Halloween isn’t till next Monday, but if Niagara-on-the-Lake kids play their cards right, they can participate in three days of almost non-stop trick-or-treating.
Of course, on the evening of Oct. 31, there is the traditional door-to-door trek around the community.
But starting on Saturday, some organizations around NOTL will be shelling out early.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada have a special Halloween at Fort George program planned.
Little goblins and ghouls are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and drop by the parking lot at Fort George where volunteers will be handing out free treat bags.
The treats come courtesy of Hendrik’s and Phil’s Independent Grocers, Simpson’s Pharmasave, Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop.
It’s also the last weekend Fort George and the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop are open for the season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also Saturday, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., the new NOTL Youth Campus holds a spooky double-bill movie night at Cornerstone Community Church in Virgil.
Admission includes pizza, drinks and snacks. “Hotel Transylvania 2” and “Hocus Pocus 2” will screen at 6:15 and 9 p.m.
Then on Sunday, Oct. 30, Central Community Church on York Road will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. in its parking lot.
People will hand out candy treats from their cars decked out for the occasion, while visitors can also enjoy a barbecue, kids’ inflatables and games.
Finally, if that’s not sweet enough, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake plans a fun, kid-friendly Halloween day at the community centre on Monday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities will include a scavenger hunt, seasonal books to read – and candy.