Halloween is a big deal.
The sheer size and volume of Halloween decorations, party accessories, costumes and recipes creates more than just hype. Indeed, Halloween is now a season that is celebrated with vigor, and (even better), it’s celebrated in disguise.
Like any reputable season, there are events to attend and dress up for prior to the big night. So if you have shopped your little vampire’s heart out (or more impressively, sewed your angel’s wings), don those duds and take your Ninja Turtle or superhero to the Burnaby Village Museum. From October 25–27 the museum is transformed into a creepy ghost town. Check out the new shipment of eyeballs in the Optometrist’s shop. If you feel like someone is watching you, they probably are. The kids will love to practice some early trick-or-treating and little ones will love the unlimited carousel rides.
If your pirate has Jack Sparrow levels of bravery, draw your sword and enter the Dunbar Haunted House on Shaughnessy St. in Vancouver, where live actors scare the macaroni out of young and old alike. A community icon for the past decade, this is the last year for this spectacle. If you have always wanted to go, now is the time to make the trip. You won’t have another chance.
Happy Halloween. May you and your ghouls enjoy all the candy and frights that the season has to offer.