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Halloween in the Village


  • Location: Wortley Village / YMCA Lawns 165 Elmwood Ave E.
    London ON N6C 3R8
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Telephone: 519-636-9966
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Halloween in the Village

Halloween in the Village is an annual grassroots event in the heart of Wortley Village dedicated to providing FREE family-friendly Halloween fun to the residents of London’s Old South and beyond. On Saturday October 29th, from 1-7pm, the village will come alive with elaborate costumes, parade floats, music, fabulous food, games, and laughter in the only Halloween event of its kind in the region.

The Carnival activities begin at 1pm and can be found throughout the village. The main stage will be located outside the historic Normal School building on the parking lot of the Wortley YMCA (Elmwood Ave E and Wortley Rd). See live bands, play fun Halloween games, shop for original arts and crafts or sample the amazing fare from local food trucks. Take a short walk towards the shopping district of Wortley Village and you will find a creepy Haunted House in the depths of Landon Library (1- 4pm) or explore the amazing shops and restaurants while hunting down clues in the Village Scavenger Hunt. From 1-3pm, carve a pumpkin at the TD Bank (Elmwood Ave W and Wortley Rd). Free hollowed out pumpkins and tools are provided, and assistance will be available (while supplies last).

The Parade begins with the staging or lineup on Byron Ave E at Wortley Rd at 5pm. At 5:30pm, London Police Services will safely escort the costumed revellers as they march down Wortley Rd towards the stage. All in costume are welcome. One of the hi-lights of the Parade is definitely the floats! Witness the transformation of baby strollers, wagons, bicycles, wheelbarrows, or anything on wheels (no motor) into unique mobile displays of Halloween magic. Feel like getting creative? These crowd favourites are perfect for not-for profit organizations, businesses and associations, sports teams, or clubs to advertise their presence to the community.

Once all are gathered in front of the stage (6pm), Halloween in the Village presents the prize awards to the many awesome contest winners as a way of celebrating their creativity and Halloween spirit. Our fantastic prizes consist of cash and items/products donated by local shops and businesses. Cheers and applause fill the night air as the Lighting of the Pumpkins, Halloween in the Village's closing ceremony, marks the end of Halloween in the Village for another year.

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