5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, October 24

Oct 24 2016, 1:29 pm

From the Off the Hook Boutique launch party at the new Hotel William Gray to the Gardens of Light, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

What: The day is finally here! The official launch party for OTH’s second store, located at 421 rue Saint-Vincent in Old Montreal is on tonight. Come and discover the new space, enjoy a few cocktails, lose yourself in the musical selection of Nicky Raisinz and DJ Cosmo, and shop their latest collection, proudly made in Canada in collaboration with Barbarian.
When: October 24 at 7:30 pm
Where: Hotel William Gray

Visit the Montreal Botanical Garden’s Gardens of Light

What: Gardens of Light is back by popular demand at the Montreal Botanical Garden. As of September 2nd, the gardens will be lit up at dusk, inviting Montrealers to stroll along the paths guided by stunning multi-coloured lanterns. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese gardens, this year’s Gardens of Light will tell the story of the Son of Heaven, the Chinese Emperor.
When: September 2 to October 31, every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Play a Halloween-themed escape game at A/MAZE

What: Put your brain to the test this Halloween at Montreal’s very own escape room game centre, A/MAZE. A/MAZE will challenge you in more ways than you thought possible, and there’s only one way to escape: by solving the puzzle. In a limited amount of time, you’ll have to find clues, crack codes, and solve problems. And as if A/MAZE weren’t already scary enough, each year they add a special Halloween edition to their list of terrifying brain puzzlers.
When: Monday to Thursday 2 to 10 pm, Friday to Sunday 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Various locations

Get spooked at the Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

What: The Smitheman Family Haunted Yard is the spookiest attraction in the West Island. Entrance is by donation and all proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Prepare to be scared out of your wits by the incredible decor at this haunted attraction. There will be swamp monsters, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, witches, and of course, lots of candy.
When: October 22-31, 6 to 9 pm
Where: 116 Maywood Ave., Pointe Claire

Check out Railway Ghosts at ExpoRail

What: For two weeks in October, ExpoRail is going to be completely transformed. Filled with bats, spiders, ghosts, and skeletons, ExpoRail is celebrating Halloween in all its glory. In addition to the fun decor (yes, they’ll even be decorating the trains), children are invited to participate in arts and crafts workshops such as the making of a Halloween mask.
When: Now to November 1
Where: Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St.