Sure, Niagara Falls likes to be thought of as the lovey dovey destination for newlyweds and those trying to get out of the dog house. But while this place is all roses, waterfalls, and romance most of the year, it lets its freak side loose on Halloween. Here are some of the best ways to spend Halloween in Niagara Falls.

Nightmares Fear Factory Haunted House
5631 Victoria Avenue

There aren’t many places that have a wall of shame when you chicken out of an experience, but Nightmares Fear Factory isn’t like other places. Forget Halloween; this Niagara Falls haunted house is open year-round and you can routinely hear the screams as you creep closer to the door. We’d tell you what makes this place so scary, but we’d prefer for you to walk into the house of horrors with nothing but your courage to guide you.

Night of the Living Punks!
7000 McLeod Rd, Unit 8
October 28, 2016

Riot gurl, we see that punk side of you hiding beneath those business button-ups and professional flats. This Halloween, make your way to The Geekery Pub, Inc. The bar is throwing a zombie party, where everyone is invited to dress up like death warmed over and hang-bang with live punk bands all night long.

Haunt Manor: Hayrides and Haunted Houses
9387 Lundy’s Lane
September 24-October 30, 2016

It’s regarded as one of the scariest Niagara Falls Halloween events, and the setting certainly helps that reputation. Haunt Manor is located close to the bloody battlegrounds of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, and the remains of two deceased soldiers reside on the farm’s property. Rumours persist that their spirits haunt the place, Halloween or not. For the holiday itself, you can find your way through the corn maze, sign up for the spooky hayride, or walk through the haunted houses where costumed actors do their part to make you jump out of your skin. Just check the backseat of your car when you’re ready to leave. You don’t want to bring any spirits home with you.

Boo at the Zoo
2821 Stevensville Rd
October 8-9, 2016

Don’t worry; not all of Niagara Falls’ Halloween events are meant for those with hair on their chest. Boo at the Zoo is an annual family friendly party. Kids are encouraged to arrive in costume (which grants them free admission) and can trick-or-treat among the scaly snakes, hungry hippos, and burly bears.

A Niagara Falls Halloween is equal parts freaky and fun. Whether you want to spend it by the battlefields, in front of a band, or inside a haunted house, you can count on a wild time. Make a date by the Falls and we’ll see you here.