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Halloween has arrived in Miami.


10 Celebrations For Halloween 2018

By Michael Muzquiz

Photo by NeONBRAND/unsplash


Whether you want a low-key evening or anything but, here are 10 ways to celebrate Halloween this year.

Night Sky
Lightkeepers is getting into the Halloween spirit early with its Full Moon Party, an evening that includes $5-$8 bites and cocktails, a DJ and (if you so wish) howling at the full moon. Oct. 25, 6PM, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, 305.365.4165

High Spirits
The 50th floor of the W Miami gets into the spirit with Nightmare on Brickell Avenue, a party that encourages attendees to dress to scare. While there, be sure to check out the Halloween themed cocktails at the hotel’s ADDiKT restaurant, including the Bloody Hell ($15), a mix of Jameson, vermouth and St. Germaine topped with a black orange circle. Oct. 26, 10PM, $15-$1,500, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.503.4400

The Main Event
Halloween is a big, big deal at The Biltmore and this year is no different. The annual costume party is one of the city’s best thanks to award categories that include funniest, most creative, best group and scariest. The evening includes a buffet dinner and premium bar. Oct. 26, 8PM, $150, Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.913.3230

Glam it Up!
Jane Austen meets the zombie apocalypse at The Glam Dead, a freakish and fabulous Halloween celebration at The Living Room at the Faena presented by Avion Tequila and featuring live performances by Patrick and The Swayzees. The costume dress code? Think Victorian gothic. For ticket prices, email Oct. 27, 9PM, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.655.5600

All-Day Affair
Biscayne Bay Brewing is all about Boos & Brews this Halloween. The brewery will be serving up $8 beer flights and candy pairings all day long and is encouraging visitors to come dressed up. A costume contest takes place at 9:30PM. Oct. 27, 8000 NW 25th St., Doral, 305.381.5718

Kinky Boots
Let your freak flag fly at The Fetish Ball, an evening to remember at WALL presented by Veuve Clicquot. Not for the faint of heart, the party will feature live fetish shows. Need we say more? Oct. 27, 11PM, $400-$800, W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Social Studies
No. 3 Social is celebrating its first anniversary with a Halloween Masquerade Ball. On the agenda? Sets by DJ Bruno Pozzo and special performances by Afrobeta. At midnight, the venue will select a best costume winner who will take home $500. Oct. 27, 5PM, $10, 50 NW 24th St., Miami, 305.748.4540

Rock On!
Goths and punks come together in the name of fun at the Favela Beach: Glam Rock costume soiree, a party that asks attendees to channel their inner Sid Vicious. Oct. 30, 11PM, $400-$800, W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Early Night
Happy hour takes a Halloween turn at GK Bistronomie. From 6 to 8PM, guests will be able to enjoy $3 beers and $5 cocktails at the restaurant, which encourages visitors to come in their spookiest getup. Oct. 31, 218 NE 25th St., Miami, 786.477.5151

Beach Party
At Nikki Beach’s Beaches for Bridges celebration, guests who come dressed up on Halloween enjoy a welcome mojito on the house from 4 to 7PM. Additionally, the restaurant will be offering $5 mojitos, $7 house wines, $1.25 oysters, $7 conch fritters, $7 coconut shrimp and $10 flatbreads. Oct. 31, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.538.1111