Freaky family fun at Lithgow Halloween
By Ellen Hill for Lithgow Tourism Photos: David Hill
Crazy costumes, Trick or Treat fun and staying up late. Welcome to Halloween celebrations Lithgow style.
Organised and hosted by Lithgow City Council with support from local sponsors, the annual event will be particularly geared towards families on October 31.
Featuring spectacular Vivid-style lighting displays and decorations, the main shopping strip will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with five themed precincts packed with market stalls selling local produce, dining options for every budget and non-stop entertainment across two main stages.
Lithgow Mayor Maree Statham said: “It’s wonderful to see children in past years excited and enjoying the novelty of being in town after dark, and families out together at a public event where everyone is catered for.’’
Children can take part in a Trick or Treat activity in a safe environment involving shops along the street at 4pm and everyone is encouraged to dress up.
You don’t have to dress as a scary character,’’ Mayor Statham said.Last year we had Snow White, much to the delight of little girls. We suspect we might see a few fantasy characters from the movie Frozen this year.’’
Two of the five themed precincts will be dedicated to families: the Family Friendly zone sponsored by Centennial Coal at the top of Main St will have plenty of activities for children, and McDonald’s Lithgow will sponsor a Funky Zone for youth between Cook St Plaza and the National Australia Bank building.
The Energy Australia-sponsored main entertainment stage will be opposite the Grand Central Hotel between the Family Friendly and Flavours precincts.
“There will be a Ronald McDonald magic show, circus acrobats, magic and the Waratah Drum Corps,’’ Mayor Statham said. “There will be plenty of special effects, lots of colourful lighting and a Thriller dance-off.’’
Lithgow has a range of family accommodation options available, as well as in neighbouring areas. Contact the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on 6350 3230 for help with your accommodation needs.
Developing innovative promotional activities for the enjoyment of the community which encourage an increase in business activities in the town centres is part of Councils strategy to strengthen our Economy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.
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