October GO List: Best Things To Do 2020




Halloween may be the star of the show, but there are plenty of other seasonal activities that families can enjoy this month. There are Fall Harvest festivals, corn mazes, Thanksgiving and Halloween events, and movies are hitting the big screen once again. Here are the best things to do and celebrate this October. Have fun and stay safe.


Go to Culture Days
Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. Kicking off September 25th and running until October 25th, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide! The Culture Days website will showcase thousands of virtual and in-person activities. More


Halloween Nights of Lights
It's an immersive experience like none other, featuring more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes. Nights of Lights is the must-see drive-through event of the Fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this dazzling light display only happens once a year. Runs from October 1 to November 1, 2020. More


FOLD Kids Book Fest
This festival is running online this year. The FOLD Kids Book Fest holds a variety of different literary events during the first weekend in October. Events include panels, interactive arts and music events, and more. October 3 - October 4, 2020. More


Attend the Our Kids Virtual Private School Expo
You have questions, and Our Kids, Canada's Private School Guide will help you find answers, step-by-step, informed by experts, educators, and school administrators. Registration gives you your own personal portal for managing your school search and application process from start to finish. From the comfort of your own home, you can participate in multiple events spanning across three weeks: October 3 through 24. More


100% Wolf
Freddy Lupin comes from a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he'll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when his first warfing goes awry, turning him into a ferocious poodle. Opens in theatres October 9, 2020. More


Fall Fun at the Farm
When harvest season nears, Greater Toronto Area farms swing their gates open for fall fun in the fields. Load up the whole family for day to enjoy all things fall at these local farms. More


All Things Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving! Find everything you need for Thanksgiving activities, recipes, treats and crafts. More


Go to a Thanksgiving Event
Looking for something fun to do over the long weekend with your family? You'll gobble up these best events and activities for kids! More


Make Fall Treats
This Fall, why not capture the spirit of the season by making some yummy treats for the kids that are synonymous with Autumn. Check out these ‘sweet’ recipes that spell everything Fall – and that are super easy to make! More


Go to a Pumpkin Patch
Nothing says fall (or Halloween) quite like a pumpkin. Take a day trip to one of GTA's pumpkin patches, where you're sure to run into more fall fun, including barnyard animals, tractor rides, hay and corn mazes, and more! Where to find the perfect pumpkin in the GTA. More


Make Candy Apples
Caramel or candied apples are the quintessential Autumn treat. Preparing candy apples is a fun project for families and doesn’t require any cooking skills. Just place apples on sticks, bathe in gooey caramel or candy. Try these recipes for taking candy apples to the next level. More


EcoFair Toronto 2020
The 2020 EcoFair will be online this year! Find webinars, films, workshops, and exhibitor showcase that will all happen online over 3 weeks. And – new this year – EcoFair on Two Wheels will be coming to neighbourhoods near you. It will be FREE, family friendly, and fun. More


All Things Halloween
Celebrate Halloween with tons of ideas for ghoulishly fun parties, activities, recipes, cookies, treats and crafts. It's your Go-To-Guide for Halloween Fun. More


Go to a Halloween Event
These won't be your run-of-the-mill fetes in playgrounds but these special haunted happenings will provide some much needed entertainment for the kids. More


How To Celebrate Halloween At Home If There's No Trick-Or-Treating
It should come to no surprise that Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating will look very different this year. It's time to get creative ― there are many other fun ways to celebrate. 20+ alternatives... More


Make Fall Crafts
Don't worry about the evenings getting longer - gather together your supplies and use the time to enjoy these fantastic Fall crafts for children! Celebrate the season and help your little ones explore nature and get outdoors. More


Go to Boo at the Zoo
It's the annual Boo at the Zoo event! Although it looks a little different this year, the Toronto Zoo is still planning plenty of spook-tacular holiday fun. The BOOmobile is back and spookier than ever! More


Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Discovering a maze in a cornfield is a unique outing for families. The GTA offers some amazing corn mazes where getting lost is all about finding fun. More


Go to Kreepy Kortright
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright. Discover a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, bonfire, scary stories and live owls. Outdoor fun for children 10 and under. More


Make Something Pumpkin!
Fall is here and everything tastes a little better with pumpkin! Go beyond traditional pumpkin pie this Autumn season with these delectable and flavourful recipes. More


Celebrate World Pasta Day
Get ready, pasta lovers: World Pasta Day is on October 25. Celebrate this fun food with these 10 favourite kid-friendly pasta recipes. More


Check out our Fall FUN Guide!
Looking for more Fall fun? Autumn in the Greater Toronto Area is in full swing so it's time to plan an epic season for you and your little ones. Our Fall FUN Guide rounds up the best seasonal activities and events for families. You'll find it all here. More

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