Whether you love Halloween or not, the holiday offers a city wide excuse to stay out late and let loose. This year, the frightful eve falls on a Tuesday, but there’s a whole roster of events and parties happening all throughout the month to suit your budget and mood. So get in the spirit, get spooky, get bloody — whatever your costume calls for — and get out. Take a look at 12 great ways to celebrate Halloween in Toronto below:
Screemers (Until October 31)
#LivetheFear at Toronto’s original Haunted attraction and scream park, Screemers. Open now at the Exhibition, explore several haunted houses and a vampire lounge. But beware! Due to a major power failure, the place is teeming with zombies. Check out park hours here.
Legends of Horror (Until October 31)
Casa Loma, Toronto’s favourite historic castle, will once again be transformed into a terrifying haunted house. The freaky experience starts in the gardens, then ends in the underground tunnels and the darkest never seen castle spaces. Grab your tickets starting at $40 here and get ready to be scared shitless.
Spooky Lagoon Boat Ride (Until October 31)
Take a ride into the past with Spooky Lagoon, the city’s newest haunted production. Hear the history of the Toronto islands and the chilling tale of the murder of John Paul Radelmüller – Gibraltar Point Lighthouse’s most famous keeper. The storytellers will then lead you up to the old lighthouse where it is said Radelmüller’s remains were found. Afterwards bask in the beauty that is Toronto’s skyline. Grab tickets for $25 per person here.
AGO’s Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters Exhibition (Until January 7)
Get a glimpse into the fascinating world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toronto, the man most famous for Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim. The exhibit features 4150 specially curated objects, including never-before-seen notebook sketches, props, sculptures, paintings, prints, costumes and more. Entrance is $25. Get your tickets here.
FNL: Wicked (October 27)
The ROM will be throwing its own Halloween bash on Friday, October 27, FNL: Wicked. They’ll be busting out some awesome performers and DJs, along with food and bevvies from a number of drool-worthy vendors. Costumes are encouraged (obvy)! See a full list of performers and vendors here.
Tales from the 6ix (October 27, 30, 31)
For those of us who hate haunted houses and are looking for a more light-hearted scare, you don’t want to miss Second City’s “Tales from the 6ix”. The comedy club has dug up its spookiest skits and improv sketches from the crypts of the Second City archives. Tickets start at $28.
Monster Mash (October 28)
If you’re less into screaming and more into jamming, you’ll dig the Monster Mash happening in Woodbridge. Headliners include French Montana and Bakka Not Nice, along with other artists, Dj Charlie B, Nico P, Killa Kels, Gordz, Mc Crazy Chris, EBone, Jetset, Dkay, Don Papi, Clutch and many more. Grab tickets for $70 here.
Blood Brothers Brewing Presents: The Offering Bash (October 28)
Now that you’re older, you might want to swap out the candy for something a little more potent. Blood Brothers Brewing is throwing their first Halloween bash, and you can bet the taps and beer will be flowing. We can’t think of a better offering, so grab your tickets and practice your best rendition of a Halloween seance.
Carnivale Halloween 2017 (October 28)
Get ready for a truly haunting experience right in the heart of Toronto. The Great Hall will be transformed into a living, breathing haunted space for the 5th annual Carnivale Halloween. Think creepy decor, live performances like freaky sideshow acts, fire artists, contortionists, top DJ talent and more.
Bunz Flea #5 Spooky Edition (October 31)
Bunz Flea is throwing another trading event on Halloween! Expect the same unique market place, but with a haunted touch. Sounds like the perfect unconventional Halloween festivities if you’re looking to do something low key.
Halloween on Church (October 31)
The biggest and best Halloween block party is back. Head over to the village for the city’s most wicked party. All the shops, cafes and bars will be bumping, and the street will be bursting with some of the most elaborate costumes of the night. The best part? The party is FREE!
Twin Peaks Halloween Party (October 31)
If you’re a Twin Peaks fan or looking for something cheap to do (OR both), head over to Sneaky Dee’s this Halloween and try to solve the mystery of Laura Palmer’s death. By solve, we mean dress up, drink and dance the night away. Early bird tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here.
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Featured Image: Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters via Instagram/@garychapple
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