A list of family Halloween activities, haunted houses & adult Halloween events/parties in and around Halifax.
Family / Teen Halloween Activities in Halifax 2019
Bluenose Ghosts Festival
Selfie Haunted Park $3; Simulated Casket Ride $5; Captured escape room $5; Bundle Your Scare: $20
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
$15 – $20
Fear the Darkness Haunted house
Fury of Castle Dracula (Haunted House): $12; VIP Experience: $40
Pumpkin Food & Folklore Festival
Come join us at the Market. Details
Halloween Event at the Park
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! One will be themed as an old Haunted Manor and the Haunted Castle will prey on your phobias! Ages 12+. Details
$12 for one haunt or $22 for both. If you bring a non-perishable food item to support Feed Nova Scotia you’ll get $2 off the double haunt price.
The nightmare at Hammond Plains returns as the Haunted Hollow is back. Prepare yourself for a 30 min walk through the woods of of Hammonds Plains. Details
Come join us for a family movie night! Details
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth
Kentville Pumpkin People Festival
This year’s theme is “Toon Town” and the Pumpkin People will be showcasing their very favourite classic cartoons from over the years! We have it on “gourd authority” that Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear and the Bugs Bunny crew are all stopping by. We’re keeping some of our other anticipated visitors a secret for now. Details
Town of Kentville
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 take a selfie on the giant apple barrel cornucopia or the oversized spider hay sculpture and enjoy a hot apple cider at Grounded Cafe. Make it part of your Nocturne adventures and experience the beauty of the Courtyard at night, it is a sight to behold!
On Safe Halloween, families can enjoy fun 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, and treats for the kids. Details
Safe Halloween | October 26 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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 Halloween Party
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
Pondside Amphitheatre – Dartmouth Crossing, 34 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth
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.
The Hangout: Monster Mash Halloween Party | Thursday, October 24 @ Central Library
Monster Mash Family Dance Party | Friday, October 25 @ Central Library
Boo Bash | Saturday, October 26 @ Keshen Goodman Public Library
Puppet Show: Witch’s Kitchen | Saturday, October 26 @ Central Library
A Spooktacular Concert | Sunday, October 27 @ Central Library
Puppet Show: Big Pumpkin | Thursday, October 31 @ Bedford Public Library
Preschool Halloween Parade & Party | Thursday, October 31 @ Captain William Spry Public Library
The Hangout: Haunted Forts | Thursday, October 31 @ Central Library
Halloween Dance Party | Thursday, October 31 @ Alderney Gate Public Library
Few programs require registration
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! There will be 3 stations which you’ll travel through, each with its own story to tell. Details
Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, 471 Poplar Dr, Cole Harbour
$12 each, 7 for students (available to anyone under 18 or anyone with a valid Student ID)
Not recommended for anyone under the age of 8. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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
Regular admission; For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-758-7094.
Spooktacular Science Family Halloween Party
Wear your most spectacular Halloween costume to Discovery Centre’s 7th Annual Spooktacular Science Halloween Party.Join the staff and volunteers for the most epic Halloween-themed party of the season. With family-friendly experiments, eye-popping demos, costume draws 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. Details
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax
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
Trick or Treat at MHFM
Bring your kids to the market on Sunday, Oct 27th dressed up and participate in Childrens Costume Contest! Trick or Treat around the market (to participating vendors)! Bring your own bags to pick up your usual market goodies!! Details
Duncan Ivany & The North Coast band
Duncan Ivany & The North Coast band are bringing their talents to Halifax for the first time as they embark across Canada for their fall tour. They will be joined by local Halifax sensation Chad McCoy.
Be sure to come out on halloween with your best costumes for a kitchen party you won’t want to miss, there might even be an appearance from The Beatles! Details
$15; Kids under 12 Free
- Book Launch: More Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia by Vernon Oickle on October 29, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Adult Halloween Events & Parties in Halifax 2019
1. Ghost Walks/Tours
- Ghost tour: Dare to be scared – Thursdays – Saturdays, until October 26, 2019 | 8:30 PM (for 70 minutes) | $8 – $14
- Halifax ghost walk on October 5, 12-13, 18, 20, 24-30, 2019 | 8:30 PM @ Meet at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill | $0 – $15
Nocturne in downtown Dartmouth – Electric Avenue
There will be creative light-themed installations on Portland Street on every block from Alderney Drive to Victoria Road. Some highlights include: an appearance by the old “Welcome to Dartmouth” sign, roller skating demos by Coffin Skate Shop in front of the “Neon” mural, black light installations, projections, and many, many more LIT surprises that we want to reveal at the event.
Along with our Portland Street installations, Nocturne organizers have several artists setting up creative installations along the waterfront and throughout downtown. Details
You are cordially summoned to: The annual Monster’s Mash. It’s mischief and mayhem promising monstrously marvelous merriment! Details
Adult $57.78; Child under 12 $36.08;
Seniors and Students $52;
Military Personnel $49.12. HST included
All prices include a three course meal, three act musical comedy, coffee, and tea.
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
1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains
Advance Tickets Only. All in person: $36
Nocturne at the Museum
The Museum takes part in Nocturne: Art at Night to explore this year’s theme, “Scaffold,” through the lens of immigration and journey. Begin your Nocturne tour at the Museum to discover our inspiring artists and their stunning creations, including two beacon projects. Details
Something is ROTTING in the state of Denmark.
This Hallowe’en season, things in Elsinore are getting bloodier, stranger, and spookier than ever before. In the wake of his father’s bizarre death, Hamlet and his Danish friends are confronted with a new evil bent on destroying the kingdom. With the help of some Marlovian professionals, Hamlet and his fellow tragedians must get their doublets dirty in order to restore the kingdom and defeat this unholy plague.
Irreverent, intelligent, and very very cheeky, Zomblet is a TRICK for Shakespearean die-hards and a TREAT for Halloween fanatics! Details
Advance Tickets: $25 General/$15 Underwaged*
Door Tickets: $30 General /$20 Underwaged*
*includes students/seniors/artists/any humans who can’t afford full price
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 Beyond Rubik’s Cube. Plus enjoy hands-on experiments, eye-popping demos, special guests, costume contests, a one-night-only spooky dome theatre show, wicked DJ, cash bar, and snack station! 19+. Details
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax
$18 + HST ($20.70)
Classic Rock Hallowe’en Bash with RAIN
Eat, Drink, and Be Scary! Wear your best costume and join us for a Classic Rock Hallowe’en Bash with RAIN, on Thursday, October 31.
Your favourite tunes, costume contests, themed cocktails… Details
$8 at the door
A Home of A Hundred Drums ~ Home Baes Halloween
All Hallow’s Eve! The veil between our two worlds is at it’s thinnest & the greebs will come out to play! Witches, Warlocks, & Wild Ones, don your finest garb and join us for our annual gathering of darkness @ Home Bass! Details
$9 Before 11:00 PM; $14 After
That 90s Night Halloween Party
The 8th annual That 90s Night Halloween Party! Let’s get spooky – 1990s style!! Halifax’s longest running and often imitated but never duplicated all 90s dance party. What are you in for at That 90s Night? All the pop, dance, hip-hop, and even some surprise 90s hits you could ever imagine. Details
$10 at the door and includes The Fabulously Rich – Nov 1 – The Seahorse show!!
Please verify all details from official websites/organizers. Prices are indicative and may vary.
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