Happy Halloween in the Glebe
Wicked witches, werewolves and wolverines.
Halloween is upon us, and the Glebe is gearing up for the ghoulish occasion with weekend Halloween parties, trick or treating and a pumpkin derby race for the whole family.
Nobody is too old for Halloween and the list of boo bashes in the Glebe is the proof in the pumpkin pudding.
Here are some ideas for you, your pals, and your family to get your spook on.
GNAG Halloween Party
Sunday, October 29
Glebe Community Centre
4 pm – 630 pm
The creepy crew at GNAG has put together a spooky haunted house inside the Glebe Community Centre for a Halloween Party Sunday afternoon. Kids can stroll through the haunted house, decorate cookies, clown around on the bouncy castle or get their faces painted in their favourite ghoulish or gorgeous characters. The all-ages party has something for everyone – some scare tactics for older kids and a Kinder Fun House and preschool crafts for the younger ghosts. Cost is $8 per child with parents free. Enter if you dare.
Halloween Extravaganza with Gojo’s Mojo & Burlesque
Rock/blues band Gojo’s Mojo is challenging you to don your best costume for a Halloween bash and burlesque show at Irene’s Pub Saturday night. Things will get a bit wild when Burlesque performer Koston Kreme takes over for a Halloween performance. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. This party dares you to “dress up, mess up and fess up.”
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
Show up to FarmTeam Cookhouse and Bar Saturday night for a Halloween costume party and take advantage of drink and menu specials all night long. Put on your best vampire, zombie or banana costume and dance the night away with Zach Martin. The performer will be dropping rock covers, classics and originals all night.
Mrs. Tiggy Winkles
Halloween Lego Make-and-Take Crafts Day
11 am – 3 pm
Looking for a kid-friendly activity this Saturday afternoon? Head to Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for their in-store Lego Make and Take crafts day. Dress up as Gandolf the Grey and then make your own Lego version of the Lord of the Rings wizard. Too busy to build it? Take the craft home and finish it there. Kids are encouraged to dress up as whoever they want. And if you don’t have a costume, Tiggy’s is offering 20 per cent off Melissa & Doug costumes for the young ones. And if you’re out on the hunt for candy on Halloween night Tuesday, the Glebe toy store will be handing out candy to trick or treaters.
Jack Astor’s Halloween Trivia Night
What was the most popular Halloween costume in 1989? Freddy Kruger? Batman and the Joker? Terminator? What was the first city to ever celebrate Halloween? Test your skills at Jack Astor’s Trivia Night the Halloween edition on Tuesday. The questions start flying around 7 p.m. Brush up on your Halloween history.
Annual Lansdowne Pumpkin Derby
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park
10 am – 2 pm
How fast can a pumpkin really go? Find out this Saturday at the third-annual Lansdowne Pumpkin Derby at 10 a.m. Design your own pumpkin racer, build it, then send it down a ramp against another to see makes it to the finish line first. Prizes for the fastest racer in two divisions – 14 years and under and 15 and older. Even if your pumpkin isn’t the quickest, dress it up for a chance to win the Best Decorated Pumpkin, or give it an epic spill for the Most Spectacular Pumpkin Car Crash. You can also win a prize for the Best Dressed Driver. Don’t know how to build a pumpkin racer? Take in one of the Pumpkin Racer Workshops on Thursday or Friday between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa 67s Halloween game
Arena at TD Place
Don your favourite costume, have some frighful fun in the kids zone and trick or treat around the Arena at TD Place during the Ottawa 67’s Halloween Game Saturday, Oct. 28. at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best kids costume. Trick or treaters can then tour Lansdowne businesses and get even more candy with some pre-Halloween trick or treating. The fun all starts at 2 p.m. Ghost, 67s, Ghost! Click here for tickets.
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