News release

How to Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween in Mississauga

COVID-19 | October 27, 2020

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there’s still plenty of spooktacular fun to be had. The Government of Ontario and Region of Peel Public Health are not recommending door-to-door trick-or-treating this year in Mississauga, but there are many creative ways to celebrate safely and with health guidelines in mind.

Creative Ways to Celebrate
Here are a few creative ways to celebrate Halloween with those you live with:

  • Host a Halloween movie night! Use your Mississauga Library card to download or borrow a spooky movie, ebook or audiobook
  • Indoor candy hunt with those you live with in full costume
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Decorate the inside of your house, window or front lawn
  • Watch the Mississauga Library’s Twitter and Facebook pages for Halloween themed Storytimes and short videos for crafts, stories, trivia and book talk
  • Check out these family-friendly Halloween activities developed by our Recreation team that you can do from home
  • Dress up in your favourite Halloween costume and stop by Mississauga Celebration Square for Heart MCS.  Enjoy self-led, contactless activities for nine days from October 24 to November 1

All City events adhere to all health and safety regulations from the Government of Ontario and Region of Peel Public Health.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, celebrate safely by following all health and safety guidelines and recommendations and:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a face covering or mask where it’s required or when it’s difficult to physically distance
  • Stay 2 metres/6 feet away from individuals not in your household
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill, even if you have mild symptoms or if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19

Keep the spirit of Halloween alive while staying healthy! To learn more, visit


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