Whistler Halloween Parties & Events Guide
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Whistler Halloween Parties & Events Guide

Few dates of the year garner as much attention as Halloween in Whistler, followed closely by Australia Day and New Years. The snow hasn’t yet fallen (well, maybe just a little!), and people are chomping at the bit for a night of some good fun to liven the shoulder season of fall before the snow starts flying. From themed costume parties at the clubs to quaint neighbourhood events and trick-or-treating for families, there’s something for everyone.

Where to Find Costumes:

First, you’ll need a costume! Whistler locals have plenty of time in October to find or create the perfect costume, and you would be wise to do the same. You wouldn’t want to be that person who makes a half-hearted attempt to feign a costume by throwing on a pair of cat ears or a pirate’s hat, would you?

The best costumes are the ones that you make yourself with a little bit of creativity and craftiness. Odds and ends can be found at the Whistler Re-use-It Centre, Whistler Hardware store, or other general stores around town. Seasonally the Gibbons Hub located in the Westin also stocks Halloween related tidbits that are certain to amplify things to the next level.

The second best option is to find a secondhand costume. Whistler has a tradition of wearing colourful animal onesies to parties which are readily available secondhand. Your best local bet is the Re-use It Center located in Function Junction for finding such treasures! If you’re planning on making a trip to the city, there will be more selection in Squamish and Vancouver.

For Families:

Easy Street Haunted House: Take a short walk from the Whistler Village to see the totally transformed house of 6344 Easy Street. With two versions built into the haunted house, a ‘family friendly’ and ‘full scare’, the yearly attraction is great for everyone. Entry is by donation ($10 recommended), and proceeds go towards Brendan Cavanagh’s recovery from a snowboarding accident a few years ago.

Halloween at Tapley’s Farm: On the eve, this Whistler neighborhood near Tapley’s Farm is transformed into a trick-or-treaters paradise for families. Located on Easy Street, this neighborhood goes all out with decorations and treats, and the road is closed from 5pm onwards for families and young trick-or-treaters to fill their candy bags to the brim. There is a free shuttle from the Whistler Marketplace between 5 and 9pm, and the evening ends with a fireworks celebration.

Explore a Ghost Town: You might not have known it, but just on the other side of Green Lake is an abandoned logging camp, which has since turned into a ghost town. Getting to the spooky ghost town is a short hike – go there at dusk for an especially thrilling experience. Directions to the Ghost Town of Parkhurst.

Adults Only:

Film Screening – Get Out: It wouldn’t be Halloween without watching a horror film. See a free screening put on by the Whistler Library and Whistler Arts Council on October 31 at 7pm. Please note this film is rated 14A and not for younger audiences.

Garfinkel’s

The go-to club in Whistler for a no-nonsense approach to fun. Each Halloween they serve up something fresh and exciting, including mystery headliners, VIP areas, and totally transforming the space into a hallowed hall of partying. Listings below and more can be found on the Garfinkel’s Facebook Page.

October 28th:
It is an “IT” themed party called “LIT”. Vancouver local Giuliano Rascan DJing along side our Saturday resident Dj Billy The Kidd. Prizes for best dressed and doors open at 7pm.

October 30th:
Case Of The Monday’s presents Horror House!
$1000 in Cash and prizes, $500 cash prize for best costume!
Dj’s: Case Of The Monday’s and Sam Barnes
Drink features: $4.50 vodka & $4.50 fireball.

 

Buffalo Bills

Bills is kicking it off on Oct. 27th and rolling into November with Halloween this year! Check out the full event lineup below and more details on the Buffalo Bills Facebook page.

October 27th: Ladies Night Halloween Dance Party
– Haunted Hallway open between 10pm-12am
– Complimentary Entry for Ladies before 10pm
– Complimentary Glass of Champagne before 10pm
– Spooky Dance Party ft. DJ Peacefrog

October 28th: The Saturday Night Halloween Dance Party
– Haunted Hallway open between 10pm-12am
– Complimentary Entry for guest list before 9:30pm (email info@buffalobills.ca for guest list)
– Spooky Dance Party ft. DJ Peacefrog

October 30th: Fairmont Halloween After Party (Private Event between 10pm-12am)
– Open to public after midnight
– DJ Jack B

October 31st: Halloween Night Dance Party
– Haunted Hallway open between 9pm-11pm
– Featured Halloween Cocktails
– DJ Bruce

 

November 1st: Industry Night presents The Day of the Dead Dance Party
– Sudden Death Pool Tournament 8pm
– Haunted Hallway open between 9pm – 11pm
– Suicide Chicken Wing Eating Competition (Time TBA)
– Midnight Giveaways
– DJ Peacefrog
– $4.50 Kokanee, $5.50 Coronas, $6.75 Jagerbombs, $5.25 Tequila Shots

Halloween Bar Hop

Halloween in Whistler may very well be one of the craziest nights of the year, why spend it waiting in lines all night? Book a private bar hop with Gibbons, wear your best costume, and get express entry into five of the best Halloween parties in Whistler.

Halloween is always the highlight of those dark dreary days of fall in Whistler. From themed costume parties at the clubs to quaint neighborhood events and trick-or-treating for families, there’s something for everyone. We know you already spend weeks in advance thinking of a costume, why not also make plans to come to Whistler this Halloween?

Eric De Paoli

A transplant from Vancouver Island, Eric now calls the Sea to Sky Corridor home. He lives for deep powder and copious amounts of sushi, and can often be found on the trails around Whistler or Squamish with skis strapped to his feet and camera in hand.