Derek Moe won a prize for his costume at the Trethewey House Halloween event on Saturday. There are more festivities downtown today.

Derek Moe won a prize for his costume at the Trethewey House Halloween event on Saturday. There are more festivities downtown today.

Downtown businesses hosting trick or treat event on Halloween

Everyone is invited to come downtown and take their kids trick or treating. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Oct. 31, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The public is invited to celebrate Halloween in the downtown core.

Pumpkins and scarecrows are popping up everywhere in anticipation of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association’s first ever Trick or Treating event!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, everyone is invited to come downtown and take their kids trick or treating. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and costumes are encouraged.

Whether you throw on a sheet and become a ghost, paint you face like a clown or any other costume of your choice, head down for the chance to enjoy the perfect, safe environment to gather the goodies.

While the kids are gathering candy, the adults can take a look at all the great shops, cafes and other businesses located in the downtown core.

While you wander, don’t forget to get some ideas for Christmas, which is just around the corner!

The public is encouraged to stop by the ADBA office at 2615A Montrose Ave. to pick up a downtown map of participating merchants.

Make sure to drop off your donation for the Abbotsford Food Bank; everyone making a donation  on Halloween will be entered into a draw to win some great prizes including a gift basket made up of treasures from many of the downtown merchants.

Make sure to check out all the wonderful Halloween decorations at each location and keep track of your favourite.

After your loot bags are full, head back to the ADBA office for one more Halloween goody bag for the kids, and cast your vote for the best Halloween decorations you spotted along the way.