Halloween fun planned around Abbotsford

Lots to see and do around town in celebration of Oct. 31

A number of activities are taking place in Abbotsford over the next few days in celebration of Halloween.

A number of activities are being offered in Abbotsford in celebration of Halloween.

– On Saturday, Oct. 29, MSA Museum hosts a Fall Fair and Costume Contest from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St.

The event includes old-fashioned games for the whole family, with the costume contest starting at 3:30 p.m.

Kids are invited to bring their dog dressed up to get their picture taken by donation to the SPCA. The event concludes with a parade from Trethewey House to Kariton Gallery,  where kids will receive a treat from the Abbotsford Arts Council.

For more information, visit msamuseum.ca or call 604-853-0313.

– The Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club holds a Halloween dinner and dance on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 6:15 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, 3270 Trethewey St.

The evening includes a costume contest with prizes, a raffle, and live music by the Sean Michael Simpson Band. Tickets are available online at abbotsfordmatsquirotary.com

– Mt. Lehman Community Association holds a haunted house on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The event is located at Mt. Lehman Community Hall (6418 Mt. Lehman Rd.), with set design, costumes and acting provided by the grad class of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts.

Admission is $5 and an extra $2 for re-entry, or free re-entry with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

– The Sandpiper Sanitarium Haunted House at 3037 Sandpiper Drive is open Saturday, Sunday and  Monday from 6 to 9 p.m., with a Zombie Hospital theme.

Admission is by donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, with a suggested amount of $2 per person or $10 per family. For more information, visit abbotsfordhauntedhouse.com.

– Families can come to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (32900 South Fraser Way) on Halloween for trick-or-treating from 3 to 4 p.m. Participating retailers will display an orange pumpkin.

– Highstreet shopping complex (at Mt. Lehman Road and Highway 1) presents “Party in the Plaza” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween. The event includes trick-or-treating, eight themed displays, a scavenger hunt, balloon artists, a photo booth and more.

– The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association holds trick-or-treating on Monday in the historic downtown core from 1 to 5 p.m. The starting point is Oldhand Coffee (2617 Pauline St.), and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

– The EcoDairy at 1356 Sumas Way hosts a Moo or Boo event on Halloween from 3 to 5 p.m. Activities include games, crafts, science experiments with Science World, a costume contest and photos.

– Resident Ryan Lefek transforms his backyard into a haunted walk-through, which is open on Monday from dusk to 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Miraun Crescent and Guilford Drive. Admission is a donation to the First Abbotsford Scouts.

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