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8 family-friendly Halloween events in Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 09, 2015 1:00 pm

Perfect for children young and old, take a look at some of Calgary’s best family-friendly Halloween events.

Creepy Creatures Sleepover at the Zoo

  • What: A Halloween-themed sleepover at the Calgary Zoo is sure to delight the kids as they learn about the creepy creatures that keep them up at night. Costumes are welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary
  • When: Saturday, October 17; 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Monster Mash-Up at TELUS Spark

  • What: Halloween gets a scientific flare at the the Monster Mash-Up weekend event taking place at the TELUS Spark Science Centre. Activities include science demonstrations, pumpkin decorating, dancing, crafts and more.
  • Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive N.E., Calgary
  • When: Saturday, October 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thrill the World – Thriller Dance

  • What: Join as hundreds attempt to break the world record for most number of people doing a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Learn the dance, register, dress as a zombie and how up on October 24.
  • Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Road S.E., Calgary
  • When: Saturday, October 24; 2 p.m.

Ghouls’ Night Out

  • What: Perfect for families with children aged three to nine, Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park provides all the quintessential Halloween attractions such as decorations, storytelling and crafts, dancing the Monster Mash and all sorts of Halloween characters.
  • Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
  • When: Saturday, October 24, Sunday, October 25, Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30; 6 to 9 p.m.

Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

  • What: The Corn Maze and Fun Farm has everything you need to celebrate Halloween and autumn: a pumpkin patch, exciting corn maze, pony rides, crafts and candy.
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
  • When: October 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 24, 25; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flashlight Nights and Freaky Fridays

  • What: Explore the corn mazes at night with flashlights, go on a creepy tractor ride and if you’re brave enough travel through the two haunted houses at Cobb’s Corn Maze and Family Fun Park.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze and Family Fun Park – 1500 84th Street N.E., Calgary
  • When: Fridays in October; 5 to 9 p.m.

Little Spooks Halloween Skate

  • What: Skate along with this Halloween event, including treats, hot chocolate and more activities.
  • Where: Trio Centre for Family Wellness – 11150 Bonaventure Drive S.E., Calgary
  • When: Friday, October 30

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • What: Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas plays on the big screen behind the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s live soundtrack performance.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue S.E., Calgary
  • When: Saturday, October 31; 8 p.m.

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