Halloween Spooky SaturdayTown Centre
Discover Lowestoft this Halloween with Spooky Saturday
Lowestoft Vision, the town’s Business Improvement District and part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney, is in the final preparations for their annual Halloween events programme.
The event has become an annual celebration following the success of 2014 & 2015. For 2016 Lowestoft Vision have put together a thriller of entertainment which will take place in the town centre on Spooky Saturday (31st October).
Cantors theatre school will begin the day’s entertainment with a Fangtastic Halloween performance which will take place at 10am on the Triangle Market. The popular local theatre school will perform a range of musical acts and dance with a Halloween theme.
The main attraction of Spooky Saturday is the free Pumpkin trick or treat trail which is open to children under 12 years in Halloween fancy dress and under 12’s who are accompanied by an adult.
The trail which is takes place between 10am – 2pm includes over 50 shops located on the Historic High Street, London Road North, Bevan Street, Suffolk Road, Station Square and the Britten Centre. Each will be displaying a carved pumpkin and Pumpkin Pod poster to demonstrate that they are part of the trail. Once a family has found a participating store thy can enter the business for a free children’s treat.
The Pumpkin Trail has been kindly sponsored by Easter Foods on the Historic High Street. Managing director Neil Phelps said “ Eastern food are once again proud to sponsor the Pumpkin trick or Treat trail, the trail is a great way to encourage the community to discover the wide range of business that we have in the town. As a supplier of local and world foods it made perfect sense for us to support the trail by providing pumpkins from local farmers. We hope that everyone enjoys the trail and has a great time”.
Other entertainment in the town includes the “Day of the Dead Dress” street Theatre performance which takes place outside the Britten centre at 10.45am. The act which is repeated at 12pm and 2pm is fully interactive and includes acrobats and a very interesting stage!
At 11.30am the Goblins will be in town to look for the missing princess, but shoppers will need to be careful as this mischievous act are also looking for those that they can add to their pork pies. The Goblins will perform from Station Square for 45 minutes and will return at 1pm for a second performance.
Darren Newman, Lowestoft Vision BID Manager said “ Our Halloween events have proved extremely popular in the past and we hope the community will once again come into town and Discover Lowestoft at Halloween.
“We hope the families of our younger children will take advantage of the Trick or Treat Trail in a safe, controlled and fun environment.
“Most of all we want to bring shoppers to the town to enjoy the entertainment along with the wide range of services on offer.”
For more information on Discover Lowestoft Halloween please see www.discoverLowestoft.co.uk