11 things to do this Halloween

Haunted houses, Rocky Horror, and parties in aquariums

Legends of Horror

Casa Loma | Now until October 31st | Tickets

Legends of Horror is an immersive theatrical performance in a one hour, 2 km long self-guided tour through the grounds of Casa Loma, including spaces that have never before been open to the public. The haunted performance includes some of the most recognized horror characters including Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Phantom of the Opera.
 

Screemers

180 Princes’ Boulevard | Now Until October 31st | Tickets

Screemers is one of Toronto’s first and best haunted attractions, and has been the city’s only Haunted Scream Park for 26 years. This event takes over an entire parking lot, turning the concrete patch into a horror movie. If you’re looking for a good spook, head to Screemers most weekend nights to be scared stiff.
 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Lower Ossington Theatre | All Weekends Until December 23rd | Tickets

Feeling spooky? Waiting out for Halloween with antici….pation? What better way is there to celebrate than catching the recurring live performance of The Rocky Horror Show at Lower Ossington Theatre? This performance has been sold out for seven years in a row, so don’t miss out on this classic Toronto Halloween event. Find out more details here and head over to the Lower Ossington Theatre so you can do the Time Warp Agaaaaaiiiiiin!
 

Ghostbusters – The Movie Experience

The Redwood | Now Until October 27th | Tickets

Head to this one of a kind experience that merges live theatre with cinema to bring films to life. This fall, you can be transported into New York City in 1984 to get an inside look at the Ghostbusters’ headquarters. This slime-filled adventure is participatory, so you can interact with the characters around you and you’re even expected to dress the part. Drinks and food inspired by the movie are also available for purchase at the event.
 

Dark Waters at Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada | October 26, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am | Tickets


This 19+ event brings Halloween to the exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium. Watch out for creatures and other monsters in the depths of the ocean while you enjoy drinks, spooky tunes, and a costume contest. There will be schools of ghouls waiting in every reef, so make sure to bring some pals with you so you can tread lightly through the haunted waters together.
 

ROM Friday Night Live

The Royal Ontario Museum | October 26, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm | Tickets

The Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting their own Halloween party at their weekly Friday Night Live event. The theme will be “Wicked,” so come in your Halloween best and take part in the weird and wacky with free access to their new and exciting exhibition: Spiders: Fear & Fascination. Costumes are highly encouraged at this event, but no masks or props will be allowed into the venue.
 

Monster Dash

The Science Center | October 28. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Tickets

The Monster Dash is a family friendly Halloween event for the sporty family with a 5k and 10k run as well as a Spooky Mile for kids. The event is proudly supporting the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Paralympic Sprinter, Marissa Papaconstantinou, will be joining the event to cheer on all the runners and walkers. The Monster Dash features a Monster Maze, props and decorations, a movie theatre, and tons of spooky costumes.
 

Devil’s Playground Halloween Party

The Opera House | October 27, 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM | Tickets

RUE MORGUE will be returning to Toronto this spooky season to celebrate their Extreme Halloween Party at the Opera House. All vampires, werewolves, and children of the night are welcome at this event where you can join the staff and writers of the world’s premier horror publication. There will be $1000 in cash prizes for their Midnight Costume Contest, as well as rad beats, an epic digital deco, and a VIP area.
 

Halloween on Church

65 Wellesley Street East | October 31, 6:30 pm – 2:00 am | Free

Every year, Church Street is the place to be with their annual pedestrian-only Halloween party where they shut down six blocks along Church Street. This event is the largest Halloween Party in North America, that has thousands of costume wearing visitors every year with DJs and events within the village’s shops, cafes, and bars.
 

Ghost Ship Toronto

Empress Of Canada | October 27, 9:00 pm | Tickets

If it’s a pirate’s life for you, hop aboard the spookiest ghost ship on Lake Ontario this Halloween. The Ghost Ship will have three covered, heated levels to party on with free appetizers. Not only are costumes encouraged, but there will be a $500 cash prize for the best costume on board.
 

Stranger Things 3: 80’s Halloween Dance Party

Hard Luck Bar | October 27, 10:00 pm | Tickets

Head back to the 80’s at this Stranger Things themed Halloween party, which will be the strangest and spookiest dance party this Halloween. The event will be full of your favourite 80’s tunes as well as tons of Stranger Things costumes, so grab a box of waffles and dress up as your favourite character in the iconic spooky Netflix series.
 
Lead photo courtesy of Legends of Horror