Are you ready for Halloween? It may be 2020, but there’s still plenty of Halloween Fun in London, Ontario to be found!
Halloween Fun in London, Ontario
I nearly started this blog post with “Halloween may look a little different this year…”. It’s starting to sound cliche. Still, it’s true that everything has changed in 2020.
We usually go on a train ride to the pumpkin patch. The train was cancelled and the pumpkin patches have been crowded at times. So, we chose to take the money we would have spent on the train ride and buy a bunch of pumpkins to form our own pumpkin patch in the backyard.
We’re going to spend Halloween carving and painting pumpkins, playing things like Halloween bean bag toss, pin the smile on the skeleton, and pumpkin bowling.
Instead of trick-or-treating, we’re doing a Halloween hunt (like an Easter egg hunt) in the backyard – all while in costume, of course. Then, we’ll enjoy our treats while watching Halloween movies – our favorites are Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown!
Besides making your own fun at home, here are some socially distanced Halloween activities available in the London area:
Become a mad scientist in the mini liquids lab. Create chemical reactions and explore the properties of liquids. At the end of your visit, watch a pumpkin drop from the third-floor windows!
All programs are included with general admission. With reduced capacity, visitors and members should register in advance.
October 31st, 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm.
Spooky Gourd Painting: Saturday, October 31, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. By Donation
Crimes, Haunts And Curses: Saturday, October 31, 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Walking Tour [NOW SOLD OUT]
$12.00 incl. HST Registration Required | Registration Policy
London Ontario is one of the oldest cities in the province and has seen scandals, crimes, and disasters in its long history.
Join Historical Interpreters for a walking tour and learn about some crimes and spooky happenings in early London. This tour will begin and end at Eldon House with stops at the Old Courthouse, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Grand Theatre.
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm to
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 6:00 am
Running continuously from: 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 31 to 7:00 am on Sunday, November 1 in the Wolf Sculpture Garden located behind Museum London
See Frankenstein and his famous stitched-together monster projected two storeys high on our rear window this Halloween!
Feeling the urge to haunt the thin veil of darkness this Saturday? Drop by the back of Museum London for all the thrills of this black and white classic anytime during the night.
Watch for iconic scenes like the reanimation in the electrifying laboratory, the villagers with lit torches, and Boris Karloff as the monster facing off with his creator Dr. Frankenstein.
The big green guy (yes, he was actually wearing green make-up to look ghastly on black and white film) shows his tender side too. This story comes from the rich imagination of the 18 year old author, Mary Shelley.
Rumor has it London may be one of the most haunted cities in Ontario. You’ve most likely seen the flickering lights at the Grand Theatre, or heard about the hanging of Cornelius Burley at the old Courthouse, but did you know about all the other locations?
As Halloween is right around the corner, why not embark on a haunted day trip around our Forest City. Tourism London has worked with the London Public Library in creating London’s Ghost Walk – a self-guided tour of London’s spookiest spots!
Do you dare to check out these 11 haunted locations below? Be sure to tag them on Instagram during your tour by using the hashtag #ExploreLdnOnt
CASPER ~KIDS Halloween Drive-In – Oct. 31st @6:30pm – no contact!
Get Halloween treats, take your photo in costume & email it to us and be part of the pre-show. Special guest appearance by Ghostbuster crew & Ectomobile
THE SHINING ~ Halloween Drive-In – Oct. 31st @9pm
It’s dark, it’s spooky & creepy & that’s just the parking lot …then the film
Make this Halloween a special memory!
Looking for a fun way to enjoy Halloween with your family while supporting RMHC-SWO families? Head to the Mustang Drive-in on October 31st!
They have a spooktacular movie line-up, a DJ and loot bags for the first 150 cars with proceeds from your ticket directly supporting families staying close! Come in your costume or come as you are.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Hotel Transylvania
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
The London Free Press has assembled a Google map route showing some local houses decorated for Halloween. Take the family on a drive and check it out!
Budweiser Gardens is excited to announce their first-ever Candy Cruise: A Safe Halloween Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, October 31st in the south parking lot at Budweiser Gardens from 12 pm – 2 pm.
Patrons are asked to enter the Budweiser Gardens South Parking lot which can be accessed off King St. As you drive through, treats will be given to children in attendance.
Treat bags will be available while supplies last for children in attendance and we will also have special appearances by some of your favorite superheroes and villains!
Families must stay in their vehicles. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and there is no cost for patrons.
You are also invited to enter their costume contest by using the hashtag #BGCandyCruise with a Grand Prize provided by London Comic-Con. We encourage you to decorate your car for an extra entry!
What are you going to do to celebrate Halloween this year?