Events celebrate Halloween in Abbotsford

Haunted houses and trick-or-treating

Looking for some fright night fun? This animatronic witch is just one of the scary attractions on display at the  Sandpiper Sanitarium

Looking for some fright night fun? This animatronic witch is just one of the scary attractions on display at the Sandpiper Sanitarium

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

The Reptile Guy’s Rescue and Education Centre (7-34366 Forrest Terrace) holds a haunted house up to and including Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. each day with more than 150 live creatures lurking in the dark.

Cost is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids. For more details, visit reptileguy.ca or call 604-746-7228.

On Friday, Oct. 31, MSA Museum hosts its annual Halloween Haunted House at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St.

A costume contest takes place at 4 p.m., and child-friendly tours are from 3 to 5 p.m

Spine-chilling tours run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets at the door are $4 per person or $10 per family.

Visit msamuseum.ca or call 604-853-0313 for more information.

Families can come to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (32900 South Fraser Way) on Halloween for trick-or-treating from 3 to 5 p.m. Participating retailers will display an orange pumpkin.

Highstreet shopping complex (at Mt. Lehman Road and Highway 1) presents “The Land of Boo” each day this week, including eight Halloween-inspired displays and a “Spot the Cat” contest.

Trick-or-treating is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween.

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association holds trick-or-treating on Halloween in the historic downtown core from 1 to 5 p.m. Stop at the Jubilee Arts Centre (the old MSA Centennial Library) at 33660 South Fraser Way to pick up a map.

Also on Halloween, The Reach Gallery Museum hosts a Bones and Brew event at 7 p.m., featuring Halloween art, food and live music.

Cost is $10 in advance for members and $15 for guests, or $20 at the door. Visit thereach.ca for details.

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