Halloween can be a fun and magical night for youngsters when they get to dress up to go trick-or-treating. The City of Suffolk wants everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time out and about Monday, Oct. 31.
City officials remind families that trick-or-treating is for those ages 12 and under and that trick-or-treating in Suffolk ends at 8 p.m. by city code. Bike Wheel Reflective Tape
There are a multitude of events and activities for all ages to celebrate fall fun leading up to and on the big night, including the following:
Friday Night Frights at the Suffolk Center: The Ring
The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give everyone the fright of their lives as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.
On Friday, Oct. 28, join them for “The Ring,” and find out why Samara wants a person to answer the phone. This 2002 movie is rated R and has a running time of 1 hour, 55 minutes.
The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $3 per person. No children under 17 will be permitted without a parent or guardian. For more information, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757-923-2900. The event is sponsored by Suffolk Tourism, and located at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 West Finney Avenue.
Touch a Truck and Trick or Treat
Bring the little goblins and ghouls to the parking lot behind the courthouse on N. Commerce Street Saturday, Oct. 29 for Touch a Truck and Trick or Treat.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy food, candy, games, trucks and more.
Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles. It is a one-day interactive event that also gives children the opportunity to meet the men and women that serve, protect and build our community.
Vehicles on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers and utility trucks.
All youngsters are encouraged to wear their costumes and bring their treat bags, according to a news release.
Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15 and are available on-site the day of the event.
For more information, call the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society at 757.539.2781.
Victorian Suffolk: Dying to Be There, A Guided Discovery of Cedar Hill Cemetery
This 75-minute walking tour explores the hidden meanings buried in Suffolk’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The tour will feature Victorian-era symbolism, burial practices, funerary industries and mourning rituals, according to a news release. This intriguing and educational excursion will highlight how the residents of Suffolk both lived and died in the 19th Century.
Cedar Hill Cemetery is more than two centuries old, with roots that harken back to the founding of Suffolk. With keen eyes and curious minds, this tour will bring into focus the fascinating world of Victorian America, their obsession with death, dying, and living beyond the grave.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60-plus), military and children 12 and under.
Participants are asked to park in the lot adjacent to the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 North Main Street and meet at the Cedar Hill Cemetery gate adjacent to the parking lot. For more information, call 757-514-4130.
Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk
A hair-raising encounter with the “spirited” side of Suffolk is set for Saturday, Oct. 29. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street, discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light.
Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk’s historically hip Ghost Walk, according to a news release.
This walking tour is about 90 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles and departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, located at 524 North Main Street; comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate dress are recommended.
Reservations are required. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (60-plus), military and children ages 9-12. Not recommended for children under 9. For more information, call 757-514-4130.
Downtown Suffolk Trick or Treat
Downtown Suffolk’s Trick or Treat event is on October 30th from 4-6 p.m. Bring the family and the dog for candy, treats and Halloween fun.
The event is organized by the Downtown Business Association.
Any downtown business looking to participate should contact Deanna Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire and Rescue remind everyone to please keep these safety tips in mind when out trick-or-treating:
On the trick or treat trail
Truck Reflective Tape Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters: