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16 Halloween Events You Can’t Miss this October!

By Kate March,

Fall colours, pumpkins and of course a little bit of terror! The haunting season has finally arrived, which means it’s time to get outside and have some fun.  Attractions across the province are decorating and readying in anticipation of your arrival. Whether you are a family with small children, a couple looking to be frightened or a group of friends out for a night of entertainment, the list below has something for everyone. Fun and fright guaranteed.

  1. The Stalking Dead, Peterborough
    $29.95 all players. Minimum of 4 players per group
    Hours: 6pm to 11pm, October 1 to November 7th, 2021
    Daytime Hours: 11am to 4pm – No live zombies or jump scares
    Book: Stalking Dead is a game where players are sent onto ground zero of where a zombie outbreak occurred. The zombie attack began with corn farmers. Scientists were working on the cure at this site when the zombies broke in and the data could not be retrieved. Players are asked to walk to each scientist station and collect the data they were working on to input into the mainframe computer. They must figure out some puzzles along the way while avoiding zombie contact. Live zombies are present during the evening game but not during the daytime game.
  2. Pumpkins After Dark, Milton
    Price: 1–2-person car $39, 3 person car $58, 4 person car $69, 5-7 person car $89, Kids 3 and under free and not included in head count.
    Hours: Running until November 7th. Every 15 minutes 7:15pm – 10:30pm
    Book: www.pumpkinsafterdark.comOver 150 Jack-O-Lantern sculptures come to life on a scenic 2.5 km Covid safe audio tour. Don’t miss out!  Fun for all ages and abilities.  Book your online tickets now. Limited time slots are selling out.
  3. Casa Loma – Legends of Horror, Toronto
    Oct 13th to Oct 27th $45 online | $50 onsite, Oct 28th to Oct 31st $50 online | $55 onsite
    Hours: October 1-31, 2021, 5pm – late daily
    Book: This October, the grounds of Casa Loma will once again be transformed into an immersive theatrical experience, Legends of Horror. Done in the presentational form considered “promenade theatre”, in which the audience walks at their own pace through a 2 km trail commencing in the lower gardens of Casa Loma and winding its way through the castles tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public.
  4. Prowl at the Park – Jungle Cat World, Orono
    Tickets are $20.00 per adult, $10.00 per child, $15.00 for students, teens, and seniors. Under the age of 3 is free!
    Hours: October 30th & 31st from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Book: some of our predators get fed while getting peanut free goodies and maybe even hear the wolves howl across the park as the sun begins to set. Tours will last for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour. • • Masks will be required, and costumes highly encouraged! • Limited space is available to ensure we are meeting capacity requirements and guests are recommended to arrive 5-10 minutes earlier than their scheduled tour time. • Our Education Centre will also have some reptiles available to meet and learn about following the tour. • Our van will also be parked and ready to accept food donations for Feed the Need in Durham. Last year, over 100 pounds was donated to families from the event.
  5. Haunted Walk, Toronto, Ottawa & Kingston (Original Ghost Tour)
    $24.99, youth $19.99
    Hours: Daily, check website for hours
    Book: Walks Inc. specializes in creating and sharing extraordinary experiences. We are best known for our award-winning evening walking tours by lantern-light of local ghost stories and darker history. Our tour guides delivery a wide variety of unique walking tours in Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario.
  6. Spooktacular Drive Thru, Markham & Mississauga
    $29.99 per car load
    Hours: 7-10:45pm daily
    Book: Thru a 2 km route, experiencing spooktacular Lights to the enjoyment of your Favourite Halloween Hits! Witness over 1.5 million Halloween Lights, A Pumpkin filled drive thru tunnel, and everything from animated displays to 3D, Music lights and much more! Tune in to our dedicated radio station for Spooktacular Halloween Hits!
  7. Halloween Haunt – Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan
    Online price $42.99
    Hours: Fri – Sun only Oct. 15 – 31st, 7pm-midnight
    Book: Haunt returns to Canada’s Wonderland this fall with a sinister transformation, turning the theme park into a scream park filled with Halloween attractions that offer unforgettable thrills and unspeakable horror. Immerse yourself in the nightmare of the Haunt, a Halloween event where the streets are filled with terror, including hundreds of monsters, terrifying scare zones, ghoulish street performers, live music, thrilling night rides, and electrifying live shows. Stay tuned as additional attractions are announced in coming weeks!
  8. Camp Spooky – Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan
    Included with park admission
    Hours: Weekends, Sept. 25 to Oct. 31, 2021
    Book: Spooky returns to Canada’s Wonderland in fall 2021 with family-friendly daytime Halloween activities and attractions every weekend. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this Halloween, look no further! Included with Park Admission, Camp Spooky features trick-or-treating, a kids’ Halloween costume parade, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, all your favourite rides, and much more!
  9. Fear Farm, Bright
    Starting at $45.99 per person
    Hours: Weekends Oct. 15 – Oct. 31, 2021
    Book: Fear Farm during the 2021 season and enjoy the world famous hayride and outdoor haunts and the Hiller House if you choose. 1 General Admission Pass includes all 4 haunted attractions: famous haunted hayride, Outdoor Corn Maze, and outdoor Hillbilly hike and 1 indoor haunt house if you choose (Hiller House). Masks are mandatory in all haunts.
  10. Nightmares Fear Factory, Niagara Falls
    $13.95 per person (online sale)
    Hours: 11am – 12pm daily
    Book: at the top of Clifton Hill close to the American and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can hear the screams coming from Nightmares Fear Factory Haunted house. Famous for the number of visitors that ‘chicken out’ thousands of people come out to see how brave they really are.  They come in couples, entire families or groups of friends and yet nothing seems to help them feel safe when venturing through the most famous and scariest attraction in Niagara Falls.  Are you brave enough to make it till the end?
  11. Creepy Halloween Village – Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto
    $22.00 + HST per adult, $18.00 + HST per child (ages 3 to 14)
    Hours: Oct 16, 23, 30, and 31 12:00 p.m., 12:20 p.m., 12:40 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:20 p.m.
    Book: is not quite right at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Can you figure out what it could be? Play games, visit farm animals, listen to ghost stories around a campfire, and solve clues in in a fun-filled scavenger hunt to uncover the mystery! On this family-friendly interactive tour you will visit historic buildings along the Village’s main street, play spooktacular games outdoors — and, of course, enjoy a visit to the barnyard! Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spirit of the season!
  12. Flashlight Tours – Reptilia, All locations
    $99.00 per group
    Hours: Fri. – Sun. 6pm – 9pm
    Book: 60 Minute guided tour in the dark! Up to eight people per group
  1. Day out with Thomas
    Children under the age of 2 accompanied by an adult are free and do not require a ticket. $32.90 per ticket
    Hours: Oct 22 – Oct. 31st, weekends only
    Book: Out With Thomas™ is an exciting event that offers families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ at York-Durham Heritage Railway, Ontario’s only Thomas event this year! Your ticket gives you unlimited access to play areas, app stations, entertainment, and much more. This is a Day Out With Thomas Halloween Party event you won’t want to miss! What to expect: – Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ – Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Director of the Sodor Railway – Pick up your DOWT Passport to Adventure to take you around the event – Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop with Exclusive Items – Come prepared to spend the day—there will be lots of activities to keep your children busy – Please arrive at the boarding area 30 minutes prior to train departure time. Stroller parking available before you hop on. – Food and snack vendors are onsite!
  2. Pumpkinferno – Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg
    $20.00 – $0.00
    Hours: October 18 – 31, 6:30pm – 10pm
    Book: Pumpkinferno is returning this fall, where Upper Canada Village is reviving some of its most popular exhibits. This mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins is a not-to-be-missed event for ALL ages! Take a tour through this spectacular outdoor art exhibit of over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins all lit at night along a kilometre long path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop. Open select evenings from late September through October, you won’t want to miss this chance to walk in a world of pumpkins.
  3. Pumpkinferno – Fort Henry, Kingston
    $18 for adults, children under 4 is FREE
    Hours: October 18 – 31 – 6:30pm – 10pm
    Book: the first time ever, Fort Henry will also be transformed into the enchanted wonderland that is Pumpkinferno. Guests of all ages will tour the spectacular outdoor experience of glowing pumpkins inside the walls of this historic site.
  4. Pumpkinferno – Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
    $8.00/pp Kids 5 & under: Free. Thursday night Drive-Thru: $6.00/pp, 5 & under: Free *with a donation of a non-perishable item for the local food banks*
    Hours: Oct. 14-30 2021, Thursday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm (last admission at 8:30 pm):
    Book: returns to Discovery Harbour. Thursday evenings are drive-through only. October 30th features fireworks and extended hours.

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