Spooky Awards

2022 Spooky Award Winners

People’s Choice: 8393 Feren Drive

Best Effects: 4120 Campbell Avenue

Judge’s Choice: 4394 Twidale Avenue

The 2022 Niagara Falls Spooky Awards are now complete!

The Niagara Falls Spooky Awards is our free, outdoor Halloween display competition. Last year more than 85 homes officially entered the competition!  Altogether, 9 awards will be issued to our spookiest residents across three categories: Judges' Favourite, Best Effects, and People's Choice. Thanks to all for joining in the fun and showcasing your incredible talent and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing all the spook-tacular displays!

Spooky Awards

Get Spooky! There are lots of ways to participate:

  1. Create an outdoor Halloween display at your home or business. See Official Entry Rules below. Registration is open October 5 - 23 and the Entry Form is CLOSED
  2. Tour the displays across the city with the Spooky Map! Displays will be lit right up to Halloween night, so hop in the car with your family and friends to see all the creepy decorations! Check out the Spooky Map below.
  3. Cast your vote in the People's Choice Awards. Voting will be open to the public during the judging window (starting at 6 p.m. on Oct 28 to midnight Oct. 29 only). People's Choice Award Voting Form linked here (available once voting opens)
  4. Follow the competition on Facebook! Competitors campaign for visits and votes by sharing photos and videos.

Official Entry Rules

  • Open to residential and commercial properties in the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Competition dates are Friday, October 28 through Saturday, October 29, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Contest is limited to exterior decorations, which must be visible from the curbside
  • Decorations must not cover/interfere with any fire safety equipment, roadways or sidewalks/walkways.
  • Keep everything PG-13.
  • Special Effects/Lighting/Inflatables must be operating each night during the competition (between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Voting/Judging may take place anytime during the competition dates/times.
  • Photos & Media: participants must agree to have photos of their displays and their addresses posted online, including, at the sole discretion of the City of Niagara Falls: the Spooky Map, voting forms, and our social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Official Spooky Awards Entry lawn signs must be placed in your yard and easily visible from the curbside. Free of charge, pick yours up at the MacBain Centre starting Wednesday, October 5. If you have one from last year, you can save yourself a trip: they're the same. (MacBain is open 7:00am - 9:00pm Monday to Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, Closed on Sunday)

Rules For Judges and Public Voting for the People’s Choice Awards

  • Assessments to be conducted from the curbside (sidewalk) only.
  • Do not block traffic.  Be courteous to others.
  • Voting for the People's Choice will be open to the public during the competition starting from Oct 28 at 6:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Oct 29. One vote per person, per entry/display. Online voting form is posted above.

Assessment Criteria

Judges Favorite:

  • Originality (20 marks)
  • Overall theme (20 marks)
  • Creative use of lights and special effects (20 marks)
  • Detail/placement of decorations (20 marks)
  • Overall Presentation (20 marks)

Best Effects (20 marks)

Prizes

  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the three categories: Judges Favourite, Best Effects, People's Choice. 
  • 1st place winners will receive a Spooky Awards trophy!
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a commemorative lawn sign acknowledging their spooky display and category they placed in!
  • 1st place winners will receive a $100 gift card of their choice
  • 2nd place winners will receive a $75 gift card of their choice
  • 3rd place winners will receive a $50 gift card of their choice

For more information on the program, please email or call Recreation & Culture at 905-356-7521 ext.3345 during regular business hours.

Spooky Map

Tap on a ghost and the address will pop-up. Scroll down in that little window for a link to driving directions from wherever you are. Scroll down for more options, including a new Google Maps import (step-by-step instructions below).

View larger map Questions about this map? Email the City of Niagara Falls GIS staff.

DISCLAIMER: The Spooky Map is intended to outline participating destinations.  Please obey all traffic laws and use precaution when visiting these locations in order to keep everyone safe and to avoid any traffic congestion.  Consider driving through some of the map points and connect back onto the route where applicable to eliminate any turn-around scenarios. Residents are encouraged to define their own route that is most suitable to their needs.

Spooky Awards 2022 Participants Directory

  • 6971 THOROLD STONE RD
  • 4449 SIXTH AV
  • 4462 PETTIT AV
  • 5126 WOODSIDE AV
  • 7920 WOODBINE ST
  • 6486 HAWKINS ST
  • 6092 DRUMMOND RD
  • 8060 SPRING BLOSSOM DR
  • 6270 CHURCHILL ST
  • 6604 HARMONY AV
  • 6492 KENDALE CT
  • 4120 CAMPBELL AV
  • 8393 FEREN DR
  • 4594 FIFTH AV
  • 7829 BUCKEYE CR
  • 5422 HAMILTON ST
  • 5061 JEPSON ST
  • 5106 JEPSON ST
  • 6379 ORCHARD AV
  • 5397 TWIDALE AV
  • 5394 TWIDALE AV
  • 7833 DOCKWEED DR
  • 8665 SOURGUM AV
  • 7373 REDHAVEN CR
  • 6240 FREDERICA ST
  • 7022 BONNIE ST
  • 3795 SINNICKS AV
  • 6720 JUPITER BV
  • 5413 HAMILTON ST
  • 3264 ADDISON AV
  • 7156 BRIAN CR
  • 7081 ROSSEAU PL
  • 5430 BRIDGE ST
  • 6905 WARDEN AV
  • 3323 ST PATRICK AV
  • 3787 SINNICKS AV
  • 7159 RICHMOND CR
  • 5847 THERESA ST
  • 7833 HACKBERRY TL
  • 3250 HARLEYFORD CR
  • 2570 KALAR RD
  • 6062 TAMPA CT
  • 5269 SECOND AV
  • 4346 KILMAN PL
  • 6386 BELLEVUE ST
  • 6856 COURTNEY CR
  • 5053 ST LAWRENCE AV
  • 7386 SUNHAVEN DR
  • 4980 FOURTH AV
  • 6301 FINLAY AV
  • 6211 CHARNWOOD AV
  • 4678 THIRD AV
  • 6871 RIALL ST
  • 6302 SKINNER ST
  • 4140 MARTIN AV
  • 6541 BURDETTE DR
  • 8397 LAMONT AV
  • 4026 MONTCALM CR

Import the Spooky list into Google Maps 

  1. Download the Spooky Awards Files
  2. Sign in to Google My Maps
  3. Create a New Map
  4. Click Import and then drag and drop the SpookyAwards_Route_2022.kmz
  5. Click Add Layer, then Import, then drag and drop SpookyAwards_Participant_2022.kmz
  6. Save the Map

Once you've created a My Map, you can view it in the Google Maps app on your phone or tablet.

  1. Sign in and open the Google Maps app.
  2. Tap Saved. At the bottom, tap Maps.
  3. Tap the map