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Since Halloween happens to fall on a Thursday this year, there are festive events happening before, after and on the big day. Whether you’re ready to get scared this weekend or be patient and wait until next, there are plenty of horrifying parties happening right here for you to dress up and attend in style. Here is your guide to all the hottest, spooky things happening this Halloween in and around YYC.
Now until November 2nd
Prepare to be scared at a whole new level this year at New Horizon Mall in Balzac. Imagine: 20,000 square feet covered with immersive, theatrical displays designed specifically to make you jump out of your skin. Hold your date tight this Halloween, because you’re going to need the extra support!
Available dates: October 25th, 26th, 31st, November 1st, 2nd
October 26th @ National on 10th
Where to go on Halloween weekend but your favourite downtown bar?! National will be hosting a throwback Halloween party set in multiple eras for you to wander in and out of. Maybe you’re lovin’ the 70s in the Bourbon Room, but don’t forget to check out ’80s in the bowling alley and 90s on the main floor. Drinks, prizes and fresh beats playing all night long here at National on 10th.
October 26th from 7-9:30pm
Bring your phone, a wicked costume and you’re set for this sexy night out. Mix and mingle once you get to the party and secretly pick the people you’d like to get to know better on your phone. You will then be paired up with small groups of people to hang out, chat and play mysterious games. Why not try a new take on speed dating this Halloween, so you better dress to impress!
October 31st @ 8pm
The Rec Room presents another unforgettable night as you dress up and play games all night long in a fun group setting while the drinks just keep on comin’. Grab all your pals and dress to the nines because there will be a costume contest amongst the madness – may the spookiest contestant win!
$20 SCENE Member Advance / $25 Advance / $30 Door
Why not hit them all, YYC?! Plan out your weekends and then hit the town in your Halloween best.
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.