Where to go for your dose of Halloween fun
By Patricia May P. Catan
HALLOWEEN is that season of the year the young and old anticipate before Christmas. Despite its creepy vibe, people make it as vibrant as it can be with all kinds of festivities that the Halloween season brings. The town is painted orange with costume and dance parties and trick or treats happening around the city from day to night. A few of Cebu’s finest hotels, resorts and restaurants are joining in the celebrations as they host their very own Halloween parties and eats. Here are five of them that you might want to check out.
JPark Island Resort and Waterpark
Heroes & Villains will unite on the 31st of October at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark as they host their annual trick or treat for kids. The protagonists and antagonists are expected to have a fun-filled and exciting afternoon with game booths such as the Power Ring Toss, Strike the Villain, Super Bounce, Force Manipulation, Hero’s Station, and Jail Booth stationed around the resort aside from the trick or treat.
One ticket admits a kid and adult for the price of P1,550 that’s inclusive of a snack box meal, unlimited drinks, popcorn, ice cream, loot bag, and a complimentary photo opportunity for children. The kid and family with the best superhero or villain costume will win gift certificates for a lunch buffet and overnight stay at the resort respectively.
JPark’s very own Amigos also prepared special performances and fun games for the entire family to enjoy. The Heroes & Villains Halloween celebration will start from 1 p.m to 5:30 p.m. at The Abalone Garden. For inquiries and reservations, you may call the resort at (032) 494 5103.
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Azure Beach Club is hosting yet another epic Halloween event with Midnight Purge. Dress as your all-time favorite villain and enjoy a spectacular night of entertainment, indulgence and fun on November 3 for a post-Halloween party at the Rock Bar. There will be aerial and fire dance performances to spice up the night and Halloween beats from Azure’s resident DJ playing all night long.
A scrumptious dinner will also be served with Azure’s signature dishes like Tuna Tataki, Angus Beef Asian Burrito, Salmon Carpaccio, and more paired with the beach club’s signature beverage selection and a special selection of Halloween cocktails. Tickets are priced at P800 inclusive of four signature cocktails and P1,500 inclusive of unlimited cocktails. For tickets and reservations, call Azure Beach Club at Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan at (032) 401 9999 or email email@example.com.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa
October 31st is the Day of the Dead at the Cowrie Cove Seafood Bar & Grill of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa. It’s going to be a night of boos and booze with internationally acclaimed guest bar tender James Estes concocting spirits at the bar with chilling beats by DJ Nish. Come in your Day of the Dead costume at 9 p.m. and have a wicked Wednesday night. For inquiries and reservations, please call Restaurant Reservations at (032) 231 0288.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
It’s a Trick or Treat Wednesday over at Uno this coming October 31. Diners and their kids will get to indulge in a lunch or dinner buffet with Halloween-inspired desserts for P998 per person. Dining kids age three to 11 years old will also have the chance to roam around Waterfront’s different restaurants and collect treats and goodies. Located at the Gourmet Walk of the hotel, Uno is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner. For inquiries and reservations, call (032) 232 6888 locals 8604 and 8605.
The Pyramid takes a thrilling spin of their usual Ladies Night with a Halloween costume party, Spells and Potions. With the help of Kevlo Skin Clinic, Spells and Potions is happening on October 30 from 8 p.m to 3 a.m. featuring beats from The Pyramid’s resident DJ, DJ Brythel Babe and French DJ, DJ Jeremy Reyes. The Halloween party is open to all with a complimentary Halloween cocktail for the first 50 ladies in. Guests with the most creative and spooky costumes will also have a chance to win special prizes from Kevlo Skin Clinic and The Pyramid. For reservations and inquiries, contact (0917) 252 2369 or (032) 516 0254.