2019 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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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, 10-12, 17-20, 24-27, 29 & 30, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley Street, Dartmouth

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

Halloween Event date

October 1 to 31, 2019

Halloween Location

2093 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$15 – $20

Fear the Darkness Haunted house

Part of Bluenose Ghosts Festival. 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, 10-12, 17-20, 24-27, 29 & 30, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlonley St, Dartmouth

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

Halloween Event date

October 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

Atlantic Splash Adventure – 1200 Lucasville Road, Hammonds Plains

$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.

Haunted Hollow

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

Halloween Event date

Friday and Saturday, October 4 to 26, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

The Haunted Hollow, 1561 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains

$15/person

Casper

Come join us for a family movie night! Details

Halloween Event date

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Halloween Location

Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth

Free

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

Halloween Event date

October 5 – 27, 2019

Halloween Location

Town of Kentville

Free

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

Halloween Event date

October 10 to 31, 2019
Safe Halloween | October 26 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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 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

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fireworks | 8:00 PM

Halloween Location

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.

Halloween Event date

October 2 – 30, 2019 | Hours vary
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

Halloween Location

Few programs require registration

Ghostly Gala

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

Halloween Event date

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Halloween Location

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

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Halloween Location

Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, Colchester County

Regular admission; For information contact legacycentre@novascotia.ca 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

Halloween Event date

October 26 – 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Halloween Location

Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Regular Admission

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 26, 2019 | Shop Hours

Halloween Location

Multiple Comic Shops

Free

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

Halloween Event date

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Halloween Location

Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers Market, 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour

Free

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

Halloween Event date

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Halloween Location

The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$15; Kids under 12 Free

More Events/Activities

Adult Halloween Events & Parties in Halifax 2019

1. Ghost Walks/Tours

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

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

Downtown Dartmouth

Monster’s Mash

You are cordially summoned to: The annual Monster’s Mash. It’s mischief and mayhem promising monstrously marvelous merriment! Details

Halloween Event date

September 13 – November 9, 2019

Halloween Location

Grafton St Dinner Theater

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

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

Hatfield Farm
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

Halloween Event date

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

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

Free

Zomblet

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

Halloween Event date

October 23 – 27, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax

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

Halloween Event date

Saturday October 26, 2019 | 7:00 PM -10:30 PM

Halloween Location

Discovery Centre
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

Halloween Event date

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Carleton, 1685 Argyle St., Halifax

$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

Halloween Event date

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$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

Halloween Event date

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Halloween Location

The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax

$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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