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10 Things to Do for Halloween 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 1 November 2017
Looking for a spooky adventure on your visit to Halifax? We’ve got the list of the best Halloween activities in the city.
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Halloween Thriller

Dance the night away at Pacifico Nightclub’s Halloween Thriller party, complete with a photo booth and oxygen bar. Costumes are mandatory, and the party kicks off at 10 pm. Tickets are available online and range from $10–15.

Pacifico Nightclub, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 422 3633

Zombie Walk

Kick off the Halloween celebrations early with Halifax’s annual Zombie Walk, taking place on October 1st. Participants in this free public event will shuffle through the streets in their zombie getup, and prizes are given out for categories such as best costume, best family, and best shuffle and groan.

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Halloween Parade

Strut your stuff in Hal-Con’s Halloween Parade. In addition to an hour walk through the city’s downtown, prizes are awarded for costumes in categories such as Most Colourful, Best Spirit, and Best Overall. The event will run from 10:00 am–12:30 pm on October 28th. This event is a great one for both participants and spectators.

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Dinner at Five Fishermen

Five Fishermen sits inside one of the oldest buildings in the city, and there have been multiple reports of ghost sightings and paranormal activity at this downtown seafood restaurant. It’s not surprising either, as the building used to house a morgue, which took in bodies from both the Halifax Explosion and the Titanic!

Five Fishermen, 1740 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 422 4421

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Haunted Tours and Ghost Walks

Check out one of the city’s many ghost walks to get a tour of the local haunted hot spots. Popular tours include Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour, the Halifax Ghost Walk, and Tattle Tours Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax.

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Science, Spirits, and Boos

Mix science with spirits at The Discovery Centre’s Halloween party. With experiments, costume contests, live star show, DJ, drinks, and cash bar, this is a guaranteed good time. The party runs from 7 pm–11 pm on October 28th. Advanced tickets are $15, and tickets at the door are $17.

The Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 492 4422

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Fear the Darkness Haunted House

Not for the faint of heart, the Fear the Darkness Haunted House is a frighteningly fun experience for all ages. In addition to regular haunted house fixtures, you’ll also experience their 3D Fright Elevator, a simulated elevator experience, the 3D Vortex and much more. If that’s not enough, check out the Buried Alive ride outside the House for a chance to ride in a coffin.

The House is open October 5th–7th, 12th–15th, 19th–22nd and 26th–31st from 6:30 pm–9:30 pm. Admission is $12.

Fear the Darkness Haunted House, 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, +1 902 461 4698

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Riverbreeze Fear Farm

Located an hour from Halifax, you’ll find the Riverbreeze Fear Farm. With attractions including the Mortuary, the Phobia Room, the Farm House, and the Haunted Corn Maze, this is one of the scariest ways we can think of to celebrate Halloween.

The Farm House opens on September 30th and runs every Friday and Saturday until the end of October. Tickets start at $25, which grants access to any three attractions.

Riverbreeze Fear Farm, 108 W North River Rd, Upper Onslow, NS, Canada, +1 902 895 6541

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Costume Party at Hatfield Farm

Dress up in your finest and head out to Hatfield Farm for their annual Halloween Costume Party. Enjoy a spooky hayride, delicious dinner, campfire, and dance party.

The event runs from 7:30 pm–midnight on October 28th. Tickets are $49+ tax.

Hatfield Farm, 1840 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains, NS, Canada, +1 902 835 5676

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Adamson Haunted House

The annual Adamson Haunted House is a great event for all ages, with all proceeds going to the IWK Children’s Hospital. With an outdoor graveyard and 1,500-square-foot house, you’ll find everything from vampires and zombies to giant rats and spiders. Stay tuned for upcoming info on dates and times.

Adamson Haunted House, 183 Richardson Dr., Fall River, NS, Canada