It’s officially peak spooky season! Monsters and ghouls of all shapes and sizes will stalk the streets as our city celebrates all things wicked this Hallo-weekend. There are so many fun things to do this weekend in Toronto if you plan to celebrate Halloween, from costume parties to haunted attractions and cocktail parties with sharks.
Have a happy and safe Halloween, friends. We’ll see you out there!
Dark Waters at Ripley’s Aquarium
Forget ghosts and vampires! This Friday, you can attend a Halloween party at Ripley’s Aquarium with real-life creatures that are even scarier than the ones in your favourite horror movie.
Dark Waters is making a comeback at the aquarium for a spooky 19+ party featuring DJs, a cocktail bar, snacks, and of course, underwater predators of all kinds.
When: October 28th, 2022, Doors open at 8 PM
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Black Pearl Rocky Horror Halloween Show
Now this is what we call a party! Black Pearl is hosting a Rocky Horror-themed party and it’ll feature live bands and DJs and lots of surprises, too! Tickets are still on sale for $25 online and $40 at the door.
When: October 29th from 9 PM to late
Where: Black Pearl – 184 Pearl Street
Par-Tee Putt After Dark
Now this isn’t your regular type of Halloween bash! Par-Tee Putt, Toronto’s destination for mini golf and drinks is hosting a Halloween party on October 29th. All-you-can-putt and a DJ blasting all the best tunes, all night long. Tickets can be purchased online!
When: October 29th, 2022
Where: 26 Duncan Street
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The Grand Hunt at The Grand Order of Divine Sweets
Every Halloween, we grown-ups must suppress the urge to dress up and go door-to-door for candy. But, this year, we get to relive our trick-or-treating glory days with a Halloween scavenger hunt in Toronto hosted by The Grand Order of Divine Sweets.
Every participant gets a delicious prize, but there’s one in particular that’s especially grand — a chocolate smash pumpkin stuffed with $1,000 cash!
Where: Various locations & 1162 Queen Street West
When: October 29th, 2022, 11 AM to 3 PM
Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up
Ready to have a freakishly good time? The Halloween bar of your dreams (or should we say nightmares) is open in Toronto.
Running until October 31st, Black Lagoon is serving up creepy cocktails in an equally creepy immersive space. Be sure to wear your costume and bring your favourite freaks along for the fun!
Where: 875 Bloor Street West (Upstairs)
When: Until October 31st, 2022
Night of Dread Toronto
Halloween is around the corner, which means the beloved Night of Dread parade is about to make a comeback in Toronto.
Every year, the Clay and Paper Theatre puts on a “procession of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery” with costumed performers dressed in over-the-top costumes.
Not only is it fun to watch, but it’s also interactive. Participants are encouraged “raise a dreadful racket with pots and pans, drums, musical instruments and other noisemakers.”
When: October 29th, 2022, 6 PM to 7 PM
Where: Shaw Street (north of Bloor) to Dovercourt Park
Halloween at Storm Crow Manor
Don’t miss out on the Storm Crow Manor’s “Halloween At The Manor” event. Tickets have been on sale since September but there are still some left. Each ticket includes a drink, loot bag of candy and other surprises, food (passed canapes) and a raffle ticket.
Expect the night to be filled with the best Halloween music, craft Brewery Beer tastings, a raffle, photo opportunities, and a costume contest.
When: October 30 from 7 PM to 11 PM
Where: 580 Church Street
Halloween Food Truck Festival
It’s a family-friendly Halloween fair and a food festival all in one! Come out for delicious food and drinks, entertainment, crafts, kids’ costume contests, and Halloween treats.
Admission is free but you can make a donation to support Variety the Children’s Charity, which organizes unique programming for individuals with disabilities.
Where: 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough
When: October 29th and 30th, 2022
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CF Shops at Don Mills Fall Festival
If you want to celebrate the fall season with a side of Halloween vibes, the Fall Festival at CF Shops at Don Mills is the best of both worlds.
At the festival, you’ll get to relax by the firepits while enjoying drinks from the bar hosted by The Good Son and fall-flavoured treats from local artisans with the Toronto Artisan Market.
And the fun doesn’t stop there! A special Halloween Skate Night taking place on Saturday, October 29th and costumes are encouraged.
When: October 28th to October 30th, 2022
Where: CF Shops at Don Mills
Halloween Fest at Bay Lower Station
A Halloween party in a seriously spooky setting. This weekend, the TTC will host a Halloween Fest at “Lower Bay” Station, a subway station that has been closed to the public since 1966.
The family-friendly event will include activities like trick-or-treating, free giveaways, and more, in the eerie atmosphere of Lower Bay. Costumes are optional, but we encourage you to wear one — it’s Halloween, after all!
When: October 29th and 30th, 10 AM to 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM)
Where: Line 2 – Bay Station (1240 Bay Street)
Indulge in over 50 variations of Canada’s favourite comfort food. In addition to all of the poutine creations you can handle, the event will also have roller skating, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, an artisan market, and more.
The best part? Admission is free!
Where: Celebration Square, Mississauga
When: October 28th to 29th, 2022
THE GREAT CANADIAN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
The only thing scarier than these films is not seeing them! Kickstart your Halloween weekend at The Great Canadian Horror Film Festival, with a curated series of scary films from around the world screening on Friday & Saturday night. Grab your popcorn and hold onto your seat- things are about to get spooky!
When: Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th, 2022 – 9:00 to 11:00 PM
Where: The Royal Theatre – 608 College St, Toronto
Cost: $22.23 per day! Click here to get tickets for Friday, and here for Saturday.
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CELEBRATE SPOOKY SEASON AT NIAGARA FALLS
Grab your pals and get ready for a spooktacular weekend up at Niagara Falls. Cinema fans can catch the Fall Feature Film Series showing The Hitchhiker at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Or you can dive into All Hallows’ Eve for an eerie tour of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield by torch & candlelight.
Top it all off with Frightmare in the Falls, a two-day horror-filled experience with over 50,000 square feet of memorabilia, panels, displays, and activities.
When: Thursday, October 27th to Sunday, October 30th, times vary
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