$8 – $12.50

Victorian All Hallows Eve in a Victorian Mansion!

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Lougheed House

707 13 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 0K8

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On Oct. 31, experience a Victorian Halloween in our Victorian mansion. Learn, eat and drink your way through a night of 1800s' superstitions and celebrations about all things dead or undead. Costumes strongly encouraged.
Frighteningly delicious snack/drink bar (cash) from Meez Catering.

The Victorian era was marked by massive industrialization and urbanization, two things that resulted in an exceptional amount of death. So much so, that the attention paid towards funeral and mourning practices, superstitions and the occult reached a fever pitch. Led by Queen Victoria herself, England embraced the idea of a "good death," an elaborate and strict set of Victorian practices requiring painstaking detail and a small fortune. For the Victorians, failing to properly mourn on a grand scale was considered a societal and moral failure.

Join us as we dive deep into this intricate and shocking history on All Hallows Eve.

  • Pull up a chair in our drawing room as Michael Rolfe recites terrifying tales from the Victorian Era

  • Go on a guided tour of our second floor, and be immersed in the varied superstitions, funeral rites and prolific causes of death that plagued urban Victorians

  • Glimpse your past, present or future through the eyes of a tarot card reader

  • Collaborate with your friends and create your own Victorian Spirit photography images in our photobooth

  • Enjoy creepy cocktails and terrifying treats courtesy of Meez Catering (Snacks for purchase and cash bar)

Above photo: Eugène Thiébault's "Henri Robin and a Specter" mocks 19th century Spiritualist photography, (albumen silver print), 1863.


The evening will build towards the ritual of the cutting and serving of a Barmbrack Cake, through which some of our guests truest wishes or deepest fears will be prophesied!

5:30 – Doors and Cash Bar Open

Ongoing programming

– Spirit Photography Booth (Ballroom)

– Tarot Card Readings (Senators Study)

– Design Your Own Funeral Cake (Mission Room)

Readings of Ghost Stories in the Drawing Room – Starting at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30

Guided half-hour tours of our 2nd Floor – Starting at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Ritual Cutting of the Barmbrack Cake – 9:00 pm in the Drawing Room

9:30 pm – Event Ends

20% discount for groups of 8 or more. Email hrohm@lougheedhouse.com with your group booking request.

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