Too old for trick-or-treating? Not satisfied by Halloween parties? Fear not, Vancouver is full of fun and spooky activities for you to get into the Halloween spirit! Ranging from theatre shows to parades, here are five fun things to do in Vancouver this Halloween.
Craving a thrilling and unique theatre experience this Halloween season? Check out Alley Theatre’s Three Stories Up, which is performed in complete darkness. Listen carefully for what happens next as a cop tries to solve her husband’s murder.
Inspired by film noir, World War II, and the original book Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, this dark show follows Victor Frankenstein, a young doctor, who after leaving the Nazi medical experiments, tries to make peace with the horrors he has witnessed by trying to bring people back from the dead.
Be simultaneously delighted and disgusted by the Freak Show at the Big Rock Urban Brewery as you sip on a pint of their Dark & Creepy Pumpkin Porter and watch Vancouver’s Burn the Dragon perform grotesque fan favourites, such as glass walking, fire juggling, board of nails, and much more! Music entertainment provided by Steady Teddy and K-Train Babies and the Wheelgrinders!
Presented by The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, the Parade of Lost Souls is back to haunt the streets of Commercial Drive. With this year’s theme celebrating The Wild, you are encouraged to follow your instincts and turn yourself into a “wild thing.” Stick around after the parade to check out the Lost Souls After Party at the Legion on Commercial Drive, but be sure to buy your tickets online beforehand, as they don’t sell them at the door!
In collaboration with the Vancouver International Puppet Festival, the Museum of Anthropology will be hosting a shadow puppet workshop with local puppeteer Jeny Cassady. Come learn about the art of performing with shadows and make your own shadow puppets – just in time for Halloween!