A Ghoulish Good Time

Photo by Sarah Valentine

Photo by Sarah Valentine

Who doesn’t look forward to Highlands’ annual celebration of Halloween?  

Another spectacular leaf season is winding down, and Highlands Downtown Trick or Treat is the perfect way to celebrate fall.  This fun-filled, family-friendly celebration, sponsored by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Monday, October 31 at 6:00 P.M., and offers fun for everyone. 

Families look forward to this annual outing where everyone lets their hair down a little, puts on their scariest or zaniest costume and heads downtown for a night of sugar-fueled fun.

This strolling parade of the scary and not-so-scary brings out kids of all ages and more than a few pets in their scariest, cutest, or most creative costumes to collect a treasure trove of candy.  Expect to see zombies, skeletons, witches, pirates, brides, ghosts, princesses, Minions, superheroes, and more than one clever take on the pop culture icons of the day.

Local businesses and civic groups distribute candy to revelers, and you’ll find that many embrace the spirit of the evening with decorated storefronts and more than a few clever costumes.  This evening is truly fun for everyone, young and old.  Even those with no children will enjoy strolling and people watching. 

As in years past there will be classic Halloween-themed music at Town Square, hot dogs served by the Highlands Mountaintop Rotary Club, and hot chocolate and cider for all.  There is no charge for your hot dog dinner but donations are appreciated.  What’s for dessert? Candy, of course!  It all adds up to an unforgettable evening of family fun filled with sweet treats, clever costumes, and memories to be made and shared.  Don’t miss this annual event!

Please remember that in order to keep the streets safe for all the trick or treaters, Main Street will close at 5:30 P.M. that day.