Where to celebrate Halloween in Richmond

If you’re looking to celebrate Halloween, events are scheduled across Richmond this weekend through to next Wednesday.

“These low cost or free events offered by the City and its partners continue to build a great sense of community spirit,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release. “Richmond continues to be a leader in providing high quality and safe Halloween experiences for all ages.”  

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Friday, Oct. 26

12 to 2 p.m.: Halloween party at Thompson Community Centre

Dress up in a costume for this slightly spooky-themed party with games, crafts and snacks. Price includes snacks for children only. Parent participation required.

8:15 to 9:30 p.m.: $2 Halloween youth skate

Skate under special lighting at Minoru Arenas to a mix of fun music, including Halloween tunes. $2 entry plus skate rental costs.

Saturday, Oct. 27

1 to 4 p.m.: Trick or Treat on Britannia Shipyards Boardwalk

Head on down to Britannia Shipyards to make a paper Halloween basket, then visit historic homes for a non-edible treat.

6 to 11:30 p.m.: Britannia Brewing Halloween party

This party promises to serve up a night of fun in Steveston. It’s being held at RF Studios, and will have a dance floor and DJ as well as casino favourites like dice, cards and roulette. Those who arrive early will also be able to sample Britannia’s new Blueberry Sour beer. Tickets are $65, but the price includes three drinks plus a grilled cheese sandwich with a side. Also, costumes are mandatory.

Beforehand, the space will be open to families from noon to 5 p.m. to come sample some beer in costume.

Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday Oct. 28

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Haunted Sea – Halloween at the Cannery
Dive to the darkest depths at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site to explore what lurks in the mysterious fathoms below. Watery ghosts, sea monsters, and twisted tentacles coil and collide alongside historic legends and sea lore. Entertain your imagination with games, crafts, activities. It’s sure to be a journey into the deep that will leave you gasping for air. Tickets cost $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for youth.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Wild Things

The Richmond Nature Park is turning into a family friendly theatrical production that ties together nature, wildlife and Halloween. There’s also the Bog BOOgie family dance. There’s also a pumpkin market gourds, hot chocolate and professional face painting. Admission costs $4 for kids 12 and under and $6 for everyone 13 and up. There are also free shuttle buses leaving from Cambie secondary and City Hall to bring you to the park.

Sunday, Oct. 28

12 to 5 p.m.: Haunted Halloween at the Museum

Show up to the Olympic Oval, dressed in your costumes to participate in “ghostly museum challenges.” Wicked treats will be available at the Olympic Experience. Drop-in fees apply.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Haunted Halloween skate at the Olympic Oval

Visit the Olympic Oval for a “spooky skate,” haunted house and “ghoulish treats.” Dress up in your wicked costume. Skate and helmet rentals available. Drop-in fees apply.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

6:30 to 8:45 p.m.: Halloween Fireworks Festival at Minoru Park

Head on down to Minoru Park and gear up for the fireworks with music, dance demonstrations, entertainers, children’s activities, inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating and fire juggling. A fireworks show will begin at 8:30.

8:15 p.m.: Halloween fireworks

Fireworks will launch from Hugh Boyd Park, McLean Park, South Arm Park and Burkeville Park.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Various time slots between 4 and 7:45 p.m.: Library Escape Room

Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean the spooky festivities need to end! Visit the Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) to track down “Frankenstein” in the library before you “become the next victim.” Admission is free, but registration is required through the library for one of four time slots. Suitable for youth aged 12 to 18.

For even more events, visit www.richmond.ca/discover/events/halloween.

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