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Celebrating Halloween in Toronto? Here are some great activities to try!

Celebrating Halloween in Toronto Here are some great activities to try!

Celebrating Halloween in Toronto? Here are some great activities to try!

Halloween is one of our favourite holidays to celebrate in Toronto. Decked in costumes inspired by the latest trends to nostalgic pop culture references, there’s no doubt Torontonians take Halloween seriously!

If it’s your first time in the city and you’re around in time for the festivities, make sure to read on. We rounded up some awesome things to do and Halloween activities you can’t miss!

Bond with ghouls at the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto Ghost Tour

Website: https://hauntedwalk.com/experience/original-haunted-walk-of-toronto/

Address: 10 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X4, Canada

Contact details: 416-238-1473

Operating Hours: Friday-Saturday: 8:15–9:30 PM

Price: Adult - $21.61, Youth - $17.29

Chasing thrills and looking for some spine tingling experiences? The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto ghost tour will give you your fix, experience visiting the city’s most haunted places while hearing gut-wrenching stories, facts, and the city’s dark history. 

This ghost tour will take you to the most unique locations in Toronto, where gruesome and harrowing events have happened. It’s also interactive, giving everyone a chance to pitch in their own experiences with the paranormal as you stroll through creepy places.

Bond with ghouls at the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto Ghost Tour
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Pro tip:

  • Ghost walks are popular during Halloween and sell out quickly, so make sure to book early to secure a spot.

Get lit up (literally and figuratively) at the Halloween Nights of Lights

​​Get lit up (literally and figuratively) at the Halloween Nights of Lights
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Website: https://www.nightsoflights.ca/halloween.html

Address: 25 The West Mall |  Toronto, ON

Contact details: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday – Tuesday: Closed, Thursday – Sunday: 6:30pm – 11pm

Price: Adult – $21.99, Youth – $16.99, Family 4-pack – $70, Friends 4-pack – $80

If you hate ghost walks, extremely loud music, and being chased by monsters, then maybe the Halloween Nights of Lights show is more up your alley. 

Each year offers a new experience, with new themes and ghouls that dance the night away to the lights and tunes. 

Pro tip:

  • Make sure you gas up before coming to this event. You’ll be in your car for the most part, so it’s best to make sure you don’t run out of fuel and cause traffic in the middle of the show!

Post a pic for the ‘gram at Pumpkinville 

Post a pic for the ‘gram at Pumpkinville
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Website: https://www.nightsoflights.ca/halloween.html

Address: 25 The West Mall |  Toronto, ON

Contact details: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday – Tuesday: Closed, Thursday – Friday: 5pm – 11pm, Saturdays – Sundays from: 12pm -11pm

Price: Adult – $21.99, Youth – $16.99, Family 4-pack – $70, Friends 4-pack – $80

Have you ever seen a whole village made of pumpkins? If not, then come on down to Pumpkinville, where you’ll find houses, sculptures, and a whole lot of other pumpkin-related things.

If you love taking pictures for Instagram or exploring quirky and unique places in general, then Pumpkinville has got you covered as well. 

You’ll find unbelievably large thematic pumpkin sculptures, as well as a huge pumpkin patch for friends and family to enjoy. 

Pro tip:

  • Pumpkinville is filled with beautiful spots and places designed specifically for photo-ops, so make sure to take advantage of this with a really good camera.

Join the party at Church Street

Join the party at Church Street
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Address: Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Contact details: 4163211351

Price: Free

If you’re known for partying hard, then come to Church Street on Halloween. During the season of scares, this area comes to life with a smorgasbord of Torontonian creativity, community, night-life, and culture!

Pro tip:

  • Arrive early! As is one of the most celebrated events during Halloween, you can expect tonnes of long lines and large crowds all over the place.

Bond with family and friends at the Upper Village Pumpkin Parade

Bond with family and friends at the Upper Village Pumpkin Parade
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Address: Ben Nobleman Parkette, 1075 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto

Operating Hours: 4pm – 8pm

Price: Free

There’s numerous Halloween parades held at different parks in the city, but the Upper Village Pumpkin Parade is always packed for good reason. 

Aside from pumpkins, you can enjoy happy hour with family and friends while vibing out to some great music. 

There’s also a bunch of games to liven up the festivities, capped off with a visual spectacle as you light up pumpkins after sunset.

Pro tip:

  • Bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks. You may not be able to find good seating in the park!

Watch Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror

Watch Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror
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Website: https://casaloma.ca/project/legends-of-horror/

Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8, Canada

Contact details: [email protected]., (416) 923-1171

Operating Hours: Family Hours – 5pm – 6:30pm, Standard Hours – 7pm – “late”

Price: Family – 35 (online), Family – $40 (onsite), Standard – 45 (online), Family – $50 (onsite)

If you’re looking for an exhilarating and spooky experience, then look no further than Casa Loma’s  Legends of Horror. 

Experience an interactive slew of activities and live performances as Casa Loma is transformed into a scary castle filled with ghouls and monsters. 

Trust us, theatrical horror makes for an unforgettable bone-chilling experience that any Halloween lover will remember for life. 

Pro tip:

  • Make sure to purchase tickets at least 2-3 weeks before the event starts. Legends of Horror is one of Toronto’s most popular annual Halloween events, so tickets sell out quickly.

Enjoy the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween special

Enjoy the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween special
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Website: https://rockyhorrorto.com/

Address: 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3, Canada

Operating Hours: 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Price: $15

A Torontonian Halloween isn’t complete without experiencing the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween special. A tradition beloved by locals, the event features the cult classic being played onscreen while a live music performance takes place onstage.

With a lively crowd in costumes and extravagant performers that make you feel like you are in the film, this is a “nightmare” come true for anyone looking to experience Halloween in TO.

Pro tip:

  • Bring a prop like a soft foam toy that you can throw during some of the live performances. It’s tradition to shout or throw props while watching the special!

Grab a lantern and experience Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours

​​Grab a lantern and experience Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours
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Website:https://www.fortyork.ca/news-a-events/events/546-fort-york-after-dark-lantern-tours-2.html

Address: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

Contact details: 416-392-6907

Operating Hours: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Price: $17.70

Grab a lantern and traverse the eerie buildings of Fort York, as your tour guide describes the gruesome battles and tragedies that stain the walls of one of Toronto’s most haunted historical sites.

With a lantern in hand and narrations about historical facts and paranormal mysteries within the fort, this place is perfect for any history buff looking for a creepy experience. 

Pro tip:

  • Bundle up! This tour takes place late at night, so expect it to be really cold. Also, bring a flashlight because you may find the lanterns too dim for your liking.  

Did we miss any spook-tacular activities that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below!