2018 Halloween in Halifax: Family & Adult Events, Parties & Haunts

A list of family Halloween activities, haunted houses & adult Halloween events/parties in and around Halifax.

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Get lost at the Maze and get a warty pumpkin for Halloween.

Fear the Darkness Haunted house

To satisfy the public’s thirst for highly entertaining scares, Alderney Landing presents “Fear the Darkness Haunted House”. Not for the faint at heart, this annual Haunted House is sure to scare even the tough guys! (Parental discretion advised) Details

Halloween Event date

October 4-6, 11-14, 18-21, 25-31, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley St, Dartmouth

$12/person; $40/VIP Experience

Pumpkin Carving

Participants will have the opportunity to both have fun and express themselves creatively by carving/decorating pumpkins. No restrictions on the theme of entries, however they must be family friendly. Pumpkins will be provided. Participants must bring their own carving tools and/or decorations, snacks, and water. Dress for weather conditions. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Rain date: Sunday, October 7

Halloween Location

Porters Lake Provincial Park
Meet at the green space by the gatehouse at the entrance to the park

Regular admission

Zombie Chicken Apocalypse

Zombie Chicken Maze. Details

Halloween Event date

October 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21, 27 – 28 2018 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Dakeyne Farm Sunflower Maze, 1137 Highway 1,
Mount Denson, NS

Adults $10; Kids under 12/Seniors: $5; Under 3 Free

Pumpkin Food & Folklore Festival

Come join us at the Market. Details

Pumpkin Carving

Participants will have the opportunity to both have fun and express themselves creatively by carving/decorating pumpkins. No restrictions on the theme of entries, however they must be family friendly. Pumpkins will be provided. Participants must bring their own carving tools and/or decorations, snacks, and water. Dress for weather conditions. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Rain date: Sunday, October 7

Halloween Location

Dollar Lake Provincial Park
Meet at the Boat Launch at the park

Regular admission

Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Trick or treaters, young and old, join us for our closing weekend, in a spooky way. Campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, and back again for the second year, “The Haunted House”! Bring your Halloween decorations and pumpkins to carve. Don’t forget about treats for the little trick or treaters! Stop by the Campground Host Site to cast your vote for best pumpkin and best decorated campsite. Then head to the Haunted House at the Ron Lawson Building for 9 PM, park staff will be there to greet you! Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, Queens County

Please note that regular camping fees apply.

Haunted Hollow

When the cold night air fills your lungs and you can’t stop shivering, we dare you to wander through the woods of the Haunted Hollow. We promise it will be one of the most terrifying thrills you have ever experienced!!! Come and visit us and try your chances at staying alive. Details

Halloween Event date

Fridays & Saturdays, October 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 19 – 20, 26- 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Halloween Location

The Haunted Hollow, 1561 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains

$15/person -Cash only; $13  with coupon

Bluenose Ghosts Festival

Take a Selfie with the scariest Celebrities and Ghosts! Enjoy a simulated Casket Ride, Visit the Hansel and Gretel escape room! Details

Halloween Event date

October 4-6, 11-14, 18-21, 25-31, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley St, Dartmouth

Selfie Haunted Park $3; Simulated Casket Ride $5; Captured escape room $5

The Secret in the Wings

In this contemporary play about the telling of old stories, the tales are Grimm, gory, and gruesome. A child is left at home with a frightening babysitter. The parents do not sense the danger. Through the weaving together of lesser-known fairy tales, Mary Zimmerman spins cautionary stories, taking the child and the audience on a theatrical journey into the dangerous territory of childhood, where fantasy and nightmares are often tangled together in dreams. Details

Halloween Event date

October 9 – 13, 2018
Evening performances | 7:30 PM
Matinees Saturday | 2:00 PM

Halloween Location

Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax

$10 – $15

Ghosbusters

Come join us for a family movie night! Details

Halloween Event date

October 11, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth

Free

Harvest Weekend

Come out to the Farm for a special two-day celebration of harvest traditions and activities: food preparation and preservation, textile and handcraft demonstrations, woodworking and blacksmithing along with some seasonal fun. The Rose and Kettle will be serving traditional harvest fare and home baked goodies. Details

Halloween Event date

October 13 – 14, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Halloween Location

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, 471 Poplar Dr, Cole Harbour

Admission by donation to support the Farm.

Harvest Moon Festival

The Historic Properties Courtyard will be completely transformed into a country farm in the fall. The Courtyard and Market will be fully dressed in the splendour of fall colours. Come and sit on the giant cornucopia apple barrel and take a selfie, enjoy apple cider at Grounded Café and come back at night to see the amazing artistic installations in the courtyard for Nocturne on October 13th. Details

Halloween Event date

October 13 – 27, 2018
Nocturne: Art at Night | Saturday, October 13

Halloween Location

Historic Properties Mall
1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax

Parking can be found along the waterfront as well as at the Marriott Hotel and Purdy’s Wharf.

Happy Haunting at The Village Shops

Join us at Pondside Amphitheatre in The Village Shops for a SPOOK-TAC-ULAR evening of trick or treating, ghoulish games, giveaways and fireworks. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fireworks | 8:00 PM

Halloween Location

Dartmouth Crossing, 34 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth

Pumpkin Regatta

At this years Pumpkin Regatta watch our competitors row, row, row their way across Lake Pesaquid
to raise awareness for their favourite charity. Details

Halloween Event date

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Halloween Location

Lake Pesaquid, Falmouth to Windsor

Harvest Moon Festival Great Pumpkin Art Contest

The Great Pumpkin Art Contest will take over the Historic Properties Mall starting October 19 until October 21, 2018, with stunning Halloween pumpkins elaborately decorated by NSCAD and NSCC Culinary Arts students. The winner will receive $1,000 from Historic Properties and the runner up, $500 from Develop Nova Scotia. Details

Halloween Event date

October 19 – 21, 2018

Halloween Location

Historic Properties Mall
1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax

Parking can be found along the waterfront as well as at the Marriott Hotel and Purdy’s Wharf.

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Hospital of Horror

Hospital of Horror is a Virtual Reality (VR) experience, similar to a traditional haunted house, but much more immersive. Come get transported to an abandoned hospital set in the 1940s.. Details

Halloween Event date

October 1 to 31, 2018

Halloween Location

122 Portland St, Dartmouth

$15 – $20

Hal-Con Halloween Parade

Sixth Annual Hal-Con Halloween Street Parade. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Halloween Location

Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Route: Halifax New Central Library, Front Plaza area on the corner of Queen St / Spring Garden Road

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Playful Paws Inc.

Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular

Save the date for the Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular! Enjoy a family costume parade featuring free treats, cake, live music and much more. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 1100 AM – 1:00 PM

Halloween Location

Downtown Dartmouth

Harvest Moon Festival Safe Halloween

Families can enjoy activities and receive candy in a safe and fun environment. The Courtyard and Market will be decorated with spooky touches. We will have a photo booth, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy and of course candy treat bags for kids. Come visit TapSnap digital fun photo booth and take your family Halloween photo! Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 1200 PM – 3:00 PM

Halloween Location

Historic Properties Mall
1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax

Halloween @ the Library

From Halloween themed games, crafts, storytime to family Halloween dance party there is something for kids of all ages at the Public Library.

Halloween Event date

October 2 – 30, 2018 | Hours vary

Halloween Location

Few programs require registration

Ghostly Gala @ the Farm Museum

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax presents a Ghostly Gala at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Prepare for a truly spooky experience as the professional storytellers recite ghostly tales from around the very city we live. By the end of the evening, you’ll be filled with the spirit of Halloween!

Not recommended for anyone under the age of 8. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Student tickets are available to anyone under 18 or anyone with a valid Student ID. Details

Halloween Event date

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
471 Poplar Drive, Halifax

$8 – $12. Tickets also include a hot drink and cookie during the event.

Spooktacular Science Family Halloween Party

Wear your most spectacular Halloween costume to Discovery Centre’s 5th Annual Spooktacular Science Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-5pm. Join the staff and volunteers for the most epic Halloween-themed party of the season. With family friendly experiments, eye-popping demos, costume competitions and Halloween crafts all included with the price of admission it’s sure to a bone chillingly good time. For an additional $2 add on a seat in one of our special immersive dome theatre shows to marvel at the more gruesome legends of the night’s sky. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday October 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Halloween Location

Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Regular Admission

Halloween Hay Ride & BBQ

Includes horse drawn wagon rides, hamburgers and fries, DJ & dancing, Rubber rodeo, ride the mechanical bull & zip lines, campfires (weather permitting). Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:00  PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

Hatfield Farm
1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains

All in Advance Tickets: $36; Tent site: $60/person; Cabin $105/person; Bunkhouse $90/person

Wild About Halloween

Come to the park for tricks and treats, where the animals can see your Halloween costumes. Surprise our wildlife with your outfits and we will have some surprises for you. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:30  AM – 1:30 PM

Halloween Location

Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
149 Creighton Rd, Shubenacadie

Regular park admission applies

Halloween Comicfest

Get Free Comics during Halloween Comicfest. Head to a participating comic shop on October 28 to get free comics! Also be on the look-out for mini-comic packs that will be available in comic shops which are great to pass out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween! Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Shop Hours

Halloween Location

Multiple Comic Shops

Free

Trick or Treat at MHFM

Bring your kids to the market on Sunday, Oct 28th dressed up (if they wish)! Trick or Treat around the market (to participating vendors)! Bring your own bags to pick up your usual market goodies! With 2 new vendors starting this week it’s a great day to bring a friend who has never been to the market!! Details

Halloween Event date

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Halloween Location

Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers Market, 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour

Free

Ghosts and Maritime Folklore Tour

Get geared up for Hallowe’en and join Andrew Aulenback, Heritage Interpreter, Historical Re-enactor, Librarian and Folklorist for a hair-raising tour of some of the Museum’s darkest corners. He’ll be recounting tales of the Sambro Island Light, Sable Island also known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic and many more. Remember to stay with your group at all times…. Details

Halloween Event date

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Adult Halloween Events & Parties in Halifax 2018

1. Ghost Walks/Tours

Nocturne at the Museum

The Museum takes part in Nocturne: Art at Night to explore this year’s theme, “Nomadic Reciprocity,” through the lens of immigration. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax

Free

Laing House Masquerade Ball: Fire & Ice

The Laing House Masquerade Ball, now in its twelfth year, is one of the hottest parties in Halifax. Guests enjoy a fabulous night out with friends and colleagues, all in support of youth living with mental illness. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax

Regular ticket $200; Grand ticket $250

Night of Horror at Splash Adventure

Our yearly Carnival of Terror presents Nights of Horror with not one, but TWO haunted houses! Visit us for the best scares in the HRM! The Awakening will be paranormal themed and the Horror Castle will have a scary carnival theme. Details

Halloween Event date

October 19 – 28, 2018

Halloween Location

Atlantic Splash Adventure – 1200 Lucasville Road, Hammonds Plains

$12 for one haunt or $20 for both.  If you bring a non-perishable food item to support Feed Nova Scotia you’ll get $2 off the double haunt price.

Deep Stories Halifax: Nightmare on Gottingen Street

Come down to The Seahorse Tavern for an evening of frightfully true live, personal storytelling by our favourite Haligonians!! Details

Halloween Event date

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Advance $10; Door $15

Halloween Hellraiser

Dressed 2 Kill and My Other Brother Alice have joined forces this year for Halloween Hellraiser at The Seahorse Tavern !! Details

Halloween Event date

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Door $15

Alert The Medic’s – Big Halloween Thing

Head to Sniggily Wiggily’s BIG HALLOWEEN THING featuring Alert the Medic with Long Range Hustle and The Royal North. Details

Halloween Event date

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

Sniggily Wiggily’s, 1665 Argyle St., Downtown Halifax

$15

That 90s Night Halloween Party

SOS Slowcoaste R + Elephant skeletons + Norc. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday October 27, 2018 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$10

Halloween Dance

Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween Location

Petpeswick Yatch Club, 434 East Petpeswick Road
Musquodoboit Harbour

Science, Spirits and Boos

As the sun goes down this all hallows’ eve, dress in your most spooktacular costume and head to our adult-ONLY Halloween party! Experience four floors of interactive fun, including our featured exhibit Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks. Plus enjoy hands-on experiments, eye-popping demos, special guests, costume contests, a one-night-only spooky star show, wicked DJ, cash bar, and snack station! Please remember to grab tickets early as they sell quickly. Make sure you get in on one of the best Halloween events of the year. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday October 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM -10:30 PM

Halloween Location

Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax

$15 – $17

Halloween movie night

Come join us for a movie night- The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is the story of a rambunctious ghoul named Jack who presides over Halloweentown. When Jack accidentally stumbles into Christmastown, he concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claus!

Planning to deliver a yuletide load of bats and spiders to the children of the world, Jack disrupts the natural balance of the seasonal holidays – and the consequences just might be disastrous! Details

Halloween Event date

 Monday, October 29, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Gate Library, 60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth

Free

RobieScope Fall Screening

Come out and enjoy a movie with a beer on the gastroturf. Details

Halloween Event date

October 7 – The Thing (at Good Robot)
October 14 – Half Baked (at Good Robot)
October 21 – Last Waltz (at Good Robot)
October 28 – Hocus Pocus and The Craft (double feature at Good Robot)
October 31 – The Grudge and I Know What You Did Last Summer (double feature at Good Robot)

Halloween Location

Good Robot Brewing Company
2736 Robie Street, Halifax

Halloween Thriller: Halifax 2018

 DJ Savory, DJ MIke G. Costumes Mandatory. 19+.  Details

Halloween Event date

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

Pacifico, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax

Advance $15; Door $20

Home Bass Halloween ~ Sister Mary

Ahhhhh, fall…. one of our favourite times of year! We shed our silly summer selves & don our cozier, seasonally depressed winter cocoons. A short stint of Pumpkin Spice Latté’s & ScareThePantsOffYa Bass before the big freeze! Halloween is undoubtedly one of our wildest gatherings of the year & we’re thrilled to host All Hallow’s Eve this year!! Details

Halloween Event date

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM

Halloween Location

Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$8 Before 11:00PM; $10 After

 

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