Halloween in the Village returns, first time since pandemic

Published on Friday, 7 October 2022 11:14


SOUTHINGTON – The Village of Plantsville Association and local Parks and Recreation Department are bringing back Halloween in the Village for the first time since the pandemic.

Halloween in the Village is set to return to the center Plantsville Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The streets will be decorated in the spirit of the spooky season and several local businesses will be offering treats for children for this free event.

Joanne Alfieri, of the Village of Plantsville Association, who is organizing the event with Dolores Fanelli, said that there has been a lot of excitement in the community as people look forward to its return.

“It’s coming back after two years of Covid and the response as we have shared it out on Facebook has been incredible,” she said. “We also emailed all of the elementary school parents. It’s shaping up to be a really good event this year.”

In past years, Halloween in the Village saw the streets of Plantsville filled with children dressed up in their Halloween costumes, with some parents getting into the spirit too. Alfieri hopes to see a high turnout again this year.

Some of the highlights of Halloween in the Village will be a costume contest at Zingarella at 83 W. Main St., which will be taking registration starting at 5 p.m. the day of the event. Zingarella will also have Disney Princesses for children to visit with and part of their parking lot will be converted into a “haunted graveyard” featuring tombstones with Halloween jokes.

A stilt walker, juggler and magician will be moving through the crowd along with clowns. There will also be Halloween music and dancing by Dance City & the Arts and martial arts demonstrations from local karate studios.

“It will also be a good opportunity for several new businesses, including Fireside on Main, Endless Sweets Bakery and Lions Den Coffee Shop to introduce themselves to the community,” said Alfieri.

Alfieri encouraged families to come out and join in on the fun.

“We’ll meet you there for a spooky good time,” she said.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Friday, 7 October 2022 11:14. Updated: Friday, 7 October 2022 11:16.