Don’t let the rain keep you from having your fright on. There are plenty of indoor activities to choose from if you’re not willing to risk getting wet trick-or-treating. From spooky science experiments and theatrical performances, there are many fun Halloween activities in Toronto this October. These eerie excursions will scare your socks off while keeping you dry at the same time. If you need somewhere to go this Halloween season, don’t worry! Here is a list of amazing events happening soon so that you can have your spook on without getting wet or worrying about candy rain.
Zombie Run and Halloween Party
If you’re looking for a fun run that’s also a Halloween party, check out the Zombie Run. This event takes place on October 27th at the Ontario Soccer Centre. You don’t have to dress up as a zombie, but it’s encouraged. There will be a costume contest, a haunted house and an after-party celebration with a DJ. This is a great way to get your fitness on, while also celebrating Halloween! This event is 21+. Ticket prices start at $35. If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, the Toronto Public Library has a Halloween-themed event for kids and teens. It’s called the Spooky Storytelling event. This event will take place on October 27th at 1:00 p.m. for younger kids, and 7:00 p.m. for teens. Bring your kids to be read to by special guests who will bring these spooky tales to life. There will also be free snacks and crafts for the kids to enjoy. Teens will be able to participate in a spooky story-writing workshop to create their own spooky tales to share. This event is completely free.
Theatrical Shows at the Royal Ontario Museum
For those looking for a theatrical show that’s a little bit spooky, the Royal Ontario Museum’s “Halloween: Unmasking the Dark” exhibition might be right up your alley. This exhibition explores the intersection between magic and science, so it’s perfect for all ages. The exhibition will run from October 19th to January 7th, 2020. You can explore the exhibition for free or you can purchase exhibition tickets for a special experience. As well as the exhibition, the ROM is hosting a special Halloween event for families on October 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kids can create their own jack-o-lantern, have snacks and listen to spooky tales. There will be a special trick-or-treat trail at the ROM on October 29 and October 30. The event is free with exhibition tickets.
The Illusionist: A Magic Show
If you’re looking for a more adult-themed Halloween experience, The Illusionist: A Magic Show is an immersive theatrical experience like none other. This show will take you on a journey as you travel back in time to a magician’s parlour, where you’ll meet a mysterious magician who will transport you on an unforgettable adventure. This show will run from October 18 to October 31 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The show is appropriate for ages 16 and up. Tickets start at $60. You can also see this show on October 31 and receive a Halloween treat bag. You won’t want to miss out on this magical show this Halloween season!
Toronto Zoo’s Fright Fest
If you’re looking for a spooky experience that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, head over to the Toronto Zoo for their annual Fright Fest. This event runs from October 19 to October 31 and features scary decorations, live music and haunted houses. You can also take part in Halloween activities such as a Zooline haunted canoe ride, trick-or-treating at the Kid’s Zone, a Zombie Walk and a costume contest. You can also see bats on the wings! And, of course, you can enjoy the animals any time of year. Fright Fest is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on select dates. Tickets start at $33. This is a great event for all ages to enjoy!
Science Behind the Scares at the Ontario Science Centre
If learning about science and exploring how the human mind works sounds like an exciting way to spook out, the Science Behind the Scares is the perfect experience for you. You’ll get to explore the psychology behind fear, how the human mind works, and get an inside look at the science of tricks and the art of magic. This experience runs from October 19 to November 3. You can visit on select dates during the week or on weekends. The Ontario Science Centre is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the event is included with general admission. This event is best for ages 16 and up. Tickets start at $25. You won’t want to miss this event that’s guaranteed to scare you silly!
Halloween is a great time to put on a costume and get into the spooky spirit. Whether you’re into themed parties, theatrical shows, or hands-on activities, there are plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking for something fun to do this Halloween season. There are also many indoor activities to choose from if you’re not a fan of scary weather. Whatever you choose to do, it’s important to make sure you’re being safe.