There’s something about the spooky costumes, themed decorations and treats that, despite Halloween’s far-away origins, ignite excitement and revelry in Siem Reap, year after year. Whether you’re a local, an expat or just visiting, the colourful and inclusive festivities won’t fail to lure you into the spirit of it! After dark, Pub Street’s bars, often given a ghoulish makeover with cobwebs, pumpkins and broomsticks, guarantee you a spine-tingling night out. Join other costumed party-goers ready to take advantage of special drink deals and an atmosphere lively enough to wake the dead.

Here is a selection of the most weird and wonderful events happening in Siem Reap this Halloween. Dig out or borrow a creepy costume and head out to a party near you, for a hair-raising and truly fang-tastic night!

🎃 Now – October 31: Flavours of Halloween 🎃

All this month, try the devilishly good themed cocktails George’s Rhumerie staff have conjured up for Halloween. Will it be a spooky red or ghoulish green Bloody Mary, or a hot of Watermelon Moonshine rum? The Ob Dok dish will add flame and fire to your table, too.

👹 October 26: Let the Ghoul Times Roll 👹

Let the truly frightful band and crew entertain you this Halloween with fiendishly good live music, and an atmosphere to die for.

🕷 October 27: L’il Monstar Halloween Bash 🕷

Kids eat free at Hard Rock Café’s special event for the little monsters. Children can enjoy a candy station, face painting and a costume competition. A $100 voucher for food and beverages at the Café is up for grabs!

🙀 October 31: Halloween Masquerade Party 🙀

Le Meridien Angkor has no tricks, just treats lined up this Halloween. Come dressed for some spooktacular fun, and enjoy free flow wine, beer and special cocktails. Canapés and snacks will also be offered and masks are provided for all the party goers.

👻 October 31: Wine & Dine & After Party at Khéma 👻

Wine & Dine buffet with a haunted twist will be available between 6-8pm, followed by a rooftop party featuring great music courtesy of DJ Cecile. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, the scariest and most creative.

  • Where: Khéma Angkor
  • When: Thursday October 31, 6-11pm
  • Cost: $25 for the buffet, free entry to the rooftop party
  • More info: Facebook

🦇 October 31: Halloween on The Beach 🦇

DJ Frankenstein and DJ Dracula provide the DJ line up for this beach party celebration of all things ghoulish. Prizes will be handed out for the best costumes, so dig out the wigs and props, and head down to Siem Reap’s only beach club.

🧟‍♂️ October 31: Sinner or Saint Halloween Party 🧟‍♂️

Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort invites heroes and villains to Upperdeck for a night to remember, and prizes for the best costume in each category, whether it’s naughty or nice. A DJ set and themed cocktails await you, as well as a raffle. Secure your ticket now via Facebook message.

Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over two years here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including