Let me preface this post by declaring that I LOVE holidays. LOVE! I love decorating, dressing up, building traditions and having a blast! So, it should come as no surprise that my family has a jam-packed schedule for the week leading up to Halloween. As I was planning out our activities, I noticed that there was no list anywhere online with this year’s “MUST-DOs” for Halloween in Moncton. So, here are mine
1. Spirit Halloween Superstore Plaza (Main Street).
Granted, I have not yet tried out the other Halloween stores around town but this place was the bomb! It took 20 minutes for us to even get into the store as my kids toured the very exciting decor display. We’re talking electrocutions, mad scientists, attack dogs and even a little zombie girl on a swing. **WARNING** My kids are 6 and loved it but they would have had nightmares if we brought them when they were younger.
I absolutely the holiday people who go all out (a la Clark Griswold)… whether their thing is Halloween, Christmas, Easter, whatever…. That’s why the people at 131 Broadview probably think that I’m some sort of stalker. From Oct 1-31, I try to pass by this fantastic display as often as possible. On Saturday, they’re hosting a Halloween block party from 3-6pm and will be accepting donations for the local food bank. I spoke with the resident of this home and he told me that they see 400-500 trick or treaters every year! We are so sad that this is their last year doing their display.
This will be our first year at Boo At The Zoo and I’m so excited! Open Sat & Sun from 11am-5pm, they promise inflatable fun as well as a scarier area for the parents. With admission, you also get to do your rounds of the animal displays. Be sure to wear a costume… Parents too! This one’s likely to be my kids’ favourite event.
By far, my favourite event of the season is the Keillor House Tour! Open Friday and Saturday night from 7-9pm. Honestly, if you haven’t been, it is a MUST see. My kids begged to join us this year but there would be way too many nightmares and tears at their age. As you tour this historic mansion, live actors engage with you and make sure that every person leaves terrified. Get ready to scream!!
That’s what we’re up to this weekend. So, Moncton, did I miss any Halloween “MUSTS”? Tell me… how are you celebrating the spookiest season?