Halloween is some people’s favourite time of the year, and who can blame them? Halloween has become hugely popular in recent years, whether that be for the dressing up, pumpkin carving, or just the cosy autumn vibes, there’s something in it for everyone. This year, there’s loads of events going on in Swansea, so you’re spoiled for choice really. But, if you need help deciding, we’ve picked the best Halloween events in Swansea for 2023, and everything you need to know about them!

1. Smack Halloween rave

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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Smack Halloween is the biggest Halloween event happening in Swansea this year! This drum and base rave is happening in the Swansea Arena, a huge venue which has hosted massive concerts in the past. Hedex is headlining this event, but you’ll also be able to see Vibe Chemistry, Issey Cross, Mozey, and Harriet Jaxxon!

This is also happening on Halloween night, which couldn’t be more perfect for a Halloween rave. However, this event is pretty expensive compared to others, as a standard standing ticket will cost you £27.50. But, if you love drum and base and Halloween, then this is the perfect Halloween event for you!

Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Bae Copr Bay, Swansea SA1 3BX

2. Hallowemo Ball

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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Sin City hosts their Hallowemo Ball every year, so obviously it had to make our list. This is definitely a night for those emo music-lovers, but also a great night to dress up and dance! It’s on Friday, the 27th of October, which is the perfect way to kick off Halloween weekend! Tickets are only £5, so it’s also one of the cheapest events on our list as well. This has always been one of the best Halloween events in Swansea, so get your tickets fast before they sell out!

14-16 Dilwyn St, Swansea SA1 4AQ

3. The Halloween Nightmare

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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The Halloween Nightmare is one of the best Halloween events in Swansea for 2023! This event is being hosted in Level 17, Swansea’s newest nightclub that’s just had a massive refurbishment! From this event, you can expect a circus and freak show theme, which is amazing for anything Halloween-related. During the night, there will be a live freak stage show, circus performers walking around the club, Halloween decorations and a midnight confetti balloon drop! This event is taking place on Sunday, the 29th of October, so you better get your costumes sorted soon!

Little Wind St, Swansea SA1 1ED

4. Bingo Lingo

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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Swansea has hosted a Halloween-themed Bingo Lingo for a few years now, so of course it’s back this year as well! If you haven’t been to Bingo Lingo before, it’s basically Bingo with more booze, crazier prizes, and just a whole lot livelier altogether! This year, Bingo Lingo is being hosted in the Patti Pavilion on Friday, the 27th of October, which is perfect for Halloween weekend. Dressing up is a must, since you will be the odd one out if you don’t. It’s a guaranteed good night, so if you’re interested, book your tickets fast because they always sell out!

Victoria Park, Mumbles Rd, Swansea SA1 4PQ

5. Festival of the dead

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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The Festival of the Dead event is happening a bit earlier in October, as it’s on the 20th rather than on Halloween weekend. But, it’s a great way to start the celebrations, and means you can still go to this and other Halloween events as well! This is another circus themed Halloween event, but instead of being in a nightclub, it’s in Brangwyn Hall, which is an old venue and concert hall that’s now used for hosting events. During the night, there will be circus performers, giant skeleton puppets, carnival processions, and immersive decorations! The price for this event is £32, but we can imagine it will be worth it.

Guildhall Rd, Swansea SA1 4PE

6. Margam Castle Ghost Hunt

The best Halloween events in Swansea 2023
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If you’re looking for a seriously scary event, then the ghost hunt at Margam castle is definitely for you. During the night, you will spend the night investigating with the Haunted Rooms team using their paranormal equipment, attend group and lone vigils, and even have the opportunity to see a psychic! Tickets are around £60, which is expensive for a Halloween event, but considering everything that comes in the package, we think it’s worth it. Head over to their website to book a ticket, since they’re all selling out fast!

Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

It’s definitely time to start planning your Halloween, since these tickets sell out fast! If you’re struggling on costume ideas and need some inspiration, read our article on the best uni Halloween costume ideas! Once you’ve found your costume idea, head to one of these fancy dress shops in Swansea to buy all the stuff you need.

Once Halloween is over, it’s time to move on to the next big party season – Christmas! These are our top picks of Swansea Christmas events to get you in the mood.