If you have one of the 700 tickets to Macomb Township’s annual Halloween Hoopla, plan on a “spooky, kooky, delightful, frightful, family-friendly” costume event this Friday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center.
If you didn’t get tickets, you'll have to turn to some of the other haunting community events near Macomb Township, hoopla is old out.
Michelle Duda, Parks and Recreation program leader, said P&R had already sold 282 of the 700 tickets by Aug. 31. The remaining were gone by the middle of September. “I think people like the fact that it is inside, so weather is not an issue. Also, we have a lot of creative and unique features in this party, so people really enjoy the event and want to come back,” Duda said.
Ticket holders can dance at Monster Studio 54, stroll the Trick or Treat Trail, get a new 'do and manicure at the Freaky Hair Salon & Spa, dine at the Caution Cafe, get crafty at the BOO-tique, and get a picture taken for posterity at the Adam's Family Portrait Studio.
Although there are no tickets left, there are still opportunities for local business owners to get in on the fun. Table sponsorships on the Trick or Treat Trail are available and that means the chance to pass out candy. The cost is $50 and as of Monday, there were only four spots left. To sponsor a table, contact Michelle for more details at 586-992-2900 ext. 2908. “It’s a great way to give back to the community and interact with potential new customers,” Duda said.
The Recreation Center will clost at 5 p.m. on Friday for the event. Open swim hours will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Didn't get Halloween Hoopla tickets? Here are some spook-tacular alternatives:
- Trick or Treat Trail at the Clinton Township Civic Center. There are two trail times available on Oct. 20: 2:30-3 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Admission is $8.50 for Clinton Township residents and $11 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required for children age 1 to 17. All adults are free.
- St. Luke Lutheran School Trunk-or-Treat. Families and friends ages preschool through grade 8 are welcome to join in the fun. The even begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the St. Luke Gym. The Trunk-or-Treat will begin about 7 p.m. Please keep costumes non-scary and appropriate.
- Kid Friendly Spooky Nature Trail held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Eastwood Village's Clubhouse, 24382 Eastwood Village Dr. Pick up your free tickets by Oct. 22.
- Trick-or-Treat on Main Street hosted by the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation with Halloween games, free pumpkins for the first 100 registrants, inflatables and donuts, cider and other refreshments from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26 with a 7 p.m. magic show. Location: Walter and Mary Burke Park and New Baltimore Recreation Center. Price: Free. For more information or to register, contact the center at 586-725-0291 or email email@example.com.
- Tricks-N-Treats at Chesterfield Township Municipal Offices with a fire and ice show by Mad Science, traditional trick-or-treating and Halloween crafts suitable for all ages from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Price: $7 for residents, $12 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.chesterfieldtwp.org/Services/ParksandRecreation/Overview.asp