Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the GTA

Oct 20, 2021

It’s that time of year again, and the little ones – and maybe some of the bigger ones too! – are looking forward to some Halloween fun. Here is a selection of outings and events for the entire family.

Spooktacular Light Show
On now through November 7
Markham & Mississauga Locations
$25 and up

Take in over 1.5 million light decorations and 3D interactive displays along a 2 km route, in the comfort of your own vehicle. Proceeds from ticket sales support Toronto SickKids, Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC), and Toronto Animal Services.  https://spooktacularlightshow.ca/

Halloween Nights of Lights
Select dates, October 21 to 31
Richmond Hill GO (Yonge & Major Mackenzie)
$25 and up

A drive-through event for all ages. More than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights, animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes, along with a new drive-through Trick-or-Treat Lane!  http://www.nightsoflights.ca/

Legends of Horror at Casa Loma
On now through October 26
Casa Loma
$35 and up

An immersive theatrical experience. Walk at your own pace along a 2 km trail, from the lower gardens of Casa Loma through the castle’s tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public. Length of event: one hour.  https://legendsofhorror.ca/

The Haunted Walk – Ghost Tours
On now through November 6
Downtown or The Distillery District
$19.99 and up

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Learn about Ontario’s darker past, on either the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto or the Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour.  https://hauntedwalk.com/

Kreepy Kortright
October 23 through 30
Kortright Centre for Conservation
$6.75 and up

Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities, including a frightening forest walk, a bonfire, scary stories, and Halloween activities. For children 10 and under.  https://kortright.org/event/kreepy-kortright-2021/

Creepy Halloween Village
October 23, 30, and 31
Black Creek Pioneer Village
$18 and up

A spooktacular Halloween experience! Two family-friendly tour options to choose from. Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spirit of the season.  https://blackcreek.ca/creepy-halloween-village/

Haunted Cinema – Drive In
October 26
Ontario Place
$15-$50

Step inside the action, as characters from your favourite spooky films come to life outside your car!  Want to bring the whole family? Try the early screening, which will be less scary. Want to have nightmares? Wait for the late show!  https://ontarioplace.com

Halloween Howl
October 29
High Park Nature Centre
$15 (20% off for 3+ tickets)

Take a lantern-lit night hike through the woodlands, stopping to learn about owls, bones, bats and zombie trees. Finish off the night by warming up around the campfire.  https://highparknaturecentre.com/special-events

Halloween Food Truck Festival
October 30 and 31
Variety Ontario
Free

Food, drinks, entertainment, crafts, kids’ costume contests, and treats. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated, to support Variety Ontario’s unique programming for individuals with disabilities.  http://www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/halloween/