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Find Something to Do During the Montreal Halloween 2017 Season
Montreal Halloween 2017 Events for Adults: The Parties & Fests & Frights
Halloween in Montreal is not unlike All Hallow's Eve in other cities. You've got glitzy parties, sexy sights, underground bashes and annual events that loyally coincide with the holiday season. So what's a costumed grownup to do? We can't let kids have all the fun, can we?
This Montreal Halloween hit list is for information purposes only. Any opinions expressed by Evelyn Reid in this hit list are independent, i.e., free of public relations and promotional bias, and serve to direct readers as honestly and as helpfully as possible. TripSavvy experts are subject to a strict ethics and full disclosure policy, a cornerstone of the network's credibility.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: The Funeral of Mr. Dollard
Eccentric theatrics are guaranteed at Old Montreal's hottest nightclub La Voûte on Sunday, October 29, 2017 where a mysterious underground ceremony, secret society style, takes place. It's dubbed The Funeral of Mr. Dollard.
Or head to La Voûte on October 27 when creatures of the night converge for Friday night's Vampires Bank. Or choose October 28 for a taste of Saturday's S&M hospital Blood Transaction.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Incognito
Happening October 27, 2017, Incognito has a hint of a networking vibe underscoring its dress code of Venetian masks and semi-formal attire.
It's also a fundraiser for the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, which explains the $95 to $125 admission fee. In a nutshell? See and be seen with a cross-section of Montreal's young professionals. And maybe bring some business cards. Buy tickets.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Zombie Walk
It wasn't that long ago that the Montreal Zombie Walk was a simple grass roots flash mob featuring a handful of people. Now it's huge. And it's easy as applesauce to get involved. And do your makeup. I asked a seasoned zombie how she did hers. But even if your makeup sucks, who cares. Just be undead and you'll be fine. In 2017, it's on October 28.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Halloween in Montreal without the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Crazy talk. Catch one of the Rocky Horror Montreal 2017 Halloween Ball's screenings (with live cast) at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on October 27, October 28 and October 31, 2017. Buy tickets.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Gardens of Light
No Halloween costume is needed to visit Gardens of Light, a Montreal fall event staple that joins forces with sister city Shanghai every year to cover the Botanical Garden's Chinese Garden with handcrafted lanterns not unlike Moon Festival lights. Catch it while you can.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Ghost Hunts
Ready to get spooked? Hunt down famous local ghosts who, in the flesh, share their stories. But don't sleep on reserving those tickets. These Halloween ghost hunts fill up fast. Old Montreal Ghost Hunt details here.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Cirque de Boudoir
Kink event organizer Cirque de Boudoir hosts BDSM and fetish-friendly parties year-round, though its annual Halloween bash might very well be one of their naughtiest. And darkest. Cirque de Boudoir's CrucifiXion runs October 28, 2017 at Paradoxe Theatre, a former church. Buy tickets.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Halloween Burlesque
Probably Montreal's best speakeasy bar, Le 4e Mur proposes a night of Halloween Burlesque on October 31, 2017. Theme? The mysteries of Salem.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Fright Fest
Every weekend (and Thanksgiving Day) from September 30 to October 29, 2017 turns into a Fright Fest at La Ronde.
When the clock hits 5 p.m., zombies and assorted ghouls are released on the Six Flags theme park ground.
While you're there, do check out La Ronde's La Maison Rouge. That's French for "The Red House" and it's dubbed a "labyrinth of terror." Just make sure you're tall enough to get in. Minimum height is 54" (1.37 meters). It's not recommended for kids ages 12 and under.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Spasm
Spasm is a made-in-Quebec spoof fest. Every edition features the goofiest, campiest mashups of the worst film and television ever produced in addition to horror film screenings.
The 2017 edition running October 19 to October 28, 2017. Check the lineup and buy tickets.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Malefycia: Chapter 3
Are we gonna let kids have all the frights this Halloween? LIKE HELL, which incidentally brings me to my next point, Malefycia, a gory house of horrors set up as a medical clinic at Clinik Angus October 13 to October 15, October 20 to October 22, and October 27 to October 31, 2017. Admission $25 to $666. Buy tickets.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Live Music
Concerts in Montreal Halloween weekend? Top picks include jazzy post-punk, indie rock, and anthemic pop rock.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Abandoned
"The Abandoned ___ episodes have taken you on diverse adventures; journeys where one may set out into the unknown, with all but a feeling of uncertainty. What once was a textile factory, a boathouse or a boarding school, became something extraordinary for one night only, a gathering of many collectives partying under one roof not to be forgotten. This next episode occurring right in time for Halloween."
Location TBA. On October 27, 2017. Doors open at 8 p.m. Night ends at 7 a.m. Admission $25 to $40. Buy tickets.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: SAT Halloween Party
The SAT, Montreal's one and only Société des Arts Technologiques, is consistently a sure bet, be it a Halloween or other holiday-themed bash if by simple virtue of its Satosphere, a dome featuring a 360-degree projection screen which, for obvious reasons, creates an interesting immersive experience (see photo above).
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Pair that setup with a solid DJ lineup extended on two floors and you're good to go. The SAT Halloween Party runs on October 28, 2017 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission starts at $22.50 plus service charge. Buy tickets.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween Events 2017: The Rise of the Dead
Drop by Place des Festivals on October 27, 2017 anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. for The Rise of the Dead, when "skeletons, giant marionettes and visual artists will be infusing Place des Festivals with an amped-up, carnival-like energy." Fire breathers, a gothic choir, DJs, funeral marchers, and assorted performers unite to entertain. Event is free.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Montreal Halloween 2017 Events: Yelloween
Attention cosmopolitan spirits, this one's for you. Old Montreal's allegedly haunted Auberge St. Gabriel features two back-to-back nights of posh Halloween frights October 27 and October 28, 2017.
Costume code? Wear anything you want. And sprinkle some glam. Spare no expense. Admission is $30 to $40 plus service charge for Friday, October 27 and $10 plus service charge for Saturday, October 28. Reservations recommended. Buy tickets.