Top Halloween Parties in Miami 2012
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Here are some places in Miami and South Florida to have Halloween fun.
HALLOWEEN ON LINCOLN ROAD
So you don’t want to pay for a party, and you don’t want to go to a nightclub, and perhaps your neighborhood isn’t all that great for trick or treating. Head to Lincoln Road, where everyone from singles to families will show up in costumes and parade up and down the sidewalks. Grab a table at one of the restaurants, sit back and watch the show. Or arrive in costume and strut your stuff. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Along Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. BONUS: Look for the Orchid show models and Miami.com, and if we snap your photo you can win a pair of tickets to the show. More info here
RA SUSHI’S BOO BASH
Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up for the Boo Bash costume contest. Those dressed to kill will have the opportunity to take a bite out of some serious treats, including a $100 RA gift certificate for the first place winner and a $25 RA gift certificate for second place. To keep the Halloween bash going all night long, a special guest DJ will spin a haunting mix of beats, while guests will enjoy a variety of "Boo Bites" and drinks.
7p.m.- Close at RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami.
GREENSTREET CAFÉ GOES IRISH
Celebrate your Halloween at Green Street Café where the staff will all be donned in Kilts for the ever-popular Whiskey Wednesdays in honor of Scotland for the festivities. Fuests will enjoy half off all whiskey drinks all nights and will be surrounded by some of the sexiest locals.
10 p.m.- 3a.m at Spazio Nero, 3468 Main Highway, Coral Gables
MY BOYFRIEND IS OUT OF TOWN MASQUERADE
Bâoli Miami will be transformed into a world of sexy mischief on Halloween night with the staff adorned in black capes as topless male models serve shots to femail patrons. Men must wear black tie and a mask and women must find some feathers and lace. Sexiness is also mandatory.
7 p.m. - 3 a.m. at Bâoli Miami, 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.674.8822. Tickets are $50 and include one cocktail. No tickets necessary for those with dinner reservations.
Spend Halloween at Bayside with free, fun activities including live music and entertainment from Bayside’s colorful cast of street performers and prizes for children in costume. In addition, the garage will offer a special discounted parking rate to families with children in costume.
5-7 p.m. at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; free.
HOUSE OF HORRORS
Shopping is a little scarier when House of Horror Amusement Park occupies the International Mall through Oct. 31. When the sun goes down, guests can brave the two dozen thrill rides and find their way through a maze of 25 bone-chilling rooms inside the haunted house. The roster of bloody vampires, crazed clowns and creepy characters is enough to creep out even the bravest of souls. But not to worry, there is plenty of low-key fun for the little ones (kids under 6 can't go inside the haunted house, sorry).
International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral, Mondays-Thursdays 6 p.m.-midnight, Fridays-Sundays from 5 p.m.-midnight; the haunted house will open at sundown. $23 for adults, $15 for children (ages 6 and under).
THE VAMPIRE CIRCUS
Part Transylvanian vaudeville, part Cirque du Soleil, part dinner theater - The Vampire Circus is a world filled with supernatural performers, dance and theater, terror and suspense, enchanted magic and comedy featuring Count Dracula and his army of sensual vampires, gypsies and other-worldly entertainers.
Through Oct. 31, shows Tuesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Tickets $20-$100 at www.thevampirecircus.us.
MIAMI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Celebrate Halloween in a place where the little ones won't be scared out of their Power Rangers suits with an itinerary of fun activities at the Miami Children's Museum. The Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash kicks off the fun on Oct. 21 from 1-6 p.m. with family-friendly Halloween party with snacks, drinks and treats. Oct. 28 is Michimu's Halloween Bash, with trick-or-treating, crafts, games and costumes from noon to 5 p.m. Then Oct. 29-31 from noon-4 p.m. enjoy the wicked fun daily activities.
Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami; 305-373-5437. Not So Scary Bash tickets are $40-$50. $16 General Admission; $12 for Florida Residents; members and children under 12 months of age are free.
Spooktober takes over ZooMiami with a packed itinerary of creepy fun for grown-ups and little ones alike. Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, a full-scale haunted house at Dr. Wilde’s World offers creepy thrills from Oct. 17 – 31.
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street; Miami; 305-251-0400. $15.95 adults, $11.95 children ages 3 – 12 (plus tax).
GET FUNKY WITH THE HEAVY PETS
The Heavy Pets are throwing down on Halloween with the Brotherly Love Productions hometown crew at The Funky Biscuit. If you've ever been to their Halloween parties you know it's going to get a wee bit rowdy Wednesday night in Boca. The costume contest is no joke; prizes include: $500, THP prize pack, BLP prize pack and more. Charleston, South Carolina’s Sol Driven Train kick off the evening. Get creative with your costume and come out to get down!
9p.m.- Close at Funky Biscuit, 303 SE. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; $15
Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with John Digweed spinning a creepy set along with Sean Drake to warm up the party.
10 p.m. at 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508. Tickets $15 at Wantickets.com.
SUPER YOU & ME WITH KIM KARDASHIAN
Celebrate Halloween at LIV nightclub for a special edition of Super You & Me featuring music by DJs Laidback Luke, Sandro Silva, and Oliver Twizt for Kim K’s birthday! Help her blow out the candles while partying it up at one of the hottest clubs in the world and don’t forget to come in costume!
11 p.m.- 5 a.m LIV Nightclub, 44441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680. Pre-sale tickets available at Wantickets.com $60 for ladies, $90 for the guys.
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