Free Halloween Festivities for Families




Boo! It’s time for corn mazes, pumpkin picking, and candy scarfing—and we've got the devilish deets on where to find the best spooky happenings for families.These celebrations are completely free! Hit up a costume dance party, trick-or-treating, the zoo and more, all without dropping a dime!

Enjoy creepy crafts and spooky spectacles at these free Halloween events in Toronto and the GTA … if you dare.

Pumpkin Patch at Woodbine Mall
October 15, 2016
Join us in the Pumpkin Patch at Woodbine Mall! First 500 kids receive a Free pumpkin; Meet and Greet with Peppa Pig; Live Halloween Entertainment, Music & Kids Crafts; Free Halloween Candy and Free Fantasy Fair Ride Pass.
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Pumpkinville! Free Event!
October 15, 2016
Free admission! This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, haunted house, face painting, children’s activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more.
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BOO! at the Barns
October 22, 2016
Boo! At the Barns is back for its sixth year at Artscape Wychwood Barns! This free, all-ages Hallowe’en party offers frightful fun for the whole family. This year’s event will feature a haunted house, scary dance party, face painting, costume swap, a beer and wine garden, treats, and much more.
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Boo at the Zoo
October 22, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Calling all costumed kiddies! Come discover trick-or-treat stations throughout the Tundra Trek, with fun activities to test your animal knowledge - you have to pass the test to get your treat! Best of all, kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE* admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission.
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#SkittlesAve
October 28, 2016 to October 31, 2016
This Halloween, one neighbourhood in Toronto will be transforming under the colours of the rainbow for a never-seen-before Halloween spectacle! Skittles is turning Helendale Avenue (Eglinton and Duplex) into an overwhelming display of Halloween awesomeness, making it the must-see destination for Toronto trick-or-treaters. Free. Sponsored by Skittles.
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Halloween on Queen
October 29, 2016
Join us for our 4th annual Halloween on Queen event! Stop by Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrrest Gardens for a Creepy Carnival! With carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live performances by Sons of Beaches, a costume contest, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt. mazes and MORE! Free.
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Annual Halloween Party at Purina PawsWay
October 29, 2016
Join us for a spooky celebration at our howling Halloween party. Games, prizes and family fun for both people and dogs! Bring your camera and take photos of you and your furry friend at our Halloween-themed photo booth. Get creative with the kids at our arts and crafts table. Free.
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Bata Shoe Museum Halloween Extravaganza
October 29, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Say boo at the BSM this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play I Spy in the galleries. Kids who wear their costumes get in FREE!
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The Junction Pumpkinfest
October 29, 2016 
The annual Junction Pumpkinfest is an all day event on Saturday October 29th. There will be plenty of treats and activities throughout the neighbourhood with participating businesses. As well, there will be pumpkin carving and even more activities at The Junction Train Platform from 2-6pm. Free event!
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Halloween Monster Mash at Celebration Square
October 29, 2016 
Lace up your roller skates, throw on your costume and head to Celebration Scare for a Monster Roller Jam on the rink. Get down to the beastly beats of DJ FLOz spinning live tunes. Trick-or-Treat around the Square, or if you dare explore the Spooktacular Maze. The little ones can check out the Little Critter Club with balloon shows, face painting, spooky story time, and giant play blocks. Free.
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‘Trick or Trees’ Tree Planting at Thornlodge Park, Mississauga
October 29, 2016
Join CVC and the City of Mississauga for the “Trick or Trees” Tree Planting. Come in costume for a fun morning of tree planting. Equipment and Halloween candy will be provided. Students are welcome to participate and earn volunteer hours! Free.
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Toronto West Halloween Fest
October 30, 2016
St. Joseph's Health Centre's Toronto West Halloween Fest is presented by Scotiabank! Don’t miss joining your neighbours for our spirited Costume Parade a 1km walk through the neighbourhood with some special guests. And there will be live entertainment throughout the day, including two performances by Sharon and Bram. The fun begins at the main stage on Bloor Street West and Windermere. Free.
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Arboretum Adventure Tales - Halloween Edition
October 31, 2016
It's Halloween and the Humber Arboretum's pumpkin is missing! Preschoolers and parents/caregivers are invited to come to the Humber Arboretum for a fall-themed story and walk around the trails. We'll be spending most of the time outside, so please dress accordingly (costumes are welcome!). This event is FREE but please RSVP through our website as space is limited.
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Halloween Fright Night at Bridlewood Mall
October 31, 2016
Stay safe and warm at our Halloween Fright Night Event. Enjoy FREE Trick-or-Treating, Face Painting and Spooky Magic show the whole family will enjoy. 
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Centennial Park Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2016
Join us for a spooky display of Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns! Bring your pumpkin to be part of the parade and check out all the neighbourhood pumpkins on display. All are welcome to this FREE event.
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Mimico Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2016
Bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park on Tuesday November 1st beginning at 6pm. Please bring your own lighter and candles. Volunteers will load the pumpkins into bins for composting the following morning. 
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Old Town Toronto Halloween Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2016
November 1st, bring your jack-o-lantern to the St. James gazebo from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and join the pumpkin parade by adding your pumpkin onto the edge of a pathway. A prize will be given for best pumpkin design by a family/kid and by a business. There will be free hot chocolate and hot apple cider while supplies last. Free admission.
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Happy Halloween!

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