The countdown to Halloween is on! Here are some ways to get in the spirit around Western New York this weekend from Winging It! Buffalo Style‘s Lauren Hall.
- If you love haunted houses, if you have to see what one couple in Clarence did. Each fall, Gary and Mary Server transform their own home (6105 Fairline Drive) into “The Haunted Hollows.” It’s open to the public each night, with a light show happening at 9pm. The spooks are free, but the Servers will be collecting donations for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
- Get a jump start on trick or treating! Safe and Seen Halloween is a fun indoor alternative to the tradition. It’s going on Saturday from 11 to 3 at “Eerie Community College” North Campus. Admission is 3 dollars a child. Proceeds go to Make a Wish WNY.
- You can also get your friendly frights on at the Buffalo Zoo, during their Spooktacular Days. This is a non-scary event for children of all ages. It’s happening Friday afternoon from 4 to 7, as well as noon to 3 Saturday and Sunday.
- But Halloween isn’t just for kids, and this party is out to prove it! Prom of the Dead is a crazy costume ball hosted by Torn Space Theater. This year’s theme is “Lift Off,” so get ready to see out of this world getups. Doors open at 9pm Saturday.
- There probably won’t be any ghosts or witches, but costumes of a different kind will fill the Hyatt on Friday. Bell bottoms, wigs, and platform shoes will be on parade as WBLK celebrates its 50th anniversary on local airwaves. The throwback dance party starts at 8pm, and there will be cash prizes for the best costume.
- If you’re looking for a place to eat before or after any of these events, don’t forget that Local Restaurant Week runs through Sunday. More than 200 places around down have deals for $20.14, $30.14, or $40.14. You can find a list of the restaurants and their menus at www.localrestaurantweek.com
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