Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Ottawa

Halloween may look a bit different this year, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t a variety of ways to celebrate. See below a few events as well as ideas to create your own Halloween festivities.

Halloween Festivities

Now until Oct 31. Acres of Terror. Activities include a spooky wagon ride, a house of terror, spooky village and a fog maze. $18+. cannamoreorchard.com/acres-of-terror

Now until Oct 31. Haunting Season and Frightfest. 3 Haunted Attractions, street theater & food and homemade confections as well as family friendly day activities. $35+. saundersfarm.com

Now until Oct 31. Deadwood. Haunted drive. Wesley Clover Parks Campgrounds. $48+. deadwoodottawa.ca

Now until Nov 2.  Pumpkinferno. Outdoor art exhibit of over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins lit up at night. $16. uppercanadavillage.com

Haunting at Home: A Paranormal Adventure. A new online interactive audio experience features ghost stories and the chance to communicate with “the other side”. $34.99. hauntedwalk.com


Socially-Distanced Halloween Ideas

TRUNK-OR-TREAT
A socially-distanced version of trick-or-treat where families meet in a large outdoor area and have kids trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. A fun and safe way to give out candy is to use a grabber – you can even find some that are skeleton or witch hands!

ZOOM-O-WEEN
Organize a Halloween party via Zoom where kids can virtually share their Halloween costumes and eat candy.

REMOTE TRICK OR TREATING
Have a “self-serve” candy bowl sitting on your driveway away from the house. This is a great way to keep the traditional Halloween feel without having any contact. For additional safety, consider having individually wrapped treat bags for everyone to grab.

WATCH A SCARY MOVIE
Make this classic activity extra special by preparing candy and popcorn and setting up a spooky scene. Click here for a list of great Halloween-themed movies for all ages.

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