How to Halloween in York Region

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins are gearing up to slither out into the night and provide frights and fun.


People are eager to get outside and start exploring all the great things to do in YDH. But don't's still important to stay safe while you are having fun supporting our local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased) or you want to come for a visit, we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.

Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.

Halloween is just around the corner. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins are gearing up to slither out into the night and provide frights and fun. York region have stepped up en masse and put their creepy heads together to delivered some pretty fantastic and frightening experiences that will have you thrilled and chilled.

Halloween Nights of Lights

Richmond Hill GO (Yonge & Major Mac) 6 Newkirk Rd

Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2C5

Kids in Dark on Halloween

With more than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights animated and synchronized to our favourite Halloween songs and themes, the Halloween Nights of Lights is truly an immersive experience that you can drive through from the safety of your vehicle. It is an event for all ages, so come one and all, young and old, and prepare to be dazzled. This event takes place from October 1st – 31st, on select nights, and tickets must be purchased in advance with prices beginning at $25 per car for up to two people.

This year, with COVID-19, Improve Canada wants to make sure we all keep each other safe. They request that all attendees travel with members of their own family only, and that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 stay home. Staff will assist you with rescheduling your adventure once you are well. Guests are asked to remain in their vehicles at all time, and tickets will be scanned through your closed car windows.

To purchase your tickets and for more information, visit the Nights of Lights website here.

Ghost Walks at the Village

1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.,

Toronto, ON M3J 2P3

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Step back in time to the 1860s for a premium small group bubble tour, which features some of the oldest buildings in the city. It is the perfect setting for a creepy experience, and the spine-tingling stories will only add to the Halloween fun.

Book a private tour for up to 16 participants on weekends through the end of November, with prices beginning at $24.99. Check out Black Creek’s website for more information. Advanced reservations are required.

Story by Katherine Ryalen

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