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Halloween Events in Ontario

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Adults and children alike enjoy a treat of seasonal foods and exciting games on this memorable holiday. Halloween events near me bring the entire neighborhood community together amidst an informal setting. Adorning spooky, creative, and funny costumes designed exclusively for this day is the norm.

Halloween, which means “hallowed evening” marks the beginning of winter and the close of the harvest season. Each year, celebrating it on Oct 31 is a tradition, and a host of fun Halloween events 2021 await you. 

You can indulge in trick-or-treating, wear unique costumes, carve jack-o-lanterns, and make the most of festive gatherings.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, COVID friendly Halloween events come to the rescue. The tradition of wearing masks is a plus as it adequately protects you while interacting with the others present. Choosing an outdoor venue to celebrate in with a large expanse allows you to conform to prevailing social distancing rules.

From among the safe Ontario Halloween events in the pipeline, be a part of those that most excite you. There are some of the most popular (and Halloweenie) of our website calendar Halloween events). 

Stalking Dead, 2nd Wave
Otonabee, Ontario

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Corn farmer zombies, known as the “Stalking Dead” were thought to have been cured last year but new discoveries have convinced officials that we are in for a 2nd wave. Local law enforcement recalled the same pharmaceutical company to develop a cure to these brain craving idiots. Research stations were again set up at ground zero, a farmer’s field surrounded in high voltage fencing to secure themselves from new beasts. Scientists were convinced they found a cure to this new outbreak but before securing the data into the mainframe computer, the containment area was breached by zombie livestock. The community has reached out to the public looking for volunteers to retrieve the data at the research stations and enter it into the central computer system. Their hope lies with you.

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Little Pit Drive-In Halloween Edition
Haliburton, Ontario

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Little Pit is Canada’s first OFF-GRID Drive-In. Located at Abbey Gardens and featuring a variety of movies, including popular releases and classic favourites, the Little Pit Drive In is the perfect night out! See Halloween themed movies select nights throughout October 2021. 

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Pumpkins after Dark
Milton, Ontario

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In your vehicle’s comfort, you and your loved ones can safely view the Halloween exhibits on display. After dark, enjoy a drive through guided audio tours spread over 2.5 kilometers in the scenic Country Heritage Park location. With over 150 unique, hand-carved pumpkin sculptures on display, you can complete this tour within 1.5 hours. Over 70% new content this year. Sept 17th to Nov 7th. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.

You can purchase online transferrable tickets in advance to watch the jack-o-lanterns come alive at night without exiting your car. The event is on from Sept 17, 2021, to Nov 7, 2021, from Thursday to Sunday each week. All age groups, including children (free entry for kids three years or under), find the displays fascinating.

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Check out the Pumpkins After Dark photo gallery!

 


Pumpkin Mania
Elmvale, Ontario

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Bring your family and join Rounds Ranch for pumpkin fun this fall. Enjoy ranch land fun including crazy pumpkin games such as, pie eating contest, pumpkin toss, pumpkin sack races and more. Take a tractor rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own FREE any size pumpkin to take home. Pumpkin Mania happens on the weekends ONLY & Thanksgiving Monday.

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Flashlight Cornmaze
Elmvale, Ontario

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Can you solve the interactive maze puzzle to find the secret…in the dark? Bring your flashlight and try to navigate your way through the twists and turns. Try not to get lost! The Flashlight Corn Maze package also includes a Campfire. Come early to enjoy a wagon ride out to the patch and PYO pumpkin ANY size.

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The Witches
Haliburton, Ontario

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Head to Abbey Gardens for a frightful night of bewitching, magic, and fire. Bass Witch Coven and NorthFIRE Circus present: The Witches. Gather round for a mystical night you won’t forget!  This 45 min performance begins as a walk through Abbey Gardens Haunted Forest. Let mischievous townspeople take you on an adventure back in time and discover what dark and mystical surprises the forest has waiting for you!

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Spooktacular Light Show
Mississauga & Markham

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Experience one of the largest Halloween Drive Thru Light Event in the GTA!

The creators of Journey into Enchantment Christmas Drive Thru Festival are back with a brand new Spooktacular Light Show! Spooktacular Light Show will be featuring over 1.5 million lights on a 2KM route of your family fun favourite characters, pumpkin filled drive thru tunnel, from 2D to 3D displays, music lights and much more this Halloween season!

For your convenience, Spooktacular Light show is located at
Meadowvale GO station in Mississauga & Mount Joy GO station in Markham city!

Sundays to Thursdays:
from 7.00pm to 10.45pm.

Fridays and Saturdays:
from 7.00pm to 11.45p.m

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Hallowe’en Walk-About
Dorset

Announcing the first annual “Dorset Halloween Walk About” on October 30th. Head to Robinsons’ parking lot for treats and a spooky Halloween display! Bring the kids, get dressed up and have some family fun. Local businesses will be dressed up for your trick or treaters, providing another layer of fun for all. Adults don’t be shy, wear your costumes too! Don’t forget that if you bring a carved pumpkin to add to our display you will get a $10 credit for Robinsons General Store.
 

Bayview Wildwood’s Boathouse of Terror
Severn Bridge

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Families are invited to join us at Bayview Wildwood Resort for some Halloween Fun. Drop in any time between 1 and 3 pm and we will be collecting donations to support our local food bank.  The Haunted Boathouse is open for ages 6+ if you dare!  Explore the Resort and our BW Market is open to purchase treats, Hot Chocolate, wine and spirits and Kawartha Dairy Scooped Ice Cream. Relax around lakeside bonfires and enjoy a complimentary s’mores.


Stage Fright Night: Virtual Youth Coffeehouse 2021 TBA

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Join MacLaren Art Centre for a spook-tacular night of family-friendly musical entertainment. Attend from the comfort of home in your Halloween-costumed best and enjoy music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth—along with a few scary tales as told by the Barrie Public Library! Prizes will be awarded for the best youth performer and the best-dressed ghoul and gal. Stay tuned for some special Zoom challenges too! 


Halloween Weekend Getaway

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Looking for a ‘fang-tastic’ Halloween family getaway? Deerhurst has you covered! Enjoy a safe and fun weekend full of activities for the entire family to enjoy. From a trick or treat scavenger hunt to a craft beer hike to the top of the Lookout Trail and spooky specials available at our restaurants, there will be no shortage of stress-free fun for the whole family. Dress up in your favourite costumes and join us for a spooky time!

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Halloween Extravaganza Getaway Up North

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Join Mattawa River Resort for the first ever “Halloween Extravaganza Weekend”, Friday, October 29-31. Family fun for everyone as we will have special activities available including Cookie decoration, Apple Cider, Bonfires, and a costume contest where the winner will receive a future 2 night stay at the resort and more. Call or text to 647-293-0089 the website at  to book your stay. (activities subject to change without notice if necessary due to covid or weather).

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Happy Howl-O-Ween

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Head to Haliburton Forest for alternative Howl-o-ween fun at Haliburton Forest. Start the evening with a delicious dinner at The Cookhouse featuring some ghoulish themed foods.

Wear your best costumes (a great way to dress up your required mask mask/face covering), for a chance to win our costume contest and a special dessert! Bring your flashlights – after dinner our staff will guide you on a haunted hike to the Wolf Centre, with some spooks and scares along the way. Inside the centre, use your flashlights to hunt for individually wrapped, peanut-free treats and sweets to take home while still following physical distancing practices! Last but not least, to end off the evening, howl alongside our staff in hopes of getting a reply from our resident wolf pack.

Happy Howl-o-ween! 2021 Dates: October 30 & 31

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Ontario Heritage Trust

Get spooked at:

  • Waterloo Region Graveyard Driving Tour: This driving tour highlights four heritage cemeteries through three cities and four rural townships of the Waterloo Region. Each stop tells a historical tale of mischief, mystery, mayhem or murder: the Bean Puzzle tombstone (the poisoning by chocolate of Meta D. Cherry), ghostly nights with the founder of Castle Kilbride, and a bodysnatching in Kitchener. This event is part of Digital Doors Open, with a video open.
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village: The pioneer village will be hosting its annual “The Abandoned Village”  in collaboration with ByronScaryHouse until Nov. 30. They will be transforming the buildings into haunted attractions.
  • Eldon House: London’s oldest residence will be opening its doors for three events this Halloween. Visitors can take a walking tour and learn about the crimes and scary happening of early London. There are also opportunities to learn about Victorian rituals of death, traditions of afterlife, and the paranormal phenomenon during a guided tour.  
  • Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: Take a virtual ghost tour from the comfort of your own home of the last operating double-decker theatre facility in the world and learn about the Lavender Lady, the Rehearsal Interloper, Sam the trombone man and more.

The Ontario Heritage trust works with communities across the province to bring Doors Open Ontario to life, inviting Ontarians to learn about the provinces heritage sites and their stories – even the spooky ones. In 2020, Doors Open Ontario began offering digital experiences giving Ontarians, and Canadians, the opportunity to explore heritage beyond their region.

Kreepy Kortright

This outdoor event is organized by the Kortright Centre for Conservation from 2021 Dates TBA. To celebrate the spirit of the festival, get set for scary Halloween events from 8:30 pm onwards.

A haunted house tour and a frightening forest walk with live owls are some of the store’s activities for you. Families with children can together enjoy this creepy experience.

Howling Hootenanny

Black Creek Pioneer Village is planning a spooktacular fun treat in October. They are taking measures to limit visitors’ flow in one go so you can have an intimate family outing.

While in this historic village, you can treat yourself to a wacky science show, and brave the haunted maze. Challenge your family members by competing against each other in a pumpkin bowling competition. The 2021 Howling Hootenanny has yet to be announced. 

So far for 2021, Haunted Walks are being offered featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, the Village is the perfect creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories. A must-do for paranormal enthusiasts!

Ghost Walk Tours

Small group bubble tours are a safe way to breathe in fresh air while listening to Ottawa ghost stories. With social distancing measures in place, you are led with lantern light to famous haunted spots. The haunted walk appeals to all age groups in 75 minutes; it covers the Fairmont Château Laurier, Bytown Museum, and the eerie high school.

The Ottawa jail tour takes you through cellblocks where inmates were once imprisoned. You can also retrace the final footsteps as death row convicts walked to the gallows. Only 12 people at a time are allowed to participate in these evening tours.

Four unique story-telling walking tours on offer range from the very daring to the slightly toned-down versions for younger audiences. Such tours collaborate with creative professionals like musicians, actors, and storytellers to make these walking adventures even more gripping. Since walk tours attract artists from various spheres, it adds to their overall spooky appeal.

Make Halloween an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones in Ontario. Events that prioritize your safety above all else in these challenging times are worth your while.

Dress the part so you can immerse yourself entirely in the spirit of the occasion. Above all, enjoy the festivities without letting your guard down so that Halloween does not come back to haunt you before the year ends.

Downey Farm Tour

In the absence of the traditional Pumpkinfest this year, the Farmyard play area is where kids Halloween events will take place. With pumpkins and activities galore, there is plenty to make your children make some happy memories.

The choice is endless from a chicken show, duck races, hop-along horses, and a skeleton band. Suggest you book online tickets in advance as few can be accommodated at a time to ensure social distancing. Currently waiting for 2021 event details.

Paranormal Investigators

Your Phantoms of Yore hosts give you a feel of the latest paranormal technology in the most haunted historic sites. After briefing you on the equipment to be used, you can wander in the dark to discover new findings.

Being part of the paranormal investigation team allows you to witness experiments being conducted and evidence analyzed. You also learn about the history and supernatural accounts that have previously taken place at the site you visit.

Horror Hallways

Toronto’s horror hallway transports you deep into what appears to be a never-ending maze of horror. The insanely frightening adventures in the store may unnerve you as you tremble in the pitch dark. At the cost of making your hair stand, the haunted maze features that you will be treated to are terrifyingly thrilling.

Navigating Corn Mazes

You can get lost as you navigate through the world-famous Ontario corn mazes. From picking pumpkins, cuddling bunnies, to milking goats, there are many activities on offer at these farms. Your family can spend the entire day picking fresh produce and exploring the vast expanse.

Many of these farms grow sweet peas, tomatoes, strawberries, and beans, too, besides pumpkins. You get to experience an abundance of Ontario’s harvest in the outdoors, with some farms offering wagon rides to their pumpkin patch. Family-run farms often challenge you with gripping treasure hunt like activities that keep you entertained.

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