Spooktacular Halloween 2022 Events on O‘ahu for Keiki and Families

These costume contests, trick-or-treating spots and spooky scavenger hunts are eerie-sistible.



W e love a good haunted house, pumpkin patches and all the fall activities too. But for those with younger kids, its usually all about the treats, not the tricks. So weve rounded up some places for keiki-friendly costume contests, trick-or-treating and even scavenger hunts. Heres where to go for some good old-fashioned (and way less frightening!) fun in Honolulu and beyond.


Halloween-Themed Str’EATS at Kapolei Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4 to 8 p.m.

Kapolei Commons is hosting a Halloween-themed Str’EATS, its new monthly night market, featuring 30-plus local vendors. There will also be a costume contest for all ages, trick-or-treating, live entertainment by Da Braddahs, giveaways and more.

4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, kapoleicommons.com, @kapoleicommons



Kailua Town Seek & treat Kids

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander & Baldwin


Kailua Town Seek & Treat

Friday, Oct. 21, to Monday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Head to Kailua to participate in an oddly curious Halloween scavenger hunt adventure! Visit five locations—The Overgrown Garden near the fountain at California Pizza Kitchen, The Abandoned Well along Merchants Row on Hekili Street, The Old Kailua Dairy display at Kailua Shopping Center, The Forbidden Tree at Kailua Beach Center and The Broken Wand at Lau Hala Shops lobby—in one day or throughout the 10-day affair. Be sure to wear your costumes to take advantage of any photo opportunities along the way. Once the puzzle is solved, keiki can visit the participating retailer to claim a special prize.

kailuatownhi.com, @kailuatownhi



Keiki Costume Contest at Kamehameha Shopping Center

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 to 2 p.m. (sign up starts at noon)

The Times Supermarket stage at Kamehameha Shopping Center is ready for all the princesses, superheroes, witches and monsters after a two-year hiatus! Three keiki from each of the two age groups (infant to 5 years old and 6 to 12 years old) will have a chance to win prizes ranging from $50 to $150 gift baskets filled with gift cards and Halloween treats. All contestants will receive a free KSC Halloween goodie bag (while supplies last) and whole ‘ohana will enjoy live music by DJ Jason Midro.

1620 N. School St., Kalihi, kamehamehashoppingcenter.com, @kamehamehashoppingcenter



Halloween at Royal Hawaiian Center

Costume Contest: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 to 6 p.m.
Trick-or-Treating: Sunday, Oct. 23, and Monday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to close

Retailers with balloons on their storefronts will be passing out candy on not one, but two, weekends this year. Be sure to fuel up and get a free trick-or-treat bag at the Pāʻina Lānai Food Court or Waikīkī Food Hall. Plus, the centers annual Halloween Keiki Costume Contest is happening at Royal Grove. Infants to 10-year-olds will have a chance to win first-, second-, and third-place prizes in four categories: ages 0-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-10 and ‘ohana costumes (parent and child costume combo).

2201 Kalākaua Ave, Waikīkī, royalhawaiiancenter.com, @royalhawaiicenter



Halloween at Kids City Hawai‘i

Meet and Play With Characters: Oct. 22 to Oct. 31
Halloween Crafts: Oct. 24 to Oct. 31
Costume and Dance Party: Oct. 29 to Oct. 31

Kids City Hawai‘i is the place for keiki to burn off energy, explore and creatively play! And for Halloween, the indoor playground’s Honolulu location will have characters coming around to take photos and even play alongside the kiddos. There will also be Halloween crafts available ($10 each, active members get 1 free), and during Halloween weekend keiki—and adults—are encouraged to show up in costume, enjoy a costumed DJ playing live music and dance, dance, dance.

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Ward Village, kidscityhawaii.com, @kidscityhawaii



Halloween at Kāhala Mall

Costume Contest: Friday, Oct. 28, check-in begins at 4:30 p.m., contest begins at 5
Trick-or-Treating: Monday, Oct. 31, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Keiki up through sixth grade can participate in this popular costume contest for a chance to win gifts and gift cards from mall merchants. The contest will have three age groups, and categories include most original, funniest/cutest and judge’s choice. Families dressed in one theme can also enter as a group, for a chance to win best overall theme. Then, on Halloween, delight in mallwide trick-or-treating. Collect treats from participating retailers and enjoy the terrifying tunes spun by DJ Kool E at center stage.

4211 Wai‘alae Ave., Kāhala, kahalamallcenter.com, @kahalamall


Hallow-Zoo SCARE-venger Hunt at the Honolulu Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Keiki and their families can follow creepy clues filled with freaky facts to track down members of the zoo’s animal ‘ohana, and collect creature stamps and special Halloween goodies along the Haunted Habitat Treat Trail. Participation is included in admission to the Honolulu Zoo.

151 Kapahulu Ave., Waikīkī, honoluluzoo.org, @thehonoluluzoo


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Theo the Bus

Photo: Courtesy of Kapolei Commons and Theo the Bus


Halloween Photo Bus at Kapolei Commons

Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, 1 to 7p.m.

BYO camera or smart phone and snap a picture in front of Theo the Bus. The bus, a 1965 VW Split Window Bus, is decked out in Halloween decor—think spooky skeletons, spiders and webs, as well as pumpkins, chains and other creepy crawlies. Adults, keiki and even pets are invited to come in costume (or not!) for a fang-tastic time. Oh, and it’s free!

4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, kapoleicommons.com, @kapoleicommons



Halloween at Deck.

Halloween Brunch and Keiki Costume Contest: Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 3 p.m.
Sunset Sessions, Halloween Edition: Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 to 8 p.m.

The chic restaurant on the pool deck of Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel is hosting a variety of events on Halloween weekend, including a keiki costume contest and a special Halloween brunch. Costume contestants will take a photo of themselves at the festive Halloween photo booth and then share it on Instagram. The top three contestants with the most likes can win gift cards up to $250, and all participants will receive a free appetizer on their next visit. On Sunday, the popular Sunset Sessions will feature live music from Kimié Miner (all ages are welcome, but there are no strollers allowed in the venue).

150 Kapahulu Ave., Waikīkī, deckwaikiki.com/, @deckwaikiki



Halloween Spooktacular at Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center

Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 to 7 p.m.

The annual Halloween Spooktacular is happening once again at the marina docks. Participating merchants will have  “Trick-or-Treat” signs for keiki to snag some sweet treats. The keiki costume contest will have three categories, based on age (infants to 12 year olds are welcome to participate). First-, second- and third- place prizes will be awarded to each age group. Spin the Hawaii Kai Towne Center prize wheel for more chances to win big!

333 Keahole St., Hawai‘i Kai, hawaiikaitownecenter.com, @hawaiikaitownecenter


Halloween Costume Contest at Lōkahi Kailua Market

Sunday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KidzArt Windward, Club Scientific and Lōkahi Kailua Market have teamed up to host a costume contest that celebrates  spooky season. This one isn’t just for little ones—those young at heart and even pets are welcome to participate, too. Participants will walk across a stage to show off their costumes (keiki ages 0 to 4 can walk with a caregiver). Here are the designated time slots, per category:

  • 9:30 a.m. for pets
  • 10 a.m. for ages 0 to 4
  • 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 12
  • Noon for ages 13 to 17
    12:30 p.m. for ages 18 and older

340 Uluniu St, Kailua, pre-registration is required, hisawyer.com/kidzart-hawaii/schedules/activity-set/395836, @lokahi_kailua_market



Trick-or-Treat at Town Center of Mililani

Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To fill your Halloween pails, look for “Trick-or-Treat Stop” signs at participating merchants, and then stop by the Town Center of Mililani’s prize wheel at center court for a chance to win more sweet treats and $10 gift cards. A friendly Halloween character will also be at center court to greet keiki dressed in their costumes.

95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, towncenterofmililani.com, @towncenterofmililani


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Halloween at Hale‘iwa Store Lots

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 to 4 p.m.

Hale‘iwa Store Lots’ annual trick-or-treating and keiki costume contest is back with three age groups: 0-3 years, 4-8 years and 9-12 years. Registration opens at 2 p.m. and participation is limited to 50 keiki per age group. The contest begins at 3 p.m. and the top three age group winners will receive prizes. Participating retailers will pass out candy while supplies last, plus, you can spin the Hale‘iwa Store Lots prize wheel for a chance to win. For a chance to be featured on its social media pages, shoppers can take photos of their keiki in costume and tag @haleiwastorelots.

66-111 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, haleiwastorelots.com, @haleiwastorelots



Mililani Marketplace Halloween Event

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 to 5 p.m.

Trick-or-treat around the Mililani Marketplace stores and restaurants. Don’t forget to dress your keiki up as there will be a boo-tiful Halloween costume contest. There are three age ranges for the costume contest: 4 years and under, 5-8 years and 9-12 years old. All costumes will be judged based off of most original, best homemade costume and cutest costume. Also, show off your spookiest poses at their Halloween themed back drop.


Free, Mililani Marketplace, 94-780 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, mililanimarketplace.com, @mililanimarketplace



Haunted Halloween at International Market Place

Monday, Oct. 31, 4 to 6 p.m.

Keiki can trick-or-treat around the mall and take pictures with some beloved characters like Moana, Ariel, Captain Jack Sparrow and Stitch. A balloon artist will also be on-site handing out free creations.

2330 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, shopinternationalmarketplace.com, @intlmktplace



Pumpkin Pa‘ina at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako

Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako and One Love Ministries will host a kid-friendly trick-or-treating adventure. There will also be carnival-style games, face painting, music and candy, candy and more candy.

691 Auahi St., Kaka‘ako, saltatkakaako.com, @saltourkakaako



Trick-or-Treat at Ala Moana Center

Monday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.

Dress in your favorite costume and visit more than 100 merchants marked with a “Trick-or-Treat Here” sign, for candy and other sweet surprises. There will also be custom balloon creations by Adventure Balloons, and Halloween-themed music by DJ Kurious in the ‘Ewa Wing Court..

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, alamoanacenter.com, @alamoanacenter