I love this time of year. There are just so many fun activities to get involved in! Check out all the Halloween Fun in London Ontario:
For the little ones:
The London Children’s Museum transforms into the BOO-seum for one magical night. On Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 8 PM, there will be a Halloween celebration with family-friendly trick-or-treating on the Street Where You Live. The event includes: hunting for creepy crawlies in the dino caves, spooky science demonstrations, Halloween themed games and activities, slime-making, a glow in the dark gallery, and more! Kennedy’s Kridders will be there too. Costume contest. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for children under 2, free for museum members and children under 1.
Grosvenor Lodge is having a fundraiser for the Heritage London Foundation with a Haunted Mansion. October 24, 25, 26, 27 from 7-10 pm. $5 admission fee. (I’ve never been to this one before so use your best judgement with the young ones!)
Wortley Village is once again celebrating Halloween in the Village on October 25th. Events include: a carnival from 1-6 pm, pumpkin carving from 1-5, Haunted House from 1-4 pm, a Halloween parade at 6:45 pm, and finally the lighting of the Jack O’Lanterns at 8 pm.
Storybook Gardens has been transformed into StorySpook Village! Bring your flashlight and your treat bag for some spooky (but not too spooky) fun after dark. Includes – trick or treating through the village with more than 20 costumed storybook characters, a Fairy Scary Dance Party, puppet show with Grizelda the Witch, tales of the deep dark ocean on the creepy pirate’s ship and more. Even includes three amusement rides as part of your admission price of $15 per child. From October 24-30, 6-8:30 pm (last entry at 8). Adults and children under 12 months of age are free if accompanied by paid child admission.
One of my favourites – the Rocky Horror Picture Show! This isn’t just a movie; it’s an event. October 23rd, costume contest starting at 7:30 pm for a $2 donation followed by an interactive screening of the movie. Retro instant photos being taken for $5. All proceeds raised support Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.
Another favourite – the haunted village hayrides at the Pioneer Village. This year’s theme is Farm of Dracula, a play by Jason Rip. Get transported through the village while seeing this play come to life in front of you. Advance tickets suggested, various dates through October 30th. Performances at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00pm on Thursday and Sunday nights and 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights. $11 plus HST per person.
The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt – I’ve been to Eldon House for one of their lectures about the possible ghost living there but this includes storytelling and a special “ghost map” that you can follow. Sunday October 26, 1-4 pm. $5 (including HST) per person.
The Lost Soul Stroll is in its 10th year! This year they have 5 different playwrights sharing dark stories about London’s past. This year, the event will take place mainly indoors (warning – there are stairs). Various dates through October 30.
Fright Night 5 by Museum Underground is on once again at Museum London and this is always a great party! Live music, an amazing candy bar, fun art-making, a costume contest, palm reading, and photo booth! Advance tickets are already sold out but there will be 100 tickets available for purchase at the door on a first come first served basis for $25.
What are you going to do to celebrate Halloween this year?