halloween hootenanny in toronto

Filed Under Events | October 7, 2013

toronto halloween events

Fear not … our annual Halloween HQ is here!

It’s October, which means our list of all things ghoulish and spooktacular for you and the kiddos to do around town is here. And this is just the beginning! We’ll be adding new haunted and creepy (as well as cute and sweet, of course) Halloween happenings as they come in, so check back often for new events.

Here are all the spookalicious event listings:

For up-to-the-minute Halloween event listings download our OntheGoKids App, or visit our oft-updated Halloween calendar of events!

Pumpkin patches are already open, so book a group outing or drop in for hayrides, corn mazes, music, and, of course, pumpkins!

Of course, Halloween is about more than just fun events. So here’s a roundup of yoyomama posts to help you find the perfect costume (and dance music), amuse the little ones, and most importantly, to stay safe out there!

trick-or-treat safety
Not to sound all helicopter-parent here, but every year we hear about kids getting injured while out trick-or-treating, so we’ve got a few common sense ways to stay safe while having fun this Halloween.

We’ve pulled together a helpful list of places to score costumes in Toronto. And if you’re feeling crafty, we also have instructions on how to make your own super hero cape or tutu.

books, crafts, and songs
Dive into the Halloween spirit with these fun, seasonal books for kids, or these scary and not-so scary stories for the younger set.

Sweeten up your local ghosts and goblins with the recipe for these fun Halloween cupcakes, or keep your kids busy on a rainy afternoon with this decidedly un-scary zombie craft – all you need are a few everyday materials and our easy, step-by-step instructions.

Beyond books, there are other ways to build literacy at Halloween — by practicing our “A”, “Booos”, and “Cs”!

And be sure to add these Halloween hums and spooky tunes to your playlist, so you can dance and sing as you bake and craft!

P.S. Don’t forget our Halloween Pinterest board for costume “how-tos”, carving patterns, DIY décor, printable designs, creepy crafts, and spooky snacks!

By: Harriet Fancott

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