The Top Halloween Events For 2020

While Halloween 2020 won't be quite the same, we’re rounding up some of the best Halloween celebrations in all of Toronto and the GTA. These won't be your run-of-the-mill fetes in playgrounds but these special virtual, drive-thru and mainly outdoor haunted happenings will provide some much needed entertainment for the kids. So let's cut through the cobwebs! Here are the top Halloween celebrations for kids...

It's still early so check back for updates ― we'll add new events as they become available!

Halloween Nights Of Lights
October 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020
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. More

Boo at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Weekend through October 31
A family-friendly Halloween event! Join us for our annual Boo at the Zoo! Although it looks a little different this year, we still have plenty of spook-tacular holiday fun planned. More

Pumpkins After Dark Drive-Thru
Until October 31, 2020
NEW in 2020! Covid-safe 2.5 km guided audio drive thru! Dozens of new exhibits and over 150 pumpkin sculptures from the comfort of your own car. More

BOOmbobile Drive-Thru at the Zoo
Fridays and Saturdays, until October 31
Turn your automobile into your very own BOOmobile! Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, the regular BOOmobile looks a little different this year, but you can enjoy the experience from the safety and comfort of your OWN vehicle! More

Spooky Science at the Ontario Science Centre
Until October 31, 2020
Celebrate Halloween with the Science Centre! We invite you to study the science behind some of your favourite spooky subjects. We’ll be sharing hands-on activities for you to enjoy from home, including a haunted “hologram” experiment, a recipe for mysterious Oobleck and much more. Plus, join us for two exciting virtual events. There’s nothing to fear this Halloween with so much science to explore—and plenty more waiting to be discovered. Free. More

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto
October 15, 2020 to October 31, 2020
Treat the kids to a spook-tacular Halloween season with bricktastic & safe fun! Jump inside the spookiest box of LEGO® bricks with awesome activities around every creepy corner! Visit the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground for the spook-tacular event Thursday-Monday during one of our three Playtimes (11AM, 1PM, 3PM). More

Halloween Virtual Party at Glama Gal
Friday, October 16th, 2020 OR Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Glama Gal brings you its first ever Virtual Halloween Party! Includes: DIY Tie Dye Candy Corn T-shirt, Googly Eye Halloween Slime, Tricked out Tie Dye Pumpkin painting, Halloween Themed Disposable face mask, Ghoulish Eye Shimmer Application. Join via a 1 hour guided Live Zoom Session. More

Halloween at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Weekends - October 17, 2020 to October 31, 2020
Get ready for some spook-tacular fun at The Village! Come to Black Creek Pioneer Village for a family-friendly Halloween adventure! Designed to minimize contact and maintain physical distance, the Halloween Fun small group tours provide the perfect alternative to Trick-or-Treating this year! More

Superdogs Howl-O-Ween Show & Toronto's Haunted Drive-Thru
October 21, 2020 to November 1, 2020
There's a new event coming to Toronto to celebrate Halloween from the safety of your car! Toronto Shines is presenting the President's Choice Superdogs Howl-O-Ween show and Toronto's Haunted Drive-Thru. More

Big Screen Halloween at Cineplex Theatres
October 21, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Cineplex has movie-lovers covered with Halloween flicks across all genres. Cineplex will celebrate the spooky season with Big Screen Halloween featuring select $5 movies from October 23 to November 1. There's also a family-friendly, two-day trick-or-treating event on October 30 and 31. More

Virtual Unicorn Pumpkin Paint Night at Glama Gal
October 22, 2020
Glama Gal brings you a fun Virtual Halloween Event! Package includes: Canvas, Paint, Paintbrushes, Glitter, Feathers and other Accessories. Hosted by Glama Gal Vaughan, East York, Newmarket & Toronto. More

Casa Loma Reborn As The Ultimate Haunted House for Halloween
October 23, 2020 to October 31, 2020
As part of Casa Loma’s ticketed general admission of the castle, visitors of all ages will now be both amazed and enthralled by the spectacular and scary sets scattered throughout the renowned property’s grounds and tunnels. The castle’s physical location provides the ultimate ambience of foreboding and horror, designed to give visitors a terrific fright while adhering to recent health regulations. More

Halloween Candy Hunt (Robotics Activity)
October 24, 2020 - 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Visit Richmond Hill's #1 Kids Makerspace to train a robot to collect the most Halloween candy! Join us at The STEAM Project for a Halloween Candy Hunt! Train your robot and race to collect as much candy as you can. You even get to take candy home! Free with registration. More

Kreepy Kortright - Cancelled
Daily, October 24, 2020 to October 30, 2020
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. Fun for children 10 and under. More

MCS at Celebration Square Mississauga
October 24, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Dress up in your Halloween costume and stop by the Square to enjoy self-led and contactless activities for 9 monstrously fun days, from October 24 to November 1. Be wowed by the giant Monstrous Mum Living Mural, this big work of living art is made of 760 colourful mums and seasonal plants that just SCREAMS Fall and more! Free. More

TSO On Demand: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Halloween Candy
October 26, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Sink your sweet tooth into a candy-centred hour of musical mayhem and Halloween hilarity, as TSO Principal Education Conductor & Community Am-BOO!-ssador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser attempts to work late on All Hallow’s Eve to program the perfect Young People’s Concert—only to be interrupted by spooks, sprites, and serious sugar cravings! More

CBC Kids Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular
October 29, 2020 - 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Looking for a safe way to celebrate Halloween this year? Join CBC Kids for THE Halloween party of the year! We’ll be celebrating Halloween with an AWESOME party hosted by CBC Kids's very own Gary the Unicorn! Free! More

Halloween Skinnamarink with Sharon and Randi - Family Costume Party Singalong
October 30, 2020 - 6:30 PM
At this Halloween Costume Party, viewers will be able to see each other's costumes and sing along with each other and the performers. Conceived as a "by family, for family" experience, the show will include some spooky Halloween-themed songs for all ages, along with such well-loved Sharon, Lois & Bram favourites as "Grandpa’s Farm," "Five Little Monkeys," One Elephant," "Tingalayo," and, of course, "Skinnamarink." More

Virtual Pumpkin Parade at Heintzman House
October 30, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Celebrate Halloween together – while apart! Submit a photo or video of your best jack-o-lantern from October 30 to November 1, 2020, for your chance to win a Starbucks gift card! More

Halloween at the BSM
October 30, 2020 to November 1, 2020 
Halloween may look a bit different this year but that’s not stopping us from celebrating this fun annual tradition. And what better way to show off your costumes than at Toronto’s favourite shoebox! Kids 12 and under wearing costumes get in free and also take home a craft bag! Free. More

Codezilla Virtual Halloween Slime Party
October 31, 2020 - 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
It's squishy, stretchy, ooey gooey, spooky slime-y bliss! Wear your Halloween costume and let's SLIME! Our Spooky Halloween Slime Party is taught by our team of passionate 13 year-old slime makers! Kids love being taught by fellow kids! They'll get to share jokes, riddles, 'Would you rather' questions and connect while sliming! All ingredients delivered in advance. More

Halloween Harvest at Bradley Museum
October 31, 2020
Halloween is a holiday based on ancient harvest customs but did you know its most familiar traditions like trick- or-treating were created in the last hundred years? Put on your costume and join us at Bradley Museum for a safe, outdoor experience where you'll participate in old fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions. Free. More

Prowl at the Park at Jungle Cat World
October 31, 2020
On October 31st, Jungle Cat World will be closing early. Beginning at 4 p.m., we will be allowing small tour groups to go through the park every 15 minutes. This tour will stop at some of our enclosures where animal care staff will talk about a predatory animal they are feeding while treats are handed out. To ensure all guests can feel safe, we will not be accepting walk-ins for this event. More

MCKHOOL & THE GANG - Kids Halloween Zoom Party!
October 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM
JUNO Award nominee and MASC artist Chris McKhool invites children across Canada to a virtual song and dance party. Let’s have fun celebrating Halloween this year! We will sing a few songs, have a dance party, a costume contest, and give away prizes! Free. More

Newmarket Virtual Pumpkin Parade 2020
November 1, 2020
The Pumpkin Parade is back for 2020 in a virtual format. Show off your jack-o-lantern one more time for a chance to win! More

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate ― but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out, especially for regions having to go back to modified Stage 2 restrictions for a minimum of 28 days.

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