Top Philadelphia Halloween Parties 2020

Philadelphia has a great selection of Halloween parties in 2019! So get excited and start planning your contest winning Halloween costume!!  The location of most of these parties is Center City or Manayunk.

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Mischief at the Mutter – October 27, 2017
The Mutter Museum held its first Halloween party ever in 2015, with costumed guests, food, drinks, dancing and access to the whole museum. The VIP Happy Hour offered docent tours of the museum. 21+ only guests

Haunted Carnival Halloween Party – October 27, 2017
Society Hill whiskey bar Twisted Tail (509 S. Second St.) hosts an annual party with live music, potent cocktails, ghosts, fire breathers and fortune tellers.

Howl at the Moon’s Howl-o-Ween – October 27, 2017
The dueling piano players on 15th St. in Center City throw down all of the tricks as there are to die for Halloween drink specials and a costume contest with $300 in cash and prizes.

Halloween with Rita Ora at the Block – October 27, 2017
Friday Night at THE BLOCK at Harrah’s with iHeart Radio

Wicked and Nightmare on Broad Street – October 27- 28, 2017
In what has become a regular event over Halloween weekend for XFINITY Live!, the Philadelphia venue located at the sports stadiums. It hosts a big two night Halloween party. The first night of the Halloween weekend celebration is Wicked. The second night is Nightmare on Broad Street. The costume contests feature thousands of cash and prizes for winners.

PEX Halloween Ball 2017 – October 28, 2017
For the past ten years or so, The Philadelphia Experiment has hosted a Halloween party in Philadelphia on a Saturday before (or just after) Halloween. After a few years at the U.S.S. New Jersey, the event moved to the Roxxy on N. Delaware Ave. for at least the past three years and the Battleship New Jersey last year, with a new location on Columbus Blvd this year!

Ghosts & Goblins – October 28, 2017
Find “Manayunk’s Hottest Halloween Party” at Mad River Manayunk for the Annual Ghosts & Goblins party. Dance to the DJs, win $500 in cash and prizes in the costume contest.

A Night to Dismember – October 28, 2017
It’s the season for thrills and chills! This Halloween party will take you to a spooky Bourbon Street as New Orlean’s famous red light district is brought to Manayunk’s Bourbon Blue for the evening. Costume contest with $500 in cash and prizes.

Heaven & Hell – October 28, 2017
Lucky Strike Lounge & Lanes on Chestnut Street in Center City hosts 700+ people for its annual Heaven & Hell Halloween Party. The third floor resembles Heaven. The second floor lounge will take you on a trip to hell. $1,500 in cash & prizes for costume contest winners.

Manayunk’s Haunted Brewery Bash – October 28, 2017
Located at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant.


Barcade Halloween Party – October 28, 2017

Nightmare on Main Street Manayunk – October 28, 2017
Dress as your favorite dead celebrity at the Cactus Cantina and the Bayou Cantina in Manayunk.

10*28 – Hennessy Halloween Soiree – October 28, 2017
Hosted by Team Hennessy and 1925 Lounge.

Fright Night at JD McGillicuddy’s – October 28, 2017
Another Manayunk Halloween Party on Saturday night.

Unmask Your Spirit – October 28, 2017
Celebrate Halloween at CODA.

Dracula’s Ball 2017 – October 31, 2017
Philadelphia welcomes vampire enthusiasts (and vampires) for Halloween to a dark and decadent party with a vampire theme. Guests are encouraged to dress in the vampire theme (victorian or modern), or related attire. The event generally welcomes both live music by an appropriate band as well as a DJ for those looking to dance the night away. For the past few years, it has been held at the Trocadero Theatre on Arch Street in Center City – and it will be there again in 2017.

Henri David Halloween the Ball 2017 – October 31, 2017
Every year on Halloween, the Sheraton Philadelphia in Center City hosts one of the most talked about parties in the city. The Henri David Halloween Ball has been thrown by the famed jewelry designer and Halloween costume fan for nearly 50 years.

2016 Parties – We’re still checking for 2017 dates on these events!

Peter Sterling Halloween Ball – October 28, 2016
The 5th Anniversary of this event in 2015 had a three hour premium open bar, appetizers, dance floor and hot music. It was hosted at the Field House (near Reading Terminal market). The 2016 event will be at Barra Rossa on Walnut Street – Friday night!

The Thriller Halloween Bash – October 27, 2016
Voltage Lounge and Grand Premier Productions. Thursday night party.

The Mad Masquerade – October 27, 2016
The Ivy Plus Society and Lounge 1925 on Thursday night.

Yelp’s Black Magic Bash – Oct 27, 2016

Cocktails and Costumes Halloween Party – October 28, 2016
Celebrate the opening of The Elkins Park House.

Illuminate Your Soul Halloween Party – Mount Airy – October 29, 2016
Artist Loft Studio336. Wear Glow in the Dark!

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Black Magic Bash – Oct 29, 2016

80’s Vegan Halloween Party – October 29, 2016
Held at Old Academy Players – Carfax Building. All proceeds benefit The Humane League.

Yelloween – Oct 29, 2016
Party overlooking Logan Square at Assembly Lounge

Local Costume Stores

Philadelphia Halloween Bar Crawls

Pumpkin Express – Oct 21, 2017
A Halloween bar crawl through Delaware County on the Saturday before Halloween. Each location has live entertainers. Tickets include entry, shuttle buses, $3 Miller Light, other drink & shot specials, entry into midnight Halloween Costume Contest

Witch Craft Beer Crawl – East Passyunk – Oct 25, 2017

Night of the Crawling Dead – Oct 28 & 31, 2017
Day one is on Saturday. Day two is on Halloween night.

Devil’s Crawl – October 28, 2017
A Halloween bar crawl to 50+ locations with multiple costume contests. There was no cover charge all night at the locations plus drink specials with your wristband until 11 pm. PLUS – everyone will receive a coupon book with over $100 in coupons for Center City shops!

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