Uncontested as the party holiday of the year (sorry New Year's Eve), Halloween is the magical time of year where you get to dress up, be a little zanier than usual, and experience a brand new side of yourself. To do all that, you're going to need a particularly (and peculiarly) awesome event.
While you could do the same old thing and hit up a house party, club, or bar this All Hallowss Eve, if you really want to embrace the sentiment of the psuedo-holiday, start off your Halloween with a truly different kind of dance party: the Halloween 2015 Montréal Silent Disco bash.
"Silent disco" sounds a little counter intuitive if you don't understand the concept, but it's fairly simple, and incredibly fun. All about self-expression, a silent disco brings a random group of people together to dance to a specific playlist, all through their own personal iPod/device. The result is a huge mob of people dancing about the city with no music heard by anyone else, effectively freaking out passersby while everyone enjoys a good dance sesh.
For the special Halloween edition silent disco, Montreal's Silent Disco Squad is inviting any and everyone to congregate at Mont-Royal station at 5pm on October 31st. Simply come dressed in a costume, bring a music-device to stream the playlist (or download it before), and get ready to dance your face off in the big public square outside the metro.
To get all the details on the Halloween 2015 Montréal Silent Disco, head to the Facebook event page here. And for all you undead, rest easy knowing the annual Montreal zombie walk ends before the silent disco starts, so you'll definitely be able to rock some Thriller moves later in the day.
And for anyone who still needs an explanation, the video below will take you through exactly what to expect out of a silent disco jam.
As Duval assesses each character on a case-by-case basis since the manufacturing varies, he said he will add them to his Facebook album "Encan 2020 Super Heros" with a starting price.
People can bid in the comments. Bids are accepted in $10 increments. When you have the highest-standing offer for an appropriate amount of time, Duval comments with your name three times and on the third, it's yours.
This year, the event included Halloween candy and a show featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Harley Quinn.
Visitors to Rue Balmoral could check out Duval's progress in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. He also allowed people to take photos with their favourite superhero before taking down the display.
Halloween in Montreal was always extravagant and sadly, this year the holiday will look a little different. Although it makes us all sad to think about, there are still safe and COVID-friendly things to do in Montreal if you are dying to celebrate the spooky holiday.
From walking around haunted locations in our city to getting a free pumpkin, there are tons of cool and fun things you can do over the weekend.
Beware that some of these events are likely to sell out!
Santé Montréal retweeted a kid-friendly video that Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale posted to its YouTube channel, which outlines the ground rules for trick-or-treating in Quebec.
For a safe Halloween, the CIUSSS says we should circulate in small groups composed of members of the same household.
It discourages people from going trick-or-treating in other boroughs, and tells families to walk around their respective areas only.
Two-metre social distancing is a must, as is mask-wearing. In other words, parents and children are all expected to follow basic public health practices related to COVID-19.
Entering homes is prohibited, as private gatherings are currently forbidden in red zones — meaning no Halloween parties.
Trick-or-treaters are expected to wash their hands before and after taking candy from a shared bowl, and homeowners are expected to stay at least two metres away from visitors.
If you want more information about Halloween, you'll find the Quebec government's responses to common questions here.
It's looking like October 31 will be sunny in Montreal with a high of 4 and a low of -1. With no snow and clear skies, at least the weather gives us one reason to smile this Halloween.
October 31 is just around the corner, and despite that Halloween in Quebec is really only for children this year, many Montrealers have still dressed their homes to the nines for the occasion.
In fact, one household in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) used its Halloween decorations to make a surprisingly poignant and clever statement on current affairs — managing to make us laugh and freak us out all at once.
The property owners created a graveyard for all the social phenomenons we've laid to rest in recent years.