There is one thing that I am more passionate about than food, and that would be Halloween! I have either put on my own haunt or been a live actor in someone else’s. In fact, that is how my wonderful husband and I first met; we were both live actors in a haunt to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
We have been hoping for an indoor haunt for a few years now. We almost had it but it unfortunately fell through. I am sure we will be able to finally get it up and running next year.
It was a slow year for us this year as our plans were cancelled, but we were able to make a guest appearance at the ZED Haunted House in Red Deer for their Midnight Madness. ZED has been going for many years now. All of the proceeds go to the Red Deer Boys and Girls Club. This is NOT your average haunt, it is professionally run and combines animatronics with live actors. They rely on their team of dedicated volunteers to staff and scare the patrons. I HIGHLY recommend the trip out to Red Deer – it will not disappoint!
Please find more information on their website: ZED Haunted House
“Catch The Keys Productions” is another that looks like it will be fun. They are haunting the floors above Block 1912 cafe on Whyte Avenue in a unique “immersive theatre experience” presented as “Dead Centre of Town”. It is part theatre, part history lesson. The shows run at 8pm and 9pm. Tickets are available at yeglive.ca Don’t forget to head down to Block 1912 for some creepy cupcake goodness made by my lovely friend Amy!
For more information, please see the Journal article here: Dead Centre of Town
If you are a fan of Candy Cane Lane, then you will appreciate Haunted Alley. This is a group of private homes that have all pooled together and decorated their homes in spooky Halloween fashion. These folks are accepting donations for the Edmonton Foodbank.
Haunted Alley is located in the Grovenor Community at 104 Avenue & 148 Street. Open until 9pm.
Jasper Park Community League is putting on a Halloween Haunted House this year as well. Admission is free with a Food Bank donation. Warning – this is a graphic event.
“If you’re wondering if your children are too young … they are!”
Jasper Place Community League 8751-153 Street. Open from 6pm to 8pm.
The Plunkie family haunts their garage annually. An excellent stop on your trick or treating journey! 2706 124 Street in Edmonton.
The McDonald family has downsized this year, they normally do a back yard walk through haunt. I highly recommend putting this address on your trick or treating map, Grants props are all handmade and they are simply AMAZING! Accepting donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. 57 Henry Avenue in Edmonton.
The Tobin family has been doing garage haunts for a couple of years now. They used to be the driving force behind “The Tour of Terror” where my husband and I met. I helped them set up this year – great candy and a mix of live actors and props. 11241 167A Avenue in Edmonton
The Carli family’s haunt is always phenomenal. They have thousands of guests sign the guest book yearly. We worked this haunt as live actors last year. They are accepting donations for the St. Albert Food Bank. 64 Embassy Place in St. Albert
The “Ward of Terror” is located in Stony Plain. It is a garage haunt that has been lovingly put together to scare you to death. 31 Willowbend Court in Stony Plain
And last, but not least, the Pettigrew family haunt. This is the one that I will be working at this year. The RCMP has graciously agreed to shut down the street. Rigor Productions will be on site and will be dancing every half hour. The haunt opens at 5:30pm. We are accepting donations for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. 29 Michagan Street in Devon
There is so much to see and do in and around Edmonton on Halloween. Be safe and enjoy some good scares!