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

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!

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

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.

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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