Where to go on Halloween in HCM City
Halloween is a traditional Western festival celebrated every year on October 31. In recent years, this special occasion has also been organized in Vietnam, especially at some five-star hotels and popular sightseeing spots in HCMC. Those still weighing a venue to enjoy the festival could check out the list of cool places recommended below.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers: 88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
If there is no busy work on October 31, guests are recommended to Saigon Café Restaurant on level 1 of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers to experience a “Haunted Restaurant” serviced by death hostesses.
Diners will have the opportunity to savor a lavish buffet feast characterized by appetizing dishes such as pumpkin salad, Coleslaw, California rolls, corn on the cob, Kansas City BBQ ribs, layered hamburger pie, oven roasted American prime ribs, baked honey ham glaze, oyster Rockefeller and Jack Daniels BBQ wings.
In addition, a dessert corner in a Halloween theme with New York cheesecake, fresh Philly cream cheesecake, brownies, cherry pie, pumpkin pie and Boston cream pie should not be missed on the special night.
Notably, kids will be pampered to dress up in Halloween amazing costumes and take part in the “Scary Cookie Monster” decoration contest filled with great excitement and jubilant atmosphere.
A ‘Hauted Restaurant’ Halloween themed night is available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 31.
Caravelle Saigon: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1
Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the 10th floor of the Caravelle Saigon Hotel in downtown HCMC is touted as a perfect venue for this year’s Halloween season as holiday-goers can sense the genuine and fantastic atmosphere of Halloween night on the rooftop bar in the heart of the city.
Diners will be served with gruesome finger food and creepy cocktails all night long and are able to win fantastic prizes awaiting the spookiest stars of the night.
Sofitel Plaza Saigon: 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1
A special Halloween buffet will be put on at Mezz Restaurant on level 2 of the Sofitel Saigon Plaza in HCMC’s District 1 from October 28 to 30. The restaurant will be transformed into Spooky Haunted House during the Halloween season where party-goers will be provided with a chance to savor a unique Halloween-themed buffet.
In addition, guests are advised to dress up scary costumes on the night October 31 for a chance to bag special prizes.
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon: 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1
Those wishing to hang out with their friends and loved ones on the occasion of Halloween could also consider the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon in HCMC’s District 1.
Visitors will be immersed in the spooky atmosphere of Halloween at its Viet Kitchen restaurant on October 28 where diners can find traditional Halloween treats such as pumpkin pie, spider cookies and Halloween cake at a charming dessert station with haunting decoration. Moreover, there will be also extravagant selections of food like roasted lamb thigh with red wine sauce, prime pork ribs BBQ, and whole grilled seabass with herbs.
Dam Sen Cultural Park: 03 Hoa Binh Street, District 11
The Halloween Night which is scheduled to take place on October 30-31 at Dam Sen Park in District 11 will comprise scores of exhilarating activities, which are promising not to disappoint young people.
Among the key activities is a contest designed for couples with the most impressive Halloween costume. Additionally, those taking part in the Halloween night can meet and exchange with Halloween cosplayers such as Malaysia’s Hakken and Bummy Spears while watching Japanese rock and Kimono shows, among others.
Those dressed in Halloween costumes on October 30-31 will pay no admission fee.
Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Square: Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1
Like previous years, it would be a big mistake for Saigonese without dropping by the pedestrian square on Nguyen Hue Boulevard in the downtown area during the Halloween season where hundreds of local youths and city dwellers wearing masks and dressing up in Halloween costumes jump for joy in the bustling and horrible atmosphere.
Bui Vien Pedestrian Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
If you are preparing for plans to go out on the Halloween night, you should also take note of Bui Vien Street on your list as a slew of restaurants, bars and night clubs on the pedestrian street will be decorated in the Halloween style to arouse curiosity of visitors, especially those from abroad during the special holiday.
Diners will be offered food and drinks in Halloween style and are encouraged to put on Halloween costumes, masks and related items on the night of October 31.
Compiled by Minh Nguyen-CAV