friday 6th - Sunday 29th October 2023 

Where: Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow

Running from the 6th to the 29th of October, you have plenty of time to fit in a visit to Spooktacular in your schedule this Halloween. Tailored to everyone, so scaredy cats and younguns can get involved too, Spooktacular brings a range of thrilling rides including the classic ghost train, the Moonlit Ferris Wheel, bungee trampolines for younger kids, a silent disco, and more. Read more about it here


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The Comedy Cabaret - Glasgow - Saturday Night Show


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: The Comedy Cabaret Glasgow Blackfriars Of Bell St in Glasgow

Not everyone fancies a severe hangover or getting sweaty at raves. But that doesn’t mean you should be left out of the Halloween fun if you want to do something! The Comedy Cabaret brings three (sometimes more) UK comedians to hose in the mood for a giggle, with a new lineup every week. If you want to make a proper night out of it, you can grab some Italian street food at the venue before the show. 


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Melting Pot X Riverside Museum Halloween


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Melting Pot returns to Riverside Museum for another Halloween spectacular this year. Expect a classic disco soundtrack as you party on the oldest street in Glasgow amongst the vintage vehicles and subway stations in the museum. To bring the party to life, there’ll be stilt walkers, performers, two areas of music, drag vampires, and bloodbath cocktail bars. All this and the unique opportunity to rave in a museum... this will be one to remember. 


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Halloween Family Fun Day Rave


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: The Classic Grand in Glasgow

Another one for families, this all-ages rave is split into two rooms. In one, there'll be party DJs, confetti cannons and bubbles, balloon modelling, glow sticks, bubbles, and party games. The smaller room is a quieter space for younger ones with play mats, a ball swamp, a tuck shop, a bouncy castle, and more. A licensed bar in each room will keep the adults happy while the littluns get in the spooky spirit. 


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SWG3 Presents Van Damn


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: SWG3 Poetry Club in Glasgow

Scottish DJ Van Damn has been on the north Scottish scene for the better part of a decade, running some of the area’s most renowned parties including Dundee’s All Good. Having supported big names including Ewan McVicar, Peggy Gou, Ben Hemsley, Skream, Patrick Topping, and Groove Armada, you can trust him to put on a belting night of tunes. 


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The Rocky Horror LIVE Halloween Special 2023


When: Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: 18 Candleriggs (Formerly Wild Cabaret) in Glasgow

The UK’s leading Rocky Horror live tribute show is sure to be one of the best Glasgow Halloween events for fans of the theatre! This live production of the cult classic features audience participation (it’d be rude if it didn’t), a cast meet and greet, an exclusive afterparty, and themed cocktails to put you in the party mood. 


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DBT. Halloween special w/ Cristi Cons, Lowree & Lotrax


When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Room2 in Glasgow

Sure to be one of the best Halloween events in Glasgow, DBT. brings Cristi Cons back after a stunning performance at DBT.’s Gottwood showcase. Joining him on the night is local legend Lowree going B2B with DBT. founder DJ BZ, and another of Scotland’s finest DJs, Lotrax with another DBT. founder Doogi. If deep, groovy basslines and minimal house melodies are your vibe, don’t wait on this one! 


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Reggaeton Halloween Party (Glasgow) 2023


When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: The Classic Grand in Glasgow

Back to Glasgow Halloween parties! The Classic Grand brings the UK’s biggest reggaeton party to the city for a special Halloween edition. Join over 450 other reggaeton lovers to enjoy tunes from Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shakira, Maluma, Rosalia, Bad Gyal, and more from 11pm until 3am. 


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Boozy Brushes, Halloween Pumpkin Carve and Paint Party!



When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow

Grab a drink and a pumpkin, take a seat and get painting and carving! Beginner-friendly with supplies provided, get a bit tipsy as a professional artist guides you through the process. Unwind, explore your creativity, and socialise at this one before taking home your masterpiece (and maybe a prize too, if yours is voted the best!) 


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I Am A Raver presents LUGZY & Gary McF


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: The Classic Grand in Glasgow

Hardstyle, old skool, club classics, cheesy dance, and EDM rule supreme at this rave with I Am A Raver residents (Gary McF, DJ Rankin, DJ Cammy, and DJ Bad Boy), JM, and Lugzy. Bringing raver’s childhood heroes together on the same lineup, it promises big production, mash-ups, and some serious nostalgia. 


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Witch One Dunnit! Halloween Murder Mystery


When: Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: ARTA in Glasgow

What’s more Halloween-y than a murder mystery? Head over to Arta in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City (in your fancy dress, of course), and enjoy a three-course meal and a glass of fizz while trying to solve the mystery of the murder in this interactive show. This one has been added due to popular demand, so if you’ve got your eyes on this, secure yours now below to avoid disappointment! 


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Paint A Pumpkin


When: Monday 30th October 2023

Where: The Scallion in Glasgow

As we know, Glasgow Halloween events aren’t just about the parties. So The Scallion welcomes you to come down and paint a pumpkin for some wholesome spooky fun. The night before Halloween, you can head over and get in the mood with Halloween decorations, Halloween snacks and cocktails, and unleash your creativity with a pumpkin as your canvas - the perfect addition to your Halloween décor at home! The event is family and dog-friendly, so bring everyone along! 


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The Plastic Youth Halloween Party at Inn Deep

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Inn Deep in Glasgow 

A spooky night featuring a set from The Plastic Youth, cold drinks from Inn Deep, and many prizes to be won. £75 and £25 bar tabs, merch, and a night of ace live music, what's not to love? If you're sick of the regular club nights that always pop up around Halloween, then this night of live music courtesy of The Plastic Youth is a great alternative, while still being able to dress up in your spookiest fit. Tciekst below!


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Drag Bingo Halloween Special at Revolución de Cuba Glasgow

When: Wednesday 1st November 2023

Where: Revolucion De Cuba in Glasgow

Join in the fun at Revolucion de Cuba Glasgow for a spooky fiesta night of Drag Bingo, games & slaying performances from thier amazing lineup of Drag Queens! This is not your usual Bingo! It's the Drag Bingo Revolucion Halloween Edition!! Expect on-the-night prizes, shot limbo, tapas & tasty cocktails! It'll be a night you won't forget! Grab your tickets below!


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HOT PINK HALLOWEEN: Ultimate 2000s Party (Glasgow)

When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Slay in Glasgow

Calling all Barbies, Mean Girls and Legally Blonde legends: flip open your phone and text yer pals cause the team at Slay Glasgow are bringing the ultimate 2000s Halloween Pink Party to the city! Get ready to bust out dance moves like you are on your PS2 dance mat as they play all your favourite 2000s belters. Pink Halloween costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! Tickets below!


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Undertow - Halloween Special

When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Blackfriars in Glasgow

Get ready to be immersed in the depths of heavy metal euphoria at Undertow: the ultimate Halloween club night for metal enthusiasts and a safe haven for alternative souls. Dive into a night of thunderous riffs, electrifying solos, and pounding drums as Heavy Metal Veteran DJ Andrew James Douglas delivers the heaviest hits from iconic bands and emerging talents in the metal realm. Plus, enjoy a free pizza feast all night long to keep you energized, and experience a safe and inclusive space for alternative souls to come together, connect, and revel in the music and culture they love.


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Halloween in Hillhead - FLY Glasgow X HHBC

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Hillhead Bookclub in Glasgow

Get ready for a spine-tingling night as FLY Glasgow and Hillhead Bookclub join forces for "Halloween in Hillhead." This electrifying event will send shivers down your spine with a lineup that's sure to cast a spell on you, featuring a secret special guest, and performances by Femme DM, Dija, Danse Atmos, Junglehussi, Risi, and milkgirl.

FLY are renowned in Scotland for putting on absolutely huge events, and this one looks to be no different, grab your tickets below!


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Seed Talks: The Psychology of Psychopaths

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: The Glee Club in Glasgow

If going out and boozing is a thing of the past for you, then this Halloween event might be of interest, as it will certainly be interesting. The team at Seed Talks are putting on a talk with Dr Zara Brodie on the Psychology of Psychopaths. Come and tap into the science behind psychopaths. From society to psychology, you'll learn what truly makes a psychopath. Followed by Q+A.

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When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Firewater in Glasgow

Cheap and cheerful, and jam-packed with Halloween fun, This night at Firewater looks set to be an absolute classic. Dress up in your spookiest garms; and maybe even win a prize for best dressed; sup on some cheap cocktails, and jump around to the indie anthems we all know and love. Grab your tickets now!



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Ganas de Halloween - Reggaeton Haunted House

When: Friday 27th - Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: MANGO Tropical Bar Restaurant Club in Glasgow

Dress up and join the "Ganas de Halloween - Reggaeton Haunted House" event in Glasgow for a fiesta which will get you moving your hips to the best RnB, dancehall, Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Urban. This haunted house experience promises a night filled with screams, three rooms of international tunes, and free Dia de los Muertos props. Don't miss your chance to win a cash prize for the best costume, and enjoy free candies, skull headbands, Dia de los Muertos masks, and confetti cannons. Grab tickets now!


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Twisted Circus Halloween Show

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Saint Judes After Dark in Glasgow 

Join the Twisted Circus this Halloween for a captivating drag show, running from 10pm to midnight, featuring the esteemed host, drag royalty Lady Rampant, accompanied by Glasgow's own talented diva Tianah Tucker and Edinburgh's drag icon, Syr. Expect spellbinding Halloween-inspired drag performances, awe-inspiring circus-themed looks, and interactive audience games.

Also, don't miss the chance to win the title of best dressed, so come dressed to impress and grab your tickets now!


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Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems Halloween Party

When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: The Classic Grand in Glasgow

Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems is coming to The Classic Grand in Glasgow on Friday 27th October for a huge emo Halloween party!

The UK's biggest emo night! Emo party anthems all night from My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Used, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil and loads more. 

A great one In Glasgow if you're a lover of all things Emo and Alternative, tickets below!


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There are so many cracking parties, shows, creative workshops, and more going down in Glasgow this spooky season. Click or tap here to find even more Glasgow Halloween events.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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