24th October 2023 – (Hong Kong) Next Tuesday, 31st October, marks the eve of the annual Halloween celebration, where many citizens will don carefully crafted costumes and venture out to join in the festivities. In line with the Hong Kong government’s efforts to promote nighttime economy, apart from the popular Lan Kwai Fong in Central, Wan Chai Waterfront will also host a carnival this weekend, offering a range of activities to embrace the spirit of the season. Notably, a colossal inflatable pumpkin will be available for citizens to capture memorable photos, and the event is free for all attendees.
The “HALLO! WE Carnival” jointly organised by the Hong Kong Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and the Development Bureau, will take place at the HarbourChill waterfront leisure area in Wan Chai from the 28th to the 31st of this month, between 6pm and 10pm. The venue will feature a massive 10-meter-tall inflatable pumpkin, perfectly complementing the stunning Victoria Harbour backdrop and becoming a popular spot for both locals and tourists to capture unforgettable photographs. Additionally, an exciting pumpkin bounce trampoline will be available for children to enjoy an electrifying Halloween party experience. Renowned magician Carson Leung will also perform two astonishing stage magic shows each night, including classic grand illusions such as the “Sawing a Lady in Half,” alongside street magicians who will interact closely with the audience, showcasing their mesmerizing tricks.
Furthermore, attendees can participate in a face painting workshop upon entry, allowing them to unleash their creativity and add Halloween colours to the waterfront atmosphere. The event will also feature a bubble game, where participants have the chance to win balloon sculptures. Moreover, on the second day of the event, 29th October, a “Halloween Pet Treasure Hunt Carnival” will be held, inviting citizens to bring their pets and participate in a thrilling treasure hunt game at Wan Chai Waterfront. Participants can complete tasks in exchange for gifts and dress their pets in amusing Halloween costumes to take part in a captivating competition.