Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls . . . oh, golly! Halloween season will soon be upon us in Calgary, but you already know that . . . the kids are planning their costumes and the stores are filled with decorations! Calgary offers Halloween festivities for kids of all ages and we’re collecting some top options here! Here are lots of ghoulishly great Calgary Halloween events, so that your Halloween season includes heaps of fangtastic fun!
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Fun, Freaky (But Mostly Friendly) Favourites:
Halloween is just around the corner, bringing with it all the frightful, fall fun you can hope for! But not everyone appreciates the whole range of the holiday’s freaky factors. At Cobb’s Adventure Park, every member of your family can find something, whether you want to carve a whimsical jack-o-lantern or you want to scare the pants off your teenagers. Whatever you choose, Cobb’s Adventure Park will bring you the perfect level of Halloween fun! Read more about it here.
Spend the weekend before Halloween with the haunted spirits of the past! Heritage Park’s Ghouls’ Night Out is one of the city’s most beloved Halloween traditions and this year it’s happening over four days, including one with an earlier start and end time, perfect for families with early bedtimes. During Ghouls’ Night Out (October 25 – 28, 2018), Heritage Park will be transformed into a ghost town, full of activities to get ghouls big and small into the Halloween spirit. Read more about it here.
Do you know any kids who appreciate a sensory-friendly environment? Southcentre Mall is proud to be partnering with Autism Calgary for another year to provide supportive, accessible Halloween festivities. Trick-or-treating is a part of many families’ Halloween traditions, but for children with sensory processing difficulties, costumes, darkness, sounds, smells, large crowds, and other traditions can be overwhelming and stressful. With this in mind, Southcentre and Autism Calgary are pleased to offer A Special Time for Halloween, tailored to families and children with sensory needs in mind, including Autism, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD, free of charge with registration. This event is on October 28, 2018, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, prior to the mall opening, for children aged 2-12. Read more about it here.
Take your kids to Bass Pro Shops in CrossIron Mills for a ton of free family-friendly Halloween fun including:
Free Photos – get a free 4×6 photo taken with the fun Peanuts Gang set-up.
Free Crafts – there will be 4 different crafts from October 20 – 31.
Costume Parades and Trick or Treating – join in on one of the Costume Parades through the store to collect candy from the many departments. Read more about it here.
This October, Corus Live presents The Great Big Boo! – the ultimate family-friendly Halloween experience! This Halloween celebration offers a musical theatre meets trick-or-treating treat. This non-scary show for kids will feature Zoe and Justin as they sing and dance their way through Boo Alley. They’ll meet zany new friends along the way, and will have to work together to save Halloween. With wild adventures, these fun characters will conquer fears, discover dreams, and realize the true spirit of Halloween – you can be anything you want to be! Read more about it here.
Village Square Leisure Centre is hosting a Halloween event on October 31st. Dress in your costume and before you head out for a night of spooky fun, come in for creepy crafts, ghostly games, and fun ghoulish activities!
Read more about it here.
From October 6 to 31, 2018, take risks and be curious during SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark! Enjoy frightfully fun activities for the entire family as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. Brew a colourful potion, stand under a mysterious mess or witness the spectacle of a pumpkin destruction. Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 27 and 28 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations!
Read more about it here.
Treat your kids to a Halloween Spooktacular at Century Sports! On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 2 – 6 pm, bring the whole family for an indoor Halloween party! There will be glow mini golf or black light bowling and you’ll love the spooky, fun-filled twists. Dress the kids up to go trick-or-treating and they will also get the chance to join the Best Dressed contest, where the “Spookiest of Them All” will win a special gift basket! Kids will love the giveaways of candy and small prizes throughout the event, plus special challenges in the mini golf course! Read more about it here.
Grim Manor is Calgary’s newest haunted attraction! This year it is at Winsport with over 7000 square feet of terror. There are two separate attractions, one of which is suitable for all ages, Grim’s Haunted Adventures: 3D. The other attraction, Grim Manor itself, is considerably more intense/scary and recommended for those 13+. Both are incredible and movie-quality haunted attractions built locally. EVERYTHING is created in-house. Read more about it here.
This one is not for the faint-hearted!! Screamfest takes over the Stampede Grandstand on select evenings this October. Haunted houses, carnival games, Zombie Zorbz, Escape Rooms and more. This is NOT for young children.
From the website: “Although we admit anyone, this event is rated PG13 – we are out to really, really scare adults. This event is NOT recommended for young children or the faint of heart.” This is the 13th and last year of Screamfest! Read more about it here.
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Disclaimer: Please bear in mind although most of the above events are deemed family-friendly (unless otherwise stated), there may still be a scary element to some of the festivities. Feel free to contact the event venue if you’re not sure whether an event will suit your family.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.