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Halloween Fun 2017

by Pam Belgrade

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to break out the decorations and plan your costume since Hallowe’en the most “Spooktacular” time of year will soon be upon us! In Burlington Halloween events are plentiful which means lots of opportunities to dress up, trick or treat, carve pumpkins and more.

Spooktacular Halloween at Mountsberg Conservation Area

Get ready for a month of fun as Mountsberg magically transforms their Play Barn into a spooky haunted barn for this family fun event!  Every weekend in October , explore the barn, carve a pumpkin to take home plus many more activities. Be sure to stay for the Owls and Vultures in the Birds of Prey shows.  Show up in costume and get a free apple cider (adults too!).

Burlington Ghost Walks

Many find the idea of a ghost walk fun or intriguing, so for those of you that love a good haunting, be sure to sign up for one of the ghost walks happening in October.  All walks start/meet outside of Emma’s Back Porch where you will spend an entertaining couple of hours visiting numerous locations among the spirits.  Be sure to reserve your spot in advance via their website.

Emma's Backporch exterior

Camper Halloween at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Campers at Bronte Creek are in for a (trick or) treat October 14-15 and 21-22 as the park gets into the spirit of Halloween with Camper Hallowe’en.  On Friday night, learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve “Halloween” and enjoy stories, games and music – the public is welcome to join in this event. The Saturday event for registered campers is SOLD OUT.

Halloween Spooktacular at the Streetcar Museum

Offered for one night only on October 28  head north to the Streetcar Museum for this all ages Halloween event.  Visitors can walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline. Costumes are encouraged but not required (we know you want to wear one!).  Enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks before heading home.

Spooky Splash

Enjoy some wet and wild fun at Tansley Woods Community Centre on Saturday Oct 28 from 1-4:30 pm at their Spooky Splash.

Trick or Treat with Mapleview Centre

Little ghouls and goblins will have a great time at Mapleview Centre on Monday October 30 at 6pm as they present their annual trick or treat event.   Dress up in costume and trick or treat around the mall at participating retailers (6-7pm only).  Join the photo booth fun and create your own ghoulish flip book from 5-8 pm.


Treats in Our Streets in Downtown Burlington

Get an early start on your trick or treating with this family oriented event in the downtown core on October 28 from 11 am – 2pm.  Dress up the kids (and join in with a costume of your own) and pick up your “treat bag” and map at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre before heading out for some daytime trick or treating.  For more details on what to see and do, visit their website.


Halloween Event at Burlington Mall

On October 29 make plans to visit Burlington Mall from 11am to 2pm for their annual Halloween event. Children and parents are invited to visit the free face painting and photo stations. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moments. Also, enjoy free candy for the kids while supplies last.  Burlington Mall will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Gift of Giving Back – kids feeding kids. 

burlington mall halloween

Hallowe’en Weekend at KOA Toronto West

Celebrate Halloween at the Toronto West KOA with themed fun for registered campers (and cabiners –if that’s a word) on Oct. 20-22. Bring your costume and join in the costume parade, make some spooky Hallowe’en crafts and gather by the campfire for a (not too) scary Hallowe’en story. Sunday head to the Kampstore for their pancake breakfast – we can personally vouch for the deliciousness and it’s all for a great cause.


Great Pumpkin Trail at the Royal Botanical Gardens – SOLD OUT

This event is so popular that it already has sold out for this year so you will have to check the RBG website and enewsletters for next year.  This event has a trail, lit by hundreds of jack-o-lanterns (I would bring a little flashlight as it gets quite dark and can be tricky with kids to negotiate the trail). After you’ve explored the trail, enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities and games.

We hope you have a great Halloween and if you’re in the neighbourhood stop by and say hi (we will have candy soon!) We are always here to help, for more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.

Halloween at our Visitor Centre

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