The Young Professional’s Guide to Halloween 2013 in Vancouver

Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner and, unlike your costume, the party to attend can’t be left until last minute. We’ve scoured the scene to bring you four spooky soirees worth attending in the city…

Monster Mash Costumer Bash
Back for its third year, be sure to check out Vancouver Makeup FX’s annual Halloween bash at the WISE Hall on October 26th. This party features live entertainment courtesy of The James T Kirks, Radio Clash, The Strugglers and more.  This event always sells out and is one of Vancouver’s best costume parties with an epic costume contest loaded with plenty of prizes. Go all out and win for best Makeup FX, costume or score for best group theme costumes. Tickets are $15 and available at Red Cat Records, Highlife Records, The WISE Lounge and on-line here.

Yelloween: Annual Halloween Party Presented by JetSetCrew and Veuve Clicquot
Be sure to grab one of the remaining tickets to this annual Halloween-themed bash set to take over the Terminal City Club on October 26th. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails on arrival, appetizers, a Trick or Treat Candy Buffet and plenty more. They’ve got a fully loaded rotation of entertainment (Go-Go Dancers, the city’s top DJs) to keep the party going until the darkest hour. Mingle with hundreds of other decked out partygoers or go all out with VIP service. Prizes will be awarded to best costumes and more. Tickets start at $50. Party is located at 837 W. Hastings Street. For more info, click here

The Halloween Social
This much buzzed about adults-only costumer party is set to take over the historic Burrard Hotel (all 72 rooms of it). Guaranteed to be one theme party to wake the dead, each room will be transformed for the night and live entertainment will abound throughout all four levels of the decked-out space (rumour has it organizers spent about $80K to ensure near-perfection!). World-class DJs will provide a consistent party vibe throughout the night as you mingle with the 1000 other expected guests. Tickets are $89 and are in limited supply – so don’t leave it to the last minute. For more details, click here 

Halloween Costume Ball at Science World
Two floors of Vancouver’s Science World will come to life at night with an epic Halloween party spanning multiple rooms. Check out an assortment of DJs, entertainment, eight fully loaded bars and more. VIP and table service promises to up the ante for the first time this year with expedited service, complimentary coat check, private bar and more. Tickets are $55 and the party takes place at 1455 Quebec Street. For more info, click here.

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