November 2012

Ghoul’s Night Out was back at Heritage Park where once again they did a fabulous job of transforming the park into a spooky spectacle, complete with witches and cauldrons, haunted houses, fortune tellers, a full-scale Mad Hatter’s tea party in the Wainwright Hotel (with the king and queen of hearts, Cheshire cat, White Rabbit and others in attendance) and a full-on old-fashioned candy store, all nestled among awesomely creepy houses, barns and back alleys. An astounding number of talented and enthusiastic volunteers helped put this together and perform various zombie/ghoul/witch/undertaker roles, manage games, tell stories, sit in pumpkin patches, jump out of dark corners and psych kids up to go inside haunted houses.

Although Ghoul’s Night Out has wrapped up for another year, keep it in mind for next year – it’s a great way to spend an evening with the family and celebrate all that is fun in the dark at Halloween. And in the meantime, here’s a round up of some of the highlights to keep you in the mood for next year!

A visit to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party:

Tea in the Rabbit Hole

Crafting with the wizards (They had all sorts of cut and paste crafts for varied ages), Potions Dungeon when you mix a Soaring Spell with a Sanity Spoonful and the Creepy Carnivale:

Ghouls Night Out

And this is what happens to your kids at the end of a fun filled night:

Tuckered Out Froggy

Written by the lovely Julie Van Rosendaal and photographs by Calgary mom Corrina Baker.