Fun Events for Halloween 2018

Only a couple of weeks left until Halloween! Not sure what to do? Fear not (save that for later). There are plenty of ghoulish and glamorous events taking place in the city. From spine-chilling haunted houses to extravagant parties, your only task is to choose which ones you want to attend. Put together your best costume and you’re ready for some freakishly festive activities!

Montreal Halloween Events

Montreal Zombie Walk

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a city to be invaded by zombies? Well now you can, and you can be a part of it too! Every year around Halloween, mobs of voluntary zombies groan and roam around the streets of Montreal. We’re not just talking about a small group; we’re talking thousands of gory zombies of all kinds! If you want to participate, you can head to the official website and sign up (children are welcome too)! Zombies are to meet at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles at 1 PM. There will be makeup booths to get you ready, and then you’ll be all set to swarm the streets for an eerie (yet fun) experience!

When: October 27, 1 PM

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Cost: Free!

Website: http://montrealzombiewalk.com/

Halloween Rooftop Party - ZOMBIELAND

For those of you who love zombies, but want more of a party atmosphere, check out this cool event. For the first time, you can celebrate the festivities of Halloween at the top of Hotel Nelligan’s rooftop terrace in the heart of Old Montreal. The rooftop will be heated and specially equipped for the occasion. Zombies will surround the terrace and there will be a bar open until 8 PM, free bites, a festive atmosphere, and bottle service (extra cost). The tickets are sold exclusively online, and will also give you access to the after-party and a free drink, which takes places a few floors down at Méchant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie. Dead or alive, it’s a date!

When: October 27, 6 PM

Where: Terrasse Nelligan, 106 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, 5th floor, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3

Cost: 60$

Website: http://terrassenelligan.com/accueil-halloween/

Fright Fest at LaRonde

Every weekend in October, LaRonde turns into a gruesome, Halloween-themed amusement park. Zombies and ghouls will be taking over the area, so you better watch your back! You can enjoy the thrills and activities with your family and friends during the day, then come back at night for an even more frightening experience! There are plenty of spooky attractions and scare zones located throughout the park. They even have an Evil Circus 3D Funhouse, which is new for 2018. Get your costume ready and head out for a day full of scares and entertainment! 

When: Every weekend in October & Thanksgiving Day, 11 AM – 12 AM (times vary)

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald, Montréal, QC H3C 6A3

Cost: 57.99$ (Some attractions may have additional costs)

Website: https://www.laronde.com/larondeen/special-events/fright-fest-night

*WARNING: FRIGHT FEST MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13*

La Voûte Halloween Ball

Have you ever had the chance to tell someone that you’ve partied in an old bank? Well, you can after you attend this event! Set in a 1920’s bank vault, La Voûte is known as Montreal’s hottest nightclub and is infamous for its Halloween Ball. Actors will be dressed up in spooky costumes and will be entertaining throughout the night with live theatrical performances. Dress up and get ready for a night of chills and thrills held in the vaults of this former Royal Bank!

When: October 31, 10 PM – 3 AM

Where: 360 Rue Saint Jacques VS-201, Montréal, QC H2Y 1P5

Cost: N/A. Contact for more info.

Website: https://clublavoute.ca/en/our-signature-events/halloween/

Ghost Walk in Old Montreal

If you prefer a different Halloween experience that is richer in history, then this is the perfect event for you! Professional actors will take you on a historical, ghost-themed walking tour throughout Old Montreal. You will discover a dark side of the district while wandering the streets and listening to twisted tales. The experience is eventful and memorable because the actors teach you plenty of interesting facts in a fun and entertaining fashion! They even have a Halloween special, the Ghost Hunt Tour, where you search for haunted locations while the actors tell you stories. A fun and unique way to spend Halloween!

When: Traditional ghost walk: October 5-20 (Fridays & Saturdays), 8:30 PM

            Ghost Hunt: October 25 – 31, 8:30 PM

Where: 360 Rue St-François-Xavier, Montreal, Québec (Details on departure available when you pick up your tickets)

Cost: Adults: 25$

          Students: 21$

          Youth (12-17): 16$

Website: http://www.fantommontreal.com/

*Note that traditional ghost walks are available year round*

 

Experience a Haunted House - Malefycia (ZONE 4)

This isn’t your typical Halloween haunted house. Malefycia is an interactive horror house where you live a sensory experience in a seriously disturbing and twisted environment. In its fourth edition, you will be forced to encounter the most dangerous of demons: Mankind. Set up as a lab clinic, this walk-in experience is claimed to be their most realistic and scariest yet…even more than your worse nightmare. You cannot prepare for what’s to come, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. I warned you!

When: September 28 – October 31 (Thursday – Sunday), 5 PM – 12 AM

Where: 2085 rue Drummond, Montreal, Québec, H3G 1W6

Cost: 45$-55$

Website: http://malefycia.ca/index.php/zone-4/

* FOR ADULTS ONLY*

Attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

What is Halloween without the screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show? This is more than just a movie; it’s a party. When a live-action cast performs in front of the screen and gets the audience involved, then you know you’re in for a good time! Most people dress up as characters from the film, but you can also dress up in a lingerie costume, or the most elaborate outfit you can think of! You will be encouraged to scream, dance, and make lots of noise. A wild Halloween event that will truly get you out of your comfort zone!

When: October 26, 27, 31, 7:30 PM & 11:30 PM

Where: Cinéma Impérial in front of Place des Arts.

Cost: 19.95$ (+tax & service) – Advanced price

           21.95$ (+ tax & service) – Door price

           5$ student discount (on October 31st)

Website: http://www.rockyhorrormontreal.com/

The Great Pumpkin Ball at the Botanical Gardens

For a more family oriented event, check out this kid-friendly activity at the botanical gardens.  Esmeralda, the good witch, will take you on a tour of 800 squashes and pumpkins, where you will learn everything there is to know about them! She will also take you to her new house where you can meet all her little friends. Make sure you check out the various activities that are taking place at the Botanicals Gardens like the pumpkin decorating contest, Little Monsters Courtyard, and more!

When: October 5 – October 31, 9 AM – 9 PM

Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QC Canada, H1X 2B2

Cost: Adult: 20.50$

          Children (5 – 17): 10.25$

          Children (0 – 4): FREE

Website: http://calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/the-great-pumpkin-ball-828982

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