Each year, more and more Halloween-themed events take place across the island, providing visitors, locals and residents with a spot of frighteningly good fun! In addition to traditional celebrations, expect to enjoy a host of fantastic activities and events.
Halloween in Mallorca
Halloween is celebrated with enthusiasm in Mallorca, where many of the island’s venue’s and streets organise fun-filled activities to delight in the most terrifying night of the year. Children’s workshops, bloody dinners, parties and parades are just some of the wonderful and original proposals on offer at this popular time of year.
Halloween is a festival of Celtic origin, celebrated on the night of October 31st all over the world. Its roots are said to lie in being a commemoration of the end of the summer and the beginning of the harvest season, where people once believed that good and evil spirits crossed the line between theirworlds on this day.
One reason that Halloween has become more popular in Spain, is that the following day, All Saints’ Day or ‘Dia de Todos los Santos‘, is a public holiday. It is a very important national public holiday when people from all over the country return to their town or village to lay flowers on the graves of deceased relatives.
Halloween Events in Mallorca
We have put together our best recommendations to enjoy Halloween in Mallorca to the fullest! Immerse yourself in costumes and parades, delicious gastronomy and traditional fairs.
You cannot talk about Halloween without mentioning pumpkins, an essential feature that is fun and easy to prepare. Normally, it’s a scary face, but you can let your imagination run wild and carve whatever you want. At this time of year, the markets across Mallorca will offer this sweet vegetable for sale, where you can remove its contents and make a delicious soup, using the pumpkin on Halloween night by lighting it up with a candle inside.
The House of Terror at Son Oliva has become a classic Halloween proposal in Palma, where many people come from outside the neighbourhood for some monstrously good fun! It is ideal to go with the whole family, where a terrifying parade will commence at 19:30 along the street of José María Usandizaga, followed by the inauguration of the house of terror will be inaugurated.
No Halloween celebration would be complete without trying one of Mallorca’s traditional ‘Tots els Sants’ sweets. Its most delicious and unique gourmet creation on the island is the ‘Rosari ensucrat’, a sweet necklace with edible beads made of marzipan, sugar frosted fruit, chocolates and small cakes and hung up around the island’s cafes bakeries.
Transylvania Cafeteria is a local haunt in Palma which is decorated with wax figures inspired by characters of iconic horror movies. The night of October 31st provides the perfect excuse to visit the venue where you can dine and be surrounded by a terrifying environment.
Kid’s can experience a unique Halloween night at Palma Aquarium where they will be able to sleep with the sharks. The sleepover includes lots of activities, from a mini disco to games and chats about what their behaviour, peculiarities, features and unique characteristics A lovely night full of adventure, surprises, games and activities created specially for children to enjoy with their friends.
At Katmandu Park in Magaluf, the entire family can enjoy an array of fantastic activities on Halloween. In addition to a kid’s costume contest, terrifying makeup, workshops, shows will headline the event. Two unmissable attractions here are their basement filled with strange creatures, and the a different take on miniature golf which will have trick or treat surprises.
Bindi Street Party
The traditional street food party held by Bindi Restaurant in Palma will take place on October 31st, in a celebration of Halloween. As well as terrifying street entertainers, visitors can feast their eyes on scary street entertainers, ghostly beasts and taste evil cocktails and scrumptious local food.
Halloween is the perfect chance watch a horror movie at the Ocimax Cinema in Palma, which each year has a great selection of scary films to delight its guests. If you are the kind of person that prefers to stay at home, why not sit back and descend upon a movie marathon in the comfort of your own space – popcorn is essential!
Halloween night is a fantastic time to go out partying, where many of Palma’s night-clubs and bars organise special themed events. In recent years, enthusiasm has grown in Mallorca for this ghoulish night and there really are no shortage of parties to attend.