Fall is finally here, Toronto, and with that comes one of our favourite holidays...Halloween! Perfectly suited to October's cool, blustery weather, come the end of the month, the city is always bumping with creepy entertainment. The following 5 events are perfect for celebrating (hopefully in costume!) with your friends and family.
Boo at the Zoo
On the weekends of October 18th and 19th, and October 25th and 26th, the Toronto Zoo is hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo event from 11am to 3pm. Ideal for families with children, up to 2 costumed little ones get in for free accompanied by an adult. There will be themed crafts at the Play Doh Centre, a Courtyard Stage with great entertainment, a “Critters and Costumes” Parade held twice daily and much more. Visit the website for more details
On October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th, Toronto's Black Creek Pioneer Village is hosting Howling Hootenanny! A great weekend excursion to celebrate the holiday, you can expect scary and exciting areas like a Haunted Maze, Creepy Creature Show, Apple Slingshot and Mini Maze, all open between 11am and 430pm. There will also be free pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating! Don't forget to dress up.
Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade
Once again, Nathan Phillips Square will be hosting Toronto's annual Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade! Beginning at noon on Saturday, October 25th, this exciting all-day festival will feature themed vendors, live entertainment, a Nerf Zombie Strike Midway and more. Stick around to eat delicious food and win excellent prizes! The zombie walk, one of the city's most popular events, will begin at 3pm sharp.
Segway Distillery Ghost Tour
This event combines the excitement of learning how to ride a Segway with Toronto's spooky ghost tales! Attendees will enjoy this new form of transportation while exploring areas of the Distillery District where strange, creepy happenings are said to have taken place. The tour begins at 5, 6 and 7pm Tuesdays through Sundays throughout October. Click here for more information.
Murder at the ROM
Murder at the ROM, which is put on by the city's Urban Capers, scavenger hunt specialists, is held at the Royal Ontario Museum. Coming up on Saturday, October 18th and 25th, attendees must search the ROM for clues to a classic 'whodunit' mystery, solving the where, who and with what of a murder. You won't regret choosing this one-of-a-kind experience.
There's no lack of events celebrating Halloween in Toronto, from the annual Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade to a Segway ghost tour of the Distillery District, museum murder mysteries, and family fun at the Zoo and Black Creek Pioneer Village. Have you heard of any other noteworthy Halloween events happening in the city? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
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