It’s not just the costumes that are scary this Halloween, it’s also the price of things that are themed around Halloween (cough Fright Nights cough Nightclubs cough). So if you don’t feel like spending a fortune, but still want to dress up and get into the Halloween spirit, here are a few ideas for what to do this Saturday, October 31st for Halloween in Vancouver:
Go Downtown and Just Walk Around Granville Street
This one is great because the level of cost is absolutely zero and you get to check out some amazing costumes. The atmosphere is very lively, people high-fiving and taking pictures with each other. If the weather report is right and rain is in the forecast, maybe try to incorporate an umbrella into your costume.
Meet at Waterfront Station (Canada Line) at 8pm in your best costumed attire and get ready for a public dance party! The Halloween Skytrain Party will take over the train and make a stop at every station, so feel free to get in on the dance party action any time between Waterfront and Richmond Brighouse. There will also be an outdoor after party at Seymour & Hastings Dome, where the DJ action will carry on.
Lost Souls Parade
The popular Parade of Lost Souls is marching again this October 31st as a celebration of light, music, fire and death. The parade is held from 7pm – 10pm in a secret location (somewhere near Commercial Drive). This year’s theme is Tricksters’ Treat to celebrate mythology’s most celebrated tricksters. There will also be an after party at Astorino’s.
If you would rather get something to read rather than some free candy for this year’s Halloween, participate in the Halloween ComicFest in Vancouver by visiting a local comic shop. Participating stores will be giving away free Halloween-themed comic books including a badass looking Sabrina the Teenage Witch one.
Horror Movie Marathon
The Rio Theatre is screening three back to back classic horror movies: The Shining, Halloween, and From Dusk till Dawn. Costumes are strongly encouraged (and really should be mandatory) and tickets are only $10 for each movie or $20 for all three. The event also includes a costume contest and Scary Movie Trivia!
Got any other suggestions of unique or free things to do this Halloween in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!