HALLOWEEN HAUNTS


PLAYTIME SCARE TIME AT DISCOVERY SUITES

Discovery Suites, the premier serviced residence in the heart of the Ortigas Business District, is the place to be for good old fashioned scare this Halloween season.
On October 29, the Columbus, Drake and Magellan function rooms will be transformed into a Halloween playroom where kids and their parents can snack on a hearty merienda buffet.

Entertainment, games and raffles will also be conducted by a professional party host. The highlight of the event will be a tour of the “Horror Hall” where older kids and adults view frightful “tableaus” made by selected hotel staff.

For inquiries, call (632) 719-6931 to 32, 719-8888 or 914-9888, e-mail at rsvn@discovery.com.ph or log on to www.discoverysuites.com for more information.

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Halloween spectacle at Cirque du Rockwell
Brace yourselves for an exciting, 100-percent fun-filled circus when Power Plant Mall celebrates Halloween with Cirque du Rockwell on October 30 at the Rockwell Tent.

Kids and kids-at-heart get a special treat as the circus’s wide world of wonders opens up in a Cirque du Soleil-type extravaganza, featuring electrifying performances from poi dancers Planet Zips, Golden Show circus performers, Atienza Brothers plus a special live dog and monkey show.

The public gets the chance to enter the mind-boggling world of cyclists, acrobats, stilt walkers, statue mimes and balloon twisters in a carnival-like atmosphere. To participate in the fun and games, tickets are available at the Power Plant Mall Concierge and will entitle one kid and one adult companion to a more pumped up Halloween experience.

The ticket entitles holders to a loot bag filled with goodies, snacks and treats, a Halloween-themed souvenir photo plus participation in the games, arts and crafts sessions and face painting.

Registration starts at 12 p.m. and the fun immediately follows at 1 p.m. The Trick or Treat Adventure around Power Plant Mall starts right after the program at 4 p.m.

For more information about the event, call Power Plant Mall at 898-1702 or visit Power Plant Mall’s Facebook Page at (www.facebook.com/PowerPlantMall).

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Belle-boo digital Halloween
Experience a fun afternoon with the gang as The Bellevue Hotel invites the entire family to its Digital-themed Halloween party inspired by today’s most famous applications and mobile games today, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tower Ballroom.

Be amazed as Wanlu, the Ventriloquist, entertains everyone with his unique artistry in ventriloquism and signature magic. Let kids and adults enjoy the fun activities like face painting, glitter tattoo, kiddie salon, interactive game board, clay-making, life-sized slingshot and games.

Don’t forget to dress up your little ones in cute, unique or playful thematic costumes for they might win some cool prizes! Be a part of this one-of-a-kind Halloween kiddie party only at The Bellevue.

The Bellevue also treats guests to a one-of-a-kind Halloween-themed buffet at the Café d’Asie for lunch and dinner on the same day.

Experience a visual and gastronomic feast as you sample dishes like Spooky Spaghetti, Devilish Spider Egg, Zombie Meatloaf, Boneyard Stew, Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bat Blood Sauce and Baked Eyeball Casserole. Cap your meal as you choose from the sinful array of desserts that would fill the buffet table such as Eyeball cupcakes, yummy Halloween cookies and cakes, to name a few.
For inquiries, call 771-8181.

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Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘A Hollow Halloween’
On October 30, Dusit Thani Manila’s Fiesta San Miguel will host a haunted party dubbed as “A Hollow Halloween” from 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Take a walk into the Haunted Forest and come across creatures that will haunt you. Cuddle up with Mom or Dad as you listen to a scary story.

Don’t forget to bring your trick or treat bags and enjoy delicious treats courtesy of Chupachups, Fibisco, Jelly-ace, Chocolait, Chips Delight, Smiley’s, and many more. Brace yourself as you enter the haunted forest horror booth. Flaunt your scary costumes and get a chance to win special prizes.

Great raffle prizes at stake include an overnight stay in a Grand Room with breakfast buffet, toys from Richwell such as Hot wheels, Zoobles, Russ, gifts from Nickelodeon, Books from Lampara Publishing, and other great items. Have a souvenir photo with your family courtesy of Funlipix.

To top it all off, a buffet of sumptuous snacks for kids and kids at heart made by our finest chefs at Dusit Thani Manila awaits everyone. Tickets are available at the reservation desk located at the lobby. Registration starts at 2 p.m.

For inquiries and reservations, call 238-8888 or e-mail dtmnfb@dusit.com

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‘Dance with the Wolves’ at The Manor
With the silhouette of tall pine trees against the midnight sky, the frosty mountain air sending chills down the spine, and the blazing bonfire throwing long shadows against the dark undergrowth, the scene is set for The Manor at Camp John Hay’s “Dance with the Wolves,” Halloween shindig.

The dance party happens on Halloween Night, October 31, from 6 p.m. to 11 pm at The Manor Garden amid lush foliage, tall pine trees and the hot blaze of a bonfire.

The Baguio City Dance Connection provides the energy and electricity when they take to the dance floor and show off their exhilarating, snappy moves. Meanwhile, guests who come in their most “spooky-tacular” costumes are set to win some fabulous prizes. The first prize winner will get to holiday in style with a gift certificate for one night stay in a One-Bedroom Suite at The Manor with breakfast for two. The second prize winner will enjoy ultimate pampering with a gift certificate for one night stay at Bellevue Manila with breakfast for two.

For more information, please call (074) 424-0921 or e-mail reservations @campjohnhay.ph. Visit www.campjohnhay.ph.

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Acacia’s Creep-tacular forest
Acacia Hotel Manila, the newest five star luxury hotel in the south is having their first ever Creep-tacular Halloween party.

Everyone is invited at the hotel’s newly opened Samanea activity center on October 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate one of the most exciting days of the year. The Samanea will be transformed into an enchanting forest right in the middle of the city wherein adults and kids alike can enjoy activities, game booths, parlor games and a magic show. Tickets are inclusive of kiddie snack buffet, an overstuffed loot bag, and a chance to win raffle prizes such as weekend stays and dining gift certificates. Come in the most unique Halloween costume and get the chance to win the Best Costume Award.

Party-goers may also take advantage of the month-long Irresistible Overnight Treat room promotion with published room rates at 55 percent off. Offer is valid until October 31 for local residents only.

For reservations, call-720 2000 or 588-5888. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Concierge Desk.

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Shivering Halloween at Diamond Hotel
As the skies grow dark and the moon glows bright, spend a bewitching Halloween at Diamond Hotel and enjoy thrilling treats for the whole family.

Beginning October 29 until November 1, avail of a special hair-raising discounted room rate a night which includes buffet breakfast for two at Corniche. Kids will also be getting goodie loot bags on October 29.

If you want to party all night, join the revelry at the at Sky Lounge with the music of the Powerhouse Band. The monster party starts at 9 p.m.

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 528-3000.

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Scares from outer space at InterContinental
This year celebrate Halloween differently as the InterContinental Manila stages a Halloween Space Odyssey party on October 31 at its Grand Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Event stylist Ambience by Pido has been commissioned to transform the venue into an unknown galaxy in outer space where guests can frolic with space heroes and extra-terrestrial creatures. Lots of good food, games, prizes, trick-or-treat activities, arts and crafts by Color Me Mine and Smart Explorers International Pre-School and Learning Center, rides, a magic and acrobat show, mascots, and sci-fi horror booths await one and all. Lucky party-goers will get a chance to win exciting door prizes such as a complimentary a three-day-two-night stay with breakfast for two at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon hotel in Vietnam, an overnight weekend stay at InterContinental Manila and Sunday brunch buffet for two at the Café Jeepney. Prizes will likewise be given out to the Best Costumed kid and adult.

For inquiries and reservations, call 793 7000.

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A wicked Boracay Halloween
Halloween events at Discovery Shores have become a tradition for their guests and for Boracay Island’s fun-loving families. This Hallow’s Eve, in the spirit of good clean fun and huge doses of screaming, Discovery Shores summons spirits from beyond to breathe life into little Jackie, the menacing doll that has been abandoned in the Galleon Playhouse. As the haunted playhouse comes alive with amusing horror antics and malevolent scares, the gleefully confused, bewildered and content children merrily move on to the next magical adventure.

On October 31, come in your fearsome best and win amazing prizes at the most wicked Halloween event in Boracay Island—Discovery Shores’ haunted Galleon Playhouse.

From 4 p.m. onwards, Discovery Shores Boracay’s magnificent beachfront turns into the ultimate spook fest. At the Horror Room, resort guests can create their costumes, paint on their horror faces, and make their own loot bags while enjoying exciting games and activities. The Horror Road is a haunted playground where the children get to play with little Jackie, the doll who comes to life every Halloween to look for “trick or treat” playmates.

As Boracay’s endangered Flying Fox bats fly above the sky at nightfall, the little ones get to parade and vie for prizes for the best costumes, followed by the much-awaited entry into The Galleon Playhouse to witness a magical horror show, followed by a wicked and sumptuous “Boo-fete” at Sands Restaurant, prepared by corporate Chef David Pardo de Ayala and his team of kitchen wizards.

The dinner “Boo-fete” at Sands Restaurant includes a wide array of treats to thrill the palate, with deadly delicious degustations that include a Cold Buffet & Garde Manger station, Hot Buffet with a soup and carving station, live brochette station, a Boracay Grill station, a tempura station, cheese fondue station, and finally, the dessert station.

For inquiries and reservations, contact Discovery Shores Boracay at (632) 720-8888 / (6336) 288-4500 or visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com or www.slh.com/discoveryshores.

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All treats, no tricks party at Starmall
Spooky Halloween comes to life at Starmall from October 21 to 30 with frightfully fun and fang-tastic activities for the kids. Children are invited to Starmall EDSA-Shaw and Las Piñas on October 30 for the mall-wide trick or treat from 3 p.m. onwards, while supplies last. Collect tasty sweets and get exciting goodies from your favorite retailers. Registration starts at 1 p.m.

Take a glimpse of your future and experience three days of insightful psychic readings at Starmall EDSA-Shaw on October 30 by presenting P300 worth of purchase from any store at Starmall to qualify.

For inquiries, call 842-2513 or visit www.starmalls.com.ph.

(http://manilatimes.net/index.php/life-and-times/10151-halloween-happenings-play-timescare-time)

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