5 Halloween Experiences in Mississauga


Published October 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm


Anyone who is anyone will be partying hard this Halloween. Well, almost anyone who is anyone. Other people will be taking their kids trick or treating, and you know what? That’s noble — and good parenting. Others will be helping their mom hand out candy (me).

If you want to dance it up in a sexy costume, do something truly spooky or just enjoy All Hallows’ Eve at a casual pub, Mississauga has a ton of options. 

Here are five Halloween experiences to suit your fancy. 

5) With the Kiddies 

If you’re looking for good, clean fun, the city has got you covered. You can check out the Halloween Fun Skate at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre on Oct. 30, visit the kid-friendly Halloween Monster Mash at Celebration Square on Oct. 31, head to the Horror Movie Fest at the Central Library on Oct. 31 or visit the Halloween Haunted House at Lakeview Library (also on Oct. 31). 

4) If You’re Active 

Visit one of Mississauga’s many supposedly haunted homes, heritage sites or restaurants. We compiled a list of ghostly properties worth visiting on a spooky autumn night, and you can see our breakdown here and here. Even if you’re a realist who doesn’t care about lost specters wandering through historical gardens, you should be willing to suspend your disbelief for one chilly, spooky night of ghost hunting. You can hold your date when the wind whistles and birds flock from the creepy, old-timey chimney. Some places to check out? Harding House, Adamson Estate, Benares House and Franklin House (where you can have a drink while listening for the tragic moans of lost souls). You can probably also hit up a cemetery if you’re, like, into that or whatever. 

3) If You’re Wild 

If you’re between the ages of 19 and 25 (maybe 35 or even 45 if you’re awesome), you’re most likely looking for a club to party at. That’s cool. Halloween is for fishnets, knee-highs and jaw-dropping cleavage. Clubs welcome these outfits on the regular, so bring your spooky (or straight up sexy) A-game to My Apartment’s Halloween parties, &Co’s Halloween bashes or the Four Points by Sheraton Haunted Hotel Bash. You might get a best costume prize if you really do it up!

2) If You’re Classy as Fuq 

If you’re a top-notch baller with a taste for the finer things in life, you might want a little culinary class and mood lighting to go with your chic costume. If you want to pair your sensual Lady Gaga-as-the-Countess-on-American-Horror-Story costume with some vino, check out Halloween at the Haunted Mansion at Ten Restaurant and Wine Bar . If you live in the City Centre area and don’t want to drive, you can also check out Bier Markt’s Halloween party, which boasts live music and no cover charges. 

1) If You’re Casual 

If you want to get drunk but don’t really want to dance, you can party at a pub. If you decide to hit up iconic City Centre joint Failte, you can enjoy this year’s Pirate Halloween Party. The event boasts live music, no cover, free sampling, a cash prize for best costume and $5 “Captain and Cola” beverages. Abbey Road is also inviting you to celebrate Halloween with some pints, The Susan Wylde Band and prizes for best costume. Streetsville’s historical Franklin House pub is also hosting a Halloween party with a performance by the very appropriate Screaming Evil Blues Band.


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