Get ready to dive into an enchanting world of pumpkin artistry and Halloween wonders as Burnaby, a city known for its vibrant community spirit, gears up for an extraordinary array of Halloween events in 2022. From immersive live-action roleplaying adventures to mesmerizing pumpkin carvings and spine-tingling film festivals, there’s something for everyone in this year’s Halloween extravaganza. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the thrilling events you can look forward to:
1. Guts and Seeds: The Pumpkin Wonderland
Kick off your Halloween celebrations by stepping into the mesmerizing world of pumpkin artistry at Guts and Seeds. This enchanting event, held in Burnaby, showcases hundreds of meticulously crafted Jack O’ Lanterns, lovingly created by talented elementary school students and the community. But it’s not just about admiring the art – you get to be the artist! Craft your own unique pumpkin masterpiece by choosing from an array of eyes, noses, and mouths. Plus, indulge in a trick-or-treating adventure through the event and fill your bags with delightful candy giveaways. Tickets for this magical experience will be available on gutsandseeds.com in early October.
2. Burnaby Village Museum’s Haunted Village: A Fusion of Tales and Legends
Prepare to be enchanted at the Burnaby Village Museum’s Haunted Village, where ancient legends, beloved fairy tales, and indigenous stories come to life. This 10-acre open-air site is transformed into a canvas for well-known narratives like “The Monkey King,” “Snow White,” and “How Raven Stole the Moon.” With thrilling circus performances, bandstand dance parties, and captivating Halloween characters, it’s an experience that promises spine-tingling yet family-friendly fun. Remember, costumes aren’t just welcomed; they’re encouraged. Secure your tickets in advance and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Halloween enchantment.
3. Burnaby’s First-Ever Monster Dash 5K: A Thrilling Halloween-Themed Race
Lace up your running shoes and join Burnaby’s most thrilling Halloween-themed race. On Sunday, October 29th, the Monster Dash 5K invites brave souls and daring spirits for a race through the heart of Burnaby. The event is not just about running; costumes are highly encouraged, adding an element of fun and creativity to the race. Feel the adrenaline-fueled energy of the season as you dash through the streets of Burnaby in your spookiest attire.
4. Candlelit Crime: A Murder Mystery Dinner
Step into a world of suspense, elegance, and camaraderie at the Candlelit Crime Murder Mystery Dinner. This immersive fundraiser, held in support of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, offers a delectable three-course meal paired with live entertainment, silent auctions, and interactive challenges. Test your detective skills and make a positive impact on your local community while enjoying a night of mystery and intrigue.
5. Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival: A Night of Spine-Tingling Thrills
Get ready for spine-tingling thrills and blood-curdling chills at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival: The Burnaby Edition. Dive into the ultimate horror film experience, where fear takes center stage and the most terrifying tales come to life on the silver screen. Prepare to be captivated by a selection of hair-raising films that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
6. Central Spark: A Spooky and Sparkly Halloween Celebration
Central Park will come alive on Friday, October 27th, with the spookiest and most sparkly event of the season. Families are invited to join in the Halloween-themed night filled with fun activities, games, delectable food trucks, mesmerizing fireworks, and more. It’s an unforgettable evening of Halloween fun for everyone.
7. In Praise of Nightmares: A Night of Classic Horror Cinema
On Friday, October 27th, the Shadbolt Centre invites you to a night of 1920s classic horror cinema with “In Praise of Nightmares.” Experience the spine-tingling atmosphere as two silent short films are expertly paired with live music, intensifying every shiver-inducing moment. It’s a unique event that promises a night of cinematic fright.
8. The Empty Chest’s Haunted Adventure: Metro Vancouver’s First Open-World Haunted Experience
For the bravest souls, The Empty Chest presents Metro Vancouver’s first open-world haunted experience. Explore a haunted village with a bow and arrows in hand during this live-action roleplaying game. Dive into haunted quests, solve mysteries, defend villagers, and immerse yourself in a fantasy realm where your choices shape the outcome. The Haunted Adventure will be taking place at Warner Loat Park, Burnaby, from October 21st to 31st, 2022, with a VIP Experience on October 22-23 and 29-30 from 10am-5pm.
9. Creative Halloween Celebrations at Dagerpaatch, The Amazing Brentwood, and The Rec Room
For those seeking a creative twist to their Halloween celebrations, Dagerpaatch @ Dageraad Brewing offers a blend of beer and creativity as you carve your own pumpkin. LEGO enthusiasts can marvel at a large-scale LEGO creation at The Amazing Brentwood’s Brick-or-Treat, and comedy lovers can enjoy spooktacular humor at Joker’s Canada Comedy Night. Additionally, The Rec Room presents a Halloween Drag Extravaganza featuring dazzling performances, fierce costumes, and a wicked good time.
Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to these events and are looking for some fun on Halloween night then you have to check out this MAP of the Burnaby area. This will give you an interactive way to find all the incredibly decorated houses close to you!
This Halloween, Burnaby invites you to embark on a journey of enchantment, creativity, and spooktacular fun. With a plethora of events catering to diverse interests and ages, the city promises an unforgettable Halloween experience for everyone. So, don your favorite costumes, gather your family and friends, and get ready to be enchanted by the magic of Burnaby’s Halloween extravaganza!