The weather is finally getting better, which means the next trick-or-treat has arrived.
There are already signs of a lull in the annual tradition.
A cold front is moving through Canada and New England.
The season’s peak is coming up.
But the good news is that if you’re up for a scare, you’re probably not alone.
And that’s because there are still a lot of Halloween-related events planned around the globe, including some that will have you spooked.
Here are some things to know before heading to the trick-and-treating aisle.
Where can I go to get candy?
Candy shops are plentiful in Canada and the United States.
Here’s what you can expect at each of the participating locations: Toronto Eaton Centre, 416-632-8282, tesco.ca/yce.
The Crowne Plaza Mall, 416, 416/843-8877, crowneplaza.com/tuesday.
The Eaton Centre has also offered free admission for anyone who wants to purchase a gift.
In addition, the centre will also offer a $5.50 discount for anyone planning to make a purchase.
Other locations in Ontario include the Eaton Centre at Victoria Park, 416.525.7000, the Eaton Village Shopping Centre at St. James Park, 705.567.9200, the West Mall at Victoria, 704.631.0267, the Queen Elizabeth Centre, 614-921-8191, the Toronto Eaton Square Mall, 709-926-4455, and the City of Ottawa at 705-724-2540.
The city of Ottawa will also be offering free admission to those planning to go to a Halloween party.
In the Greater Toronto Area, the Mall at Yonge and Dundas will be offering $2 off all Halloween merchandise.
In Mississauga, the mall will be selling a Halloween costume from $10.50.
In Ottawa, the Ottawa Halloween Fair is on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with free admission.
In Winnipeg, the Centre for the Arts will be holding a free event for children on Nov. 21 and 22.
It will also have Halloween decorations, a costume contest and face painting.
What do you need to wear to a trick- or-toothed-bag-style Halloween party?
There are many types of Halloween decorations to choose from, including hats, masks, scarves and scarves with bows.
The best thing is to bring your favorite costume, such as a hoodie or a costume vest, to take home.
Other accessories include gloves, face paint, scarfs and scarf covers.
For more information on how to plan your party, go to www.tuesdaycalls.ca.
What should I bring?
Halloween decorations can be bought at most major Halloween retailers, including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Toys R Us, Target and Amazon.com.
If you are planning a party, consider buying a costume for yourself and your friends, such the Haunted House Costume Contest from Costume Creative, a Canadian-based costume design company.
This contest will be held on Nov 12 and will draw from a group of participants that includes teens, adults and adults over 65.
To find out more, go online at www.creepycallsnow.ca and enter the contest.
What about Halloween in Toronto?
This city has been one of Canada’s top tourist destinations for decades, with visitors coming from all over the world.
The annual Halloween parade is expected to be the largest in the country this year.
The parade will take place on the waterfront on the first Saturday in November, with a performance by local bands and entertainers, along with traditional Halloween music and the annual parade of candy, sweets and pumpkins.
The City of Toronto has a free Halloween-themed event scheduled for Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.