The Halloween season just got a bit more magical with the arrival of Pumpkins After Dark! Kicking off the spooky season a bit early, Canada’s award-winning Halloween event arrives at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium on September 22. It will be the must-see event of the fall season providing plenty of fun for ghosts and ghouls of all ages!
Pumpkin carving is a beloved part of every Halloween. Pumpkins After Dark takes this tradition to the next level! Be ready to be wowed by 6,000+ hand carved pumpkins arranged in stunning sculptural displays throughout Swangard Stadium and Central Park. Pumpkins After Dark is an outdoor, walk-through experience that utilizes special effects, lighting, music, and sound to bring each installation to life. Visitors will enjoy spotting classic Halloween characters, dragons, dinosaurs, movie and pop culture icons and more, all proudly carved by Canadian artists.
Worried this event could be scary for little ones? Don’t be! The organizers of Pumpkins After Dark say “This is a family-friendly event. The majority of displays are child-friendly and include superheroes and Disney characters. There are a few displays of classic horror monsters and zombies, no blood or gore and nothing jumps out.”
In addition to the walking pathway through the pumpkins, there are many other attractions to keep your family entertained. You can watch live pumpkin carving demos and buy your own pumpkins. Enjoy fall treats and sweets, find interactive Halloween characters, and purchase fun seasonal merchandise.
Get inspired, take home your own pumpkin, and start a new fall tradition. Buy your tickets to Pumpkins After Dark here, the timed slots will disappear quickly, especially as the calendar creeps closer to Halloween.
Pumpkins After Dark:
Dates: September 22 – October 31, 2022 (Thursdays – Sundays and Halloween Monday)
Times: times vary slightly by date; you can visit as early as 6:30pm and the experience ends at 11pm
Location: Swangard Stadium & Central Park
Address: 6100 Boundary Road, Burnaby