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Miami Halloween Weekend 2016

October 25, 2016

Is your sexy costume ready for this weekend? Miami is famous for celebrating Halloween big! We’ve put together a list of the city’s best Halloween parties.

MIAMI BEACH

Star Wars Halloween Party

The force is strong with this Halloween party. Dig out your fake Princess Leia buns, Chewbacca masks and gather your galactic troupe for this epic Star Wars-themed celebration. Lightsabers are welcome.
Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave (786-975-2555). Sat 29 at 10pm; free.

Mondrian Pool Club Halloween Party

When the temperature is 90 degrees, you celebrate by the pool, of course. Spring for a “haunted” cabana ($500) or lounge around on candy floats sipping themed cocktails during this all-day event.
Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave (305-514-1920). Sun 30 at 1pm; free.

Malice in Wonderland

Fall down the rabbit hole into this dark, twisted version of Alice’s Wonderland, a special edition of Bâoli Miami’s Thursday night party “My Boyfriend’s Out of Town.” Ladies are encouraged to dress the part in sexy costumes while men must wear black-tie to play. Tickets include a glass of champagne.
Bâoli Miami, 1906 Collins Ave (305.674.8822). Wed 26 at 7pm; $65­–$150.

Once Bitten and Freak Show

Take your pick of parties at Hyde Beach. On Friday, Once Bitten returns for its fifth-annual, late-night costume party, featuring dancers and lots of barely dressed ladies fully embracing the Halloween spirit. Things get weird on Saturday with Freak Show, a different kind of club night with a guest list that includes fire breathers, snake charmers, contortionists, sword swallowers and other odd creatures. Both parties are free to attend; bottle service is available.
SLS South Beach, Hyde Beach, 1701 Collins Ave (305-455-2990). Fri 28, Sat 29 at 10pm; free.

Nightmare on the Beach: Oct. 29

At Nightmare on the Beach: Dia de Los Muertos, guests can expect to enjoy visual treats, electronic beats and dazzling performers. Taking place on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lummus Park will be transformed from light to dark. Enjoy bites and cocktails from some of Miami's best restaurants and caterers, as you party well into the next day. With costumes, performers and a few surprises throughout the night, this party is certainly not to be missed. VIP tickets and a limited number of VIP Tables with unlimited bottles are also available, and tickets sales benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation. Must be 21 and older to attend.

Halloween Night on Lincoln Road Mall: Oct. 31

This year's Halloween night on Lincoln Road is unlike any other! Lincoln Road Business Improvement District has organized a show-stopping night including 10 DJs on 5 stages, entertainment and live performances from Miami's own Circ X, with multiple outdoor bars scattered along Lincoln Road Mall. This already popular celebration will be reaching new heights. This event welcomes family and friends (and pets) of all ages to come in your best costume. Lincoln Road offers the best people watching any time of year, but it’s especially spectacular on Halloween.

MAINLAND MIAMI

Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya

Miami’s ultimate Halloween party celebrates its 30th anniversary with a Prohibition-themed bash. Don your best costume (no Party City duds welcomed at this swanky affair), take advantage of five open bars and party it up under the stars to the sounds of Patrick and the Swayzees, the Frost School of Music jazz band and DJ A-Train.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave. Sat 29 at 8pm; $165–$250.

Downtown Fright Night Halloween Block Party: Oct. 29

East Flagler Street will be closed to traffic on October 29, 2016 from 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. for Downtown Fright Night: A Halloween Spooktacular. Kid activities include trick-o-treating, face painting, arts & crafts, inflatable rides and a costume contest. Adult-friendly activities include a "Hex your ex" station, adult costume contest, and several bars of which you can find a spooky cocktail unique to Downtown Fright Night.

Halloween at Bayside Marketplace: Oct. 31

Spend Halloween at Downtown Miami’s Bayside Marketplace with free and fun activities. Taking place on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be trick-or-treating, live music, entertainment from Bayside’s colorful cast of street performers, and plenty of opportunities to win prizes. A discounted parking rate is offered to families with children in costume. Just next door, from Oct. 29-30, adults can celebrate the weekend at the Miami Nice 2016 Annual Halloween Yacht Party on the South Beach Lady Yacht. Dress in costume and set sail as you dance and drink the night away with DJ SNAP and DJ PRINCE. A complimentary light buffet will be included. Boarding begins at 11:30 p.m., sets sail at 12:30 p.m. and gets back at 4 a.m.

Halloween on the Mile: Oct. 31

Every year the City of Coral Gables hosts its annual Halloween on the Mile. A treat for the whole family, there will be something for everyone, including pets. Participate in trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and its side streets, enjoy story time and a variety of kid’s activities, and enter the Kiddie Costume Contest at the Miracle Theatre. There's even a doggie costume contest, which is too cute to miss.

Halloween Spooktacular at CocoWalk: Oct. 31

Head to Coconut Grove’s CocoWalk for free festivities. Kids can enjoy a Kid's Howl-O-Ween collecting trick-or-treat candy, participating in costume contests and other feature entertainment, including an up-close magician, tattoo and balloon artists and dancing away to spooky dance music. There will also be live music throughout the evening.