What Is Monster Month?

Every October, the Village of Elora transforms into a Halloween haven for 31 days. People from all over Ontario come to see its stunning local attractions, enjoy events and activities, and take in a unique spectacle.


The month-long festival began with a pair of lantern monsters made by local artist Tim Murton. It inspired his Twilight Zoo sculpture series, grown over 80 lantern monsters that hang throughout the village.


31 Days of Spooktacular Halloween!


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!  Visit

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. Visit