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Free Halloween Events In Toronto For Kids

Free Halloween Events in Toronto for Kids

Looking for free Halloween activities to do with your boils and ghouls? I’ve concocted a list of family-friendly events at Toronto’s public libraries. From crafts to costume swaps and puppet shows to pyjama parties, everyone’s sure to have a spooktacular time!

Thursday October 17
Halloween Crafternoon
Celebrate Halloween early by making your own set of spooky crafts, which you can use as decorations. All materials provided. For children 3 and up. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Where: S. Walter Stewart library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.


Saturday October 19
DIY Electronics: Spooky Monster Luminaires
Make your own light-up paper bag monster to illuminate the Halloween season or any night throughout the year. This workshop is a great introduction for kids to learn how to build a simple circuit. All materials provided. For ages 8-12.
Where: Runnymede library
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Register in person in the branch or call 416-393-7697.

Halloween Craft
Children will make a craft for Halloween. For ages 6-12.
Where: Woodside Square library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-396-8979.


Monday October 21
Costume Swap
Got a used mask, wig or costume? Don’t let it go to landfill by throwing it out. Drop by and exchange your dress-up pieces for a new look for your next costume party. A collaboration between Toronto Public Library’s environmentalist in residence, Sophi Robertson, and Richview library’s artist in the library, Amanda McCavour.
Where: Richview library
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free program. No registration required.


Tuesday October 22
Horrorgami: Halloween Origami
Learn to make bats, ghosts and other creepy folded projects for Halloween. All skill levels welcome. For tweens and teens ages 11-16.
Where: Woodside Square library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-396-8979.


Friday October 25
Halloween Craft
Come have a spooktacular time making a Halloween craft. For ages 6-12.
Where: Cedarbrae library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.


Saturday October 26
Halloween Story Time
A spooktacular story time full of not-at-all-scary tales of ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Plus, make a creepy craft to take home and get a trick-or-treat surprise. Costumes welcome.
Where: Parliament Street library
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Halloween Family Story Time
Come and show off your Halloween costumes early and enjoy some spooky stories, hair-raising rhymes and scary songs. Make and take a Halloween craft, too.
Where: Agincourt library
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Movie: Hocus Pocus
Watch the fun Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. Feel free to bring your own snacks.
Where: Bloor/Gladstone library
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Halloween Story Time
Come in costume and join a spooktacular storytime. Pumpkins, spiders and ghosts, oh my! Stories and activities will be just scary enough for the preschooler crowd. For ages ages 0-5.
Where: Runnymede library
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Let’s Get Ready for Halloween: Origami
Come for a spooky story and also make a Halloween origami craft to take home. Costumes encouraged. For ages 6-12.
Where: Kennedy/Eglinton library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Registration required in person in the branch or call 416-396-8924.

Halloween Family Time
Dress up in your costume, listen to some not-so spooky tales and creepy rhymes, and play Monster Mash dance freeze. For children ages 0 to 5.
Where: Mount Dennis library
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration required. Call 416-394-1008.

Spooky Monster Luminaires
Make your own light-up paper bag monster to illuminate the Halloween season or any night throughout the year. This workshop is a great introduction for kids to learn how to build a simple circuit. All materials provided.
Where: Albion library
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Space is limited. Call 416-394-5170 for more information.

Halloween Haunted House
Prepare for a scare. Come take a walk through a spooky haunted house. For all ages.
Where: Don Mills library
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Haunted House tours will also run after school on the following days:
Tuesday October 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 30, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday October, 31, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Craft
Come for a Halloween-themed craft. All materials provided. For ages 5 and up.
Where: Palmerston library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

East End Storytellers: Halloween Edition
Join the East End Storytellers for fun-filled scary stories for Halloween.
Where: Morningside library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Movie: Toy Story of Terror
Come and enjoy an afternoon movie, Toy Story of Terror. Don’t forget to bring a snack.
Where: McGregor Park library
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Drop in.

Halloween Craft
Come for a some spooky craft and games For ages 6-12.
Where: Black Creek library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Call 416-395-5470 for more information.

Spooky Story Time
Come for a spooky story. Wear your costume.
Where: Jones library
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Haunted Carnival
Find your way through the corn maze, stop for a visit and some slightly spooky stories at the haunted house, try your luck in the pumpkin patch and get crafty in the graveyard, if you dare. Don’t forget to come in costume. It’ll be a hoot.
Where: Richview library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drop in.

Halloween Costume Party
Come in your favourite costume for a Halloween-inspired afternoon of games and crafts. All children who arrive in costume will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a book prize.
Where: Forest Hill library
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
No registration required; however, large groups should phone in advance.

A Morning Monster Mash
Come in your favourite costume for a Halloween-inspired morning, as we celebrate all things eerie and ghostly. A variety of events for children to take part in. Leave with a Halloween button as a token of our appreciation. All children who arrive in costume will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a great prize.
Where: Barbara Frum library
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Photo booth: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Creepy frafts: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
The Haunted room big reveal: 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Spooktacular story time: 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Button-making: 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Monster Wallet Madness
Create your own ferocious friends to protect your stuff by joining us to make a monster wallet. All materials will be provided. For kids ages 9-12.
Where: North York Central library
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Registration is required through Eventbrite.

Upcycle Costumes
Got an old mask, wig or costume? Don’t let it go to landfill by throwing it out. Learn how to alter and modify your dress-up pieces for a new look for your next costume party. A collaboration between Toronto Public Library’s environmentalist in residence, Sophi Robertson, and Richview branch’s artist in the library, Amanda McCavour.
Where: Richview library
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Free program. No registration required.

Halloween Craft
Drop in anytime during the day and ask for the materials to make a boo-tiful Halloween craft.
Where: Maryvale library
Time: All day
Drop in.


Monday October 28
Halloween Puppet Show: The Goblin Stone
Catrina the Witch has lost her witchiness. Can she be cured in time to keep Halloween scary? Costume-wearing is encouraged. There will be a craft after the show.
Where: Dawes Road library
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the show.


Tuesday October 29
Halloween Pyjama Time
Dress-up in your favourite costume or pyjamas and join us for stories, songs and a Halloween-themed craft. For ages 2-6.
Where: Main Street library
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Crafts
Let the ghoul time roll. Come and have a spooktacular evening making Halloween crafts. Wear your costume, if you dare. For all ages.
Where: McGregor Park library
Time: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Not-so-Spooky Halloween Story Time
Calling all mini ghosts, goblins and witches to dress-up in their full Halloween wear. An evening of fun, stories and rhymes to make the best of the spooky times. Children and families welcome.
Where: Gerrard/Ashdale library
Time: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.


Wednesday October 30
Halloween Story Time and Craft
Come for a Halloween-themed story time and crafts. Costumes are more than welcome.
Where: College/Shaw library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Pyjama Time
Bring your favourite costume, and enjoy some stories and songs all about Halloween.
Where: Cedarbrae library
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Halloween Crafts
Make a spooky mummy or a cute monster mask. All supplies provided. For children of all ages.
Where: Danforth/Coxwell library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Spooky Stories by the Fire
Sitting around a campfire in the dark is a perfect time for chants, rhymes and telling stories. Come dressed for Halloween and an evening of spooky tales, if you dare. For ages 6-9.
Where: Don Mills library
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Howl-o-Ween Party
Join us for tricks and treats! Don’t forget to wear your costume. Presented with the Ralph Thornton Community Centre and the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre.
Where: Queen/Saulter library
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.


Thursday October 31
Halloween Story Time
Come dressed in your costume, listen to spook stories in celebration of Halloween, sing a pumpkin song and make a batty headband. For children ages 2-5 years with their parents or caregivers.
Where: Jane/Dundas library
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Halloween Costume and Crafts
Come in your costume and make a craft before you go trick-or-treating. For children of all ages.
Where: Deer Park library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Drop by for a spooky scavenger hunt before you head out trick-or-treating.
Where: Leaside library
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Costume Party
Wear your costume and get in the spirit of the full moon.
Where: Flemingdon Park library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Haunt
Stop by for some spooky Halloween stories, fortune telling predictions and a scavenger hunt. Come dressed in your favourite costume and take your photo using green screen technology.
Where: Bayview library
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Registration is not required.

Let’s Make a Spooky Piñata
Children and parents/caregivers with younger kids, let’s make and decorate a spooky piñata to take home. For children 4-10 years old.
Where: Fort York library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register online through Eventbrite. One ticket per child.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Dress-up in your favourite costume and come for spooky stories. Make a Halloween craft and start your trick-or-treating at the library. For children of all ages.
Where: Burrows Hall library
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.

Halloween Toddler Time
Come celebrate Halloween with fun stories and songs. Wearing costumes is encouraged.
Where: City Hall library
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Halloween Virtual Reality Challenge
Come for a special Halloween-themed virtual reality challenge. The winner will get a FREE 3D printed prize. For ages 8 and up.
Where: Albion library
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Party
Come for some Halloween fun. Show off your costume, grab a treat and make a spooktacular craft. For ages 0-12.
Where: Sanderson library
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in. No registration required.