Halloween in Hamilton

Posted in Holidays & Special Events

Something wicked this way comes. From family-friendly events to something that will scare your socks off, find your Halloween inspiration in Hamilton.

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Halloween Howl at HCA

October 20, 2018, 3 – 6 p.m.(with movie screening to follow)

Enjoy hayrides, a bouncy castle, treat bag decorating, a bonfire with marshmallows for roasting and free hot chocolate at the annual Halloween Howl at Fifty Point Conservation Area. Cap off your day with a film screening of Hocus Pocus starting at 6 p.m. (don’t forget your blankets and chairs). Costumes welcome!.


Hamilton Ghost Walks

Various dates


Explore Hamilton’s most haunted places by night throughout October. Tour  the city’s spookiest downtown streets, dark alleys and storied old buildings including the mysterious Scottish Rite castle-like mansion. Uncover some killer connections to murderous mysteries with these Ghost Walks and Dark History Tours.

Haunted Halloween at Westfield Heritage Village

October 26 to 27, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 pm


Photo by Lisa Hunter

For these two evenings only, Westfield’s already beautiful wooded trails are being transformed into a magical nighttime experience to explore by lantern and moonlight. Enjoy a pumpkin walk, sparkling illuminated forest and unique Fairy Village. This year, a miniature Night Circus will feature beautifully dressed Edwardian acrobats, carnival games and magic tricks.

BOOS & CRUISE: Halloween Party Cruise

October 26 and 27, 2018, 8 to 11 p.m.

Cruise the Hamilton Harbour Queen on the Harbour of Horrors! Enter the costume contest for chances to win free cruises and goodies. Spooky snacks included.


Marz Homes Family Concert – Halloween Spooktacular

October 28, 2018, 2 p.m.

Bring the family for this spooky concert of Halloween-y favourites including Michael Jackson’s ThrillerThe Imperial March from Star Wars and more. Join Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra performers in dressing up in your Halloween costume.

Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Pumpkin patchMake unforgettable Halloween family memories at one of Hamilton’s many farms all decked out for the  season.  In a city that’s more than two thirds rural, there’s no shortage of options. Just a few highlights include Dyment Farms, home to a huge pumpkin patch, haunted house, corn mazes, wagon rides and spectacular views along the Niagara Escarpment and Merry Farms with endless kid-friendly activities including their famous inflatable pumpkin pad.

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