Trick or Treat yourself: the ultimate Halloween guide for St. Catharines

Posted on October 23, 2023

Grab your broomsticks, dust off your capes, and get ready for a spooktacular time in St. Catharines! Halloween is creeping up on us like a ghost in the night, and this year, there’s a bubbling cauldron of wickedly delightful events happening in St. Catharines sure to have you howling at the moon with delight.

Here’s the lowdown on some of the fangtastic fun you’ll enjoy this Halloween in St. Catharines.

October 13-31

Film House of Horrors

Celebrate Halloween with a scream! The Film House of Horrors continues this week with some spooky favourites, including Hocus Pocus Saturday, October 28.

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October 25

Frankenstein: A Living Comic Book

FRANKENSTEIN: A Living Comic Book

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre presents FRANKENSTEIN: A Living Comic Book. This electrifying new production of Frankenstein uses immersive comic book design and playful theatrical techniques to reanimate the sci-fi classic for a new generation!

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October 26

Halloween Costume Party

Kick off Halloween in St. Catharines with fellow college and university students with 5th Year Parties and the Mansion House.

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October 27

Costume parade at the Niagara IceDogs Halloween game.

Halloween Cherryoke

Sing your spookiest and scariest numbers at the Niagara Artists Centre’s member karaoke night. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m.

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Niagara IceDogs

It’s Halloween Night at the Meridian Centre with the Niagara IceDogs when they take on the Peterborough Petes. Don’t forget to wear your costume. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Halloween Spectacular

The Halloween Spectacular concert at Archives Wine and Spirit Merchants features Chub with Mushroom Valley and Daze Away. Limited capacity. Wear a costume. It will be fun.

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October 27-29

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, in partnership with Pride Niagara, presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Host Darryl Dyball will guide you through the call backs, when to throw props and all the dance moves. Dress up in your Rocky Horror finery.

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October 28

FREE Downtown St. Catharines Halloween Candy Trail

Halloween Story Time

Drop by the Childrea’s Area of the St. Catharines Public Library Central Branch at 10:30 a.m. for 30 minutes of Halloween stories and songs!

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Halloween Candy Trail

Enjoy trick or treating at Downtown St. Catharines businesses, children’s workshops, costumed characters, a hand-made Halloween crawl, and more. Noon to 4 p.m.

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The most spooktacular Halloweenfest is at Market Square. Get in costume and join the family fun with vendors, trick or treating, entertainment and more. 4-9 p.m.

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Murder Massacre

Routine Exploits presents Murder Massacre, an alt-music Hallowe’en party with live bands and other social shenanigans, featuring: Sunshine Express, the Dwindles the Morning Light Circus Band the Ferns and more at 36 James St.

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Pro Am Showcase

Join Niagara’s funniest comedians at Showtime Comedy and Entertainments as they take the  for the Halloween Edition of the Pro Am Showcase. Hosted By Chris Jarvie. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets $5.

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Harryween Dance Party

Warehouse Concert Hall presents Harryween: a dance party celebrating Halloween and the music of Harry Styles. Also featuring the music of One Direction, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, Olivia Rodrigo + many more!

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October 29

Drag Hellions Of Tomorrow

Ontario’s most successful Drag Hellions Of Tomorrow are coming to Brass Monkey Local for one all-Halloween inspired show! From the ‘Pits of Hell’ we bring you one epic hell DRAGanza! Bringing you one amazing show with new hints of horror, gag worthy concepts and all of your favourite hellions from different ages!

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October 31

Halloween Costume Party

Halloween 2023 is here and 5th Year Parties and the Mansion House are creeping it real with St. Catharines biggest costume party for college and university students. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Brownman’s Halloween Thriller

Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player Brownman Ali will lead an all-star quartet in performing the entire Michael Jackson “Thriller” recording at Mahtay Cafe and Lounge.

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St. Catharines is the place to be this Halloween season, with events that will make your broomstick spin and your cauldron bubble. Grab your costumes, your sense of adventure, and your sweet tooth, and prepare for a Halloween experience that you’ll be howling about for years to come.

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