8 of the best Halloween food and drink events happening in Glasgow next month

As autumn approaches, it won't be long before it is the spookiest night of the year.

Published 6th Sep 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

From murder mystery dinners, to pumpkin carving and charity events - all available to book now -  there's something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween in Glasgow.

Seance! Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Party

(26 October, The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow G41 2AL)

Tickets: £35


Picture: Whodunnit events

Can you solve the murder at Dalrymple Hall? Guests at this spooky dinner are invited to solve the case of a wealthy undertaker, Roderick Prendergast, who was murdered at Dalrymple Hall on Halloween three years ago.

Organisers, Whodunnit Events, set the scene: "A suspect was identified and charged with his murder in an open and shut case, but now Roderick’s spirit has returned from beyond the grave to find his real killer…"

As well as a three course meal, diners can look forward to being entertained by professional actors in the Bungo Bar and Kitchen, where they can get involved by looking at clues and questioning suspects in order to solve the murder.

With four different endings available, the murder mystery plays out differently each time.

 Halloween at the Tall Ship

(26 October; 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow  G3 8RS)

Tickets: £38


Tuck into a meal and enjoy a range of entertainment all while raising money for a good cause - the Strathcarron Hospice.

Tickets include a welcome drink, two course meal, Halloween themed games (ideal for kids) and music from Groove Culture.

Kids can also enjoy the soft play area, watch a film in the cargo hold, explore the ship in search of pirate treasure and join in the dancing.

With fun for all the family - fancy dress is mandatory - including prizes for best costumes, this is sure to be a spooktacular night for all.

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Little Botanica pumpkin carving

(26 & 27 October; Unit 7 Bridge Court, 12 Cook Street, Glasgow G5 8JN)

Tickets: from £25


Picture: Little Botanica Facebook

Forget the usual faces, these carving workshops will show you how to create a work of art with your pumpkin.

Guests will be able to try out their skills on a pre-scooped pumpkin whilst enjoying an Eden Mill's Mixology Project gin cocktail, which has been created using the brand's authentic small-batch and core gins.

If booking into the afternoon class on Saturday 27 October, a warm mulled cider can be enjoyed alongside carving.

The Greatest Forget Me Not Ball

(26 October; Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8RR)

Tickets: £70


Picture: The Greatest Forget Me Not Ball

If you love the film The Greatest Showman then be sure to get a ticket to The Greatest Forget Me Not Ball this Halloween weekend.

Held in the Glasgow Marriott Hotel, guests can enjoy a sparkling drinks reception followed by a three-course meal with wine and post dinner tea and coffee.

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There's also set to be 'fantastic' entertainment as well as fundraising activities with the chance to win prizes.

Guests can come in fancy Halloween dress, circus inspired attire, or black tie/ballgown for those feeling fancy.

Proceeds from the night will go towards supporting the charity, Alzheimer Scotland.

Day of the Deid

(27 October; Saint Lukes and the Winged Ox, 17 Bain Street, Glasgow G40 2JZ)

Tickets: £12


After four sell out shows at various venues across Glasgow, this popular annual fiesta returns to Saint Luke's with another  piñata-packed night of live music, dance and theatre performances, Latin tunes, face-painting, lashings of tequila, cocktails and Mexican street food.

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Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their finest Calaca apparel, and dance the night away to Rapido Mariachi - Scotland’s best loved sombrero-topped four-piece - and resident BALKANARAMA DJ Ewan Evans, aka, Señor Poco Loco.

Face painters will also be on hand throughout the night to create the much-loved sugar skull artwork.

Meet the Widow

(28 October, , Hutchesons City Grill 158 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1EJ)

Tickets: from £140 for two people


This dark and decadent Veuve Clicquot event was a huge hit last year and promises more of the same this time around.

Party goers will be invited to walk the black carpet before being immersed in to a world of glamour, darkness and Champagne, as Hutchesons is transformed into a gloriously dark haunted mansion.

This year's theme is inspired by Vogue’s Edward Enninful ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ anniversary film featuring Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, with costumes and makeup set to reflect greed, pride, lust, gluttony, envy, sloth or wrath.

Starting from 6.30pm, guests will enjoy a three course Champagne dinner in the City Grill complete with creepy drinks concoctions, giveaways, a secret surprise and bubbles in abundance courtesy of Veuve Clicquot, of course.


( 27 October - 4 November; Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE)

Tickets: £12


Picture: GlasGLOW

Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens are set to be completely transformed this Halloween into a magical world of light and fantasy at a brand-new world class outdoor experience from the team behind itison Drive In Movies, and the creative minds from some of the country’s best sound and light events.

Through the iconic gates of Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, the world of GlasGLOW awaits.

Wander into another realm where dragons live on and worlds of light, sound and magic wait to be discovered with a finale that has to be seen to be believed.

Visitors will experience light shows, sound and magical creatures as they embark on the 90 minute journey.

Fire-pits for toasting marshmallows, stalls with hot drinks (and hot toddies) and a food village are available to fuel the magical adventure.

House of an Art Lover murder mystery dinner

(25 October;  House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow G41 5BW)

Tickets: £42.50


Picture: House for an Art Lover Facebook

Get friends together and enjoy a night of mystery and intrigue in this beautiful venue.

House for an Art Lover invites diners to take part in this murder mystery dinner, from 7-10.30pm, details of which are described on the House for an Art Lovers website.

“The scene is Glasgow in the year 1903, and Kate Cranston is having great success with her tearooms.

“Join our cast, Madeleine Smith, Pierre L’Angelier, Janet Smith, James Smith, William Minnoch and Christina Haggart the maid in the year 1857 as they celebrate Madeleine’s birthday but do BEWARE, because all is not as it may seem.

"There is deceit in the air and as you enjoy your dinner alongside the household, you must pay attention, have your wits about you, as someone will be murdered...who will it be?

"Alas, come join us and you will find out! Who did it, why and how did they do it will be for you and your team to find out.”

Guests will enjoy a Prosecco reception before tucking into a three course menu with wine followed by tea and coffee whilst being entertained by the live actors conducting the mystery throughout.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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