A new Halloween event in 2022, Pumpkins After Dark is a walkthrough experience with light displays and hundreds of carved Jack-o’-lanterns in Burnaby.
It takes place at Central Park from September 22nd to October 31st. Tickets for adults cost about $26 including taxes and fees.
Other popular Halloween activities elsewhere in the region include haunted house-style attractions at places like Fright Nights at the PNE, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley and Reapers in the Fraser Valley. There are also spooky walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver in Gastown and Grave Tales in Langley. All of these events are awesome!
To learn about all of the region’s various ghoulishly-themed events this year see our articles about Vancouver Halloween Events, Halloween Activities for Children, Halloween Activities for Adults, Lower Mainland Corn Mazes and Vancouver Pumpkin Patches. To learn about 2022’s new event in Burnaby, continue reading.
Pumpkins After Dark Halloween Event
Pumpkins After Dark is a big new Halloween attraction in Burnaby in 2022. The company behind it already has locations in Calgary, Edmonton and Milton Ontario, making this the fourth venue in Canada. The attraction runs from September 22nd to October 31st in its first year here in BC.
Pumpkin Patches are very popular in the fall. Pumpkins After Dark, however, isn’t a place where you buy pumpkins. Instead, after the sun sets, the attraction opens its gates for visitors to experience a spooky Halloween light show. There are hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins on display as well light displays of various Halloween characters. You can also take in live pumpkin carving demonstrations.
FREE CIRCUS TICKETS FOR KIDS!
Another fun and family-friendly thing to do this fall is going to the circus! American Crown Circus Circo Osorio is in the Lower Mainland between September 8th and October 17th. Shows take place on various dates in Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey and Tsawwassen.
Circo Osorio is very affordable, especially for children ages 10 and under who get in for free with a paying adult!
Location, Times and Admission
Pumpkins After Dark takes place at Swangard Stadium and in Central Park at 3883 Imperial Street in Burnaby. The attraction is open from Thursday to Sunday from September 22nd to October 31st (with a special Monday opening on Halloween night). It closes at 10:30 pm each night. While the initial opening time is 7:30 pm, it slowly gets earlier over the course of the season until it opens at 6:30 pm the last couple weeks of October.
Tickets cost $22 for adults and $18 for youth ages 4 to 16. After adding taxes, an environmental fee, processing fee and service fee, it works out to just over $26 for adults. Children under the age of 4 get in for free. The tickets can only be purchased online. They are sold in timeslots in 15-minute intervals so make sure to not show up too late.
The Patterson SkyTrain Station is near the northeast corner of Central Park. The walk from there to Swangard Stadium is only about 10 minutes.
What to Expect
Pumpkins After Dark is somewhat similar to the Halloween events held at VanDusen Garden (in past years) and other light shows. While Pumpkins After Dark does have light displays as well, the focus is on all the carved pumpkins. There are apparently over six thousand of them (some of which are real while others are synthetic). You’re not going to see a bigger collection of Jack o’ lanterns anywhere else in the area this Halloween season!
Pumpkins After Dark is a walkthrough experience where visitors make their way through a designated path with pumpkins and lights on both sides (and sometimes overhead). There are sculptures and other displays of various Halloween characters, monsters like Godzilla or dinosaurs, movie characters and more. There are also pumpkin carving demonstrations and desserts for sale.
This attraction is meant for people of all ages to enjoy and it’s family-friendly. The organizers do not, however, guarantee that the entire path is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Most of it though is paved.
For more information about this new Halloween attraction, visit the Pumpkins After Dark website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Events in October
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Halloween Activities for Children
- Halloween Activities for Adults