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This post is all about Halloween Events In Aberdeen.

17 Frightful Halloween Events In Aberdeen For Adults

Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city and has been famously dubbed as 'the Granite City'. This is because a lot of the buildings in the city have been constructed using granite stone. Once you add in the typical Scottish cloudy weather, the whole city has a grey appearance, which provides the perfect spooky backdrop.

The city also has a dark past with terrifying tales of body-snatching and witchcraft, and the county has more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, most of which are said to be haunted. All of this makes it an ideal location to celebrate Halloween!

Find your perfect Halloween event on this list, whether its a haunted ghost tour, a Halloween festival or Halloween party night. You are sure to have a frightfully fantastic Halloween in Aberdeen!

This post is the ultimate guide to Halloween Events In Aberdeen.


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17 Frightful Halloween Events In Aberdeen For Adults 2023

1. Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin At A Local Pumpkin Patch

Support your local farms by visiting a pumpkin patch near you and search for your perfect pumpkin. I've got a whole other blog post covering the top pumpkin patches to visit in Scotland this Halloween.

So, if you are interested, just follow this link below:

15 Best Pumpkin Patches To Visit In Scotland This Halloween
The ultimate guide to the best pumpkin patches Scotland to help you pick the one which is perfect for your whole family to visit this Halloween.

After you've acquired your perfect pumpkin, it's time to get a Halloween movie on and get carving!


2. Learn About The Darker Side Of Aberdeen On A Self-Guided Tour

Learn about a different, darker side to Aberdeen, than the one usually told on typical sightseeing tours.

This is a self-guided tour that will take you wondering down some of Aberdeen's most important streets and past its historic landmarks. Along the way, you'll be told grisly tales of body-snatching, witchcraft trails and more. By the end, you'll be well acquainted with the granite city.

A self-guided tour will give you the freedom to walk at your own pace and flexibility to start the tour whenever suits you best. Plus, it's the perfect way to gain a bit more knowledge about the history of the city.

This self-guided tour has fantastic reviews. If you'd like to purchase it, just follow this link.

Aberdeen Walking Tours
Aberdeen Walking Tours

3. Enjoy Delectable Dishes At The 'Northern Frights Vampire Ball'

On Friday 13th October from 7pm until midnight, Union Kirk in Aberbeen City Centre is hosting 'The Northern Frights Vampire Ball'.

Start the night off with a delectable 2-course meal; a delicious main course, followed by a tasty dessert. Then, prepare for a night of dancing alongside thrilling entertainment including illusions, magic, dancers, and more.

Get tickets for this enchanting Halloween night here.

Northern Frights
Northern Frights

4. Get Creative At The 'Spooktacular Accessories' Workshop

Aberdeen Art Gallery is hosting two 'Spooktacular Accessories' Creative Workshops on Wednesday 18th October from either 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm.

These creative sessions are led by Lynsey Allan of Lee:Lie Jewellery and you'll be able to make a range of spooky accessories for your Halloween costumes. Choose from a spider brooch, a ghasty mask, or other fun ideas.

If you'd like to book a ticket for one of these creative sessions, click here.

Spooktacular Accessories
Spooktacular Accessories

5. Laugh Your Head Off At 'The Ghosting Of Rabbie Burns'

At the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen City Centre on Wednesday 18th October comes a critically-acclaimed comedy drama called 'The Ghosting Of Rabbies Burns' by Gillian Duffy.

The performance is based on the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and his advice on love, dating, break-ups, and most importantly, ghosting.

Sure to be a funny Halloween night out, get your tickets here.

The Ghosting Of Rabbie Burns
The Ghosting Of Rabbie Burns

6. Jump Out Your Skin At 'Horror Con Scotland'

The ultimate horror experience comes to Aberdeen Beach Ballroom on Saturday 21st October from 10am-5pm.

At Horror Con Scotland, you can expect terrifying on-stage environment, horror screenings, and spine-tingling activities. There will also be a range of vendors, traders and exhibits too. Sure to be the perfect Halloween day out!

For full information about this event, follow this link.

Horror Con Scotland
Horror Con Scotland

7. Follow Up 'Horror Con Scotland' With An After Party

There's also a Horror Con Scotland After Party taking place on the same night as the Horror Con Scotland experience on Saturday 21st October.

The after party takes place at the tunnels in Aberdeen City Centre from 7-10pm. Splintered Halo, a Theoretical Character Metal band from Glasgow, is playing at the after party, followed by a DJ. Get your tickets here.

Horror Con Scotland After Party
Horror Con Scotland After Party

8. Get All Your Witchy Goods At The 'Nocturne Market III'

The Nocturne Market III is taking place at Pittodrie Stadium on Friday 27th October from 5.30-11.30pm.

The market showcases items, which sway towards the darker side of life including spell craft, tarot card readings and otherworldly pieces. There's also a social sit-down area, a bar for drinks and pizza stall for when you get a bit peckish.

You don't need to buy tickets for this event as it is free to attend. However, if you'd like more information, follow this link.

Nocturne Market III
Nocturne Market III

9. Get In The Halloween Spirit At The 'Northern Frights Halloween Festival'

On Friday 27th October, the Northern Frights Halloween Festival comes to Aden Country Park from 5-11pm. Aden Country Park is a 40-minute drive from Aberdeen City Centre.

Prepare for a night of fire performers, stilt walkers, dance performances, magicians, a haunted outdoor trail, a haunted farming museum, and delicious food stalls.

If you'd like to book tickets for this event, click here.

Northern Frights Halloween Festival
Northern Frights Halloween Festival

10. Go On A Ghost Tour Of The Haunted Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle is located 45-minutes from Aberdeen City Centre and has a turbulent history involving a curse, a murder and several ghosts. It has even been featured in the TV series 'Most Haunted'.

This 1-hour ghost tour of Fyvie Castle will take place on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and 31st October.

The castle has a very eerie feel, so it's the perfect place for a ghost tour and it's made even spookier by the fact that the tour takes place at night, when the sun has set.

On the tour, you'll be guided through the castle's creepy corridors, and hear the terrifying tales of one of Scotland's most haunted buildings.

This one is not for the faint-hearted! If you'd like tickets for the event, get them here.

Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle

11. Hear Unexplainable Tales Of 'The Ghosts Of Crathes'

Crathes Castle, only 30-minutes from Aberdeen City Centre, was recently voted one of the spookiest places in the world by experts from NetVoucherCodes. The castle is said to be home to two lady ghosts. The most well reported being a green lady ghost, which was even sighted by Queen Victoria herself!

For this Halloween, you can go on a guided evening tour around Crathes Castle. The tour will last about 45 minutes to one hour and along the way, your guide will tell you tales of the Crathes ghosts as you wonder down the castle's dark halls.

This event is proving very popular as it's already sold out for Friday 13th and Friday 27th October. The only dates left are Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, so you'll need to be quick! Get your tickets for these dates here.

Crathes Castle Ghost Tours
Crathes Castle Ghost Tours

12. Boogie On Down To The 'Spooktacular Halloween Retro Decades Disco Party Night'

At Village Aberdeen on Saturday 28th October, you can expect a fabulous night of retro disco tunes from their resident DJ.

The night starts at 7pm and will have you dancing into the wee hours. Tickets for this event also includes a delicious buffet, and a bar, which is open late.

If you'd like to buy a couple of tickets for this event, you can do so through this link.

Village Aberdeen Retro Disco
Village Aberdeen Retro Disco

13. Party The Night Away At 'Bingo Loco Halloween Special'

The Thainstone Centre in Inverurie, only 25-minutes from Aberdeen city centre, is hosting a Bingo Loco Halloween Special event on the Saturday 28th October, from 6.30-11pm.

The Bingo Loco Halloween Special combines both bingo and a rave with 90/00s tunes, dance-offs, confetti showers, and great prizes to be won. Guranteed to be an incredible night out!

Follow this link to get tickets for this event.

Bingo Loco Halloween Special
Bingo Loco Halloween Special

14. Get Spooked On The 'House Of Dun Halloween Trail'

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October from 11am-3pm, the House of Dun, about 50-minutes from Aberdeen City Centre, is hosting their own Halloween Trail.

To start their Halloween Trail, you'll collect a trail sheet and make your way through their spooky woodland forest, answering questions along the way. Once finished, you'll return to the Courtyard to claim your prize.

To buy some tickets, follow this link.

House Of Dun Halloween Trail
House Of Dun Halloween Trail

15. Hear Haunted Tales On A Guided Tour Of The 'House Of Dun'

House of Dun is a stunning Georgian manor surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodlands. However, don't let that fool you, it does have a rather dark history, one involving murder. It's said to be home to a resident ghost, the Headless Horseman, who roams the grounds at night seeking revenge.

For this Halloween as the sun starts setting and the evening approaches, you can go on a spooky 1-hour tour of the House of Dun. The tour takes place on Monday 30th October and starts at 5.30pm.

You'll be directed through the House of Dun by a knowledgeable guide, who will tell you terrifying tales of the haunted estate.

Sure to be the ultimate spooky event and not for the faint-hearted, you can get your tickets here.

Haunted House of Dun
Haunted House of Dun

16. Don Your Spookiest Costume For A Night Of Dancing At 'The Halloween Nightmare'

AURA Nightclub, just off Union Street in Aberdeen's city centre, is hosting a Halloween Nightmare event on Monday 30th October, from 10pm till 3am.

It claims to be the UK's Scariest Halloween Experience, with them hosting the same sell-out event in various cities all over the UK.

The club will be fully decked out in Halloween decor and will even feature walk-around Festival Of The Dead circus performers. You can also expect a live freak stage show, a midnight giant confetti balloon drop and spooky music, which will take you dancing all the way to 3am.

Click here to buy your tickets for this event!

The Halloween Nightmare
The Halloween Nightmare

17. Discover Some Ghastly Creatures Lurking In 'The Haunted Mansion'

Jubilee Hall, 15-minutes drive from Aberdeen City Centre, is holding its own 'haunted mansion' for this Halloween. The event takes place on Tuesday 31st October from 5-9pm.

As you creep through the haunted house, you'll find all sorts of spooky surprises hiding around every corner. You can expect ghosts, ghouls and other ghastly creatures lurking, along with some Halloween treats including candy and games.

Book your tickets for this spooktacular Halloween event.

Haunted Mansion Jubilee Hall
Haunted Mansion Jubilee Hall

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