Halloween treats for tots and youth 

What would Halloween be without Whistler’s biggest frightfully fun trick-or-treating extravaganza howling into Hallow’s Eve, Monday, Oct. 31 at the Tapley’s Farm residential neighbourhood?

Last year, more than 600 ghouls and goblins rose from the dead to fill Tapley’s streets.

And every year homeowners compete for bragging rights for the best-decorated homes, turning driveways into Oz’s yellow brick roads and mailboxes into dens of scary creatures.

The Tapley’s Farm location promises a safe place for ghosts and witches to trick or treat. Roads are closed to traffic and a free shuttle is offered from MarketPlace to the event.

Trick or treating begins at dusk and goes until 7:30 p.m., when children make their way over to Myrtle Philip Elementary School for fireworks provided by Nesters Market.

Following the fireworks this year, will be a costume contest for children. Judging will take place at 6344 Easy Street, six doors down from the lower field at Myrtle Philip school.

The evening promises more treats than tricks, so the neighbourhood gratefully accepts candy donations to the cause. Candy donations can be dropped off at Spring Creek and Myrtle Philip elementary schools, Teddy Bear Daycare, and Whistler and Spring Creek Children’s Centres.

To volunteer for the event, call Julie at 604-932-3233.

Getting too old for trick or treating, but not old enough for the Village nightlife?

The Whistler Youth Centre is hosting a Hellish Halloween Bash, Friday, Oct. 28 at Spruce Grove Field House for Whistler teens.

The dancing costume party includes mocktails and snacks, along with prizes for best costumes. Witches will kick up their heels from 9 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $12.

For Squamish tykes, it’s all aboard the Hobgoblin Express from Thursday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 30 at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.

The family-fun scary train ride passes by pumpkins, ghost and goblin sightings while running the length of the 3-km long, mini-rail train track.

The first whistle blows at 5:30 p.m. and the last trip leaves the station at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4.

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