Brinkworth DungeonOct. 14 to 31
Walk through a 3,000 sq. foot haunted mansion with dozens of handmade figures, featuring Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and a headless bride. Donations to the Langley Food Bank welcome. 22260 48 Ave.
Haunted GraveyardOct. 24 to 31
The Steger family has transformed their front yard into a haunted graveyard, complete with zombies, ghosts, skeletons, a werewolf and a vampire. Open 5 p.m. till late, 4683 204 St. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash for Sources Langley Food Bank. Last year’s event raised more than 500 pounds of food, and $600 cash.
Boo at the Zoo Oct. 28 to 31
Join the Greater Vancouver Zoo, 5048 264 St., for some spooktacular fun during Boo at the Zoo. Featuring a Haunted House in the Animalasium, a costume contest parade (1 p.m.) and spooky night walking safari (4:30 and 5:30 p.m.). Children ages 12 and under dressed in costume receive free admission on Oct. 31, and free admission Oct. 28 to 30 if they participate in the costume parade. Additional tickets are required for the spooky safari. For more info call 604-856-6825 or click here.
Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls Oct. 29
Lots of ghoulish fun at the Langley Centennial Museum’s Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls: A Halloween Fun Fest, featuring face-painting, games, a scavenger hunt, mystery specimen game, colouring contest and crafts. Cost is $10 for a family of four. Register at recexpress.tol.ca. Enter barcode 495466 for the 10 a.m. to noon program; or barcode 495467 for the 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. program.
Family Fun Oct. 29 and 30
The Township of Langley’s Halloween Family Fun Event takes place Oct. 29 at West Langley Hall, 9308 208 St. from 10 a.m. to noon, and Oct. 30 at WC Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy, from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids ages one to six can wear their costumes and enjoy craft making, cookie decorating and story time. Cost is $2. Registration is recommended. Call 604-533-6170 or 604-882-0408. Kids must be accompanied by someone age 16 or over.
Halloween Hoot at the Fort Oct. 29 and 30
Arrrrrr you ready to celebrate Halloween with Pirate Magician Gary Savard inside Fort Langley National Historic Site? Watch a family-friendly magic show at 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. Before or after the show, trick-or-treat at four of the fort buildings, make a craft, visit the spooky servants quarters and get your face painted in the cooperage. Geared toward young families, come dressed in costumes. Cost is $11.70 for adults (aged 17 and up), $6.30 for children (aged 3 to 16) and free for for annual pass holders and kids aged 2 and under. Event is on Oct. 29 and 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Advanced tickets are available, and come with reserved seating for the magic shows. Tickets at the door will include general seating, as available. Buy tickets online here.
Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 30
Come to the Laughing Stock Ranch, 24555 32 Ave., for an afternoon of Halloween fun, featuring pony rides through haunted trails, a petting zoo, bouncy castle, photo booth, costume contest (winner receives a birthday party at the ranch), craft table, needle in the haystack room, silent auction, games and more. Event is on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for kids, free for adults. Visit laughingstockranch.ca for more info.
Trick or Treat Parade Oct. 31
Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Trick-Or-Treat Parade takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween night. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. near Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, Sears (interior) and Simply Computing. Cost is $2 (cash only), with proceeds going to the Langley School District Foundation. Open to children 12 and under.
Trunk or Treat Oct. 31
The fourth annual Trunk or Treat event takes place at the Al Anderson Pool parking lot, 4949 207 St., on Halloween night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring 14 decorated cars, with trunks full of candy, kids can visit each station and enjoy hot chocolate, photos and more. This is a safe and friendly (non-scary) Halloween event for families hosted by the Langley Evangelical Free Church. A second event is also being held in Surrey at the Hillcrest Elementary School parking lot, 18599 65 Ave.
Say BOO to Tooth Decay Nov. 3
Douglas Park Dental wants to buy back your Halloween candy. Bring your treats to their office, 20571 Douglas Cres., on Thursday, Nov. 3 between 3 and 5 p.m., and they will pay you $5 per pound (limit of 3 pounds). There will also be an iPad raffle. Call 604-534-4614 for more.
Halloween fun in nearby communities
Potters House of Horrors Oct. 1 to 31 Surrey
Two haunted houses with twice the terror and twice the fun. Potter’s House of Horrors features the Monstrosity House and the Swampin’ Slaughterhouse, located at 12530 72nd Ave. Lil Haunters (ages 12 and under) open from 4 to 7 p.m., family hour (all ages) open from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and regular ultra-scary show open from 7 to 10 p.m. Ticket available online at pottershouseofhorrors.com.
Sandpiper Sanitarium Oct. 29 to 31 Abbotsford
The third annual haunted house for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is open Oct. 29 to 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at 3037 Sandpiper Dr., Abbotsford. This year’s theme is a zombie hospital. A suggested minimum donation of $2 per person, or $10 per family to benefit Canuck Place.
Thriller Mob Oct. 29Surrey
Thrill the World is coming to the Cloverdale Youth Park, 6188 176 St. on Oct. 29. Open to dancers of all ages and abilities, this event takes place around the world simultaneously, with the goal of breaking the world record for most people dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at the same time. Last year over 6,400 zombies in 22 countries took part. Registration is at 1 p.m., global thrill time is 3 p.m. For more info and dance instructions, click here.
Thriller Mob Oct. 31 Vancouver
Local filmmaker Silver Kim is asking members of the public to put on their dancing shoes and head to Vancouver for a flash mob of the “world’s largest thriller dance.” Instructional videos are available online to learn the classic Michael Jackson dance, which will be performed at 6 p.m. at a downtown Vancouver location that is yet to be announced. The dance will be filmed and made into a parody music video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, as a part of a larger Transmedia storytelling project. Kim’s hope is that enough performers will come out to break a Guinness world record. To participate, register here or visit facebook.com/resistantvirus.