12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, October 29

Oct 27 2017, 8:35 pm

Sunday has arrived!

From spooky-themed events to so much more, make the most the last day of the weekend!


What: This October, you’re invited to visit one of the most terrifying haunted houses in Montreal. Back for its third year, Malefycia is even creepier than before, with this year’s theme being ‘Creepy Care Clinic.’ For just under an hour, you can wander through the horrifying rooms where you’ll be forced to deal with frightening scenarios.

Where: Angus Street in Montreal’s Rosemont area
When: Until October 31

Harry Potter Brunch

Attention Muggles, “He who must not be named” has been spotted in Montreal… at brunch of all places. For two days in October, the Wizard’s Brunch is back at Les Intraitables for a special Harry Potter-themed, costumed brunch affair in advance of Halloween.

Where: Les Intraitables, 150 Notre-Dame Street Est, Montreal
When: Sunday, October 29

The Great Pumpkin Ball

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by attending the Great Pumpkin Ball, where you’ll find hundreds of decorated pumpkins. Attendees will also find pumpkin decorating contests, play zones and lots of other Halloween activities for the little ones.

Where: Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Now until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Halloween at the McCord Museum

Get ready for three days of Halloween fun at the McCord Museum. From Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29, join the museum for magical Halloween events.

Where: McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St W
When: Sunday, October 29


What: If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, then you NEED to check out Pumpkinferno, an insane pumpkin lantern festival just an hour and a half from Montreal. The Award-winning Pumpkinferno festival is an annual event taking place in Upper Canada Village that features over 150 themed pumpkin displays made up of over 7,000 hand carved pumpkins. If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit, you definitely need to check out Pumpkinferno.

Where: Upper Canada Village
When: Until Sunday, October 29

Free Movie and Free BIXI Sunday

Celebrate the last free BIXI Sunday with a free movie night on October 29.

The Beaubien and du Parc cinemas would like to invite BIXI riders to come down for a special showing of the film Loving Vincent on Sunday at 7 pm. 

Where: The Beaubien and du Parc cinemas
When: Sunday, October 29


The ever so popular Alt-J will be performing at Place Bell in Laval this fall following the release of their third album, Relaxer.

Where: Place Bell, 1950 Claude-Gagné Road
When: Sunday, October 29, 8 pm
Tickets: Available online from $35.25

The Great Wizardry Fest

Montreal is hosting a giant wizard festival as part of the city’s three-day Halloween festivities.On Sunday, October 29, the Place des Festivals will be transformed into a Magic Village where wizards young and old can gather for a day of magic and merriment.

Where: Place des Festivals
When: Sunday, October 29

Haunted Montreal Ghost Walks

Explore the spooky history of Mount Royal, Griffentown, and downtown.

Haunted Montreal was created by historian, teacher, actor and Concordia alumnus Donovan King. When Haunted Montreal collects enough ghost stories about one geographical location, it creates a new ghost walk and hires professional actors to dramatize the creepy tales.

Where: Guests must meet at various locations based on the tour they choose. Check website for details.
When: Various dates depending on the tour. Check website for details.

La Ronde Fright Fest

What: Fright Fest, is back for another terrifying year. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner, as the dark of night washes over the park.

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald St.
When: Until October 31

Gardens of Light

Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Barbie Expo

What: Come and check out the world’s largest Barbie exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature Barbies of various ethnicities, dressed in traditional clothes, as well as great Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc.). A separate section is reserved for haute-couture dolls, which have been dressed by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and many more notable names from the fashion industry.

Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street,
When: Now until December 31

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