It’s Halloween season so it’s time to get your spooky-ooky-kooky on! After a couple of years of dealing with the scaaaaary pandemic, in-person events are back on (but it’s still a good idea 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…

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

Featured Halloween Events

Halloween Nights of Lights

For the 2022 season, Halloween Nights of Lights is now a thrilling, immersive walk-through Halloween experience. A must-see event of the Fall season, this year’s experience is bigger and better than ever, with animated lights and Pumpkinville sculptures. FFT readers receive 15% off tickets with the discount code FAMFUN.
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Pickering Ghost WalkPickering Ghost Walk

Celebrate the haunted history of Pickering and take a walk on the eerie side at the Pickering Ghost Walk. Join a guided tour at the historic Pickering Museum Village to hear stories, learn about paranormal investigations and hear stories of actual tragedies. Who knows what or who will be lurking around the corner?! (Ages 12+)
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Pumpkins After DarkPumpkins After Dark

Returning as an outdoor walk-through event this year at Milton’s Country Heritage Park, Pumpkins After Dark is a family-friendly Halloween experience to delight visitors. You’ll be amazed by the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures. Each installation comes to life with music, sounds and special effects.
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Spooktacular Light ShowSpooktacular Light Show

Join Spooktacular Light Show for an enchanted drive-thru event designed to thrill children and adults alike! This fun light show features over two million lights with family-favourite characters, a pumpkin-filled drive-thru tunnel, animated 2D and 3D displays, and music-lights, all while listening to Halloween hits through a dedicated radio station over the two-kilometre route.
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra Nightmare

Toronto Symphony Orchestra — Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Live In Concert

“This is Halloween—everybody make a scene!” The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) presents performs this Disney timeless holiday classic Live in Concert to Film, just in time for Halloween!
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York-Durham Heritage RailwayYork-Durham Heritage Railway’s Pumpkin Patch Family Fest

Join YDHR at their Pumpkin Patch Family Fest & Train Ride, with activities for the whole family, with train hay rides, hay mazes, jumping castles, and even a petting zoo! The train ride includes a trip to a pumpkin patch, where each family takes home a pumpkin.
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Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Southern Ontario

This is a great way to get in the Halloween moods, plus number of local farms are holding special events, such as Spooky Nights at Brooks Farms and Fear Farm at Snyder’s Farm.
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Halloween Candy and Chocolate Stores in Toronto

Take your trick-or-treating offerings up a few notches (or just treat yourself to something special!) by hitting these Halloween candy and chocolate stores in Toronto.
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Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Toronto

If you need some inspiration for a Halloween costume for your kids or yourself, skulk around our list! Toronto has costume stores for sales and rentals, but you can also do-it-yourself at the numerous vintage and thrift stores around town.
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Pumpkin Parades TorontoGuide to Pumpkin Parades in Toronto

Usually taking place after sundown on November 1st, extend the Halloween spirit for an extra night while getting together with your neighbours to admire each other’s jack-o-lanterns. Then at the end of the evening, the pumpkins are tossed into a bin to be picked up for composting, so for residents it’s an easy and convenient way to responsibly dispose of your creations.
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More Halloween Events

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
At LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Vaughan Mills, kids can create LEGO-tastic Halloween-themed creations, join a costume party, have snacks and bring home some special LEGO® treats.

Canada Wonderland’s Camp Snoopy & Halloween Haunt
Canada’s Wonderland has fun for everyone this Halloween at two separate events: Camp Snoopy (all ages) and Halloween Haunt (Teen+).

Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror
Spooks and surprises await at Casa Loma’s annual Halloween installation, a dramatic self-guided tour of the historic castle. Family Hours in the earlier hours are less scary.

Halloween at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts some hair-raising happenings, ghastly activities and spooky spectacles this Halloween.

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