Richmond is spooking up the month with a list of Halloween-themed events leading up to the special day on Oct. 31 .
The events range from children activities, family-friendly parties and even a special party for seniors.
“Richmond is once again providing family-friendly and safe Halloween experiences for all ages,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“These low cost or free fun events offered by the city and its partners continue to build a great sense of community spirit.”
Here is a list of Halloween events happening in October:
Once upon a pumpkin
Explore the Nature House and learn about Halloween’s origins in nature.
Date: Oct. 13 to Oct. 31
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Richmond Nature Park
Wild Things Nature Park
A family-friendly, theatrical experience that ties together nature, wildlife and Halloween.
Date: Oct. 19 to Oct. 20
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Richmond Nature Park
$4/person (early bird); $6/ person at the door; Free for three and under
Register at Richmond.ca/ParksRec/About/Registration.htm
Pumpkin patch in the pool
Choose your Halloween pumpkin in a new way by jumping into the water and pick one to take home.
Date: Oct. 20
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$6/ person (includes admission and pumpkin)
Stop motion animations: Monsters
Using iPads provided by the Richmond Public Library, kids (ages eight to 12) can create a short monster-themed animation.
Date: Oct. 24 and Oct. 31
Time: 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Location: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch, #100-7700 Minoru Gate
Free admission, participants must attend both sessions.
Registration required: https://yourlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/5d408b1d0bcb67440016b2ef
Dress up in a costume for this slightly spooky-themed party with games, crafts and snacks for children ages one to six years.
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Location: Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave.
Register online at Richmond.ca/Registerwith code # 2743489
Spooktacular Halloween family skate
Skate under special lighting to a mix of fun music including some Halloween tunes. Wear a costume and get free skate rentals.
Date: Oct. 25 to Oct. 27
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday; 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday; 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday
Location: Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate
Hocus Pocus at the Richmond Olympic Oval
Enjoy a thrilling skate, climb the creepy crawly climbing wall and meet a magician while dressed in costumes. There will also be a zombie Zumba.
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.
Spooktacular – a family-friendly Halloween dance party
List to some friendly-spooky stories or make magical crafts. There will be a dance party with a live DJ mixing Halloween favourites, face painting and a photo booth.
Date: Oct. 27
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.
Free admission, donations to the Richmond Food Bank/Richmond Christmas Fund
Halloween dance social 55+
Dress up for this Halloween-inspired party complete with refreshments, performances, dancing and costume contest. For ages 55 and up
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Activing Living, 7191 Granville Ave.
Register at Richmond.ca/ParksRec/Seniors/SeniorsCentre.htmwith code #2745704
On Halloween night, there will free community fireworks at five locations in Richmond:
- Minoru Park – 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
- Hugh Boyd Community Park – 8:15 p.m.
- McLean Neighbourhood Park – 8:15 p.m.
- South Arm Community Park – 8:15 p.m.
- Burkeville Neighbourhood Park – 8:15 p.m.
For more information on Halloween events, visit Richmond.ca/Halloween