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Hallowe’en 2018 in #BurlON

by Guest Writer

With the smell of pumkin spice in the air, it’s almost time to get spooky with Hallowe’en creepin’ around the corner. If you like dressing up, trick-or- treating, or carving pumkins for the most spooktacular time of the year, Burlington is just the place for you with an awesome lineup of Hallowe’en themed activities!

 

Mountsberg Conservation Area

Love nature as much as you love wearing costumes? Mountsberg Conservation Area is perfect for you with their Spooktacular Hallowe’en event going on every Saturday and Sunday in the month of October.

This month, their famous childrens play barn will take on a spooky transformation into a haunted barn, suitable for ages 5 and up. While you’re there, be sure to check out their Pumpkin Passport, Pumpkin themed hay play area, live snake and bird presentations, and face painting. Don’t forget your costumes- the park is offering a free treat at their onsite shop for those who dress up for the event!

Looking for something to do after dark? Mountsberg has you covered! Join them for their Creatures of the Night Pajama Night on October 27th  for a hike in the dark, pumpkin carving, a trip to the haunted play barn, and campfire smores! Just don’t forget to reserve a spot and pack your costume!

Halton County Streetcar Musuem

            Want to ride the rails to a Hallowe’en extravaganza? Head over to the Halton Streetcar Museum on October 27th and 28th  for their much anticipated annual Halloween spookatcular event. This all age friendly event offers rides on old and creepy streetcars, a ‘spookatacular’ haunted car barn for little ghouls and goblins to wander through, and of course hot apple cider and scary treats. Don’t worry about booking a spot as tickets are sold at the door- just make sure you have your costume!

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

            Want to squeeze in one more camping trip before winter hits? You might want to book a night at Bronte Creek Provinical Park for their Camper Hallowe’en. On October 13th -14th and 20th-21st .

Campers can get into the ‘spirit’ (pun intended) of Hallowe’en by decorating their campsite with scary ornaments, while young ghouls and ghosts can go trick-or-treating from site to site. So pack your costumes and decorations and book a site on the Ontario Parks Website!

Royal Botanical Gardens

One of Burlingtons most popular attactions is also getting in on the Hallowe’en fun by hosting a couple of their own spooky events. Mark October 23rd on the calender because new this year the RBG is hosting “Pumpkin Carving for Teens” from 7-9pm. This event geared towards ages 13-16 will feature a workshop with the RBG’s very own master carver, Sherri Earl. Teens will be able to carve two of their own extraodinary pumpkins with their peers. Be sure to reserve a spot before this event sells out!

Not able to make your own pumpkin?  The RBG has you covered! Join them for their annual “Great Pumpkin Trail” on October 25th and 26th.  Enjoy a mystical experience as hundreds of lit pumpkins light your way through Hendrie Park and the South Bridle Trail. While you’re there, don’t forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’, by watching various live performances, participating in the various pumpkin themed activites, and getting your face painted for this spooky after dark event. Book soon on the RBG website to ensure your spot, as tickets sell out fast!

Halloween Pumpkins

Downtown Burlington  

Who doesn’t love a free family event? Head to Downtown Burlington for Treats in our Streets on October 27th from 10 am to 1pm for a FREE trick-or-treating event. Witches and Ghosts are free to roam downtown buisnesses to fill up their goodie bags with sweet treats. Be sure to head down for the bouncy castles, entertainment, and other fun for the whole family.

House and Canvas

Want to show trick-or-treaters that your goodies are allergen free this Hallowe’en? Stop by House & Canvas’ in Downtown Burlington on October 27th  from 11-2 to paint your pumpkin teal to show your house will be allergen safe on October 31st. Teal paint will be provided, alongside free mini pumpkins for the first 50 participants- although guests are encouraged to bring their own!

Ireland House Museum

           Everyone knows that Halloween is about having a sweet tooth, so get started on your sugar binge by visiting Ireland house for their Halloween Cookie Decorating event. On October 28th, join the museum in baking, decorating, and most importantly, eating Hallowe’en themed sugar cookies. Even better is that the  cookies are included in general admission for the day!

Burlington Public Library

            Who doesn’t love rocking out to Micheal Jackson’s Thriller, and what better timing than the month of October?  October 29th is your chance to learn the moves to the Hallowe’en favourite at Tansley Woods Library with the Rising Star Performing Arts own Josh Court.

Have young ones who want to get into the spooky spirit? The Aldershot, Central, and Brant Hills Libraries are hosting Halloween Family Storytime for families with chidren ages 5 and under.  Join them on October 31st for family friendly spooky tales!

If you’re a movie loving adult looking to get a thrill this Hallowe’en, join the New Appleby Library on October 31st for a screening of two thriller classics by Alfred Hitchcock,

The Birds (1963) and Psycho (1960).

Burlington Centre

            Looking for something to do with your little monsters the weekend before Hallowe’en? If so, be sure to keep an eye out for announcements as to what’s going to be happening at Burlington Centre on October 28th for their Hallowe’en event from 11am to 2pm!

Mapleview Mall

Looking to enjoy the spookiest time of the year and squeeze in some retail therapy? Stop by Mapleview Shopping Centre on October 30th for their annual trick or treating event, where little ghouls will be able to trick-or-treat at various shops across the mall. The fun doesn’t stop there, as later in the evening you and your little monsters can do a photo booth session and preserve the memories in a spooky flip book!

Burlington Ghost Walks

            Do you ever wonder if ghosts are real? Sign up for a ghost tour with Burlington Ghost Walks to explore the possibility! Believer or not, you are bound to be entertained for a few hours as you explore 200 years of creepy Burlington history starting at Burlington iconic Emma’s Backporch. Be sure to reserve a spot via their website this October!

Springridge Farm

Still don’t have your Jack-O-Lantern carved yet? Then drop by Springridge any weekend until October 28th to experience their Harvest Festival. You will be able to browse through their large selection of pumpkin varieties to find your perfect Jack-O-Lantern! While you’re there, your little ones will be able to enjoy the farmyard fun with a petting zoo and a boo barn, while adults have a blast looking though their large gift shop!

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As you can see there is plenty to see & do this Hallowe’en in #BurlON.  Wishing you a Happy and safe Hallowe’en!

 

 if we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust Street or give us a call at 1.877.499.9989.

 

 

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