Get your spooky-ooky-kooky on – it’s Halloween Season! Activities are (mostly) back after a scaaaaary 2020: many businesses are pivoting to outdoor and/or drive-through events and in-person happenings are practising seasonal social-distancing. (Just remember to keep a zombie arms-length away from other revellers!) Here is our scare-ific freak-alicious Halloween Event Guide in and around the GTA for 2021…

First off, to get you in the mood, check out our Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Southern Ontario. A number of local farms are holding Halloween events, including Spooky Nights at Brooks Farms, HalloWOOF and Treat or Treating at Pingle’s Farm, Fear Farm at Snyder’s Farm and Fright Night at Watson’s Farm.


Brick-Or-Treat Legoland

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Vaughan Mills hosts this Halloween event built for families. Kids can create LEGO-tastic Halloween-themed creations, join a costume party, have snacks and bring home some special LEGO® treats!

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The Great Big Boo

The Great Big Boo!

This not-scary, family-friendly interactive Halloween musical celebration is playing at Cineplex theatres across Canada, with showtimes every weekend leading up to the big day.

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Canada's Wonderland Halloween

Wonderland’s Camp Snoopy & Halloween Haunt 

Whether you’re looking for Snoopy or something spooky, Canada’s Wonderland has fun for everyone this Halloween at two separate events: Camp Snoopy and Halloween Haunt (Teen+).

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Casa Loma Legends Of Horror

Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror 

Casa Loma presents its annual Halloween installation, Legends of Horror, a dramatic self-guided tour of the historic castle. Spooks and surprises await! (Parental discretion advised)

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Black Creek’s Creepy Halloween Village

Creep around the Black Creek Pioneer Village for one or both of their two spooky matinée tours: “Halloween Fun” for younger kids and “Halloween Hauntings” for older kids.

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Halloween Nights of LightsHalloween Night of Lights

Halloween Nights of Lights is Canada’s original family-friendly immersive drive-through event, featuring more than 1.5 million animated and synchronized lights.

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Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark is an all-ages family-friendly Halloween drive-through experience in Milton’s Country Heritage Park, featuring thousands of hand-carved pumpkins plus live performers.

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Spooktacular Light Show

Drive through one of the largest Halloween light shows in the GTA at the Spooktacular Light Show, in both Markham and Mississauga, a family-friendly contactless event designed to be enjoyed by both kids and adults.

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Little Canada Halloween Weekend EventLittle Canada Halloween

Be a part of something spooky at Little Canada’s first-ever Halloween event! Stop by on Halloween weekend dressed in your best costume and be ready for a unique Little Canada experience.

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The Haunting of Square ManorThe Haunting of Square Manor

The Haunting Of Square Manor is a fun socially-distanced walk-through Haunted House at Mississauga’s Square One Mall, with the option of an all-ages show in the afternoon.

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Pumpkin Fest TorontoPumpkinFest Toronto

Though not exactly a Halloween event, there will be plenty of pumpkins around at this fair-style festival at Downsview Park celebrating all things autumnal. Plus, there’s a kids costume contest daily, so be sure to dress them to impress!

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TIFA KidsTIFA Kids

If you’d rather stay at home, Toronto International Festivals of Authors’ Kids kids program includes Halloween-themed discussions with authors and a live story-time reading.

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CBC Gem Kids Halloween Shows

CBC Gem is a great website to stream FREE shows for kids and adults alike. For Halloween, they have compiled the spookiest and best of CBC Kids programming to satisfy all of your little monsters!

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Looking for more Day Trips Ideas in Southern Ontario? Click here for more!

Note: Most of these events are family-friendly, but there may still be a scary element. Feel free to contact the event venue if you’re not sure whether an event will suit your family.