Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Victoria

Published Sep 27, 2017

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid friendly Halloween events in Victoria for 2017.

It is never too early to start planning for Halloween in Victoria. The entire month has so many SPOOKtacular events that will have you and your family in the Halloween spirit well before October 31st hits. 

Here's our list of the top Halloween events in Victoria to check out this 2017.

Pumpkin Hunting

One of my favourite parts of fall (and the BEST photo-op) is heading to a u-pick pumpkin patch and selecting your perfect pumpkin to carve. Some favourites are Michell's Farm (Island View Rd) and Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms (Blenkinsop Rd). Pumpkinfest is the perfect option if you're wanting to make a full day of it, as there's also train rides, corn maze, petting zoo, and even a haunted house later in the month when Festival of Fear begins. For more information on these and more options, read our full article on the best pumpkin patches around Victoria.

Crops vary per year, but typically early October they open to the public

Pictured: Pumpkin hunting at Michell's Farm

Galey Farms Festival of Fear

The Festival of Fear is one of the signature Halloween celebrations in Victoria for a valid reason. It doesn't matter if you are going for the Haunted House, Cornfield of Horror, the Crazy Train, Madame Isabella's Seanace, or Carnevil, we guarentee the whole family will have a scary good time. Just make sure you dress for the weather as many of the attractions are outside. Note that Carnevil is quite scary and rated PG13!

October 13th - 31st nightly from 6pm to 10pm
Galey Farms (4150 Blenkinsop Road)

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Ave

This fall Oak Bay Avenue will be transformed into a sea of orange. From the streetlights to the shop windows, pumpkins will take over this quaint village during the Halloween season. The star of the show will be Pumpkin Art on the Avenue, which features hundreds of pumpkin carvings set up in themes featuring cartoon characters, prime ministers, presidents, TV personalities, The Royal Family and more. The artistry is really quite spectacular! Entry is by donation, with proceeds going towards 

October 27th- 31st ; 5pm - 9pm 
Behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall (2167 Oak Bay Ave)

Victoria Ghostly Walk- Halloween Tours

Victoria Ghostly Walks is an exciting 90 minute walking tour of downtown Victoria, and every October they do a special Halloween Tour sure to be bigger and better than last year. Various activities have been prepared for the kids to make sure they have a scary good time! Your ghoulish guide will take you on a walk through Chinatown, Market Square, Trounce Alley, and Bastion Square, while telling you ghastly tales from Victoria's past. It's $35 as a family, otherwise $15 per adult, $8 per child, and $13 for students and seniors.

October 13th - 31st ; nightly at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm.
Main archway gate at Market Square (560 Johnson St)

Pumpkin Swim

This is a one-of-a-kind family event! Just as the name suggests... Yes, the pumpkins also go for a swim. There will fun lots of spooky and exciting games all Halloween themed, and at the end of the swim each family gets to take one of the pumpkins home to carve. A whole new spin on a u-pick pumpkin patch!

October 28th ; 1pm - 3pm
Esquimalt Recreation Centre (527 Fraser St)

Ballet Victoria Presents: Dracula

Have a young dancer in your household? Ballet Victoria is bringing to stage the vampire that started it all: Dracula! Get in the Halloween spirit with this eerily breathtaking production that will bite deeply into your soul. This show has been deemed kid-friendly, but of course, use your judgement as some dark themes will be present.

GET TICKETS (note that prices vary depending on seats)

October 27th & 28th at 7:30pm, and October 29th matinee at 2pm
McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). 

Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

On Halloween day, many communities put on Trick-or-Treat events where you little ones can dress up and go business to business to collect their treats! It's great for the youngsters who aren't ready to tackle the nighttime, or if you're just looking for a fun and safe alternative (or maybe you just want to do it all!).

Oak Bay Ave Trick Or Treating

Bring your little ones to Oak Bay Avenue Trick Or Treating on October 31 from 2 pm to 5 pm. On this spooky afternoon Oak Bay Avenue will be magically converted into a carnival with magicians, live music and eerie entertainment. We guarantee this will be fun for the whole family! 

Sidney Treat Street 

The downtown area will be transformed into Sidney's Treat Street this coming Halloween from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. The businesses in the area are preparing for the best trick or treat event and they are inviting all the little ghosts, goblins and princesses to participate in this family friendly Halloween event. Treat Street posters will be posted in the windows of participating stores. 

Truck Or Treat 

Calling all young pirates, princesses and super heroes to the Speedway Parking Lot for Truck Or Treat! From 5 pm to 8 pm on Halloween your kids will be able to decorate vehicles, and trick or treat from trunk to trunk. There is also a prize for the best decorated vehicle. So get creative! 

Looking for more things to do in Victoria that will get you and your fam into the holiday spirit? You can visit our popular Halloween Events Calendar page which is constantly getting updated with more great events.

Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!

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