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Hallowe’en in #BurlON 2019

by Kelly Harris

There is no shortage of Hallowe’en themed activities in #BurlON. We’ve got fun for all ages to help celebrate this spooktacular time of the year all October long!

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark

On now until November 3 is Pumpkins After Dark at Country Heritage Park in Milton. This is the first year for this great new event, so invite your friends and family and check it out. Stroll along the ¼ mile path of more than 5000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and over 100 pumpkin sculptures. Take in the music, sound effects, and lights that bring the pumpkins to life. 

Spooktacular Halloween

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 during the month of October.

During October, their 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!

streetcar ghost

Halton County Streetcar Musuem

            Want to ride the rails to a Hallowe’en extravaganza? Head over to the Halton Streetcar Museum on October 19th or  26th  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 18-20 and 25-27.

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!

 

Halloween Pumpkins

Royal Botanical Gardens

One of Burlington’s most popular attractions is also getting in on the Hallowe’en fun by hosting a couple of their own spooky events. Mark October 17th on the calendar for RBG After Dark: Boos, Brews and BBQ. Dress in your costume and enjoy a ‘boo-tiful’ night at the Rock Garden. This is a 19+ event and tickets are required. Craft beer, food and great music.

Don’t miss  their annual “Great Pumpkin Trail” on October 24th and 25th   in Hendrie Park. Enjoy a mystical experience as hundreds of  pumpkins light your way through Hendrie Park and the South Bridle Trail. Live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin activities. Book your tickets as this event sells out!

Downtown Burlington  

Who doesn’t love a free family event? Head to Downtown Burlington for Treats in our Streets on October 26th from 10 am to 1pm for a FREE trick-or-treating event. Witches and Ghosts are free to roam downtown businesses 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.

Ireland House Museum exterior of oakridge farm

Ireland House Museum

  It’s all about the treats at Hallowe’en and if you visit Ireland House Museum on Sunday October 27 they will have some yummy treats that won’t disappoint. From 12-4 included with your admission they are offering a special Hallowe’en themed day. There will be a candy apple bar with homemade caramel sauce made on the woodstove (yum!). They will also have a crafts and games, plus museum tours.

burlington public library logo

Burlington Public Library

  Have young ones who want to get into the spooky spirit? The Burlington Public Library is hosting Halloween Family Story Time for families with children  at various branches. Starting Sat Sept 26-October 31 enjoy family friendly spooky tales!

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Why not enjoy a night out on the 31st and see The Rocky Horror Acoustic Show at the Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Burlington. It’s sure to be a great show and costumes are encouraged. Book your tickets.

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!

pumpkins

Springridge Farm

Still don’t have your Jack-O-Lantern carved yet? Then drop by Springridge any weekend until October 27th 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,wagon rides and professional puppet show, while adults also have fun looking though their large gift shop full of lots of great home decor, gift items, and delicious baked goods.

Burlington Centre

Plan to visit Burlington Centre on Sunday October 27 from 11am-2 pm for Hallowe’en Pics, Tricks and Treats. Enjoy trick or treating at participating stores and get photos with some of your fave Hallowe’en characters. Get your Hallowe’en passport and trick or treat bag upon arrival at the Hub, by entrance one. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

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. Have a fun and safe Hallowe’en!

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