It’s Spooky Season in Markham

It’s spooky season, which means it’s the time of year when ghouls and goblins come out for all the Halloween celebrations, and Markham has plenty! With a mixture of virtual and outdoor in-person events, there is the perfect Halloween event for you! Gather your family and friends for a scary good time!


Spooktacular Light Show

Fill up your car and drive on down to the Mount Joy GO Station where you will twist and turn down a 2km trail filled with witches, ghosts and skeletons waving at you as you drive by. The Spooktacular Light Show is a family-friendly and COVID-19 safe drive-thru event sure to give everyone a good time!

Dates: September 30 to November 7, 2021

Address: Mount Joy GO Station – 1801 Bur Oak Ave

Website: www.spooktacularlightshow.ca

Instagram: @spooktacularlightshow


Downtown Markham’s Pride of Canada Carousel

Pull out your favourite Halloween costume and head on down to the Pride of Canada Carousel located in Downtown Markham. All children who visit dressed up in their Halloween costume will get a free ride on the carousel! As well, all riders on the carousel get a little treat bag, and yes, that means all of us big kids, too!

Dates: October 30 to 31, 2021

Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd

Website: www.downtownmarkham.ca

Instagram: @downtownmarkham


Main Street Markham’s Virtual Costume Contest

Whether you are celebrating your first Halloween dressed up as a little pumpkin or a seasoned pro with an intricate homemade costume, Main Street Markham wants to see all of your Halloween Costumes! Submit your photos online to enter for a chance to win a spooky prize pack! This contest is open to children and adults of all ages. Check back on their website and social media accounts for more details.

Dates: October 21 to 31, 2021

Address: Virtual

Website: www.mainstreetmarkham.com/contests

Instagram: @markhammainstreet


Old Firehall Confectionery

If you’re looking for unique treats to have this holiday season, then you may want to stop by the Old Firehall Confectionery on Main Street Unionville. They offer many Halloween-themed goodies and have brought back their Halloween Boo Kits again this year! Pick from one of their pre-made kits, or customize the basket with your favourite treats!

Address: 170 Main St Unionville

Website: www.oldfirehallconfectionery.com

Instagram: @oldfirehallconfectionery


Passion for Desserts

If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a fun Halloween activity, order a Halloween Kit from Passion for Desserts. These kits are perfect for people of all ages and come with everything you need to make the most Instagrammable creations! Choose from cookies, a spooky house, and fall shortbread stacks to get into spooky season.

Address: 6545 Hwy 7

Website: www.passionfordesserts.com

Instagram: @passionfordesserts


Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns

No Halloween is complete without picking out the perfect pumpkin and carving it into a scary Jack-O-Lantern to put on display for all the Trick or Treaters on Halloween night. Visit one of many places in Markham to find the perfect pumpkin to decorate your front door!

The Village Grocer
Address: 4476 16th Ave
Website: www.thevillagegrocer.com
Instagram: @thevillagegrocer

19th Ave Farmer’s Market
Address: 2931 19th Ave
Website: www.toptomatofoods.com/19th-avenue-farmers-market/
Instagram: @19thavenuefarmersmarket

Reesor’s Farm
Address: 10825 Ninth Line
Website: www.reesors.ca/pyo-pumpkins
Instagram: @reesorsfarmmarket

Carma Farms
Address: 11471 Ninth Line
Website: www.carmafarms.com
Instagram: @carmafarms

Judy’s Tropical Garden
Address: 7297 Reesor Rd
Website: www.judystropicalgarden.com
Instagram: @judystropicalgarden

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