Get your costumes on and get ready for some trick or treating fun! Here is our list of family-friendly Halloween Events in Niagara:
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday October 6th – Monday October 8th, 10:00am – 4:00pm, daily
Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville
A family friendly Halloween event! Join us for our 6th annual Boo at the Zoo. TRICK or TREAT your way around the zoo brought to you by local businesses. This is a safe and unique Halloween party you do not want to miss!
- 3 Day Event (October 6, October 7 & October 8)
- Costume Contests (Categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-7, Ages 8-12, Best Group)
- Find the Golden Pumpkin Contest for your chance win a 2019 family season membership (2 Adult/ 2 Child)
- Fun House
- Inflatables provided by Zippy Zoom Inflatables
- Kids Bubble/Dance Party in Amphitheatre: 12PM – 3PM
COSTUME CONTEST TIMES:
Costume contests will take place daily in the Safari Niagara amphitheatre area. Each category will take place at the following times:
- Ages 0-2: 12:00PM
- Ages 3-7: 1:00PM
- Ages 8-12: 2:00PM
- Best Group: 3:00PM
- Children 12 & under in costume receive FREE admission with donation of a non-perishable food item
- Adults receive special admission rate of $17.00 +HST with donation of a non-perishable food item
- Regular pricing will be in effect for guests without a food donation
- Season membership holders receive FREE admission and special entrance at Gate 2 (Membership card must be present – Times for Gate 2 Entrance TBD)
- NO coupons, discounts or special offers will be valid on event dates
- The event will proceed rain or shine
- The Gator Express Tram will NOT be running on Boo at the Zoo event days
- No Keeper Talks will take place on Boo at the Zoo event days
- Admission Gate will close at 3PM and no admittance will be permitted after this time
15th Annual PumpkinFest @ Stamford Presbyterian Church
Saturday, September 29, 10am-2pm
Stamford Presbyterian Church, 3121 Saint Paul Avenue, Niagara Falls
Fall fair with Pumpkin people, bbq, tea room, jams and jellies, soups, deli, crafts, jewellery, silent auction with items for all budgets, large kids area. Music in the church at 11 am. Pumpkin pie judging at 1 pm.
Pumpkinville at Happy Rolph’s
Saturday October 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd., St. Catharines
A fun filled family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more!
*Some activities have nominal charge and are indicated below
- Free shuttle bus from Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event
- Accessible parking available at Happy Rolph’s parking lot
Betty Lou Photography will be on site with a beautiful set of bales of straw with pumpkins and flowers to create a picture perfect backdrop for a family photo. A nominal charge of $5 per photo will apply for this activity. Photos will be distributed on site as well as delivered to your smartphone through SMS technology!
Pumpkin carving contest! Bring your creative ideas and carve out a cool jack-o-lantern. Use your free family pumkin that the first 500 families receive at the gate or for guaranteed entry please bring your own pumpkin. Carving supplies will be provided. Your pumpkin creation will be judged at 1 p.m.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be on site again this year with great prizes for the winners in each category (Scary, Funny, Children’s Only) and something for everyone that participates in the activity. Join us in a fun fall activity and build a scarecrow! 10 Scarecrow building stations will be available and scarecrows will be disassembled shortly after completion. Supplies will be provided such as stakes, straw, twine and clothing options. But feel free to bring any additional clothing items if you wish. ake your own photo with your scarecrow once complete.
Hay Dive activity. Search through the giant pile of “hay” and find a coloured stick! Exchange the coloured sticks for a small treat with the volunteers at the activity. Please note: we use straw for this activity for allergenic purposes.
Stop by for a fun craft with the team from Way to Grow Daycare and take home a fall themed item.
Come have a bounce, slide or climb on the inflatable bouncers! Bouncers for toddlers and young ones available.
Dena’s Discovery Table: Stop by the pumpkin discovery table and learn all about pumpkins! There are always special treats for those who stop by and participate in the activity.
Face Painting: Stop by and have a fun fall or Halloween design painted on your face. Please note there is a limit to 2 small designs per person. We do not paint an entire face or paint near eyes, nose or mouth areas.
Temporary Tattoos: Stop by for a temporary tattoo! Lots of fun designs to choose from including Halloween scars and more!
Stilt Walkers: Say Hello to our Scarecrow and Fall Princess stilt walkers while you are here!
Pony Rides. Atkins Rides will be on site offering rides for children for $5. Photos of your child on their pony ride will also be offered for sale on site.
Pumpkinfest at Heartland Forest
Saturday, October 20, 10am-4pm
Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls
The Great Big Boo
Monday, October 22, 4:30pm and 6pm
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls
This October, The Great Big Boo! – the ultimate family-friendly Halloween experience – is coming to a Cineplex theatre near you! Musical theatre meets trick-or-treating in this spectacular, non-scary show for kids! Join Zoe and Justin as they sing and dance their way through Boo Alley! Along the way, they’ll meet wacky, larger-than-life characters and embark on a quest to save Halloween. Through a maze of wild adventures, our new friends will overcome their fears, realize their dreams and discover the true spirit of Halloween – you can be anything you want to be! Featuring a dynamic original score, spectacular dance numbers and stunning theatrical effects, the show is sure to captivate and delight the whole family. Following the show, the audience is invited to meet the stars of the show, and join them for a fun, trick-or-treat event!
Find more information here.
Halloween Ho Down at Puddicombe Farms
October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 9am-5pm
Puddicombe Farms, 1468 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Family Halloween Cat Paint Night
October 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Recca’s Crafty Corner, Daleview Cres, Fonthil
Family paint night, enjoy some laughs and good times with your kids, parents, aunts, uncles, Grandparents, friends and neighbors. This event is open to everyone of all ages. We’ll all be painting the Halloween cat on a 16×20 canvas. $25 per person. Located in Fonthill.
Halloween Ghost Tours at Fort George
Some believe that Halloween is the time of year when supernatural forces are most powerful, and the barrier between this world and the next is at its weakest. For others, it’s just the perfect time of year for a good ghost story. Join us for an exploration of the scariest aspects of haunted Fort George. This 2-hour walking tour includes stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours, and opens a building (the Officers’ Quarters) usually off limits to the Ghost Tour.
All tickets: $25
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop at 905-468-6621 to order.
NOTE: Flash photography is not permitted on Halloween tours. For those looking for a more “investigative” experience, please see our private tour information.
Halloween Tour Dates 2018:
October 12, 13, 14
October 19, 20, 21
October 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
Halloween Tours start at:
7:00, 7:15 & 7:30 pm
10:00, 10:15 & 10:30 pm (excluding Sunday tours)
Come out to Fifty Point Conservation Area for an afternoon of Halloween family fun!
Niagara Parks – All Hallows Eve
October 20, 26 + 27, 2018. Times: 7:30 PM, 7:45 PM & 8:00 PM
Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie
Join us October 20, 26 & 27 at Old Fort Erie, and experience Halloween traditions and stories as you tour the eerie grounds and barracks of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield by torch and candlelight while enjoying period authentic hot drinks and snacks. The evening concludes with the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes Effigy, followed by a Halloween themed movie screening in our Visitor Centre Theatre.
In addition to hearing the haunted tales of the fort, learn about the fascinating history of some of our most beloved Halloween traditions.
Complete your ghost tour with one of these Halloween themed movie screenings at the Old Fort Erie Visitor Centre Theatre, Oct. 20 Poltergeist(18A); Oct. 26 The Shining(R); Oct. 27 Edward Scissor Hands(R).
Admission to All Hallows’ Eve at Old Fort Erie includes entry to the fort, guided tour, Burning of Guy Fawkes finale and 9 p.m. film screening. Adult admission is $14.13, children (6-12) $9.21.
Late October Ghost Walks – St. Catharines
MULTIPLE DATES IN LATE OCTOBER 2018 – ALL GHOST WALKS BEGIN AT 7:00PM
Take a spooky stroll on the downtown St. Catharines ghost walks!
Did you know that lurking spirits cause the shivers one experiences when hearing ghost stories? Don’t believe it? Reserve your spot on one of our Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walks and explore the history and haunted tales of Downtown St. Catharines. Ghost walks follow Route A(Church Street, Ontario Street and Yates Street) (please note Route A ends at the Merritt House on Yates Street), or Route B (St. Paul Street, King Street). Please check to see which route is running on available dates.
These guided tours will delve into the haunted tales of the past and the present day while also sharing historical commentary about the unique buildings and happenings in Downtown St. Catharines. Walks are 60 to 75 minutes in length and walks are at an easy comfortable pace. Tickets are $10.00 each.
Advance tickets are required and may be purchased online (see below) or at the St. Catharines Downtown Association office, 80 King Street, main floor, St. Catharines, during office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (cash only for in-person ticket sales). Please phone (905) 685-8424 for more information, contact us by email email@example.com or see link below to order tickets online.
There is no minimum age but they advise parents to use their own best discretion as to whether their children will enjoy a ghost walk of a historical nature. The haunted history shared by the guides includes reports of murders, suicides and other potentially frightening accounts.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2018 ROUTE B with Ghost Walk Guide SARAH
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2018 ROUTE A with Ghost Walk Guide MARY
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018 ROUTE A with Ghost Walk Guide DAVID
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018 ROUTE A with Ghost Walk Guide MARY
THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2018 ROUTE A with Ghost Walk Guide DAVID
FRIDAY OCTOBER 26, 2018 ROUTE B with Ghost Walk Guide SARAH
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2018 (SOLD OUT) with Ghost Walk Guide DAVID
Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 7pm and 8pm
Drummond Hill Cemetery, 6110 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
These tours offer a unique opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a night-time visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada.
Led by a costumed guide, the human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the people from our City’s history.
Must be purchased in advance at the Museum.
Call 905-358-5082 for further details or to purchase tickets. Ages 12+
- October 19, 2017 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM
- October 20, 2017 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM
- October 26, 2017 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM
- October 27, 2017 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Family Halloween Party
Saturday, October 20, 6-9pm
Yellow Door Theatre Project, 504 Line 2 Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
Yellow Door Theatre Project, a non-profit arts charity organization, is hosting a Hallowe’en Party on October 20th from 6 to 9 pm. Fun for the entire family! Costumes, games, spooky stories, BBQ, and more! FREE entry!
Inter-generational Costume Parade (St. Catharines)
October 29, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Heatherwood Retirement Home 113 Scott St, St. Catharines
Bring your little ones out in costume and join the seniors residents from Heatherwood for an inter-generational circle time and costume parade!
We will have circle time and parachute play then the kids can “trick or treat” around the room!
Please note that if you or your little one(s) are sick on the day of the event, we ask that you do not attend as this is a vulnerable population.
This event is exclusively for LWAB members. Not yet a member? Join today – it’s FREE. www.lifewithababy.com/Join
Halloween Party & Crock A Doodle Workshop
Saturday October 27th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St., Grimsby
$25.00/participant. Ages 4+
Paint your own pottery with Crock A Doodle Grimsby. Halloween music, additional crafts and snacks included! Costumes welcome!
Your choice of jack-o-lantern or sugar skull.
Pre-registration required. Limited space available. Please call, email or visit the museum to register. Waiver form required for children being dropped off.
Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm Haunted Hayrides
Last three weekends in October
Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm, 7705 Schisler Rd, Welland
In October join us as we bring our haunted forest back from the dead. The ride will have you on the edge of your seat as you journey through 50 acres of haunted forest with terrifying displays and live actors that will be sure to ‘jolt’ you off your seat.
During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride in the last 3 week-ends of October.
First ride goes out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.
Haunted hayride lasts approximately 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.
Haunted hay rides are covered and run rain or moonshine.
Infants are not allowed on the hayride.
LIVE actors line the route. You may be touched during the hay ride.
Reservations not required.
Could be Frightening!!! Not recommended for young children. Parents are strongly cautioned. The haunted hayrides are interactive and something may touch you, if this offends you – DO NOT ENTER
Admission: Adults – $15.00 Children 12 and under – $10.00.
Carousel Kids Costume Ball (with Peter Pan)
Sunday, October 28, 1-4pm
The Robby, 85 Church St., St. Catharines
A Special Peter Pan Event
Carousel Players invites your family to join us at the first annual Carousel Kids Costume Ball, an afternoon of drama games, a costume contest, yummy food, a silent auction of family fun, and a special performance of Peter Pan.
All funds raised will go towards free Carousel Players performances for schools with limited resources.
Carousel Players is proud to present the Niagara tour of Bad Hats Theatre’s award-winning adaptation of Peter Pan thanks to the support of the Niagara Investment in Culture program and the Niagara Community Foundation.
Halloween Monster Bash
Bouncers and Halloween Fun for the kids!
Downtown Ridgeway Halloween Parade
October 31, 10am
Ghosts & Goblins To Descend On Downtown Ridgeway. In what could be the greatest assembly of monsters, zombies and superheroes ever gathered, local school children will descend upon the defenseless merchants of Downtown Ridgeway in search of tricks, treats, Skittles, gumballs, Tootsie Rolls and all manner of candied goodies and things good to eats. The fun starts at 10:00am.
Fort Erie Public Library Haunted House
October 31, 7-8pm
Fort Erie Public Library, 136 Gilmore Rd.
Take a spooktacular trip through a haunted house, in the library! Enter if you dare! But even if you don’t, there will be Halloween games and prizes for all! Costumes are optional but encouraged. All ages.
October 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
L & E Events, 4681 Queen St., Niagara Falls
Leave the mess to us.
Kids will have an opportunity to paint/decorate their pumpkins for Halloween.
Snack will be served
This event needs confirmed paid for guest. Payment must be received prior to event and can be done via emt or in person at store. Please just message me to make arrangements.
Children 6+ maybe dropped off, younger children require parental supervision
$15/child or $12/child if you bring your own pumpkin
Kids Costume Party
October 26, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
L & E Events, 4681 Queen St., Niagara Falls
Put on your costume and come out for some fun. We will have have music, activities and snacks.
Prize for the best costume.
GHOULISH Halloween Party!
October 26, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Crock A Doodle, 6 Main St. West, Grimsby
Calling all Ghosts and Ghouls….come to our Annual Halloween Party!
Drop the kids off with us and enjoy a couple hours of free time! Your kids can paint and play with friends and make some new ones! The fun tonight includes Pottery Painting, Pizza, A Spooktacular Movie, and other surprises!
Dress up in your very own Halloween costume for a chance to win our “Best Costume” award for the evening at our super fun (and not too scary) Halloween Party. We will be painting a FABULOUSLY spooky piece and learning some new techniques!
$35+HST per child includes: movie, pottery painting, instruction, supervision, pizza, and more! • Sign up with a friend! Ages 5+ recommended. Prepayment required. Fill out a form on their website to register.
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