Trick or treat your way through Kimco’s shopping centers
157 million Americans are expected to celebrate Halloween this year. For some, that might mean trick-or-treating, while for others, carving a pumpkin, or going to a costume party might be their favorite Halloween pastime. The National Retail Federation revealed that 27.5 percent of consumers will take their children trick-or-treating. So why not make a stop at your neighborhood shopping center?
Here at Kimco, we’re hosting great Halloween happenings throughout the communities we serve. Check out just a handful of our events below and come join us October 30 & 31 for candy and fun!
Visit our Braelinn Village shopping center in Peachtree City, Georgia for activities from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating. There will be a DJ with music, games and prizes for children of all ages, and best Halloween costume contests.
Head over to Kings Contrivance October 30, also in Columbia, where you can trick or treat from 5 to 8 p.m., interact with Daisy the Clown, and visit the haunted house planned by Hammond High School’s Music Department.
Meanwhile, at River Hill Village Center in Clarksville, trick-or-treaters can partake in similar pre-Halloween activities October 30, and be entertained by Eric Energy, who puts on interactive science shows for children.
We do an annual Halloween event, “Trick-or-Treat the Plaza,” at our Crossroads Plaza in Cary, North Carolina. Children can meet Spiderman, Darth Vader, and Princess Elsa, get their faces painted, and more.
You may have seen posters throughout our Portland-area shopping centers announcing a trick or treat promotion. Bring your children to Clackamas Promenade, Gresham Town Fair, Milwaukie Marketplace, or Tanasbourne Village for a night of Halloween fun, and don’t forget to dress in costume!
In Suburban Square in Ardmore, it’s time for the annual “Suburban Scare,” where children can paint pumpkins, and enjoy other entertainment including balloon artists, face painting, and popular children’s band The Plants, who will be singing some spooky tunes.
Our Plaza Centro Mall, in Caguas, Puerto Rico sets up a haunted store featuring Party City merchandise. The store is open during three weekends in October and becomes a fun alternative for local families, free of charge. Last year the store was visited by over 5,000 customers.
On Halloween, the Mall turns into a safe and exciting destination to spend the holiday and trick or treat. The Mall hosted over 600 children in costumes during last year’s activities. This year, Plaza Centro is ready to attract even more children and families throughout the day. An illusionist show is the main attraction, along with actors dressed as favorite movie characters, music, balloons, and trick-or-treating with a variety of snacks, including some healthy options. Costco will be providing goodies as well.
Over in Bellevue, Washington, we have our annual “Trick ‘r Treat” party at The Marketplace at Factoria. It’s the center’s biggest event of the year. A local radio station, WARM 106.9, will do a remote show from 3 to 5 p.m., with music, games, and prizes—entertainment for all ages!
We purchase what we call “starter candy” for our tenants and encourage them to buy more. We distribute the candy the day before Halloween along with promotional information (coupons and sales) and posters for the tenants to hang identifying them as a “Trick ‘r Treat” merchant.
From all of us at Kimco, have a happy and safe Halloween! Check back next week for our favorite photos from all of our events.