There are Plenty of Halloween Happenings in New Canaan

data blogOctober 19, 2022

Halloween is an occasion when young and old can celebrate together. That’s certainly true in New Canaan where there are a number of activities in the next week-and-a-half for children and parents to enjoy.

Silvermine Halloween Event

Silvermine Arts Center, Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children can show off their artistic talents by creating spooky images in clay and paint or by painting a ghostly mural. There will be face painting, a costume parade, goodie bags, and sweet treats. Costumes are encouraged but optional.

There are Plenty of Halloween Happenings in New Canaan

Adults must accompany their children. Registration is $30 per child. 

Fall Pumpkin Paint & Sip

Carriage Barn Arts Center, Monday, October 24, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here’s an event for adults to enjoy. Bring a pumpkin (real or faux) and join artist Ashley McNeal for a custom design and decorating session. McNeal will show you how to customize your pumpkin with lettering or a motif featuring acrylic paint. 

You will be able to create a design to match the fall decor in your home, compliment a dining room table, or personalize a pumpkin for a family member or a friend.

Bring a beverage of your choice. Snacks will be provided. Registration fee is $25 for Carriage Barn members and $30 for all others.

Halloween Spooktacular

New Canaan Nature Center, Friday, October 28, 5:30 p.m to 9 p.m.

Get an up-close look at some of the insects and animals (spiders, snakes, owls, and more) that remind us of All Hallows Eve, make some creepy crafts, and then share spooky stories while enjoying a roasted marshmallow next to a crackling campfire.

Complete the evening with a one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern experience that will get you into the Halloween spirit. Wear a costume but come prepared for cold weather.

There are two sessions. The first session from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. is sold out, but there are still spaces available for the second session from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All children and adults must purchase a ticket. Tickets are $10 for Nature Center members and $15 for non-members.

Pumpkin Fest Carving and Stroll

New Canaan Library, Saturday, October 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Adults and children can help raise money for the new library’s Family Services program and Children’s Room by carving a pumpkin that will be displayed at the library’s Pumpkin Fest.

Here’s how to get in on the fun. Purchase a pumpkin for $30 here. Pick up your pumpkin at the library on Saturday (October 22) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Return your carved creation to the library on Friday, October 28 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Then on Saturday, October 29, bring your family and friends to the Pumpkin Fest. You can register for the Pumpkin Fest here.

There will be prizes awarded to children, teens, and adults for Best in Show, Funniest, and Scariest jack-o-lanterns. Admission is free and people who enter jack-o-lanterns do not need to be at the Pumpkin Fest to win prizes.

Halloween Block Party

Elm Street, Sunday, October 30, noon to 2 p.m.

Put on your finest costume and meet under the clock on Elm Street for an afternoon of fun and treat-or-treating at participating local stores with family and friends. Adults, teens, and children are welcome.