This Ontario village celebrates Halloween for 31 Days & Nights


Monster Month is a celebration of Halloween for 31 days and nights in the Township of Centre Wellington


It started with four creatures in the '90s by local artist Tim Murton and grown to over eighty creature lanterns, called the Twilight Zoo. These monsters have become the centrepiece of an entire month filled with activities, events, live shows, ghost walk tours, even a parade of the dead, called the Monster March.

About Monster Month

For nearly two decades, Tim Murton’s Twilight Zoo has been decorating the streets of Elora with a unique collection of lantern sculptures.  During the month of October, visitors started coming to Elora from all over Southern Ontario to see the display. Local artists, community groups, businesses and other organizations started adding themed events as popularity grew, leading to the name “Monster Month in Elora.”

Spooky-themed events and haunted offerings throughout Centre Wellington include a Self-Guided Tour, Spirit and Ghost Walks, Spooky Stables, Lantern Tours, Magicians, non-motorized parade called “Monster March” and much more!

Immerse yourself in a frightfully fun month of activities for the entire family! 


About Sensational Elora

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.




The Story Behind Monster Month