2020 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.

Bluenose Ghosts Festival

2020 Bluenose Ghosts Festival features Haunted Maze, Africville Ghost Story Experience, Captured Escapes Experience, Mini-Putt, Fireside Ghost Stories, and Cemetery Tours (separate ticket). Halloween Costumes encouraged! Details

Halloween Event date

October 23 – 24, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley Street, Dartmouth

$40 + tax and service fees

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, 2020

Halloween Location

2093 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$60 + tax per group

Historic Dartmouth’s Creepy Chronological Curiosity Cabinet

This month we’ve partnered with the Dartmouth Heritage Museum in selecting a variety of the creepiest of Historic Dartmouth’s extensive collection. Though the intended purpose of many of these items were most honourable, the macabre designs and aesthetics will send shivers up your spine! Enjoy a skulk down memory lane and be surprised when you read of how the item was, indeed, mundane… Details

Halloween Event date

October 15 – November 1, 2020

Halloween Location

The Craig Case Gallery at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley Street, Dartmouth

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Museum

When you arrive, come to the front desk to receive your scavenger card and collection bag. Once you find all of your items, bring your bag in to get your Halloween surprise! If you get stumped, we can give you a clue. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Halloween Location

Fundy Geological Museum, 162 Two Island Road, Parrsboro

Regular admission

Virtual Haunted House

Visit our Virtual Haunted House to get spooky this year! Details

Halloween Event date

Until Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Location

Online

Museum Halloween Fun

Put on your costume and join us for some self-guided Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky stories under the stars, scavenger hunts, and fear busting experiences. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Halloween Location

Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax

Regular admission: Adult $8.30, Youth (6-17) $6.05, Child (5 and under) Free, Senior $7.70, Student (with ID) $7.25

Riverbreeze Fear Farm: The Bloodfields

4 Haunted Houses and 2 haunted mazes! Details

Halloween Event date

Friday & Saturday, October 3 – 31, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Riverbreeze Farm, 108 W North River Rd, North River

$30 for all six attractions

Halloween Family Fun Day

Enjoy a fun Halloween afternoon with your family making crafts, playing games, trick-or-treating and more!! Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Halloween Location

Best Western Truro – Glengarry, 150 Willow Street, Truro

$6.77

Kentville Pumpkin People Festival

Visit Kentville in October to experience the magic of the Pumpkin People. You never know what kind of silly antics you’ll see these gourd-headed guys getting up to! This year’s theme is “Fables, Folklore & Fantasy” and the Pumpkin People will be showcasing their very favourite stories from childhood! Details

Halloween Event date

October 3 – 30, 2020

Halloween Location

Town of Kentville

Free

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 2020 | Hours vary
Spooky Pop-Up Library: North Preston | Wednesday, October 21 @ North Preston Fire Station
Storylines with Holly Carr: A Pumpkin Patch Adventure | Thursday, October 22 @ Virtual Library
Teen Night: Pumpkin Decorating | Thursday, October 22 @ Central Library
Halloween Howl Grab & Go | Saturday, October 24 @ Cornerstone Park Gazebo
Pumpkins Everywhere | Sunday, October 25 @ Central Library
Ghost Story Tour | Wednesday, October 28 @ Central Library
Puppet Show: The Great Halloween Costume Caper | Thursday, October 29 @ Virtual Library
Halloween Howl Grab & Go | Thursday, October 29 @ Sheet Harbour Public Library
Haunted Hike Food Drive | Thursday, October 29 @ Woodlawn Public Library
Teen Night: Halloween Party | Thursday, October 29 @ Central Library
Halloween Howl Grab & Go | Saturday, October 31 @ Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

Halloween Location

Few programs require registration

The Halifax Ghost Walk

Founded in 1990, this is the Oldest Ghost alk in North America. Details

Halloween Event date

October 21 – 25, 28 – 30, 2020 | 8:30 PM

Halloween Location

Meet at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill

General $20, Seniors/Students $15, Children under 10 Free

Anchor Tours Halifax Ghost Walk

Join us on a ghost walk of historic Halifax. On this tour, participants will encounter a haunted restaurant, a troubled Titanic victim, the spirit of a famous British general and much more. Our Halifax ghost walk is filled with intriguing stories, eerie tales and lots of little known facts. If open to the public at the time of your tour, you will visit the Old Burying Ground, the oldest cemetery in Halifax. Details

Halloween Event date

Friday – Sunday, Until October 31, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Meet at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill, on Brunswick St.

$25

Family Ghost Ship Sail

Halloween is just around the corner and we have the perfect family event for you! Join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva for an afternoon sail to hear unusual tales and haunting stories of Halifax’s past. Our resident storyteller will share forgotten stories of lost shipwrecks and the ghosts of Georges Island and will shed some light on those things that go ‘bump’ in the night. Warm-up with a cozy blanket – bring your own or use one of ours, enjoy a complimentary hot apple cider and we’ll do the rest. Youngsters of all ages are more than welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Details

Halloween Event date

October 24, 25 & 31, 2020 | 2:00 PM

Halloween Location

Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Adult $18.99, Seniors $16.99, Youth (10-15) $13.99, Child (6-9) $8.99

Phantom’s Freak Show Haunted House

Phantom’s FreakShow Haunted House is created by special effects make-up technicians with over 20 years of experience. Details

Halloween Event date

Friday – Sunday, October 2 – 30, 2020

Halloween Location

325 Main Street, Kentville

Ages 10 and older $15, Children under 10 $12

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 31, 2020 | Shop Hours

Halloween Location

Multiple Comic Shops

Free

Adult Halloween Events & Parties in Halifax

Ghost tour: Dare to be scared

The Citadel gate swings open to reveal a tour guide in full period uniform standing on the drawbridge holding a glowing lantern aloft in the deepening twilight. He silently beckons for you to follow him across the drawbridge, through the arched stone gate and into the darkness of the fort that has dominated Halifax Harbour since 1749.

You stay close to your guide, descending by candlelight through dimly lit passageways toward shadowy inner chambers. Breathlessly anticipating what sinister apparition might lurk around each corner, you pass through ditches, along cobblestone alleys and over eerie ramparts. Then descend into dark tunnels toward prison cells that once housed hapless soldiers convicted of minor offences. You’re on a nocturnal journey into the haunted history of Halifax Citadel that recounts many a ghost story, tales of the unexplained, and all recounted in chilling detail. Details

Halloween Event date

Thursdays – Saturdays, until October 30, 2020 | 8:20 PM, 8:30 PM & 8:40 PM

Halloween Location

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

$15.87 per person

Everyday is Halloween @ Home Bass

Details

Halloween Event date

October 23 – 24, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$22.23

Nightmare on Clyde Street

A night filled with Halifax’s best performers, mixed with delicious food and spectacular drinks!! Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Halloween Location

Garden Food Bar & Lounge, 5475 Clyde Street, Halifax

Ghost Ship Sail on the Tall Ship Silva

Join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva as we set sail under a nighttime sky for an evening of unusual tales and haunting stories of Halifax’s past. Our resident storyteller will share forgotten stories of lost shipwrecks and the ghosts of Georges Island, and will shed some light on those things that go ‘bump’ in the night. Warm up with a cozy blanket – bring your own or use one of ours, enjoy a complimentary hot apple cider and we’ll do the rest. Event is 19+ with valid ID. Details

Halloween Event date

October 23 – 25, 30 – 31, 2020 | 6:00 PM

Halloween Location

Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Adult $23.67

Haus of Rivers and the Carleton Killer

Join the Haus of Rivers- Brooke, Racheal, Trinity and their guests as they solve a mystery! A night of killer performances and laughs. Details

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

The Carleton, 1985 Argyle Street, Halifax

Please verify all details from official websites/organizers. Prices are indicative and may vary.

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