Word on the street is that Halloween, for once on a Saturday, will be quite different this year, so you may want to save your sexy Carol Baskin costume for next year. While the parties may be smaller (or non-existent), Halloween is happening, in some form or another, and we’ve rounded up a few COVID-free ideas to help you feel festive this fall.


The ubiquitous orange box that you toted around as a child is still very relevant, and arguably more important now than ever. Taking a digital approach, children can still raise funds for much needed water, nutrition, health care and education. Learn more, and share your walk with #UNICEFHalloween and #WalkYourHood

The Grand Order of Divine Sweets (The GOoDS) 

Calling all bakers! Snag and tag a pic of what you’re baking and share with #Baketober for an entry for a draw at the end of the month for a fabulously chocolatey surprise courtesy this boutique bakery- “a horrifically dreamy basket of chocolate valued at $500” all shipped right to your front door.

CLAP Art Studio

Our fave art studio for kids has launched an immersive haunted house, with 15% of ticket sales going to North York Harvest Food Bank. Head to this North Toronto haunt on the Halloween weekend, with pre-booked timeslots to ensure proper space, the not-so-scary experience brings pumpkin heavy art installs, games and crafts to costumed up kiddies. 15% of each person’s ticket sales will be donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Hershey Treat Quest

Trick or treating gets a new spin with a SnapChat game which welcomes kids of all ages to virtually hunt for treats within the app. Gamers can snag real prizes and unlock donations to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

Got a spooky suggestion? Hit us up in the comments below!