Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins – Almost Time for Halloween!
Posted by Erica Holgate
Photo Credit: Jason Miller of the Belleville Intelligencer
Some people get excited about the winter holidays, others maybe Thanksgiving or Easter, but to me the most exciting holiday of the year is Halloween! Ever since I was a child it was a day that was always celebrated. The house was elaborately decorated, my Mom always handmade me a super costume (of my latest favourite Disney character of course) and we cased the neighbourhood for candy.
However, as you grow up Halloween changes. You reach that point, where you’re just too old to dress up and go out “Trick or Treating”. At that point in time, you have to start looking for new ways to have fun on October 31st… I remember in my mid teens dressing up and scaring kids in the yard (not the cute little ones, just the older ones). Then in University…well…that’s self explanatory. Now I am at an age where I have been getting a little more creative to spice up the pumpkin season!
There are SO many activities going on to embrace the spooks and scares of the Halloween spirit. New this year in Belleville are the Shadowicc Ghost Walks hosted by Johnathon Boyd. I remember back in University LOVING the Haunted Walk of Kingston (which you can see here), so it was really neat to see something like this come to Belleville as well.
Johnathon takes you around to all the haunted houses and locations of Belleville. Everything from local homes to public buildings he shares the spirits stories. Luckily, you haven’t missed your opportunity to experience Johnathon’s spooky brilliance yet! This Saturday October 27th, hosts the final Shadowicc Walk of the season. If you’re interested in joining, you can meet at Sweet Escape in downtown Belleville at 7:30 pm. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
Of course, just 45 minutes east of here in the Kingston area, there are some other really neat things to do for Halloween as well. Between the corn maze on Wolfe Island, Haunted Walks of Kingston and Fort Fright you are sure to be a bit squeamish.
So look around this Halloween for ways you can celebrate it! Whether it is as a family, couple, singles or a group of friends there is always something fun and ghoulish to do to embrace this “creepy season”!