Lots of Halloween activities in Abbotsford

Looking for something to do beyond the traditional neighbourhood trick-or-treating?

  • Oct. 30, 2013 6:00 a.m.
Natalie Deleeuw

Natalie Deleeuw

Several 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 today and tomorrow  from 4 to 8 p.m. with more than 150 live creatures lurking in the dark.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. For more details, visit reptileguy.ca or call 604-746-7228.

On Halloween, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) hosts a fall festival with activities that include face painting, a hockey shoot-out, an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, cake walk, and more.

There will be lots of prizes to be won, along with the usual Halloween treats. A donation box will be on site to help offset costs. Call 604-853-0757 for more information.

Straiton Community Club also holds a free drop-in on Halloween starting at 7:30 p.m. at Straiton Hall (4698 Sumas Mtn. Rd.).

The event includes games for kids 13 and under, hot chocolate, colouring sheets and a marshmallow roast.

Families can come to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (32900 South Fraser Way) on Halloween for trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 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.

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association holds trick-or-treating in the historic downtown core from 1 to 5 p.m. on Halloween. Stop at the ADBA office at 2615A Montrose Ave. to pick up a map.