Can you help make Halloween Spooktacular for Whitianga this year?
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Can you help make Halloween Spooktacular for Whitianga this year?

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Can you  help make Halloween Spooktacular for Whitianga this year?

Halloween is just around the corner, and the call is out for households and businesses to register their interest to be included in a "Trick or Treat Friendly Home" town map to guide trick or treaters of where they can visit. Local businesses All About Whitianga and the Mercury Bay Informer are assisting to create a trick or treating friendly guide with two ways for your household or business to be included on the free digital or printed map and be part of the spirit of Halloween this year. 


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It's free and easy to register for this special event to be on the trick and treating friendly home or business map. All you need to do is:

  • Choose what type of trick or treat location you are - see option one and two (if you are centrally located you could choose both of these)
  • Email the organisers with your details to be included on the map
  • Get your treats and any decorations ready
  • Have some spooktacular fun on Halloween Tuesday 31st October.

Option One: Become a Trick or Treat Friendly Home

Are you ready to be a Whitianga Trick or Treat Friendly Home on Tuesday, October 31st? It's your chance to be part of a heartwarming tradition that brings smiles to the faces of kids and families.

  • Choose the hours you'll be offering treats (but the spook-tacular fun typically begins at 4:00 PM on Halloween night)
  • To be included on the trick or treat map send an email to the team at The Informer by noon 23rd October at the latest
  • Your address will be included on the special map with a list of Trick or Treat Friendly places to visit
  • Maps will be available online to download from the All About Whitianga events pages or as a printed version in the The Informer's edition on Tuesday, October 24th.

Don't forget to put up a sign on your front door or letterbox, giving a warm welcome to all the Trick and Treaters who will visit. Ensure you have some wrapped sweets ready to give away, and maybe even invite the children to sing a song or share a riddle to add a unique touch to their Halloween experience.

Option Two: Join the Whitianga Halloween Town Treat Tour 

In central Whitianga, The Informer team will be hosting a Halloween Town Treat Tour, which promises to be a spine-chilling adventure for the kids and those young at heart. They are on the hunt for approximately 10 places located centrally in town, whether it's shops, businesses, or houses, to be part of this delightful tour.

Here's what you can do to participate:

  • You'll need to be able to participate from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 31st
  • To be included on the trick or treat map send an email to the team at The Informer by noon 23rd October at the latest
  • Your address will be included on the special map with a list of Trick or Treat Friendly places to visit
  • Maps will be available online to download from the All About Whitianga Halloween events pages or as a printed version The Informer's edition on Tuesday, October 24th.

Place a clear sign outside your establishment with a simple, spooky decoration to welcome the Halloween-loving visitors.

Have an ample supply of wrapped sweets or giveaways ready to treat the little ghosts and goblins.
Ensure your location is ready to start at 3:30 PM and finish at 5:00 PM, ensuring everyone gets their fair share of Halloween delights.

The Light Party at Baptist Church, Cook Drive

And for those who prefer an alternative to Halloween, The Baptist Church on Cook Drive has organised a light party. It's Mercury Bay's alternative to Halloween, perfect for children and families. With a gold coin entry, this event promises a night filled with light, laughter, and love. See the All About Whitianga events pages for more details. 

More Halloween events in Whitianga

For halloween event updates and activities as they come to hand in Whitianga and Mercury Bay see our events pages.

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