Halloween in Hali

Halloween, also known as the scariest night of the year, is fast approaching! While trick-or-treating may not factor into your Halloween plans anymore, there is no shortage of spooky events in Halifax to celebrate at. So, embrace the Halloween spirit, throw on that costume and check out some of these awesome events!

Bluenose Ghosts Festival

Located just a short ferry ride across the harbour at Alderney Landing, the Bluenose Ghosts Festival offers a variety of spooky activities! Running from October 5 to 7, 12 to 15, 19 to 22, and 26 to 31, the Festival has something for everyone! Admission to the Fear the Darkness Haunted House, a frightening event, is just $12. The Festival also includes attractions such as a haunted selfie park, a simulated casket ride, and a trick-or-treat house. The Bluenose Ghosts Festival operates between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Access to all events, including the Haunted House, is $20.

Citadel Hill Ghost Tour

Venture into historic Citadel Hill and listen to its haunted tales! Tours run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with the last tour on October 28. Tours start at 8:30 pm. Admission for students is just $10 with the presentation of a valid student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online, in person from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, or on the night of the tour beginning at 7:30 pm. Online tickets must be purchased before 4:00 p.m. on the tour date. Tours last about 70 minutes, starting at the main gate at the top of the hill, then journeying into the depths of the fort!

Science, Spirits and Boos at the Discovery Centre

On October 28, venture down to the Discovery Centre for a fun-filled Halloween party! From 7 pm to 11 pm, explore all the exhibits the Discovery Centre has to offer, including feature exhibit Quantum: The Exhibition. The event also includes hands-on experiments and plenty of demonstrations. Make sure to dress up in your most frightening costume for the costume contest! The Dome Theatre will be showing “Legends of the Night Sky,” a special one-night feature. There will also be a DJ, live music, crafts and a cash bar. Tickets can be bought on the night of the event for $17 plus tax. This event is for those aged 19 and older.