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posted by: Deluxe Inn Toronto on: October 17, 2021

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to plan how you’re going to spend it. From an after hours lantern tour in the dark to a family-friendly drive-thru light show, check out the top three Halloween events happening in Toronto this year.

Fort York After Hours: Lantern Tours

As one of Toronto’s oldest locations, you can bet that there are some eerie stories associated with Fort York. Learn all about the spooky history of this Toronto landmark at Fort York After Hours: Lantern Tours. Over the course of a 90-minute tour, you will hear chilling tales of a haunted lighthouse, the bloody Battle of York, and perhaps even a few ghost stories as you explore a nearby military cemetery. The tour is outdoors and is not recommended for children under 8 years old. Tickets can be purchased online, with lantern tours taking place at 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm on October 28th, 29th, and 30th. 

Spooktacular Light Show

The creators of last year’s Journey of Enchantment bring you the first-ever edition of the Spooktacular Light Show, a special Halloween event! This drive-thru Halloween light show promises to be like nothing you’ve seen before. Suitable for the whole family, the Spooktacular Light Show is set up in two GTA locations: the Meadowvale GO station in Mississauga and the Mount Joy GO station in Markham. Drive through an illuminated pumpkin tunnel and marvel at over 1.5 million lights and animated displays, all set up along a 2 kilometre route. Even better, proceeds of the event are being donated to three local charities: Sick Kids Foundation, OPACC – Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer, and Toronto Animal Services.

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Is it really Halloween without being scared out of your mind at Canada’s Wonderland? We don’t think so. Thankfully, the theme park’s famous Halloween Haunt event is back for 2021. Prepare to be terrified by live monster encounters, horrifying mazes, haunted attractions, and immersive scare zones. Some of this year’s scare zones include CarnEvil, Forest of Fear, Gates of Terror, Streets of the Undead, and The Farmstead (the latter two of which are new). Tickets can be purchased online and start at $31.99. 


If you’re going to be in Toronto this Halloween, then be sure to attend any of the festive events above. And if you need a place to stay during your trip, you’re always welcome at the Deluxe Inn Toronto.