Halloween celebrations are scheduled to be held in many towns along the Costa del Sol this weekend. / SUR

All Saints' Eve celebrations dominate holiday weekend

A variation of Halloween themed activities have been lined up to take place in towns along the Costa del Sol this weekend

TONY BRYANT COSTA DEL SOL.

Several towns along the Costa del Sol have lined up a series of events to coincide with All Saints' Eve, the celebration of Halloween.

Most of this year's events will take place on Saturday and Sunday, when many people will be enjoying the extended holiday weekend, which incorporates All Saints' Day on 1 November.

Torremolinos will mark the occasion with a themed event located in the Parque Batería on Sunday from 4pm, along with a spooky hall of terror for the children. There will also be a 'terrifying mask' competition; while local band Quimrock will perform La Maquina de Monstruos, a show that mixes live music and fun performed by musicians dressed as terrifying characters. Other events in the town include a fancy-dress parade in the Avenida Palma de Mallorca at 6pm on Saturday, followed by a concert by the Joven Orquesta Promúsica de Málaga in Plaza Costa del Sol.

Fuengirola town hall has organised an initiative called Escape Room – La Invasión, a family event that will be held in the Colores cultural centre on Saturday and Sunday between 5pm and 10pm. The challenge is open to people between the ages of 12 and 35 and is played by teams of up to six people who have to tackle a series of conundrums in order to find a cure before being infected by the 'invasion'. Registration for the event, which is free, can be made on www.entradium.com

Mijas will host a four-day Halloween festival on the fair ground in Las Lagunas from today (Friday). The event will present the popular Food Truck Xperience offering varying fast food from around the world, and a series of live concerts performed by some of the area's top bands. The festival begins at 7pm and continues with live music on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm, and on Monday from 2pm. The line-up includes the coasts' only Rolling Stones tribute band, The Honky Cats (Saturday 10pm); the Malaga rock and pop group Los Ejecutivos (Sunday 3pm), and The Boliche Brothers, an acoustic soul and pop band from Fuengirola (Monday 3pm), among others.

Marbella town hall will convert the Parque La Represa into the 'haunted park' on Sunday during a Halloween party with free attractions for adults and children. The adult attractions will include horror walks through the park, a ghost bus and a zombie hunt. The children's area will offer themed activities, as well as trampolines, climbing frames and a miniature maze. The event takes place from 11am until 11pm, although children under 15 are not permitted after 8pm.

San Pedro will host its Halloween party on Sunday in the Parque de los Tres Jardines from midday until 7pm. The family event, which is free, will cater for all age groups and include fancy-dress parades, a passage of terror and plenty of scary fun for the children.