Fun Events for Halloween 2019
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!
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. This year, they are offering two new events. First, they are doing a 30-hour coffin challenge where six participants will be chosen to spend 30 hours in a coffin from October 12 at 11:00 AM until October 13, 5:00 PM. Don’t worry, you’re allowed bathroom breaks every 2 hours and you can also bring a friend, but be warned – when the park closes you’re on your own! The winner will receive $600, 2 2020 Gold Season passes, 2 Basic Dining passes, and 2 Haunted House passes. The second event, called Bal de la Frayeur, takes place on November 1st from 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM. The park will transform into a graveyard and will be infested with spooky creatures strolling around the park. Guests will be able to ride the attractions in the dark and dance away to the DJ’s music. Tickets cost $46.99 and you must be at least 16 years old to attend. Get your costume ready and head out for a month of scares and entertainment!
When: Every weekend from October 5 – 27 (including Thanksgiving Monday), 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (times vary)
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald, Montréal, QC H3C 6A3
Cost: $71.99 at the park or $61.99 when purchased online (Some attractions may have additional costs)
30-Hour Coffin Challenge: https://m.laronde.com/larondeen/special-events/festival/30-hour-coffin-challenge-la-ronde
Bal de la Frayeur: https://m.laronde.com/larondeen/special-events/festival/bal-de-la-frayeur
*WARNING: FRIGHT FEST MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 – ESPECIALLY AFTER 6PM*
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, 11:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Where: 360 Rue Saint Jacques VS-201, Montréal, QC H2Y 1P5
*Note: Must be at least 21 years old to attend.
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. It’s a unique and enriching way to spend Halloween!
When: September 6 – October 9 (Sat & Sun) or Everyday from October 25 - November 2, 8:30 PM
Where: 360 Rue St-François-Xavier, Montreal, Québec (Details on departure available when you pick up your tickets)
Cost: Adults: $25
Youth (12-17): $16
Experience a Haunted House - Malefycia (ZONE 5)
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 fifth edition called Verset, the haunted experience will revolve around classic tales from your childhood and from the looks of it, you will be getting visits from plenty of Disney characters. You cannot prepare for what’s to come, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
When: October 11 – November 2 (Friday – Sunday), 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: 1366 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H7
* FOR ADULTS ONLY 18+*
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 31 – November 2nd, 7:30 PM & 11:00 PM
Where: 1430 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3A 2J1 (Cinéma Impérial)
Cost: $19.95 – Advanced price
$21.95 – Door price
$5 student discount (on November 1st)
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 4 – October 31, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QC Canada, H1X 2B2
Cost: Adult: $16
Children (5 – 17): $8
Children (0 – 4): FREE
During Halloween at the Canadian Railway Museum, you will be in a haunted train station environment surrounded by ghosts, skeletons, bats, spiders, and more! This activity involves discovering the largest collection of railroad equipment in Canada. In the spirit of Halloween, children will be able create their own Halloween mask in a train car. Visitors will also be allowed to ride on a vintage Montreal streetcar from 1928! Heads up: you may be greeted with spooky noises throughout the day in the train station – all in the spirit of this spooktacular day!
When: October 12 – 31 (Wednesday – Sunday), 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: 110 Rue St Pierre, Saint-Constant, QC J5A 1G7
Cost: Adult: $20.80
Children (3-12): $10.40
Family (3 adults & 3 children aged 3-5): $54.10
Phantoms of the Island
This is a new escape game offered by the Stewart Museum involving paranormal phenomena: Phantoms of the island. There are a lot of strange occurrences happening at the museum, and you and your team must solve puzzles and go through a series of challenges in order to restore the museum back in order. The winners will get a sweet treat at the end of the game! On October 31st, the museum will feature the escape game for adults only from 5 PM – 10 PM non-stop in a party atmosphere. Costumes are encouraged!
*Note: Children under 9 years old may not participate in the activity
When: October 26, 27, and October 31st (Must make reservations)
Where: 20 Chemin du Tour de l'isle, Montréal, QC H3C 0K7
Cost: Adult: $20
Children (9-12): Free
Family: $40 (2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children)