The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax – and Beyond!

Family Halloween Events in Halifax Nova Scotia

If you’re looking for the best Family Halloween Events in Halifax and surrounding areas for Halloween 2019, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what’s happening for families this spooky season. This listing is divided into three sections: Family Friendly Events, Halloween Horrors for adults and tweens/teens, and Spooky Ghost Walks. Check back as we add more great events! Click on each heading for more info.



Historic Properties Safe Halloween (October 26)

Historic Properties is hosting ‘Safe Halloween’, where families can enjoy activities and receive candy in a safe and fun environment.


MNH Halloween


Family Halloween Party at the Natural History Museum (October 27)

Visit the Annual Family Halloween Party at the Museum of Natural History. This is a favourite Halloween event for the whole family! Admission is FREE with a donation to FEED Nova Scotia.




Shopping, Candy and Fireworks at Dartmouth Crossing (October 12)

Enjoy free candy, ghoulish games and giveaways followed by Fireworks at the Dartmouth Crossing Halloween Party. This one is coming soon on Saturday, October 12th.



Safe Halloween 2019


Historic Properties – Harvest Moon Festival (October 26)

The Harvest Moon Festival will take over the Historic Properties Mall from October 10th – 31st.




Discovery Centre Halloween


Spooktacular Science at the Discovery Centre (October 26-27)

This year, the Halloween party is all weekend long at the Discovery Centre. Come in costume for tons of spooky games and activities!



Michael's Kids Club Halifax


Make Your Own Monster at Michael’s (October 5,19,26)

At Michael’s Kids Club®, kids 3 and up can make their own crafts. Join them Saturdays in October for special Halloween themed crafts! Sign up in-store or just drop in. Every Saturday, leading up to Halloween.



Annapolis Royal Ghost Town Festival


An Ambient Atmosphere in Annapolis (October 24-31)

For a spooky trip out of town, go to the Annapolis Royal Ghost Town Festival to see the whole town decorated with friendly ghouls! Don’t miss the famous, and highly acclaimed Candlelight Graveyard Tour.



Monster Bash


Monster Bash at Sunnyside Mall  (October 26)

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the Sunnyside Mall for their annual Halloween Party! Enjoy a monster bash with mascots, crafts, a pumpkin bouncy castle and more!



March Break at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park


Get Wild with the Animals at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (October 26)

‘Get Wild About Halloween’ at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s annual Halloween Party. A hauntingly great day out!






Halifax Halloween Cat Show (October 26-27)

Calling all cat lovers! You won’t want to miss the Halifax Halloween Cat Show. There will be plenty of champion kitty events, including the ‘Special Black Cat’ competition and ‘The Famous Cat Costume Class’.




Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival (Multiple Dates)

Dare to be scared in Dartmouth! This year’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival promises lots of fun…and fear at Alderney Landing!





Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration at the Central Library (October 26)

Celebrate one of the largest and most significant Mexican traditions, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead at the Halifax Central Library.



Fall Harvest Party

Vegetorium Fall Harvest Party (October 26) CANCELLED

Cancelled for 2019 🙁

Family Ghost Ship Sail

Family Ghost Ship Sail (October 19,25,26)

Hop aboard the Tall Ship Silva for their Family-Friendly Ghost Ship Sail under a spooky sky for spooky stories of Halifax’s past.




Haloween Spook Porters



Halloween Spooktacular Weekend (October 25-26)

Halloween Spooktacular Weekend – fun for the whole family in Porters Lake… movie and pizza night, family Halloween party and Zombie Nerf Night


Chapters Oct 26


Halloween at Chapters Halifax and Chapters Dartmouth (October 26)

Dress up in your favourite costume and join in the Halloween fun with a costume parade and craft.




MSVU Haunted House


MSVU Haunted House (October 26)

The annual, one night only, Haunted House at MSVU “Boo”niversity is a spooktacular scene. Check them out Saturday, October 26th. A less spooky version for the wee ones happens during the first hour, starting at 6pm.




Hanstport Horror at Churchill Haunted House (October 18,19,25,16)

Haunted Churchill House in Hantsport is a heritage property with a terrifying twist. Dare to be scared! They also host a (not so scary) children’s event for the wee ones!



Riverbreeze Farm: The Bloodfields


You’ll Pay to Get in, but you’ll Pray to Get Out of the Bloodfields, Truro (Multiple Dates)

The terrifying Bloodfields at Riverbreeze Farm, near Truro is worth a visit if you like being scared. Think a convincingly creepy backstory, live actors and buckets of blood and gore. This year there are 4 haunted houses and 2 haunted mazes!




Phantoms Freakshow Haunted House in Wolfville (Multiple Dates)

The 2019 haunt in the barn across from Stirling’s Farm market is billed to be the best yet! Warning: this haunted house is not suitable for young children or the faint of heart.



Haunted Hollow Hammonds Plains


Haunted Hollow in Hammonds Plains (Multiple Dates)

In the woods behind Hammonds Plains, visit Haunted Hollow– a horrifying woodland walk!



Splash Adventure Halloween


Nights of Horror at Splash Adventure (Multiple Dates)

Splash Adventure has transformed from a Family Fun Park to a Carnival of Terror this Halloween! If you are feeling brave, visit their two haunted houses – the Haunted Manor and the Haunted Castle, with a scary carnival theme.



Discovery Centre Halloween19


Science, Spirits and Boos! (19+) (October 26)

A party just for grown-up ghouls and boys – music, bar, hands-on experiments, a theatre experience and entrance to all the exhibits! This is a 19+ event.



Halloween Hatfield


Halloween Party at Hatfield Farm (19+) (October 19) 

Leave the little Ghouls at home and enjoy a spooky parents night out at the Hatfield Farm, Halloween Costume Party. This is a 19+ event.



Ghost Ship 19+


Ghost Ship Sail (19+) (Multiple Dates)

Hop aboard the Tall Ship Silva for their Ghost Ship Sail under a spooky sky for an evening of haunting stories of Halifax’s past. This is a 19+ event.

Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks


Spooky Citadel (Multiple Dates)

Join a Halifax Citadel Ghost Walk, Friday or Saturday evenings until the end of October.




Halifax ghost walk logo


The Halifax Ghost Walk (Multiple Dates)

The Halifax Ghost Walk meets at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until October 13th.




Happy Halloween, Halifax Families!

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