Mississauga hosts plenty of Halloween fun over the next few days

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Published October 28, 2021 at 8:54 am

As Halloween fast approaches, there are still a few spooky and fun things to do around the city to mark the occasion. 

First off, if you’re looking to do something with the kids this morning (Oct. 28), Mississauga Library is hosting an outdoor Halloween Storytime at Port Credit Memorial Arena starting at 10:30 a.m.  

The event is for children of all ages and no registration is needed. 

Until Sunday, Halloween Monster Tales takes place at Celebration Square in the City Centre at various times daily. This event brings three popular Halloween-inspired stories to life. 

Organizers invite kids to dress up in their monster tails to explore some favourite monster tales: 

  • Monsters 101 by Cale Atkinson 
  • The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers 
  • Bob’s Hungry Ghost by Genevieve Cote 

Visitors will be transported into each imaginative story through larger-than-life illustrated story walks and immersive photo ops.  

While on site, be sure to check out the onscreen storytimes hosted by children’s programmers from Mississauga Library, and participate in one of three scavenger hunts at the Square. 

Meanwhile, Halloween Harvest takes place this Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at Bradley Museum, located in Meadow Wood Park in Clarkson. 

Halloween is a holiday based on ancient harvest customs, but did you know its most familiar traditions like trick-or-treating were created only in the last 100 years?  

Bradley Museum invites visitors to put on their costumes and participate in old-fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions. Groups will travel around the site visiting activity stations where they’ll enjoy heritage demonstrations, physically distanced games and warm apple cider. 

Visitors are also urged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank. 

Parking is available on Orr Rd. Accessible parking is available on site. 

Event safety protocol: 

  • Visitors must register for an event ticket; drop-in visitors cannot be accommodated at this time 
  • Visitors are required to self-screen upon entry to Museums of Mississauga 
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask while on site 
  • The Museums of Mississauga are sanitized on a regular basis by museum staff 

Also, the Haunting of Square Manor, a “horrifying” and socially distanced walk-through haunted house show, runs until Oct. 31 at Square One Shopping Centre. 

Visitors can meet a host of horrifying characters including zombies, creepy clowns and ghouls, in addition to a cabin in the woods and much more. 

The haunted house is located in Parking Lot 5, Level C, at Square One.   

Ticket cost $33.70. 

No matter what your plans are in the coming days, Ontario public health officials remind people to follow guidelines and regulations for social gatherings, both indoors and outdoors. Limit for indoor gatherings is 25 and 100 people for outdoor gatherings. 

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