By Lithgow City Council
With a free trick or treat trail, themed street entertainment, and spectacular light shows, Lithgow’s Halloween 13 event will be great fun for the local community.
Activities get under way from 6pm with the costume parade in Marjorie Jackson Plaza followed by the zombie wedding at 7pm then the full range of activities along the business area.
Portland is also planning promotional activities beginning with a Halloween -themed Portland Central School fete tomorrow.
Lithgow Mayor Maree Statham said: “Everyone is invited, young or old, to the Halloween 13 event on the evening of Thursday, October 31.
“The inaugural Halloween 13 Lithgow event will be a chance for everyone to have some fun as well as showing our commitment to supporting our Main Street businesses.
“Council has been working closely with many Main Street businesses in Lithgow and Portland to integrate the free street entertainment and attractions with shop promotions such as trick or treat offerings, special scary Halloween cuisine in cafes and restaurants along with a range of specially discounted products and services.’’
Council economic development officer Matt Brewster said: “The response from our main street businesses has been incredible with so many jumping on board and getting involved in the event by staying open late on the Thursday as part of Halloween 13 Lithgow.
“It’s really important that the Lithgow community increase their support for local businesses and I would urge everyone to think twice before leaving the Lithgow area to do their shopping or undertake their purchases right now.
“By participating in Halloween 13 Lithgow you can show your support by walking the trick or treat trail along Main Street, enjoying the free entertainment and indulging in some special shopping and eating experiences.’’
For more information about Halloween 13 Lithgow visit the council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/LithgowCityCouncil.
Trick or treat trail maps and list of participating businesses were available in last Saturday’s edition of the Lithgow Mercury.