Halloween may look a bit different this year, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t a variety of ways to celebrate. See below a few events as well as ideas to create your own Halloween festivities.
Now until Oct 29. Haunted Ghost Drive Thru Tour (Pickering). Driving tour of the historic village at night with horror stories from the past. $20 per vehicle. pickering.ca
Now until Oct 31. York Region Zombie Hunt. 31 activities to be completed throughout the month of October. yrzombiehunt.com
Now until Oct 31. Haunted Hollows Scream Park (East Gwillimbury). Featuring an asylum, cemetery and Frankenstein’s Lab. $20. hauntedhollows.ca
Now until Nov 1. Halloween Night of Lights (Vaughan). 2.25 km drive featuring more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes. Improve Canada. $25+. nightoflights.ca
Now until Nov 7. Pumpkins After Dark (Milton). 2.5 km guided audio drive thru featuring over 150 pumpkin sculptures. Country Heritage Park. $39+. pumpkinsafterdark.com
Oct 29. Uncork, Untap, Unwind. A virtual culinary experience with Food Network Canada personality, Lynn Crawford. Chef Lynn will guide attendees through the preparation and plating of a seasonally inspired three-course meal. Ticket for two, $350. wphcf.akaraisin.com
Oct 30-31. The Unfortunate Man Walking Tour (Guelph). Special Halloween edition. $20. jaywalkingguelph.weebly.com
Deadly Grounds Café (Courtice). Horror-themed cafe with fall treats and spooky vibes. deadlygroundscoffee.ca
Socially-Distanced Halloween Ideas
A socially-distanced version of trick-or-treat where families meet in a large outdoor area and have kids trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. A fun and safe way to give out candy is to use a grabber – you can even find some that are skeleton or witch hands!
Organize a Halloween party via Zoom where kids can virtually share their Halloween costumes and eat candy.
REMOTE TRICK OR TREATING
Have a “self-serve” candy bowl sitting on your driveway away from the house. This is a great way to keep the traditional Halloween feel without having any contact. For additional safety, consider having individually wrapped treat bags for everyone to grab.
WATCH A SCARY MOVIE
Make this classic activity extra special by preparing candy and popcorn and setting up a spooky scene. Click here for a list of great Halloween-themed movies for all ages.