How-To Halloween: Your Guide to Noche De Las Brujas In Buenos Aires Posted on 30 Oct 10:26 , 0 comments
Article by Rachael Leonie.
Expats and locals beware –Noche de las brujas is upon us, and it’s about to get spooky! Grab a costume, paint on those heridas, and get ready to celebrate October 31st once more. Still not sure how you’ll be commemorating Halloween? Not to worry. This year, Buenos Aires abounds with options for everyone wanting to celebrate. Check out our top choices, and then share how you’ll be celebrating Friday night in the comments below!
Where to Shop
Catch the collectivo to barrio Once, where you’ll find all you need for a spooktacular Halloween night. Spend a few hours strolling up and down Calle Lavalle, sticking between Azcuénaga and Uriburu streets. There, you’ll find dozens of cotillon shops (party supply stores) stocked with costumes, wigs, and decorations. The prices are a steal and your options are endless. Don’t have time to get to Once? Check out La Casa Del Mago (at both Charcas 4005 or Aráoz 2388) or Colores (Anasagasti 2028) in Palermo.
Where to Celebrate
(for the tranquilo folk)
If boliches aren’t your thing, you still have plenty of options for celebrating Halloween. On Thursday and Friday, Village Recoleta (Vicente López 2050) will host special showings of Halloween, the 1978 thriller, for the spirited, yet calmer crowd.
Thursday, October 30th, Jueves a la Mesa will be chowing down in the Halloween spirit. Frijoles borrachos and chocolate picante are just a few of the items on the Día de los Muertos menu. Make your reservations ya! $250; all included.
Where to Party
Start the celebrations early at Magdalena’s party. Thursday, October 30th, Magdalena’s will be celebrating Halloween with discounted beers and SKYY drinks. The costume party starts at 11pm and, based on last year’s turnout, it’s a night of festivities you won’t want to miss.
San Telmo’s club Museum is always celebrating something, so it’s no surprise they’re going all out this year for October 31st. Be one of the first 400 to arrive, and receive a free shot and VIP access, as well as 2x$40 beers. And at this party, it pays to be in costume: tickets are $30 for those dressed up and $50 for those without (prices hike up to $50 after 2am, regardless if you’re dressed up or not).
The legacy of Dustin Luke continues with Buenos Aires Pub Crawl’s biggest event of the year (or, as stated on the invite, their biggest event EVER). A Night of Sinful Pleasure kicks off at 9:30 prompt, outside of Palermo’s The Rabbit. Enjoy free drinks and pizza during registration hour, and free entrance into Brook nightclub at the end of the crawl. Those dressed up pay $150 (includes shooters at each bar), while those not in costumes will be charged $180.
A party for the posh crowd. Celebrate ghouls and goblins in style at 9 de Julio’s Hotel Panamericano. The party doesn’t fall directly on Halloween; rather, Hotel Panamericano will be celebrating their Noche de las brujas Saturday, November 1st. Costumes are mandatory (so you don’t have to worry about being the only one dressed up), and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed (everything from free drinks to comped vacations). Buy your tickets in advance for a discounted price of $50, or pay $200 at the door.