The 2017 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax – and Beyond!

Family Halloween Events in Halifax Nova Scotia

Presented by Mark’s

If you’re looking for the best Family Halloween Events in Halifax and surrounding areas for Halloween 2017, 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 teenagers, and spooky Ghost Walks for the whole family.

And since we know you love shopping, we’ve also got some advice from our partner, Mark’s, on what to wear for men as the chilly season approaches.

Great Big Boo


The Great Big Boo

The Great Big Boo is a family friendly multimedia Halloween show that combines live musical theatre with the big screen to bring you this unique and interactive experience.



Historic Properties


Historic Properties Safe Halloween

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





Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular

Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular

Get ready for our family costume parade with a brand new route this year. This Halloween Spooktacular is going to be a great family event in downtown Dartmouth!





Shopping, Candy and Fireworks at Dartmouth Crossing

Enjoy free candy, followed by Fireworks at the Dartmouth Crossing Halloween Party on Saturday, October 14th. We went to this event last year and stayed at The Hampton Inn and Suites. Read about it here!



Halloween Party


Spooktacular Science at the Discovery Centre

This year, the Halloween party is all day long at the Discovery Centre. Come in costume for tons of spooky games and activities. Check our post for more details.



Family Halloween Party at the Natural History Museum

Visit the Annual Family Halloween Party at the Museum of Natural History. Admission is free with a donation to FEED Nova Scotia.




These boots are made for walking….around museums! Dad will love these lace-up Denver Hayes Michigan Boots  or the higher cut Wisconsin Boots – the perfect combination of style and comfort!

Bluenose Ghosts 2017


Trick or Treat at Alderney Landing

The Witch’s Trick or Treat House at the Bluenose Ghosts Festival at Alderney Landing is the event for younger kids. Visit the Witch’s House to fill your bag with candy!  There are matinees each weekend leading to Halloween.




Michael's Kids Club Halifax

Make Your Own Monster at Michael’s

At Michael’s Kids Club®, kids 3 and up can make their own crafts. This year it’s all about Vampirina! Sign up in-store or just drop in. Every Saturday, leading up to Halloween.



While you’re at Bayer’s Lake, drop into Mark’s to check out the Farwest Davison Vest.  With 600-fill duck down insulation, it’s warm and good-looking. 

Annapolis Royal Ghost Town Festival


An Ambient Atmosphere in Annapolis

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.



Adamson Haunted House


Fall River Fright at the Adamson Haunted House – CANCELLED

The Adamson Family Haunted House in Fall River has been cancelled for this year but we are hoping to see them back again in 2018.



March Break at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park


Go Wild with the Animals at Shubenacadie

Go wild at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s Wild Halloween Party. A hauntingly great day out.




Your special man will go wild for the comfortable Farwest Long Sleeve Brushed Herringbone Shirt which comes in graveyard grey, or creepy Khaki. (Those are not the real colour names, obviously!) The Khaki is our favourite.

Halifax Halloween


Allergy Aware Trick or Treating

And of course, there is Trick or Treating on the night!  Please be allergy-aware! Read our article about Ways to Stay Safe this Halloween in Halifax.




Family Halloween Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hatfield Farm Halloween


Halloween Party at Hatfield Farm (19+) CANCELLED

This has been cancelled for 2017 but we will keep you posted for their next exciting event for parents, scheduled for New Years Eve.



Haunted House graphic by Helen Earley using Pic Monkey


Creepy University in Halifax

The Mount Saint Vincent Haunted House is open for one night only. Get spooked with them at one of the scariest Haunted Houses in the city!




Riverbreeze Farm: The Bloodfields


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

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.



We suggest you bring an extra pair of big-boy pants to this event! How about the Jimi Slim Taper Stretch Light Wash Jeans. Made from easy-care cotton with added stretch for mobility, they sit comfortably just below the waist.

Dead End Motel


Dead End Motel in Kentville

The Dead End Motel is presented by Creep Crew, in the basement of the town’s post office.




Musquodobit ScaregroundsMusquodobit Scaregrounds

This year, the Musquodobit Scaregrounds have created a terrifying asylum.

…it’s medication time!





Phantoms Freakshow Haunted House in Wolfville

The 2017 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.



Churchill Haunted House


Hanstport Horror at Churchill Haunted House and Escape Room

Haunted Churchill House in Hants County is a heritage property with a terrifying twist. This year it’s “Saxby’s Curse!” Come find out what misfortunes await when a group of unexpecting people don’t heed the warning of an approaching storm…..



Haunted Hollow Hammonds Plains


Haunted Hollow in Hammonds Plains

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




Hiking through the woods is a piece of cake for these tough  Timberland Men’s Grantly Chukka Boots. They offer the durability of full-grain leather, recycled elements for environmental sustainability and Ortholite® cushioning for comfort. 

bluenose ghosts festival


Dare to be Scared in Dartmouth

Visit the Haunted House, take a tour of the Geary St. Cemetery or shiver in a simulated casket ride at the Bluenose Ghosts Festival in Alderney Landing Dartmouth.

Science Spirits and Boos!


Science, Spirits and Boos! (19+) – a party just for grown-up ghouls and boys – music, bar, hands-on experiments, a theatre experience and entrance to all the exhibits!





Family Halloween Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks


Spooky Citadel

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




Tattle Tours Halifax Ghost Tours


Haunted Halifax

Tattle Tours offers a Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax on WednesdayFriday and Sunday evenings (weather permitting), starting  at 7:30 p.m, until the end of October. 




Halifax ghost walk logo


Wicked Walking Tour

The Halifax Ghost Walk meets at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill at 8:30 pm – no reservations needed! As we near the Halloween season, this tour runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.




Here’s a guide to the men’s fall fashions we mentioned in this article…

  1. DH Michigan Boots 2. DH3 Jimi Slim Taper Stretch Light Wash Jeans 3. Farwest Long Sleeve Brushed Herringbone Shirt 4. DH Wisconsin Boots 5. Timberland Men’s Grantly Chukka Boot 6. Farwest Davison Vest



Happy Halloween, Halifax Families!

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  1. October 16, 2017

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