Halloween in the City

Barcham 24 September 2013 1

Halloween is an American tradition that I wished had more influence here.

Where I grew up as a kid had a huge American pupulation so Halloween was a really big deal, with hundreds of costumed kids and adults flocking the streets at night and mountains of candy to be had.

I was also lucky enough to spend Halloween in the states one year and witness the insanity there. I remember going into a bank that had been decorated to look like a crypt and all the tellers were vampires, it was amazing.

I want that here, so I am so totally behind this idea.

Halloween in the City from Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 13 includes Anime, Zombies, Day of the Dead, prizes, face painting and more.

28 Oct – 3 Nov Decorated shop fronts

31 Oct – Halloween costume parties with great prizez at a number of venues

1 Nov – Otakufest 2013 ‘obsessed with anime’ brought to you by Impact Records

2 Nov – Canberra Zombie Walk 2013

3 Nov – Halloween & Day of the Dead Family Day in the city. Costume competition, trick or treating, pumpkin carving demonstration, spooky stories and a costume parade curated by the fabulous ‘You Are Here’ creators.


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One Response to Halloween in the City
steveu steveu 7:01 am 25 Sep 13

Most people think Halloween is an American tradition so they hate it (the scotts brought it to North America). The kids love it, so on that basis alone I think its pretty kewl. Kids are kids for such a short period of time, if its an opportunity to have fun for them and something to look forward to, then great stuff.

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