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Danville: 'Spooktacular Celebration' headlines Halloween-themed events

Town offering safe trick-or-treating, movie screenings, pumpkin carvings

Things are getting spooky in Danville.

To celebrate the creepy time of year where ghosts and ghouls can bee seen roaming around the streets in search of tricks and treats, the town of Danville will be hosting a series of special events leading up to Halloween.

Headlining Halloween events the town wants residents to be aware of is the return of Danville’s Spooktacular Celebration on Thursday (Oct. 24), in downtown Danville, where costumed residents are invited to join in on a number of fun activities and watch a screening of “Hotel Transylvania.”

Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania is an animated movie that follows Dracula (Sandler) who runs a famous monster hotel and becomes overprotective when his 118-year-old “teenage” daughter gains the affections of a young human.

At the Spooktacular participants will also get to engage in trick-or-treating, play games, have their faces painted, participate in arts and crafts and more.

Two screenings will be shown for the movie that require residents to register online beforehand, to register for the 4 to 5:30 p.m. showing use the activity code 20884, and for the 6 to 7:30 p.m. showing use activity code 20885. Tickets cost $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents.

Danville’s Spooktacular Celebration will be held Oct. 24 at the Danville Community Center’s Valley Oak Room, 420 Front St.

Kids interested in some early trick-or-treating opportunities are also encouraged to dress up and join the children parade during the town’s Fallfest celebration on Saturday at 10 a.m. At he event, kids will get the opportunity to parade in their costumes and join in on some safe trick-or-treating at vendors in downtown Danville.

Then on Oct. 26, the Danville Livery will host its 14th annual Pumpkin Jubilee at the Livery Shopping Center, 412 Sycamore Valley Road.

From noon to 3 p.m., residents are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and participate in the event’s festivities which includeL pumpkin carving, live music, balloon artistry horse-drawn carriage rides, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating at participating Livery merchants and more.

To register for, or learn more about, Halloween events hosted or highlighted by Danville residents can visit the town’s events calendar on its official website.

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