By Aaron Zaretsky
Halloween is definitely not a one-day thing. There are various Halloween events in October that last all month long! We hope you have your costume ready (and your friends) for our 5 budget friendly events in the GTA under $50.
Boo at the Zoo (Oct 20-21, 27-28 )
Location : 2000 Meadowvale Road, Scarborough
Admission: Children in costume are free with paying adult $23
Enjoy two spooky weekends, Oct 20 & 21, and Oct 27 & 28, with Boo at the Zoo! Put on your costumes and see your favourite animals! There will be lots of fun including Halloween photo opportunities! For more information please visit their website.
Howling Hootenanny (Oct 20-21, Oct 27-28 )
Location: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway , North York
Admission : Adults $15, children (age 5-14) $11
Celebrate Halloween pioneer style! Taking place Oct 20 & 21, and Oct 27 & 28, participate in Howling Hootenanny at Black Creek Pioneer Village! There will be exciting performances on the main stage and a haunted maze. Also, you can trick-or-treat around the village and decorate your own pumpkin! For more details please visit their website.
Dark Waters (October 26 )
Location: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Admission: $30 tickets
Partake in a chilling evening Friday Oct. 26, from 8 pm to midnight, and emerge into the Dark Waters at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. The ocean will be swarmed by creatures and monsters so watch out during this 19+ event. Enjoy Halloween-themed drinks, DJ Shamz and DJ Cozmic Cat will provide terrifying music, and you can enter a costume contest … if you dare. For more information please visit their website.
Halloween in Wakanda (October 27 )
Location: 1 Leswyn Road, North York
Admission: Advanced Tickets $15 , Regular Tickets $20
On Saturday Oct. 27, from 10 pm to 4 am, enter Halloween in Wakanda – an Afrofest Halloween party! Experience Wakanda with MC Kaypasaa, DJ Empire, DJ Pee, DJ Princess, DJ Freez, and special guest DJ Magic Flowz. Indulge in pepper soup/suya; there will be special giveaways; and a $200 cash prize for best costume! Advanced tickets are $15 while regular tickets are $20. For more details and to purchase advanced tickets, please visit their website.
Halloween Haunt (Ends October 31)
Location : 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan
Admission: Starts at $32.99
If you love haunted houses, you won’t want to miss out! If you want a real scare check out Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland. Enter horrifying haunted mazes such as Forest of Fear and, The Crypt, and bone-chilling scare zones such as CarnEvil and new this year is Wicked Hallow. There are also a ghostly collection of live shows and jaw-dropping thrills including Zombies 4D Interactive Dark Ride. These ghostly terrors occur every weekend this month and on Halloween night from 7 pm to midnight. Tickets start at $32.99, and you must be 13+. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
There is spooky fun for everyone! For tricks, treats, scares, and possible terrors if you dare, do not miss these budget friendly Halloween events in the GTA!