BOO! It’s Halloweekend and there’s no better time to drag your date into a world of terror in preparation for Halloween day. Enjoy a scare-a-thon weekend as you converse with ghosts and ghouls, while chomping down on tasty Halloween treats (Halloween calories don’t count!). Here are some fun and chilling date ideas for you and your boo.
Dress in black, white and dreadful outfits and head over to Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St.) for a wild and chilling night. The evening runs from 4-10pm, starting with a parade complete with puppets, fire spinners and marching bands. There will also be a “Fear of the Year” showdown, a shrine garden, a bonfire, dancing and the chance to nibble on traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) baked onsite. Following the activities is a dance party led by a local band. All in all, a great time with lots to see and do. Bring your date and become one with the dead on this spooky night.
Admission to this haunted event is Pay-What-You-Are-Able. Donations go to Clay and Paper Theatre, which is generously hosting the spooky spectacle. Donations can be made online or onsite. Head to their website for more information including the parade route and musical performances.
Do you and your boo love roller coasters? Jump scares? Spooky mazes? Head down to Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan for some terrifying rides and attractions. Get the best of both worlds with Canada’s biggest roller coaster, plus some chilling Halloween surprises. Use the frightening monsters as an excuse to pull your date a little closer and finish the night off with a churro or deep-fried Oreo.
Halloween Haunt is open on Friday-Sunday evenings from 7pm-12am, and on Oct. 31st. Tickets start at $35.99 online (much cheaper than at the gate!). Also note that guests are not allowed to wear costumes or costume makeup.
Get your Latin American cap on and enjoy some live music and tasty dishes. Celebrate the Day of the Dead by learning about the traditional creation of the “Ofrenda” and hear stories by Catrinas, also known as “Ladies of the Dead” who look loke skeletons dressed as humans. Shop around, taste some Latin delicacies and learn something new and spooky.
The celebration is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 28th from 10am-3pm at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). The event itself is free, food and drink extra.