With Halloween fast approaching, there’s plenty to do and see to get in the spooky spirit in Toronto! Get your fill of all things magical, haunted and horrific at these five Toronto events this week.
Thank you to this week’s article sponsor, Black Creek Pioneer Village!
Halloween at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Prepare yourself for some hair-raising happenings at the Village this Halloween. Take part in ghastly activities and enjoy a spooky spectacle! On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy Halloween-themed events such as the Slimy Science Show – using gooey concoctions to try to bring a pumpkin to life – and learning the wicked skills of witchcraft and wizardry, including the recipe for concocting a powerful witches’ brew. Grab your tickets online now!
Howl with High Park Halloween
Got any nature lovers in the family who want to learn about the scientific side of the planet’s scariest animals? Halloween Howl at High Park is a hike through the park’s woodlands where participants can learn the truth about all of this holiday’s most famed creatures — owls, spiders and bats, oh my! Then the fun really begins at the end of the hike — the group will be able to warm up around a campfire while making some fun Halloween art and even roasting some s’mores! The event runs from Saturday to Sunday with four different time slots.
Get wild at the Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is getting a ghostly transformation. Visit the zoo on Saturday or Sunday and get 50 per cent off the admission fee for kids 12 and under dressed in costume or wearing orange and black to honour the Year of the Tiger! The zoo will be decked out in fall decor that includes fun photo opportunities and a scary walk-through at the Amur and Sumatran tigers, plus more Halloween-themed fun. And don’t miss the #NoTricksJustTreats truck at the front entrance to enjoy some treats along the way.
Get immersed in haunted classics
From Wednesday to Sunday, enjoy all the Halloween musical classics in a sea of candles! Candlelight concerts is hosting a haunted evening of Halloween classics at the Metropolitan Community Church, contributing to the enchanted theme! Catch full orchestra versions of everything from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to The Addams Family theme song.
Visit a Halloween market – for your dog!
The Barket Market is back, but this time with a Halloween twist! The Toronto Dog Moms have hosted two previous versions of this pet-friendly market, but none as spooky and spectacular as this one! Get ready for 30 local vendors, a live DJ, swag bags for the first 50 dogs to arrive and a costume contest for pups in their best howl-o-ween costumes! The event takes place at Parkdale Hall on Saturday from 12-5 p.m.