Oct 29, 2009

All Hallows' weekend: Halloween in Montreal

by Fiona O'Connor
Regardless of what day of the week it falls on, Halloween in Montreal is never just a one-night affair. The holiday rivals New Year's Eve as being one of the city's most celebrated annual events, and you can bet that with this year it getting Saturday of all days of the week, there are more than just a few parties to choose from. What could be better, 48 hours of everything that spells fun: cocktails, costumes, and candy? While I hold strong to the tradition of leaving party and costume plans to the very last minute (usually hatching both, simultaneously, in the musty aisle of a nearby Salvation Army), Montreal homes and haunts alike are transformed for maximum holiday hoaxes. For an overview of your dress-up dance party options, check out the Mirror's comprehensive Halloween Party Guide. Then just add a whole bunch of house/loft parties to your list of choices.

Photo credit: Swedish photographer Denise Grünstein. Her portraits of ornately- costumed, ghost-like figures in nature are both unbelievably eerie and classically beautiful.
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