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Halloween is Definitely Not Cancelled in This Small Ontario Village –
Elora is a tight-knit community in Wellington County, Ontario. Vintage country properties with authentic 19th-century charm dot the hilly community… Read full article on HGTV

Twilight Zoo returns to streets of Elora
The menagerie of monsters is back in Elora, with the Twilight Zoo taking over the streets…. see video on CTV

You Can Visit An Ontario Town Invaded By Giant Monsters This Month –

Every October, the charming town of Elora undergoes a sinister transformation… Read full article on Narcity

8 Free Things To Do In Ontario This Fall If You’re Craving Some Adventure –

You don’t need to go broke to have a good time. Ontario’s free fall activities will let you enjoy the season without spending your entire paycheck… Read full article on Narcity

9 Spooky Spots In Ontario That Will Transport You To Halloween Town –
With Halloween creeping up, it’s time to go full spooky mode. Read full article on Narcity


Gallery Out and about: every October Elora goes to the monsters See Full Gallery

Hyperlocal Travel: Twilight Zoo – see full article here.


Tim Murton’s Twilight Zoo, a unique collection of lantern sculptures, has been decorating the streets of Elora, during the month of October, for almost two decades. Visitors started coming to Elora from all over Southern Ontario to see the display and, as popularity grew, other organizations started adding themed events, leading to the the name “Monster Month in Elora”.

In 2007, Julie Denneny added an event called “Monster March”, a non-motorized parade through downtown Elora where families (including pets) are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costumes and participate. The March has become an increasingly popular event on the 2nd last Saturday of October each year.

For two years, Tim partnered with Julie to bring us “Scare Fair”. Located in the yard of the Elora Centre for the Arts, Scare Fair had many exhibits and, of course, a huge display of Twilight Zoo sculptures.

In 2015, Sensational Elora accepted responsibility for the Monster March parade and, in 2017, with the support of some very generous sponsors, purchased the Twilight Zoo and accepted responsibility for organizing Monster Month.

Stay tuned, the Monster Month Committee has great plans. Our history is just beginning.