Here are a few ideas about events happening around Lufkin around Halloween, so you and the kids can plan accordingly. Don't miss out!

The last week of October is always a busy one for trick-or-treaters, and parents have to make choices about which organized events to attend; or mix some of those events in while also taking the kids house-to-house for candy in the neighborhood.

Ever wonder what the zoo animals think about Halloween?  They're probably shocked to see all of those kids in costume, trying to look just like them.  The Ellen Trout Zoo will have its annual "Zoo Boo" on October 24th and 25th, and that means the zoo will have decorations up, and there will be games, trick-or-treating and a costume contest. The zoo says on its website that regular zoo admission applies: $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children (11-4) and 3 and under are free. Parking will be available in the west parking lot of the Expo center.  You can buy advance tickets on the Zoo's website.

Mainstreet Lufkin is having it's "Downtown Trick or Treat Event" on October 31st in the afternoon, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Kids can head downtown after school, dressed in costume, and several downtown businesses and organizations will be handing out goodies.  And there will be plenty of time for trick-or-treating back in your neighborhood after that.

Now is the time to go out and get the Ninja Turtle and Frozen costumes before they sell out, and get those dates in your smart phone calendar.  Halloween will be here before we know it.


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