10+ Best Halloween Events in Ontario

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Things To Do For Halloween 2023 in Ontario

Adults and children alike enjoy a treat of candies and snacks and exciting games on this popular holiday. Halloween activities and organized events near you bring the entire neighborhood community together no matter the ages. 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 2023 await you. 

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

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

Hallowalk @ Friday Harbour Resort

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  • Enjoy a chilling night of fun!
  • The Hallowalk will take visitors on a journey through the many wonders of Halloween in the Nature Preserve.
  • Travel through the woods along a lit path with spooky décor and themed zones
  • Hallowalk returns for it’s second year, taking visitors along a new, terrifying path.
  • Day of fun on October 28th with Trick or Treat on the Promenade. Crafts, costume contests and of course candy!
  • Vampires Ball at Lake Club and After Dark at Beach Club for the older crew also on Oct 28th

Date: Opens Friday the 13. Open Oct 13-15, 20-22 and 27-30 from 6pm to 9pm

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Halloween @ Wye Marsh
Midland, Ontario

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Calling all Ghosts, Goblins, Fairies, and creatures of the night! Put on your Halloween finery. Teleport to Wye Marsh. Explore the trails. All things spooky, silly, and sparkly are invited in costume to celebrate Halloween in the marsh! Collect stamps in your Halloween passport. Show your passport for a sweet treat at the Visitors’ Centre! 

Date: October 29, 2023

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Stalking Dead
Otonabee, Ontario

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Last year we thought we found the cure to the corn farmer zombie virus. There were many examples of prevention of zombie turns and we thought we were on the road to recovery from this zombie outbreak. This year the new data is telling us a very different story. Now we are discovering that it’s no longer the zombie contact that is leading the zombie apocalypse.

New zombies are appearing where no zombie contact was made and the new host did not die first. Puzzled scientists from around the world have returned to ground zero to research this new phenomenon under the guidance of the governing enterprise, Human Advancement Research Medicine. Once again, a call has been made for volunteers to help scientists with their very important work.

This experiences opens September 30th. 

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Dark Waters @ Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

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There is something lurking in the deep this Halloween at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. On October 27, 2023, spend the evening under the sea with creatures from the deep as you explore the depths of the aquarium. Make sure to dress for the occasion with our costume contest, sip on a drink while you dance the night away with our live entertainment and discover what lies beneath.

Age 19+ event.

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Pumpkins after Dark
Milton, Ontario

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Prepare to be entranced by Pumpkins After Dark, Canada’s largest and most acclaimed outdoor Halloween event, where jack-o’-lanterns come alive at night.

Sample tantalizing fall treats while you embark on a 1 km walkthrough adorned with hand-carved pumpkins, spooky sculptures and live pumpkin carvings. Look for the escaped pumpkin twins for a chance to win a weekly prize.

This experience opens September 21, 2023. 

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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.

This experience opens September 16, 2023. 

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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.

Date: In October the event is open on Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm.

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Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Hamilton. Get your tickets now to discover Halloween-inspired music at The Cotton Factory under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Date: October 25, 2023

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Candlelight: Friday the 13th Special – Favorite Halloween Movie Themes

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Hamilton. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Friday the 13th at The Cotton Factory under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Date: October 13, 2023

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Halloween Spooktacular

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It’s the debut of a side-splitting Halloween production, guaranteed to fill your night with fright and laughter!  Get ready for an unforgettable evening of improvised skits at this spooktacular play/comedy show. There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit!  General admission tickets are available now at the spooktacular price of only $20 + taxes and fees! Don’t miss out on this hauntingly hilarious night.
Grab your tickets before they vanish into thin air!
Date: October 24, 2023

Happy Howl-O-Ween

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.

2023 TBA

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Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Saugeen Shores Award Winning Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Welcome to Port Elgin Pumpkinfest! One of Ontario’s most unique events. Featuring two GIANT Vegetable Weigh Offs, one of Ontario’s LARGEST two day outdoor Car Shows, craft & marketplace vendors for all your Shopping needs and tons of FAMILY FUN Attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is THE place to be! Held in downtown Port Elgin.

Kreepy Kortright

This outdoor event is organized by the Kortright Centre for Conservation from October 21 – 28, 2023. 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. 

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

This fall, Halloween Haunt returns to Canada’s Wonderland on select nights September 22 to October 29 with a sinister transformation, turning the theme park into a scream park filled with Halloween attractions that offer unforgettable thrills and unspeakable horror.

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Charity Halloween Events in Ontario

Looking to have some Halloween fun while giving back to the community or to a local charity? The following events are Halloween themed events that are not-for-profit or are fundraising for charities. 

Grosvenor’s Haunted Lodge
London, Ontario

Grosvenor’s Haunted Lodge in London Ontario is an annual fundraising event run the last 2 weekends in October for adults and student over 12 years of age. The event allows guests to see how the historical home can be transformed for a Halloween haunt, with this year’s theme of ‘Waking Nightmares”. All proceeds go to Heritage London Foundation (HLF, an innovative charitable organization founded that advocates for the preservation of significant heritage properties. HLF now provides viable contemporary uses for two beautiful houses, the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate and Grosvenor Lodge, to preserve, protect and promote London’s built heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Charity: Heritage London Foundation
Also accepting donations for the Western University Student Food Bank.

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ToDoOntario10+ Best Halloween Events in Ontario