It’s scary how much fun you can have on Halloween in Calgary. Depending on what your little ghouls or goblins are up for you can do anything from scare up a few ghosts to plan for the big night. Here’s a list of some of the celebrations going on:
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Experience the thrill of the classic animated film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, on the big screen as Roberto Minczuk conducts Danny Elfman’s original score. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Little Spooks Halloween Party at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
For kids up to six years old and parents. Join for fun, face painting, games, crafts and more! Wear your costume!
When: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Monster Mash Halloween Bash at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Come dressed in your favorite costume and join for creepy crafts, ghostly games and ghouly activities. This is a free event!
When: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: 2623, 56 Street NE
Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park.
Dress up and explore the Park after dark! Have tea with the Mad Hatter, wander through the pumpkin patch, play Carnival games, dance with zombies and more! To purchase tickets, visit the website.
When: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Haunted Calgary’s Low Scare Hours
Do you have young children and worry that Haunted Calgary‘s The Coven may be too scary?
We offer a LOW SCARE attraction from 2-4pm on October 30, 31, and November 1.
During low scare, we have few to no actors throughout the haunt and there is more natural light available. However, our sets and props remain unchanged.
If in doubt, we recommend parents go through first before bringing their kids through. Many people also find their children are comforted by attending our low scare event during the daytime before attending full scare in the evening. The choice is up to you!
When: October 30, 31, and November 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Location: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW
Cost: By donation to animal rescue and the food bank – recommendation is $10 + 2 cans of food per person
Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres Farm.
Weekends in October. Check website for times available. Search for pumpkins in an old Hay Wagon. There will also be kid-sized pumpkins to decorate and spend time with the cute farm animals! Tickets go on sale September 1. This event sells out, so get your tickets early. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more details and order forms, contact 403-239-0638 or visit the website.
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
TELUS Spark Presents, Monster Mash-Up!
TELUS Spark Presents, Monster Mash-Up! Proudly Brought to You in Part by Calgary’s Child Magazine. Monster Mash-Up is the perfect family-friendly event to kick-start your Halloween celebrations. Enjoy activities like pumpkin decorating, mad science and ‘A Peek at Parasites.’ Or perhaps the toy mash-up is calling your name – channel your inner Frankenstein and cut, sew and glue together toys. It’s sure to be a frightfully fun time! Included with Admission or Membership. For more information, visit the website.
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: TELUS Spark – 220 St. Georges Drive
Little Boo – Haunted Atlas Coal Mine.
Families can explore the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, but must beware of ghouls! Ride the Train of Terror, put on your best poker face for Detective Fibs and the Truth Fairy, and give the pumpkin toss your best shot! Costumes are encouraged, but dress for chills! Children must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets, visit http://littleboo.brownpapertickets.com. The Haunted Atlas Coal Mine is an annual fun(d)raising event for the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Revenue generated supports building restoration at the Nationally designated, locally operated site. Between May and Thanksgiving, Atlas provides thrilling underground Tunnel Tours, narrow gauge Mantrip Tours, Tipple Tours and Unmentionables Tours.
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 15 Minutes East of Drumheller on Highway 10
Halloween Boo Bags at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.
There are two times available: 4:30 to 5:30pm and 6 to 7pm. An instructor will be on-site and all art supplies you need to decorate a frightening loot bag! Bags are $10 each. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. To register, call 403-221-3682.
When: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: 523, 27 Avenue NW
Halloweekends at Calaway Park.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays from September 5 to October 12. Join the Boo Crew for a spooktacular good time. Take a stroll down Hall-Street if you dare! Join the Boo Crew for a spooktacular good time. Take a stroll down Hall-Street if you dare!
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 245033 Range Road 33