Halloween in Port Lincoln

Halloween is just around the corner, with several local businesses and households putting up their hands to give local children a “trick or treat” experience on October 31.

Despite the tiresome cry that the holiday is ‘American’, Halloween seems to have taken a unique place in Australia and Port Lincoln alike in recent years.

Assistant store manager Simone Pietrasik said this year was the third year Woolworths had celebrated Halloween.

“It’s a safe and fun environment for the kids to celebrate trick or treat,” she said.

“It’s getting bigger each year, the first year I think we had about 100 kids and last year about 120.”

Ms Pietrasik said this year she predicted about 150 children would show up and that they would have face painting and prizes for the best dressed.

Children in costume can visit Coles all day, Woolworths from 3pm to 5pm, Peter Kittle Toyota from 3pm to 5.30pm, Drakes Foodland from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Bunnings from 4pm to 5.30pm and Lincoln Local from 4pm to 6pm for treats.

Several houses will also open their doors to help parents navigate the Halloween friendly places in the area, including a haunted house at Normandy Place.

Visit the Port Lincoln Halloween Facebook page to find out more.