What to do this Halloween in Bilbao

Don’t miss the scariest events of the year in Bilbao!


In Spain, Halloween is a three day event beginning on 31st October with ‘El Dia de las Brujas’ (The Day of the Witches), followed by ‘El Dia de Todos los Santos’ (All Saints Day), and finishing with ‘El Dia de los Difuntos’ (All Soul’s Day). Traditionally, the whole city will celebrate the period, with flower shops displaying radiant flowers and gorgeous bouquets alongside pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and fall bouquets carved into the pumpkins.


Northern Spain also celebrates El Dia de Todos los Santos and El Dia de los Difuntos with traditional pastries such as Huesitos de Santo (Bones of the Holy) and Buñuelos de Viento (Puffs of Wind). The Huesitos de Santo are made of marzipan dough rolled into thick thumb sized tubes and filled with various flavours, such as chocolate, coconut shavings, marmalade, and banana. Similarly, the Buñuelos de Viento are also stuffed, however these use pastry cream and chocolate. The sweetened dough fritters are then dusted with sugar and cinnamon before being served. These delicious treats can be found in almost all pastry shops across Bilbao, alongside other spooky themed baked goods.


Throughout the holiday, Bilbao also holds several events throughout the city to celebrate:


Bilbao Halloween Festival

Held at the BEC!, Bilbao will be hit by an event you simply can’t miss! Featuring music from C.Tangana, Locoplaya, and Space Elephants, plus sets from Jon Flores, Mister Kul, and Jonhy Zen, this Halloween Festival will be a night to remember and at only 25 euros per person how can you resist?! Starting at 8pm on 31st October you’ll be able to party the night away and celebrate the holiday. For more information, visit the Bilbao Exhibition Centre website.


Getxo Drive-In Theatre

What’s spookier than sitting in your car at night watching horror movies on a giant screen to celebrate the scariest season of them all? Celebrate Halloween with the Gexto Drive-In Theatre as they show everyone’s favourite scary films in the leed up to Halloween. You won’t even need to leave the comfort of your own car as nibbles and beverages can be brought staright to you by the staff, And at only 10 Euros per car, there’s no reason not to go! Visit the Theatre’s website to see what films will be shown this year.



On 31st October, join Enigmatium for a dinner you can never forget! Enjoy a delicious, carefully prepared meal whilst enjoying animations, humour shows, magic and fear shows at the restaurant. You will also be able to test your puzzle solving skills at the dinner-show. And let’s not forget about the free bar and refreshments throughout the night! For more information on how Enigmatium will be celebrating, visit their website.


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