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Tricks, treats, frights and fun: it’s all happening this Halloween in Waterloo Region!
This year’s Halloween celebrations are sure to be unlike any other. Not only does Halloween fall on a Saturday this year, there will also be a full moon on October 31st (cue the Werewolves!). And, even though the covid pandemic means Halloween celebrations will take on a different look, the creative minds behind the scenes of our region’s most anticipated spooky events have come up with unique and safe ways to ensure ghosts and ghouls of all ages can enjoy the fun!
So grab your masks, and get ready for a howling good time as you celebrate Halloween in Waterloo Region!
It’s one horrifying walk – with no way to prepare for the fear! Screampark is back and happening outdoors this year.
Fear seekers will need to purchase their timed tickets in advance, and masks must be worn. Want to extend the fun? Camp for the night at Bingemans Camping Resort – only minutes from all the horror! Two Screampark admission tickets (and nightmares) are included in your camping package!
This year, Fear Farm is offering a 2 hour private campfire experience for your bubble of 5 or 10, which includes a haunted outdoor adventure through Fear Farm’s outdoor haunts!
Upgrade your experience to include roasting kits, artisanal marshmallows or hand-made pizza. You can also order beverages from the Pumpkin Pub, and delicious bakery items directly from your campfire.
The light shows are back at Cambridge’s Old Post Office, featuring a spooky Halloween theme!
Shows take place Thursday to Sunday until November 1st, and begin at 8 pm each night. Enjoy the show from inside your vehicle, or watch while standing outside (please note that social distancing and gathering limits do apply).
It’s the first ever St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade!
They’re hoping to line King Street (Stephen King Street??) with your carved pumpkins, and retailers will add to the fun with haunted décor. Prizes will be awarded for both pumpkins and costumes.
Come trick-or-treating in Uptown Waterloo on October 31st, and enjoy a safe, fun Halloween experience. Participating businesses will be handing out candy (following proper Public Health protocols). New this year is the Window Walkers Art Walk – featuring business windows painted in an autumn or Halloween theme by talented local artists.
Come in your spookiest costume for a Halloween Art Walk starting on Gaukel Street between Joseph and Charles streets.
Follow a printed art guide or free digital download of the guide featuring over 48 art installations across Downtown Kitchener and enjoy a sweet Halloween treat (while supplies last).
Friday the 13th, Pet Cemetery, Dracula – there are plenty of chills coming to the big screen (or should that be big ‘scream’?) at Bingemans new On The Grand Drive-in!
There are also Halloween themed movies for the kids, including Hotel Transylvania, Jurassic Park and Ghost Busters.
Gather a carload together, and get ready for some spooky fun!
Add to your spooktacular Halloween décor with an interactive DIY craft! Participants receive paint, brushes, jar, plus a link to the Halloween-themed Livestream on Thursday, October 15 @ 7pm.
Stop by your favourite branch of the Waterloo Public Library any Saturday in October and your kids will receive a special Halloween surprise bag full of treats and crafts.
Wear a costume or come as you are – but remember, either way masks are mandatory!
Put on your comfy walking shoes and join in a spooky nighttime adventure that looks at the history, hauntings and strange tales of Galt. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 people per walk, and masks are required for areas where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain.
Come join in a safe, fun, and free Halloween Drive-Thru event in Wilmot Township. Decorate your car, wear your favourite costume, and get ready for the fun (and treats)! Registration is open for this free event; space is limited.
It’s a not-so-spooky Halloween event with the Pumpkin Princess herself, Cinderella! Be at the Island Gazebo in Victoria Park on October 17, where the Pumpkin Princess will engage the Royal Guests with a Halloween story, dancing activities, themed music, and mini pumpkin decorating!
This Halloween season join local historian Kyle Smith for a nighttime walk by lantern light through the back alleys and side streets of downtown Kitchener and find out about some of the scary characters that have called this city home.
Murder, executions, grave robbing, villainous doctors, and more! Come learn a little more about Bloody Berlin….if you dare!
Get ready for a spooky cast full of tantalizing burlesque, wicked drag, live vocals, and more at the Apollo Cinema! Can’t make it? The show will also be available online (the online link will be available for the entire Halloween weekend.)
Support Homer Watson House & Gallery by attending its psychic soiree fundraiser. Book a personal psychic reading with a medium, go on an authentic ghost hunt, learn about the ghosts of the property on a tour, or attend a lecture or workshop.
Wear your scariest costume and walk through Doon Heritage Village, lit with lanterns and carved pumpkins.
Enjoy the evening with their spooky tricks and treats! Each child will receive a pre-packaged goody-bag to enjoy at home after the event.
Trick-or-Treat safely at THEMUSEUM! October 30, toddlers and preschoolers can Trick-or-Treat at candy stations throughout the building. Then, on October 31, school-age children can Trick-or-Treat throughout the building using a Scavenger Hunt set of clues. This event will also be livestreamed to THEMUSEUM’s Facebook Live for those celebrating at home.