The Best Halloween Events For Families in Toronto & GTA In 2021

Spooky Season has arrived! From slightly frightening to family friendly, celebrate all October long with these activities in Toronto and surrounding areas. Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events. Find the creepy coolest events in town, including free events!

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Here are the best Halloween Events happening for families...

Spooktacular Light Show

  • September 30th to November 7th, 2021
  • Markham & Mississauga Locations
  • $25 and up

Experience one of the largest Halloween Drive Thru Light Event in the GTA with over 1.5 million light decorations and 3D interactive displays while safely driving through a 2-kilometre route right in the comfort of your own vehicle! Most importantly, you are supporting Toronto SickKids, Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer - OPACC and Toronto Animal Services! More

Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

  • Select dates from October 1st – 31st, 2021
  • Casa Loma
  • $35 and up

This October, the grounds of Casa Loma will once again transformed into an immersive theatrical experience, Legends of Horror. More

Halloween Nights of Lights

  • Select days until October 31st, 2021
  • Richmond Hill GO (Yonge & Major Mackenzie)
  • $25 and up

Bigger and better, this years experience will feature more than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes along with a NEW drive thru Trick or Treat Lane! 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 lights display only happens once year! More

The Haunted Walk - Ghost Tours & Paranormal Adventures

  • October 6th to November 6th, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • $19.99 and up

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Walking tours of Ontario's darker past. Featuring the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto and Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour. More

Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland

  • Opens October 9th until October 31st, 2021
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • $See website

Included with Park Admission, Camp Spooky features trick-or-treating, a kids' Halloween costume parade, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, all your favourite rides, and much more! More


  • Opens October 8th until October 31st, 2021
  • Assembly Park
  • $39.95 and up

Come live the fear with 7 terrifying haunted attractions, carnival rides and more. The scare is everywhere! Not recommended for kids under 10. To Enchance your stay, Screemers offers unlimited rides on the Midway of Madness, along with a Food truck eatery area to satisfy you hunger pains. More

Happy Halloween Decorations at Benares Historic House

  • Saturday, October 16th
  • Benares Historic House
  • $14

Once upon a time Halloween decorations were all hand-made! Join us as we take a page from the past and make three handmade Halloween decorations adapted for each age group; a pumpkin lantern, Halloween garland and Halloween cracker inspired by a 1900's Halloween and enjoy some Halloween games from the past. More

Day Out With Thomas - Halloween Party

  • October 22nd to 24th and October 29th to 31st, 2021
  • York-Durham Heritage Railway
  • $32.90

Once again this fall, Thomas the Tank engine is rolling into the York Durham Heritage Railway, but for the first time ever, it's a Halloween Party. More

Spooky Halloween Decorations at Benares Historic House

  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 @ 10:00 am
  • Benares Historic House
  • $14

Halloween has its origins as a harvest festival. Join us as we use some harvest items to craft some spooky and spine-chilling Halloween decorations adapted for each age group; including a pinecone spider, leaf monster garland and acorn monsters eyes and enjoy some Halloween games from the past. More

Kreepy Kortright

  • Saturday, October 23rd, to Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • $6.75 and up

Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright. Discover a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, a bonfire, scary stories and more! Fun for children 10 and under. More

Creepy Halloween Village at Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and 31st, 2021
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • $18 and up

A spooktacular Halloween experience! Two family-friendly tour options to choose from. Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spirit of the season. More

Spooky Forest Adventures (Jr Explorers)

  • October 25th, 2021
  • Downsview Park
  • Free

Halloween is coming and we are celebrating with a spooky extravaganza. Wear your Halloween costume and join us for some creepy crawler outdoor activities. More

Fun With Music Together - Halloween Music Party

  • October 25th, 28th or 29th, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • $10 and up

Fun With Music Together is excited to be hosting some super fun Halloween-themed music classes! Join them for a spooky good time with special Halloween verses and songs to dance to for your children from birth to 5 year. More

Haunted Cinema - Drive In

  • Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 @ 12:00 am – 11:55 pm
  • Ontario Place
  • $15-50

This Halloween, don’t miss “Haunted Cinema” at Ontario Place, a live and immersive drive-in experience. Haunted Cinema invites you to step inside the action as characters from your favourite spooky films come to life outside your car! More

Live Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

  • Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 @ 9:30 am
  • Online
  • Free

Divers will be LIVE in Rainbow Reef where they’ll be against the clock and battling to see who can carve the most jaw-some pumpkin, all while in full scuba gear and oh yes – UNDERWATER! More

Family Trivia Night: Halloween Fun Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, October 29th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Kick off your Halloween weekend with Family Trivia Night! Join us on Friday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. to test your knowledge of spooky science, from creepy crawlies here on Earth to the mysterious depths of outer space. More

Halloween Howl at High Park Nature Centre

  • Friday, October 29th, 2021
  • High Park Nature Centre
  • $15

This all outdoor event will begin with a lantern lit night hike through the woodlands. Stop to learn the not-so-scary truth about owls, bones, bats and zombie trees. Finish off the night by warming up around the campfire. More

Halloween Food Truck Festival

  • October 30th and 31st, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Variety Ontario
  • Free

Join us for food, drinks, entertainment, crafts, kids costume contests and treats. Entrance is free but donations to support Variety Ontario’s unique programming for individuals with disabilities is greatly appreciated. More

Halloween Harvest at Bradley Museum

  • October 30th and 31st, 2021
  • Bradley Museum
  • Free

Put on your costume and join us at Bradley Museum where you’ll participate in old fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions. More

Halloween at Little Canada

  • October 30th and 31st, 2021
  • Little Canada
  • $19 and up

Stop by October 30th and 31st for spooky Canadian ghost stories, a supernatural scavenger hunt, and the chance to win a one-of-a-kind haunted house made in Little Canada by one of the Miniature Makers. More

Park Your Pumpkin at Bradley Museum

  • Monday, November 1st, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Bradley Museum
  • Free

Drop your pumpkin off for a last hurrah! Wander our pumpkin lit path while enjoying spooky music. Complete a scavenger hunt and get a special prize. More

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Put on your costume and join us at Bradley Museum where you’ll participate in old fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions. October 30 and 31 at Bradley Museum in Mississauga. Free admission. More

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