The North Saanich Fire Department’s 53-foot tall bonfire had plenty of spectators, including one who wanted to capture the moment on video. (Hugo Wong/News Staff) A pair of itsy bitsy spiders – Magnolia, five weeks, and Hugh, 2 – joined dad (and waterspout) Josh Brand and mom Laura McOrmond (sun and the rain) during last year’s Sidney’s Treat Street Halloween afternoon. (News file photo)

Halloween highlights on the Saanich Peninsula

Over 50 Beacon Avenue businesses will hand out goodies for the little ones along ‘Treat Street’

There are Halloween festivities aplenty on the Saanich Peninsula and we’ve compiled some of the highlights:

OCT. 27

The Greenglade Teen Lounge in Sidney is putting on an Extreme Halloween Party from 6-9 p.m. including scary movies, a spooky photo booth and fear factor challenges. Don’t forget your costume! Open to kids in Grades 6 to 9.

OCT. 31

From 4:30-6 p.m. on Halloween, Beacon Avenue closes to cars but opens to little trick-or-treaters for the fourth-annual “Treat Street.” The Halloween event will feature over 50 treat stations up and down the avenue. The event is organized and sponsored by the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society and D.G. Bremner and Company. Tag your photos on Instagram with #SidneyBoo.

The Central Saanich Volunteer Fire Department is putting on their annual bonfire and fireworks display at Centennial Park. Starting 7:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy hot dogs, coffee, and hot chocolate by donation from the Central Saanich Lions Club.

The bonfire starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks at 8 p.m.

The North Saanich Fire Department also has a bonfire and fireworks display at 986 Wain Rd. There will be hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., with fireworks around 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 3

When you’re done with your pumpkin, smash it for a good cause. The Cystic Fibrosis Pumpkin Smash Event will happen on Nov. 3 at Heritage Acres from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Heritage Acres buildings and walking trails will be open including the washroom and the concession.

There will be a slingshot and a child’s slingshot open on the front field. Waivers need to be signed if you want to launch a pumpkin. Other activities include a teeter-totter launch, hammer pumpkin smash, pie eating and pie making contest, bake sale and cut-outs for pictures.


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