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Trick or Treat!

You better get that candy bowl ready.

Whether you’re only in it for the treats, or you just love getting dressed up, Halloween is serious business in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

There’s an unavoidable nostalgia that creeps in during this time of year. We remember trick-or-treating with friends when we were younger, and finding other ways to celebrate once we were “too old” to go door to door. And then, all of a sudden, it’s come full circle and now, here we are, gathering up the kids and their costumes and re-living the pure, innocent fun of Halloween.

Gather up the kids with their little plastic pumpkins and pillow cases and get to one of NEPA’s popular, sponsored trick-or-treat events.

Halloween is so much more than just candy and corny jokes.

While trick-or-treating is the pinnacle of Halloween fun, some just want to sit back and enjoy all of the little monsters and their incredible costumes. Today, many communities host family-friendly parades and parties.

Kids are welcome to participate in costume contests, spooky activities, and festive games. In many instances, these parades and parties also coincide with sponsored trunk-or-treat events. Load up the car with all your little cowboys and princesses, and head to your nearest community event for a spooky good time.

Don’t worry. We didn’t forget about you.

Time for a little grown-up Halloween fun.

Go for it. Get out those old wigs. Splatter on that gory makeup. Pull the old cheerleading uniform out of the closet — realize it no longer fits and put it back. Nice try, though. Go to the thrift store and pick out a classic ’80s outfit. You can find grown-up Halloween fun all over NEPA.

So, when the trick-or-treating is done and the kids are peacefully drifting off into a sugar coma, call up the sitter, get out there and enjoy the witching hour.

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 10/23/2019.

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