October is here and that means Halloween is just around the corner. If you don’t have plans yet for the spookiest month of the year, we have some tips that might help you get into the right monster mood. From truly terrifying haunted houses and mazes to sweet kid events where you can pick your own pumpkins with the little ones. And if you are not really celebrating Halloween, there’s one killer concert and what only can be described as the best foodie event on sight for Toronto this month!
Adele Paradiso by Ben Houdijk
Date: October 4 – October 7
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: $49.50 – $195
The multiple Grammy Award winner and international superstar Adele is touring for the first time in five years to promote her latest album 25. You can recognize her songs “Chasing Pavements,” “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” or her most recent hit “Hello” that is featured in the newest album. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and more importantly hear Adele and her amazing voice live in Toronto for 4 very exclusive concerts.
Date: October 7 – October 31
Location: BMO Field
Do you like to be scared? Are you a fan of supernatural, darkness and magic? If your answer is yes, then get ready, because the best and most terrifying haunted attraction takes over the CNE grounds to scare the soul out of you. Get ready for The Haunted House, The Darkness, Skull Castle, the Maniac Maze, Vampire Lounge, a Slasher Wax Museum, arcade with carnival rides and more.
Halloween Haunt by Canada’s Wonderland
Date: October 10 – October 31
Location: Canada’s Wonderland
Admission: $30.99 – $49.99
Canada’s Wonderland gets transformed into a nightmare in October to bring you horrifying sight of zombies, killer clowns and toys. Get lost and possibly eaten in one of ten bloodcurdling mazes: Cornstalkers, Terror of London, The Asylum or Spirit Manor. You can also have your secrets uncovered by a mind reader, see fire breathers and acrobats, and over 25 rides.
Toronto After Dark Festival
Date: October 13 – October 21
Location: Scotiabank Theatre
Admission: $13 – $149
Excited for Halloween? Experience nine nights filled with fear and dread to get you ready for the best day of the year. Toronto After Dark is a one of a kind festival of blood-lust and horror in film. Come see the best new horror, sci-fi, fantasy and short movies from around the world. Independent pieces, cult movies and blockbusters alike will be screened from 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. with special second screening at 11 p.m.
Toronto Chocolate Festival
Date: October 15 – November 6
Location: Various locations across Toronto
Admission: Varies by event
Come satisfy your sweet tooth this month at Toronto Chocolate Festival, the only event where chocolate is allowed as every meal. You can taste chocolate in various stores during Chocolicious, come to dance at the Chocolate Ball, take a Chocolate Tour or participate in Chocolympics. As a bonus portion of the proceeds are donated to the Prostate & Breast Cancer Initiatives Fund, so you can support a great cause while you munch.
Photo by Whittamore’s Farm
Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival
Date: October 17 – October 31
Location: Whittamore’s Farm
Admission: $9 – $40
Are you looking for a kid friendly Halloween event? Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival is the winner here. You can take your kids to choose they own pumpkin to carve and decorate, have a tractor drawn wagon ride, enjoy a corn maze together or watch catapulting pumpkins to unbelievable lengths at Pumpkin Cannon Show.