Taipei’s Halloween Events 2020

First, I have to mention how lucky we are to be in a country that has taken the pandemic seriously from the start. With 500 cases total over time, and close to 0 cases daily (compared to a total of 8.32M in the United States and 93,000 cases in Japan) Taiwan has been able to live relatively normally, while still practicing and enforcing social distancing measures.

Masks have been required in public spaces and transportation for most of the year, you can’t enter a Breeze elevator without a mask, and if you ride an Uber mask-less you’ll be given a warning from Uber-Taiwan; 2 more of those and your account will be suspended. There are alcohol sanitation boxes everywhere, alcohol spray in 7/11’s, dispensers at the entrances of malls and offices. There’s also temperature checks in most public spaces, many automated. I don’t think I’ve gone a day without my temperature being checked.

All these precautions may seem extra, but it is because of them, as well as a myriad of other factors, that has led Taiwan to have one of the least Covid cases worldwide.

All that to lead up to one of my favorite celebrations of the year, Halloween. Because of Taiwan’s precautions, we’ve been able to have more and more events towards the end of the year. This Halloween, there are a couple events hosted outdoors and in larger public spaces. Visitors are still encouraged to wear masks with temperature checks before entering. Here are some of the events happening around the city:

*If you are feeling ill please stay home. Please wear a mask and wash your hands regularly!

Fright Night Movie Marathon

Date: 24 October 2020
Time: 4pm – 2am
Location: Belly Comfort Food
Price: 300ntd
Facebook Tickets

Movies are one of the better parts of spooky season, the list of amazing horror movies is endless! This year, Belly Comfort Food and Top Shelf Games is hosting a movie marathon in their large bar! On top of that there will be their usual games, drinks, and food! (Try their tacos!)

Oopsy Daisy Trick or Treat Bar Hop

Date: 19 – 31 October 2020
Location: Start at Oopsy Daisy and bar hop around Taipei.
Price: You only need to pay for your drinks!

For Halloweek, Oopsy Daisy has teamed up with 8 fantastic bars around Taipei for a Halloween special bar hop! Collect 3 stamps in a row from each bar for free entry into Chess Club’s Halloween party. Participating bars: On Tap, ChunMix, What Do You Think, Eside Bond, G.O.A.T, Le Kief, Mr. Bean, and John Sakamoto.

Read more about Oopsy Daisy!

The Hive Halloween Party

Date: 30 October 2020
Time: 8 – 10pm
Location: The Hive Taiwan
Price: Free!
Facebook Tickets

The Hive is one of Taipei’s coworking spaces focused on building a community within the city. They regularly schedule fun events with creators, crafters, and more, and this halloween are throwing a spooky party with games, prizes, food and snacks.

Craftcon Asia | International Craft Beer Festival and Halloween Party

Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 12 – 10pm
Location: Ximen Red House
Price: 399ntd, 500ntd at door. Tickets come with 1 drink.
Facebook Tickets

The largest beer festival in Taipei is launching on Halloween! Start your drinking early with over 20+ breweries at the Ximen Red House.

Resurrected: Full Moon Fever Outdoor Halloween Festival

Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 9 – 6am
Location: Tiger Mountain
Price: 899ntd, 1100ntd at door. Group tickets also available: 4 for NT$2800.
Facebook Tickets

The largest halloween party year over year, Resurrected knows what a proper halloween event needs. Set in a temple, up a mountain top, the outdoor festivities opens up for crazy costumes, performances, and a lineup of DJ’s playing a wide range of fun music. This year, they’re hosting with Bouncy Babs and throwing amazing drag and runway competitions. Bring your best costumes to their costume contest as they’re giving out prizes totaling 20,000ntd!

The Mad Hatter’s Halloween Party

Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 10:30pm – 4am
Location: Super XOXO
Price: 850ntd includes 1 drink
Facebook Tickets

This event is hosted by Urban Asia who regularly throw DJ-focused parties. Add the multi-space themed location, with characters from Taipei’s theater cocktail bar, and you’ve got a fantastic Halloween party.

ParkLife Howler

Date: 30 – 31 October 2020
Time: 6 – 11:55pm
Location: ParkLife Drinking Room
Price: Free Entry

Parklife is a recently renovated bar in Zhongshan. With a skate ramp, vintage pinball machines, a gaming station, AND pool table! This halloween, they’re throwing a costume party with themed halloween drinks and a live DJ.

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