Outside Halton: 5 fun Halloween-themed activities


Published October 23, 2020 at 1:19 pm

It’s almost Halloween, and, while additional restrictions in certain regions throughout the GTA will undoubtedly make the holiday celebration a little different this year, there are still plenty of fun activities for those who enjoy the spooky season.

These are five Halloween activities outside Halton.

5: Movie Under the Stars

Fans of scary movies will be excited to hear Ontario Place is hosting movie nights throughout October featuring some classic Halloween-themed flicks.

Starting October 10, movies will be screened on Saturdays twice a day at the Open Air Cinema–located on the West Island.

Coco is playing October 24 at 3:30 p.m., then Dawn of the Dead is playing at 7 p.m.; on Halloween night, The Nightmare Before Christmas is playing at 3:30 p.m., followed by The Descent at 7 p.m.

Tickets are just $10.

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4: Halloween Nights of Lights

Organized by Improve Canada at their location in Vaughan, Halloween Nights of Lights is a drive-thru experience that features more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to some classic Halloween tunes.

Halloween Nights of Lights events are held Thursday to Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. October 22 to 25; and from 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from October 29 to November 1.

Prices start at $25 per car for up to two people, $40 per car for three to five people, $65 per car for six to eight people (groups of more than eight people should contact Nights of Lights directly for special pricing.

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3: Pumpkins After Dark

This event, being held at Country Heritage Park in Milton, features awe-inspiring displays of pumpkin artistry–5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, creating more than 100 sculptures, displayed among a series of jack-o-lanterns all illuminated after dark.

The event includes a 2.5 km guided audio drive featuring dozens of new exhibits and over 150 pumpkin sculptures that is fun for the whole family.

Pumpkins After Dark is held Thursday to Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; prices start at $39 for two people, $58 for three people, $69 for four people, and $89 for up to seven people.

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2: Haunted Campfire Experience

Presented by Fear Farms in Bright Ontario, the Haunted Campfire Experience is a two-hour, private event for groups of five to 10 people.

It includes a haunted outdoor adventure through the best of Fear Farm’s outdoor haunts, including the cornfield maze, as well as other outdoor walks. Guests can also upgrade their package to include roasting kits, with artisanal marshmallows or hand-made pizza, as well as ordering from Pumpkin Pub, right from the campfire, for craft beer and cider.

Events are held Fridays and Saturdays throughout October starting at 8:30 p.m.

Prices start at $250 for groups of 5, and $500 for groups of 10.

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1: Bingemans Screampark

Being held at Bingemans in Kitchener, Bingemans Screampark includes multiple attractions including a haunted walk featuring themed areas such Ruins, Hallows of Hell, The Slaughter Shed, Emergency Landing, and Devil’s Manor.

Guests also have the option to participate in the drive-in Screampark experience, as well as the overnight Camping Nightmare.

Events are scheduled for October 25, 28, 29, and November 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and for October 24, 30, and 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Prices start at $29.95 for online general admission, $34.95 for general admission at the door, $80 for the Boston Pizza Screampark Package–which includes two Screampark admissions and a $30 voucher for Boston Pizza–$69.95 for the Drive In Screampark Package–which includes two Screampark admissions and a 1 car pass to Drive In. Those interested in the Camping Nightmare are instructed to reach out via email.

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