In a spooktacular display of community spirit and Halloween festivities, Andover Town Centre’s Trick or Treat Party marked its triumphant return for the second consecutive year. And what a hauntingly successful return it was, with this year’s event topping the previous edition, offering a larger, better, and more thrilling experience for the entire town.
Children and families from all over the town gathered in the heart of Andover on Halloween night, turning the town centre into a haven of ghostly fun and safe trick-or-treating. The event provided a joyful and secure environment for kids to enjoy the Halloween tradition of collecting sweet treats from the town’s local shops and businesses.
This year, the town centre was adorned with an abundance of creative and captivating costumes, as attendees embraced the Halloween spirit with enthusiasm. There were witches, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, superheroes, and even a few adorable pumpkins that added to the vibrant and spooky atmosphere.
One of the key highlights of the evening was the bewitching tunes provided by Andover Radio’s very own Richard Hobbs. With a perfect blend of eerie melodies and family-friendly favourites, Richard kept the crowd enchanted and engaged. Children and parents alike couldn’t resist the call of the dance floor, where they grooved to the rhythm of the night, making memories that will last a lifetime.
The event’s success was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the organizers, Andover Community Events, InAndover, Andover Radio and Illusion Events hire, who ensured that every detail was meticulously planned to provide a magical experience for all attendees. The support and participation of the local Town Centre shops and businesses in the trick-or-treating festivities further emphasized the sense of community that has made this event a beloved tradition.
The list of participating shops and businesses included Afterlife Bootique, Andover Barbers, Beauty & Brows, Burgos pet world, Double Discount, Eye Candy Emporium, A-Plan (Howden), LoneFairy Jewellery, mooch, Not JUST a Café, Seamaster, The Globe pub, The Travelling Cupcake, and White Hart, among others. Additionally, the night market was graced with stalls from All Knotted Up by Louise, Andover Town Council, Anything & Everything, Bluebird Care Andover & Stockbridge, Dragonflies WI, Everybody Wants 1, Fostering Hampshire Children, Purple Oak Support, Self Discovery with Astara, Steve’s 3D Printing, Sweet Ideas, unity_art_studios, and Wicked Wax Melts.
The event succeeded in creating an atmosphere where the town’s residents could come together to celebrate, share laughter, and enjoy a safe and spooky night out. As a result, Andover’s Halloween Trick or Treat Party has solidified its place as a cherished annual tradition, with locals eagerly anticipating its return year after year.
As Halloween 2023 came to an end, the Andover community is left with sweet memories, toothy grins, and an excited anticipation for what the third annual Trick or Treat Party will bring. With each year surpassing the last, it’s clear that the future holds even more enchanting and thrilling surprises for the event, ensuring that Andover’s Halloween celebration remains an event for the entire community to cherish and enjoy.