Halloween in Oakville for 2016 – Here is what’s happening!

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Halloween in Oakville for 2016 – Here is what’s happening!
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Halloween is always a great time to enjoy Oakville. There are haunted houses and ghost walks. Whether you are a grandparent, parent or child, there is something for everyone to partake in. So stock up on those treats and enjoy Halloween in Oakville for 2016.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Something to think about when you are setting up your decorations to ensure all the children who visit your door are looked after: put out a Teal Pumpkin. The Teal Pumpkin project encourages families to have food or items that are hypo-allergenic, and for children to know that what they receive is safe for them.

teal pumpkin

Click on the image above to find out more about the Teal Pumpkin Project in Canada.

Here is a list of all the fun things to do in Oakville’s celebration of Halloween:

Solingate Manor: October 20, 2015 to October 31, 2015
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
If you haven’t yet made the trip to 111 Solingate Drive in October, you are certainly missing Oakville’s finest display of ghosts, goblins, witches and a wealth of Halloween treats. The reason this home has become such a Halloween success is that Mr. Wirtz has made it his passion each October to bring smiles and awe inspiring stares to the children of his neighborhood (and their parents). The home is on Solingate Drive just north of Lakeshore Road West and East of 3rd Line. Donations are accepted for the Oakville Foodshare Program.

The Ghosts of Olde Oakville Walks: October 25, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Ghost walks take approximately one hour and there are one to three walks offered per night, which are sponsored by the Oakville Historical Society. This is an extremely popular event so please contact the Society at (905) 844-2695 for tickets. Tickets are also available online.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: October 29 to 31, 2016
This cult classic was replayed last year at Film.ca to celebrate Halloween and all the craziness that comes with it. This year the film will be shown over 3 days at several different times. If you haven’t seen this, it really is a must. Tickets are available at Film.ca.

Halloween Movie: Halloween Town: Sunday October 30, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Looking for something fun to do with the kids aged 6 to 12 on Halloween weekend? The Junior Optimist Club of Oakville is showing the Disney movie HalloweenTown at the Auditorium of the Oakville Central Library on Sunday, October 30th, 2:30 to 4:30. Admission is free with the donation of any piece of new winter clothing from warm socks to sweatshirts or jackets for children age 6 to 12 needed here in Oakville. Wear that Halloween costume and there will be prizes for best costume age 6 to 8, 9 to 12, and best homemade costume any age. The movie is recommended for children age 6 to 12 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monster March: Sunday, October 30, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This is a family-friendly event. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and come on down to downtown Oakville. The Monster March starts around 1pm and completes a short walk (approx. 1km) to help raise awareness for The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids Hospital.

YMCA Halloween Dance: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: St. Pauls United Church
Ages: 1 to 13
To celebrate Halloween, we’re inviting our community to join us for a special Halloween dance party at St. Paul’s Church! We’ll have a costume contest, raffle prizes, face-painting, crafts and games. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale, along with a variety of baked goods. Proceeds to St. Paul’s Church and the YMCA Strong Kids campaign.

The Tiny Tots Halloween Parade: Monday, October 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to Noon
This is an annual event put together by the merchants of Downtown Oakville starting at the Towne Square where a wonderful witch greets the tots with a friendly cackle. Babies to preschoolers are dressed up in an assortment of fantastic costumes. Moms, Dads & Grandparents delight as they stroll along Lakeshore Road with their children and grandchildren. The merchants provide treats for all the children along the route which culminates at the Towne Square.

Oakville’s Haunted Manor: Saturday, October 31, 2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oakville’s Mike Wilson invites trick or treaters young and old to get freaked out as he presents his annual Haunted House at 119 Walby Drive in Oakville. The haunted house will run from 6-9 p.m. and will take place rain or shine. Admission is by donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Pumpkin Parade 2013, Photo Credit: Oakville News

Pumpkin Parade 2013, Photo Credit: Oakville News

Pumpkin Parade: Tuesday, November 1, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Don’t hide your pumpkin carving talent at home, but bring is down to Westwood Park (Kerr Street & Bond Street) and show it off. The West River Residents Association has adopted the event from the Kerr Village BIA. At 7:30 PM there will be prizes to be had in a number of categories. Who knows you just might win.


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