October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - The costume is ready and the countdown is on and this year there are a lot of options for both young and old, indoors and out.
Temperatures are expected to be near normal Friday evening with the mercury dropping to 0 Celsius. But parents not wanting to venture outdoors to trick or treat can head down to Aberdeen or Sahali Centre Mall. Aberdeen will be offering a ‘Trick-Or-Treat Extravaganza’ from 2-4 p.m. (please bring a non-perishable food item) while Sahali Centre has a haunted house set up as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research.
Gateway City Church is hosting Candy Planet, a family event from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween night and Sakred Skin and Studio is once again hosting both kid-friendly and adult oriented haunted houses as a fundraiser for the food bank on Oct. 30 and 31. Kids are welcome from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday and 1-3 p.m. on Friday while the adult haunted house begins at 7 p.m. both nights.
There are also a lot of outdoor events to attend while you are costumed up on Friday. Boo at the Zoo continues at the B.C. Wildlife Park, with a maze, haunted house, treat stations and more fun from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tranquille Agra Farms will host a haunted corn maze and the North Shore Business Improvement Association is once again hosting Treat Street, with many North Shore businesses inviting costumed kids to trick or treat from 3-5 p.m. on Friday.
Peterson Creek Park will be the sight of the Enchanted Garden on Halloween and will feature pumpkin lit paths while a large haunted yard in Barnhartvale (4938 Uplands Drive) will be putting on a Halloween display in support of the food bank both Thursday and Friday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Halloween is also the kickoff of Luminocity in Downtown Kamloops. After dark festivities will include a week-long public art project with video, new media works and events. Opening night will begin with a Lost Souls Parade and people are invited to come in costume and join in the fun.
Looking for more adult-sized fun? Many pubs around town will be hosting various Halloween events, from the Queen of Hearts Halloween Bash at Bailey’s Pub and Scary-Oke at Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse to Halloween parties at McCracken Station Pub, Sharks Club, Cactus Jack’s and On the Rocks Pub and Grill.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will also be hosting a Halloween Party with live entertainment on Friday night while The DoubleTree plans on extending the Halloween fun with a Halloween-themed fundraiser for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundaiton on Saturday.
Once you are all Halloweened out head over to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Interior Savings Centre and the North Shore Community Centre for holiday craft fairs. OLPH will host a fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the North Shore Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Interior Savings Centre, a fundraiser for the hospital, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Graveyard displays, haunted houses and parties are among the many ways to celebrate Halloween in the city.
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