Looking for an easy way to scare yourself?
(Photo by Gary Cobb)

You don’t have to spend $65 for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights tickets (which itself would give me quite a fright!). Instead, why not spend this Halloween at any of the following frugal events, which are all under $15 (on average, for 1 child + 1 adult). If you can’t find a single event on this list that you deem as “scary enough” for your taste, and you really want to scare yourself silly, try living paycheque to paycheque. Now that will surely leave you with nightmares.

 

Frugal Halloween Events All Under $15

Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
The Rink Trick or Treat on Ice
1 Oct - 13 Nov
10.30am - 7.15pm
$7 (weekdays)
The Rink, JCube
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DescriptionSkate for just $7 (includes 2-hour admission ticket and skate boots rental) during their Halloween promotion, applicable for all public skating sessions on weekdays. Customers must present either their JCube’s Scream Fest 3 admission ticket (see below) or be an ActiveSG Members (membership is free) to the Rink Customer Service Counter to enjoy this promotion.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
JCube: Scream Fest 3 - The School Maze
7 Oct - 6 Nov
6pm - 11pm
Free with min spend; $8 otherwise
JCube, Level 3
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DescriptionRedeem free tickets to Scream Fest 3 - The School Maze when you spend $50 at JCube or $20 at J.Avenue (Level 2).
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Cirque the Cathay
20 Oct - 30 Oct
6pm - 10pm
Free with min $5 receipt
The Cathay & Cathay Cineleisure
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DescriptionJoin the Circus of mysterious, vengeful and disturbed clowns, and get some bone-chilling thrills and an exciting adrenaline rush at Cirque the Cathay, taking place at 2 locations, each on a different weekend.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Safari Boo
21 Oct - 30 Oct
6pm - 10pm
from $5 per child; from $18 per adult
Singapore River Safari
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DescriptionStep into the twilight world of the monsters and aliens with trick-or-treating, mermaid mania, whimsical encounters, and fun and games at Party Central.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
CC/NC Halloween Parties
22 Oct - 5 Nov
Various
from $0 to $10
Various CCs/NCs - see website
DescriptionSearch for "halloween" and you'll find 13 Halloween-themed events organised by community centres and neighbourhood committees all over Singapore, many of which are free.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
SmartParents: Spooktacular Halloween Party
22 Oct - 30 Oct
11am - 7pm
Free
I12 Katong
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DescriptionHappening over two weekends at I12 Katong, your kids will make their own Halloween-themed bento, take part in the Cutest Pumpkin Photo Contest and stand a chance to walk away with $200 worth of cash vouchers for the scariest and most impressive Halloween get-ups.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
*SCAPE: Museum of Horrors
26 Oct - 6 Nov
7pm - 10pm
$15
*SCAPE The Ground Theatre
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DescriptionA deranged doll maker murdered his family in order to preserve them as dolls forever. He manifests his twisted fantasy into a living nightmare in his factory where he captures living beings to be turned into the undead. Enter his factory with 7 terrifying chambers with real scare actors and witness evil come alive. Are you ready for the tour?
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
The Finder X Cluny Court: Trick-or-Treat Halloween Hunt
28 Oct (register by 23 Oct)
3pm - 6pm
Free
Cluny Court
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DescriptionGo on a hunt for Boo (the mascot) around Cluny Court, dance to a Halloween-themed dance party, get your little ones Halloween-ready with temporary tattoos and colour hair spray, and take photos at the Halloween photobooth. There will be lots of candy, along with balloon sculpting, lollipop decorating, and Crayola monster sculpting.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Gotham City in Chaos - Halloween Night
28 Oct
6pm - 10pm
Free
Rumpoles Bar at Hotel Jen Tanglin
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DescriptionCalling all Superheroes & Supervillains - Rumpoles Bar at Hotel Jen will be transformed into Gotham City, and you will be able to indulge in free quinoa "chicken rice" & cacao popcorn, and take part in a photo competition to win Superlife Co. & Rumpoles Bar goodies.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Halloween Blood Donation Drive
28 Oct
1pm - 7pm
Free
*SCAPE
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DescriptionThis Halloween, there will be blood... Donate your blood and save lives this Halloween. It only takes only an hour to save up to 3 lives.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
KPO Cafe: Beneath The Red Chamber
29 Oct
6pm - 2am
Free
KPO Cafe Bar, 1 Killiney Rd
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DescriptionIt's a night of Chinese ghost stories with tarot & palm reading, live entertainment and a best-dressed costume contest.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Nightmare on Clarke Street
29 Oct
from 8pm onward
Free
Clarke Quay Fountain Square
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DescriptionThis Halloween Axe-Travaganza will be hosted by Sonia Chew & Kimberly Wang From 987 FM. There will be spooky photo ops at the Clarke Quay Abandoned Hotel (near to Taxi Stand) & The Bloody Butcher Shop (near to Tan Tye Gate), along with live music & performances, stage games, a costume contest, face-painting, and airbrush tattoo artists for a creepy makeover.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Battle Royale: Halloween 2016
29 Oct
10pm - 2.30am
Free
OverEasy Liat Towers
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DescriptionThe all-American diner turns into the ultimate fight club this Halloween for a night of music and fun. Those who come dressed in costumes have a chance at winning some great prizes.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Cold Storage: Spooktacular Carnival
29 Oct
8am - 3pm
Free
Cold Storage Guthrie House
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DescriptionCome and celebrate Halloween with your family and friends at Cold Storage’s Spooktacular Carnival and be part of record-breaking feat for the “Most Number of Halloween Pumpkins Painted”. Please sign up for this event, as pumpkins & painting kits are limited. Other exciting contests and activities to look forward to are the Scariest Roar, Face-Painting, Balloon Sculpture, Lolli Spider and Mummy Holder Workshops.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Thriller in the Park
29 Oct
11am - 11pm
$25 for adults; Free for children under age 12
Fort Canning Park
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DescriptionThe first ever festival of its kind that features a zombie maze, extravagant costumes, a cosplay thriller competition, a kids zone with shows, a carnival atmosphere, top local acts and DJs, and a giant picnic lawn for all to enjoy.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
ACM: After Dark Horror Mash-Up
29 Oct
7pm - 11pm
Free
Asian Civilisations Museum
DescriptionAsian supernatural and beliefs come to life at ACM’s well-loved annual Halloween offering where you can be thrilled by activities and performances inspired by the objects from the galleries, hear haunting tales, strike poses at their dress-up booths, and make your own spooky souvenir to take home.
Event
Date(s)
Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Port of Lost Wonders: Spooky Jr.
29 Oct - 30 Oct
10am - 6pm
$15 per child; Free for adults
Sentosa Port of Lost Wonder
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DescriptionLittle ones can enjoy the Halloween spirit with mask-making, treasure hunting and more.
Event
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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Science Centre: The Not So Creepy Halloween
29 Oct - 30 Oct
10am - 6pm
$5 per participant
Science Centre Singapore
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DescriptionBring your family down for an exciting mission as undercover agents to crack down the supervillains who have invaded the Science Centre.
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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Snow City: Halloween in the Snow
29 Oct - 31 Oct
from 10am
from $12 per child; from $15 per adult
Snow City
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DescriptionGet ready to listen to Halloween kids stories with just the right amount of fright for a nightmare-free Halloween. Go trick-or-treating with the snowmen and experience the hourly snow fall at Snow City.
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Time(s)
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Stage for Kids International: Halloween Prom
30 Oct
10am - 12.15pm
$24 per participant
Goodman Arts Centre
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DescriptionThough not actually under $15 per ticket, I decided to include this event because it comes with lots of value and perks. Ticket price includes materials for all activities. There will be trick-or-treating, games, activities, story-telling, magic and puppet show, pumpkin carving, and crafts that kids can take home. Please note that no parents are allowed to the party.
Event
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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Woodlands Woodgrove Zone 9: Halloween 2016
30 Oct
7pm - 9.30pm
$4
Open space by Blk 418 Woodlands Street 41
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DescriptionProgramme highlights include a haunted house, the Escape Game, best dressed contests, game booths, face painting, cotton candy, Halloween treats, and goodies bags.

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