The season for trick or treating is right around the corner, and instead of listing the usual staples that take place around Victoria, B.C., what’s offered in this year’s Halloween Event Guide are either new events and activities that sparked my interest. The lists I’ve published in prior years are generally still valid, and should be listed as related articles following this post. Because variety is important and not everyone is inclcined to revisit the same old thing every year, even I want something different to try!
Not listed are murder mysteries, themed board game nights and other similiar store hosted events where there’s limited seating. This list will be updated as more events get advertised. If you know of one that should get listed here, please do not hesitate to comment or contact us.
Empress Kids Haunted Hotel–Shaughnessy ballroom
721 Government Street
Oct 23, 2023
For a taste of the upper class and also being in a haunted hotel, The Fairmount has this unique event for locals and visiting tourists to partake in during the season. Not much information has been made available, but it sounds promising!
Uptown Shopping Center
3531 Uptown Blvd. No. 13-115
Like the aforementioned event, this indoor event is for families to head into and take delight in. There’s plenty of activities as outlined in the promotional poster, and perhaps a bit more!
Mr. Mojo Halloween Concert
Oct 29, 2-3pm
Join in the fun as popular kids’ performer Mister Mojo and Langham Court Theatre present a special Halloween concert for young audiences. Mister Mojo will be singing some of your frightful favourites, along with originals like HALLOWEEN NIGHT and MONSTER PARTY. And you just never know…maybe some other creatures will join the party that day! The audience is encouraged to dress up!
PARTIES AND ADULT
Haunted Mansion at the Crystal Garden
Oct 28, 2023
Passion and Performance’s annual themed parties are one of our most sought after events in Victoria, and the Halloween adaptation is even more popular. With our last Halloween event almost selling out, this is sure to be in high demand, get your tickets early so you’re not left without!
Here is how the evening works:
Haunted Mansion will kick off with an immersive dance spectacle running from 7:00-8:00 PM, with doors opening at 6:00PM. This show will feature performers in dances of all levels from beginner to professional. We have weaved our twisted tales into an exciting evening for you filled with mystery and mayhem.
The party will kick off after the show completes at 8:00 PM. There will be dancing with music spun by DJ Marlon, a photo booth, games, a draglesque experience, incredible food and more. You won’t want to miss this party!
Cook Street Village Activity & Wellness Centre
Fri Oct 27 1:00PM
$5 for Members and $7 for General
It’s that time of the year again, and this local community centre wants to challenge your detective skills in our latest murder mystery. Join us as we unravel this year’s captivating murder case! If you have a flair for acting and want to be a part of the action, contact Lily for audition details. Rehearsals will be held early October.
Atomic Vaudeville has three different performances to show that they love Halloween! and it begins with (links will take people to their respective buy ticket online website):
Reach Out and Touch Someone
The Victorie Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Oct 26-29, 6:30 pm
Episode 86, REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE features revenge-seeking trees, clown surgeons, and tiny bilingual aliens spooking up the Victoria Event Centre
The Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street
Oct 31, 2023
Atomic Vaudeville is hosting a Halloween party at the Roxy Theatre on October 31st. Come in costume for the party of an undead lifetime.
The Batsh*ts: Halloween Never Dies
The Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street
Nov 1-4, 2023
Atomic Vaudeville is producing the next big Halloween musical to take the world by storm. The Batsh*ts: Halloween Never Dies is an original musical about a 90s punk band who wind up trapped at a Halloween party that never ends.
FILM SCREENINGS, LIVE THEATRE AND OTHERS
Camosun College Student Society’s ‘B’ Movie Festival
3100 Foul Bay Road
This year, plenty of films are being offered leading up to what may be the most terrifying work ever! How it’s presented is perfect, as instead of a modern building to play these themes, the Young Building’s main auditorium will be used!
“House on Haunted Hill” Oct 5, 6:30pm
“The Wasp Woman” Oct 12, 6:30pm
“Teenagers from Outer Space” Oct 19, 6:30pm
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” Oct 26, 6:30pm
Harry Potter and Literary Thrillers
3 Centennial Square
Oct 28, 2023, 7:30PM
Oct 29, 2023, 2:30PM
Harry Potter is a phenomenon like no other and has defined the transformation of the printed page to the silver screen. Experience some of the greatest literary stories coming to life in music. From Vampires and Werewolves to Peter Pan, Hobbits and everything in between, this magical evening will surely inspire your literary imagination.
655 Queens Ave, Victoria, BC
Sat, Oct 28, 10:00 p.m.–Sun, Oct 29, 4:00 a.m.
Step into a world of darkness and dread as we unveil “A Haunting”, a Halloween experience that will plunge you into the depths of 140, leftfield, and beyond.
Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
Christ Church Cathedral
930 Burdett Ave
Sat, Oct 14, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multisensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Victoria. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Halloween Classics at Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria) under the gentle glow of candlelight.
Point Ellice House
A Beyond Belief Paranormal Events Public Investigation
2616 Pleasent Street
Oct 27 (Times TBA)
Whether people choose to believe it or not, this home now turned into a historic museum is haunted! As for whether these spirts are okay with this team and the public attempting to make contact, it depends on approach and if the denizens from spirit world are willing to make themselves known! These ghost hunts operate for a reason, and they make Spooktober all the more chilling!
For listings on pasts events, and what’s considered annual events, please look at: