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Hallowe’en fun in Burlington2014

by Linda Cvetanovic

I admit it…I love Hallowe’en!  The costumes, the events, the candy and all the “spooktacular” activities – I love them all!  This October there are lots of ways to get in the spirit and have some Hallowe’en fun in Burlington.

Camper Hallowe’en at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

What could be better than combining camping and Hallowe’en?  Nothing – especially if you love the outdoors and candy. Registered campers at Bronte Creek Provincial Park are in for a treat the weekends of Oct 17-19 and 24-26 as they present Camper Halloween.

Decorate your campsite then trick or treat around the campground – kids will love going site to site instead of the traditional door to door. Be sure to join park staff for the guided creepy creatures and coyote howl walk where you will learn about bats, owls, and many more nocturnal creatures.  Reservations are recommended – book your site at

camper halloween

Camper Hallowe’en at Bronte Creek

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Streetcar Museum

Make plans to visit the Streetcar Museum on October 18 & 25 for an evening of spooktacular fun!  Kids and adults will enjoy this family friendly event which includes a walk through the haunted car barn and riding the rails in a creaky old streetcar.   There will be hot cider and snacks and dressing up in costumes is encouraged. Reservations not required. Tickets sold at the door.

Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see a ghost…or so our summer travel counselors say.

streetcar ghost

Do you see spirits?

Spooktacular Hallowe’en at Mountsberg

Get ready for two weekends of spooky fun at Mountsberg Conservation.  October 18-19 & 25-26 the park will be exploring their creepy crawly side with some spooktacular family fun! The main attraction will be the makeover of their playbarn which is being transformed into a haunted barn for kids to play & explore.  Other activities include facepainting, pumpkin carving, the pumpkin patch, discovery hunt and pumpkin maze plus the always popular birds of prey shows and so much more.  Don’t forget to wear your costumes (yes that includes the adults) – you’ll receive a free hot drink if you do.  Be sure to leave time to explore the trails and take a wagon ride to see the bison – you won’t be disappointed.

Mountsberg is Spooktacular!

Mountsberg is Spooktacular! Image via Facebook

Treats in our Streets in Downtown Burlington

Get an early start on your trick or treating on Saturday October 25th as Downtown Burlington presents Treats in our Streets. Get your little ghosts and goblins dressed in their Hallowe’en costumes (you can join in the fun too) and head to either Civic Square or Emma’s Back Porch to pick up your treating bags and map.  Follow the map and collect goodies at participating downtown businesses – don’t forget to stop by our Visitor Centre at 414 Locust St.

The fun doesn’t stop there,  at Civic Square you can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks 10am-Noon, facepainting, a bouncy castle, and live music.  At Emma’s check out all the Design the Treat Bag contest submissions and the HBSPCA wiggle wagon (who doesn’t love adorable animals!) Finally be sure to visit Joe Dog’s for Halloween crafts, free pizza & fries for kids froom 1-4pm.

Treats in our Streets in Downtown Burlington

Treats in our Streets in Downtown Burlington

Ghost Trek at Joseph Brant Museum

Looking for some spooky family fun? Make some time to visit the Joseph Brant Museum on Sunday, October 26th from 1 – 4 pm . The ‘Ghost Trek’ event is appropriate for kids of all ages – have fun creating Halloween themed crafts, catch some creepy cartoons and make a ghoulish treat!  Costumes are encouraged!

Spooktacular Halloween Event at Burlington Mall

Don your Halloween costumes and visit the Burlington Mall on Sunday October 26 from 12-4 pm.  Kids will have a great time trick or treating at participating stores and be sure to snap a picture with costumed characters at the five photo stations.  Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your costume…the face painters can help with that.

Halloween Burlington Mall

Trick or Treat at Mapleview Centre

Rain or shine you can enjoy Hallowe’en fun.  Get your costumes on and join the retailers of Mapleview Centre from 6-7pm on Tuesday October 28 for some trick or treating.  Children will also enjoy creating their own animated flipbook and playing in the Playdoh ™ play centre in the food court (5-8p). If you are a fan of the creepy and crawly be sure to check out the Incredible World of Bugs exhibit that includes hundreds of insects from around the world running from October 28-30.

Trick or Treating at Mapleview Centre image via Facebook

Trick or Treating at Mapleview Centre
image via Facebook

Other seasonal events around town include:

The Great Pumpkin Trail at Royal Botanical Gardens

Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm

Pumpkin Trail – across Halton Region

For more information on planning your visit to Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook we’re always happy to help.

Looking forward to some boo-tiful weather and spooktacular fun!

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