Enjoy tricks and treats this Halloween

Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween at a variety of family-friendly events.

York Regional Police hosts its annual spooktacular event at the Community Safety Village on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from one of two timeslots: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (entrance begins at 10:45 a.m.) and 2 to 4 p.m. (entrance is available between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.).

The event takes place rain or shine. All funds raised will be donated to the United Way. Registration is $10 per vehicle, regardless of the number of occupants. Take your receipt as your entry ticket. Parking is available at the Community Safety Village at 3291 Stouffville Rd. in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Click here to learn more and to register.

The Markham Museum transforms its 25-acre site into a Halloween town for Scaryfest on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. The last entry is at 4:30 p.m. Take your treat bag and trick or treat around the museum grounds, have your fortune told and dance at the Monster Mash. The family event is designed for children ages 10 years and younger. Tickets are $12 per person. Admission for children ages 24 months and under is free. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at or in person at Markham Museum at 9350 Hwy. 48 until Friday, Oct. 28. Watch for more information here.

Treat or treat at businesses on Main Street Markham on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and take photos with your favourite characters. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and will be announced on Monday, Oct. 31. Tag Main Street Markham on Facebook or @markhammainstreet on Instagram for your chance to win.

The York Durham Heritage Railway’s Pumpkin Fest & Train Ride and features a hayride in an open-air baggage car, a trip to a pumpkin patch, hay mazes, jumping castles and a petting zoo. The one-hour trip is available at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday from October 15 through 30. Fares are $24.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids. Click here to learn more about special guests and to purchase tickets. There is no onsite parking but public parking is available.

Photo from Markham Museum Scaryfest 2019 courtesy of the City of Markham.

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