Each year on October 31st many countries celebrate one of the world’s oldest holidays-Halloween! The tradition originating from ancient times sees large celebrations with people lighting bonfires, children trick-or-treating and festive gatherings where everyone wears costumes impersonating ghosts, witches, and any eerie character you can think about. The popular holiday is also celebrated in Belize, the biggest Halloween party in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. If you happen to be in Belize around that time and want to celebrate the holiday in grand style, then make sure you visit Ambergris Caye for the wildest and most spooktacular party of the year.
The fun event which has become a major attraction around this time is hosted at the iconic Holiday Hotel on Barrier Reef Drive (front street). The costume party is so popular that the entire block is closed, and a purple carpet is rolled out Hollywood-style to welcome the stars of the night in the most creative and elaborate costumes. Onlookers line up the street to get a glance of the participants and perhaps a picture with them.
Dress to Impress
The participants graced the purple carpet, model, and posed for photos as they make their way to the Holiday Hotel. Not only will you see some of the most creative costumes, but the reason is because there are fabulous prizes for the craziest, creepiest, elegant, most creative, and most spectacular outfits. Anyone can join, and if you think you can best some of the costumes that will be featured at this year’s party, you are welcome to be part of the first Halloween party following the Covid pandemic. And guess what? You could win a prize!
As the entrances throughout the evening, inside the hotel’s bar DJs keep the party going with the best of hits designed for the biggest costume party on the island. Now and then there will be some interruptions to announce a particular entrance. In front of the dance floor, there is a panel of judges perusing every outfit modeled in front of them. These can include zombies, superheroes, skeletons, witches, vampires, pirates, and even cannibals. It’s a crazy but fun mix!
The party is paused for a bit as costumed revelers with the most outstanding outfits are presented with their prizes. Some of the winners walk away with flights, gift certificates, dinners, scuba dive and snorkeling tours, hotel stays, cash, and even all paid trips to extravagant destinations. The celebration then continues until the wee hours of the night.
If you did not know, now you know where to find the biggest Halloween Party in Belize; right here on Ambergris Caye. It’s another island celebration you don’t want to miss!