Halloween has gone from once being a fun event for kids to becoming one of the biggest party events of the year. And Niagara Falls, as ever, is a great epicentre for Halloween celebrations and activities.
Niagara Falls Halloween Activities
For the past fourteen years, one of the flagship events for Halloween in Niagara has been the annual performance at the ‘Oh Canada Eh?’ dinner theatre. Every year the fundraiser performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – a suitable adults-only rendering of the cult classic film – draws full crowds across multiple weekends.
But theatre and performance isn’t limited to the stage. Down in Fort Erie the All Hallow’s Eve tours have become an iconic ghost tour for the region, drawing upon tales of the time when the fort was the site of a brutal battle during the War of 1812. Closer to the falls, other ghost tours include Drummond Hill Cemetery or the tours at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
More family-friendly events can be found across the region. Safari Niagara, between Niagara Falls and Fort Erie, have their Boo at the Zoo two-day event, where visitors trick-or-treat their way around the 150-acre zoo grounds.
Tourist District Fun
For anyone daring, it’s a great time of year to visit Niagara’s regular spooky attractions. The Nightmares Fear Factory is the most well-known one – great for groups or for lone daredevils, it’s a Clifton Hill based experience. Or head out along Lundy’s Lane and look for the red barn – that’s the home of Haunt Manor Hayrides and Haunted Houses, that’s open for business in September and October. It’s an elaborate experience with actors, effects and a variety of attractions.
Aside from these larger publicised events, take a stroll down the main streets of Niagara and you’ll barely be able to go more than a few steps without tripping over something Halloween-related. The big dance clubs like Club Mardi Gras and Rumours all have Halloween events lined up. Many casual diners like the iconic Boston Pizza will have family-friendly holiday events.
And these are just the tip of the pumpkin-coloured iceberg (which, incidentally, will be the colour of the falls that Niagara Falls will be illuminated on Halloween). Head out on Hallow’s Eve, either to one of the destinations above or to find your own scares, and enjoy the party.
While enjoying Halloween in Niagara Falls visit the Marriott on the Falls, the closest hotel to Niagara Falls. Enjoy a late night appetizer, indulge in a pumpkin flavoured drink at Starbucks or even stay the evening with our inclusive Niagara Falls Hotel Packages