Halloween in Qingdao has always been a special night of celebrations in bars around town. Starting from Jazz Corner in 2003, the weekend around the last day of October (this year it’s Saturday the 30th) has been a time for costumes and celebrations. Recent years have witnessed intense audience participation at Charlie’s Bar, ssLPG, Lennon Bar, and more. This year there are a couple of hot spots for Halloween costume parties, refer to the following from Qingdao Expat for more info:
Halloween Parties Around Town
Lennon Bar Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30th and 31st, 9 PM to late
Haunting melodies and tunes by in-house Band Oriental Jam. Special Halloween drinks at special prices – RED drinks and cocktails at RMB 20/drink, 10/Qingpi, 15/pint, 20/mixed drinks and RED and white wine, 25/imported whiskey and shots. Come one, come all and partake in the haunted festivities with your family and friends. PERSON WEARING THE BEST COSTUME WINS A SPECIAL PRIZE (a night by yourself in Qd cemetery ha ha only joking, seriously, special prize for best dressed punter).
Creative 100, 30 October, 9am-5.30pm
Halloween fete with activities for kids and teenagers, with apple bobbing, face painting, arts, crafts and live music. All proceeds go to charity. Organised by The Book Nook & REDSTAR, with generous contributions from community businesses. Family fun, whether you are from a country with a tradition of celebrating Halloween or not. 9am-12.30pm for younger children, 1.30-5.30 middle/high school. Prize for best costume!
Allen’s Story Bar, 30 October, 8.30pm
Local bands Fancy World, Fire House, Rehearsal, Lazy 1st, and Mr Cat, of the Yuyan Music crowd, take over the former dating bar turn live music venue near Corner Jazz. 206 Minjiang Lu 阿伦故事酒吧, 闽江路206号 . Tickets 20元 advance, 30元 at the door.
ssLPG, 30 October, 9pm-late
Featuring live music from Calamity Kel and The Freudian Slippers, Qingdao’s best bar food and lots of cheap drinks, Halloween is going to be a wild night at LPG. Other venues with parties include New York Bar and Le Bang. Free.
Qingdao Expat Online