Did you know? 

Halloween is thought to have its origins in ancient Celtic traditions, when festivals were held to mark harvest time and the change in seasons. As part of these celebrations, people visited neighbours’ houses dressed in costumes and recited verses in exchange for food. This may be where we get Trick or Treating from today!

What’s on this year

This Halloween, shopping villages across Boroondara are bringing some local flavour to this spooky time of year with a variety of free and fun community events for all the family to enjoy.

Check out the event tiles below for where and when to find Halloween activities near you.

  • Halloween at Greythorn Central
  • Camberwell's Halloween Harvest
  • Halloween on High in Ashburton
  • Halloween in Kew
  • Maling Road Halloween
  • Trick or Treat trail on Glenferrie Road
  • Street party at Burwood Village.

Halloween events in Boroondara

Getting out and about to support local

Boroondara is home to 53 vibrant shopping centres and strips with wonderful restaurants, bars, cafes and local stores right on our doorstep.

Fun days out like the Halloween celebrations above are not just a great way to socialise and connect with the community, you can also support our many fantastic local businesses.

Head out to your local shopping village to get organised for Halloween this year, including:

  • stocking up on supplies for Trick or Treating visitors
  • looking for that perfect costume for fright night
  • finding decorations to make your house extra spooky this year
  • stepping out for a coffee or a meal at one of our ghoulishly good cafés and restaurants!

Find out more about local businesses in Boroondara at the Love Local Life website.

Shopping sustainably this year

Buying second-hand items from local op shops can be a great way to find and re-use items for costumes and decorations this Halloween. Find op shops near you on our Boroondara op shops page