Updated August 2023

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This post is all about Halloween Events in Glasgow.

19 EPIC Halloween Events In Glasgow For Adults

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has some of the friendliest, most welcoming people you will ever meet. The city also makes for a cracking night out and is regularly ranked as one of the best in the UK for nightlife.

On the run up to October, the many venues in and around Glasgow turn their attention to Halloween and put on a wide range of exciting events to get you in the Halloween spirit. You can expect everything from light shows, to murder mystery parties, Halloween club nights and more.

I've been out in Glasgow for all sorts of Halloween events over the last 10 years and I can guarantee, there will be some event on this list that will suit you. Trick or treat yo' self to a epic Halloween in Glasgow that will leave you with memories for years to come!

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


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19 EPIC Halloween Events In Glasgow For Adults 2023

1. Be Amazed At GlasGLOW

Situated in the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's west-end, GlasGLOW is an immersive story-telling experience. The theme for this year is Ghostbusters.

The route around GlasGLOW takes 60-minute but bear-in-mind, it might take longer if you want to stop to toast marshmallows, grab some food at the food trucks or have a drink at the bar.

Since, GlasGLOW is entirely outside, you'll need to wrap up warm as Glasgow starts to get chilly around this time of year.

GlasGLOW has sold out for the last 3 years running, so be quick to get your tickets.

GlasGLOW
GlasGLOW

2. Solve Puzzles and Crack Codes To Break Free Of The Haunted Hospital Horror Themed Escape Game

Guaranteed to leave you feeling a bit spooked is the Haunted Hospital Horror Themed Escape Game at X-Escape Room in the city centre of Glasgow.

The story of this escape game is one involving an old haunted mental hospital, which burnt down decades ago with no survivors. A truly fitting theme for Halloween!

You'll need to work as a team to solve puzzles, riddles and crack codes, all whilst being under the pressure of a time limit.

Will you escape in time? Book a slot here and put your team to the test.

X-Escape Rooms
X-Escape Rooms

3. Jump Out Your Skin At Kelburn's Haunted Forest

Kelburn Castle and Estate is located 50 minutes from Glasgow. Every year at Halloween, it hosts an immersive horror experience, which takes you wondering through its eerie forest.

This years event is called 'Asylum' and runs from Thursday 12th October to Tuesday 31st October. As the sun sets, you will embark on a spooky 1-hour adventure through the woods and with every step, you'll unravel more of the chilling tale.

If you love a good jump scare, then you won't want to miss this event but make sure to be quick to get your tickets.

Kelburn Castle and Estate
Kelburn Castle and Estate

4. Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin At A Local Pumpkin Patch

Support your local farms by visiting a pumpkin patch near you and searching 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, its time to get a Halloween movie on and get carving!


5. Learn About Glasgow's Haunted History With A Gothic Glasgow Walking Tour

If you are new to Glasgow, what better way to become acquainted with the city than a spooky walking tour.

You'll be guided through Glasgow at night by a knowledgeable host, learning about the history of the buildings and areas of the city along the way. Discover the darker side of Glasgow including its connections with Dracula, the ghosts of Glasgow, body-snatching and Glasgow's most notorious murderers.

With over 150 five-star reviews, this is an excellent and informative tour, which will help you learn more about Glasgow. Book your spot on the tour here.

Glasgow at Night
Glasgow at Night

6. Get Some Legendary Mac&Cheese and Watch A Spooky Film At Sloans

Sloan's is the oldest bar and restaurant in Glasgow. You'll find it hidden away down a lane just off Buchanan Street and Argyle Street in the city centre.

Every Tuesday night, Sloans hosts an 'Eat Film' event. As part of this event, you'll get to watch a movie in their grand ballroom, eat their legendary macaroni and cheese (or a chilli cheese dog or nachos), have a drink and eat some popcorn.

'Eat Film' happens year round, but at Halloween, the movies tend to sway towards the spooky kind. The Halloween films they are showing this year are Gremlins, The Strangers, Scary Movie, The Ring and Friday the 13th.

You can buy the tickets now through this link.

Sloans Eat Film
Sloans Eat Film

7. Get Accusative At Witch One Dunnit! Halloween Murder Mystery

ARTA is a mediterranean restaurant, situated on Albion Street in Glasgow's Merchant city and this year, it is throwing a 'Witch One Dunnit! Halloween Murder Mystery' party. What better way to celebrate spooky season than a murder mystery!

It takes place on Friday 27th October and included in your ticket is cava on arrival, a 3-course meal and an interactive murder mystery show, followed by an afterparty until 3am.

Tickets are already on sale for this event, get them here.

Murder Mystery Night
Murder Mystery Night

8. Dance Into The Wee Hours At The Festival Of The Dead

The Festival Of The Dead has been around for a good couple of years and proves to be very popular every year with tickets selling out quickly. This event, which you will not want to miss, takes place at the O2 Academy in Glasgow's Southside on Friday 27th October.

At the Festival of the Dead, you can expect circus performances, carnival processions, giant creatures, incredible scenery, and live music. You'll never have experienced a night out quite like this one.

Tickets are already on sale on Ticketmaster, and you can get them here.

Festival Of The Dead Glasgow
Festival Of The Dead Glasgow

9. Enjoy An Afternoon At The Boogie Brunch Halloween Feat Stevie Lennon

The Boogie Brunch is exactly what it sounds like. It's Glasgow's biggest party brunch and includes a 2-course lunch, welcome drink and a little boogie to the best 90's tunes, served up by Stevie Lennon.

They return with a Halloween addition of the popular event at Radisson RED in Glasgow's Finnieston on Saturday 28th October, and they have prizes for the best costume!

Last few tickets remain for this event, so you need to be quick! Get them here.

Boogie Brunch Glasgow
Boogie Brunch Glasgow

10. Get Creative At Boozy Brushes, Halloween Pumpkin Carve and Paint Party!

Unlock your artistic side at a Halloween Painting Art Party. The event is hosted at Broadcast on Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street on Saturday 28th October from 2-4pm.

At this event, you'll carve and paint your own pumpkin, all whilst being guided by a professional artist. Enjoy a few drinks, some tasty sweets, a Halloween movie, some spooky music and a good blether with new or old acquaintances. All of the supplies are included and you can take your pumpkin home.

An experience that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit, get your tickets here.

Pumpkin Carving Glasgow
Pumpkin Carving Glasgow

11. Do The Moonwalk At Michael Jackson's Halloween Thriller Tribute Concert

Relive the classics from the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson, at the Classic Grand, next to Glasgow Central station on Saturday 28th October, from 6.30-10pm.

The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute act featuring his most iconic songs; 'Thriller', 'Billie Jean' and 'Bad'. Be prepared to sing and moonwalk the night away in your best fancy dress costume.

Tickets for the event are already on sale and you can get them here.

Michael Jackson Tribute Glasgow
Michael Jackson Tribute Glasgow

12. Pick Up Some Spooky Supplies At The Witch Market Glasgow

Grab some Halloween themed cocktails and wonder around the Witch Market at Katie's bar in the city centre on either Sunday 1st October or Sunday 29th October, from 12-5pm.

You'll find candles, incense, crystals, ritual baths, books, mystery boxes, curiosities, herbs, magical oils and more at this market.

The event is free but you can reserve a spot through this link.

Witch Market Glasgow
Witch Market Glasgow

13. Raise Money For Charity And Push Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone At A Halloween Firewalk

Get an adrenaline rush and test your limits by walking over hot coals, all in the name of charity. To take part, you will need to pay £35 and raise a minimum of £150, which goes towards Epilepsy Scotland.

You will get all the training required before you take part, so you can rest assured that you will be prepared for when the time comes. The firewalk event takes place on Sunday 29th October at Epilepsy Scotland HQ on Govan Road in Glasgow's south side.

A good deed for Halloween that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy (at least on your feet!). If you are keen, you can register your interest here.

Firewalk Glasgow
Firewalk Glasgow

14. Watch A Live Tribute Performance Of The Cult Classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The UK's leading live action tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to 18 Candleriggs in the merchant city of Glasgow, this year for a Halloween Special. This interactive theatre experience will be jam packed with stunning costumes, all the classic hit songs and characters from the original show.

You can also expect themed cocktails, cast meet and greet, and an exclusive after-party. Audience participation and Halloween costumes is encouraged.

They have two events; the first performance is taking place on Saturday 28th October but it's sold out, and the second performance is on Sunday 29th October from 7pm-1am, you'll need to be super quick if you want tickets for this. Get them through this link.

Rocky Horror Glasgow
Rocky Horror Glasgow

15. Rock Out At Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock: Featuring The Day of the Dead Rock Orchestra

The country's most successful classic rock musical concert, Vampires Rock featuring the Symphonic Rock Orchestra, comes to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in the city centre on Sunday 30th October.

You can expect to hear some of the greatest rock songs of all time from Metallica, AC/DC, Meatloaf, Queen, Guns 'N' Roses and more. All of which are performed by some of the best rock voices in the country, a live orchestra and dancers.

Sure to be one hell of a show, you can get your tickets here.

Vampires Rock Glasgow
Vampires Rock Glasgow

16. Don Your Spookiest Costume For A Night Of Dancing At The Halloween Nightmare: Club Tropicana & Venga

Club Tropicana & Venga, next to Glasgow Central station, is hosting a Halloween Nightmare event on Monday 30th October, from 10pm till 3am.

The club will be transformed to tie in with the spooky season, with impressive decor, walk-around circus performers, a live freak show and DJ's playing tunes that will have you dancing all night long.

Grab your spookiest costume and get down to Club Tropicana & Venga to celebrate Halloween 2023.

The Halloween Nightmare Club Tropicana & Venga
The Halloween Nightmare Club Tropicana & Venga

17. Survive The #1 Biggest and Scariest Halloween Tour At Halloween Purge Glasgow 2023

Manuka is a nightclub located on Bath Street in Glasgow city centre. On the 30th October from 10pm-3am, it is the venue for the Halloween Purge Glasgow 2023.

Manuka will get an overhaul of Halloween decor, impressive purge visuals, lighting and sound effects. You can be sure to expect chaos at this event with scary interactive walkabout acts.

This event has sold out for the last 8 years. It will sell out weeks in advance so if you don't want to miss out, make sure you get your tickets here.

Halloween Purge Glasgow 2023
Halloween Purge Glasgow 2023

18. Party Like There's No Tomorrow At Bongo's Bingo Glasgow Presents Southern Comfort's So Tasteful Halloween

Don your scariest costume, and head down to SWG3 in Glasgow's west end for the Bongo's Bingo Halloween Event. This event takes place on actual Halloween, Tuesday 31st October, and I can't think of a more memorable way to celebrate it!

Bongo's Bingo makes for a fantastic night out, combining both bingo and a rave with cheesy singalongs, dance-offs, great prizes and money to be won. It's guaranteed to be a good night out.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Tuesday 15th August and they usually sell out instantly, so you'll need to be quick with this one. Get them here.

Bongo's Bingo Glasgow
Bongo's Bingo Glasgow

19. Laugh Your Head Off At 'Doing The Dead' Theatre Performance

The multi award-winning Northern Comedy Theatre bring their new dark comedy show, Doing The Dead, to Websters Playhouse in Glasgow's West End on Tuesday 31st October.

This theatre performance tells the tale of the living connecting with the dead or in other words, annoying the hell out of their loved ones who have passed. When a celebrity spiritualist shows up in the form of Steven Arnold, who played Ashley Peacock for over 15 years on Coronation Street, things start to take a weird turn.

Grab tickets for this spooky comedy, which is bound to keep you entertained on Halloween night.

Doing The Dead Glasgow
Doing The Dead Glasgow

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