Community spirit is alive and well in Lithgow, despite the town bracing itself for an attack of Halloween zombies, monsters and vampires on Saturday, October 31.
Featuring spectacular Vivid-style lighting displays and spooky decorations, the main shopping strip will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with five themed precincts packed with market stalls selling local produce, dining options for every budget and non-stop entertainment across two main stages.
The event will be organised and hosted by Lithgow City Council, with support from local sponsors.
“Lithgow has always had a healthy sense of community where people feel a communal bond because of their shared location and experiences,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.
“Through events such as Halloween, Lithglo, the Mainstreet Revitalisation project and the Shop Local campaign, we aim to create the opportunity for many joyful moments for the people of Lithgow, which contributes to a happier and safer community for our children.’’
“It’s wonderful to see children excited and enjoying the novelty of being in town after dark, and families out together at a public event where everyone in the family is catered for.’’ Mayor Statham encourages families especially to attend Halloween celebrations.
The top section of Main St will be dedicated a Family Friendly zone sponsored by Centennial Coal, with plenty of activities for children. The `Flavours Long Lunch’ catered by CJ’s Good Food Restaurant will be held in the second section near the Old Exchange Hotel, which will also have a fashion parade sponsored by Treeview Estates and market stalls with local produce.
A `Dining with the Dead’ area will be set up in the Cook St Plaza, and McDonald’s Lithgow will sponsor a Funky Zone for youth between Cook St Plaza and the National Australia Bank building. The Fangtastic outdoor dining area with a maze and presided over by a large vampire will be at the bottom of Main St.
The Energy Australia-sponsored main entertainment stage will be opposite the Grand Central Hotel between the Family Friendly and Flavours precincts, while the Funky stage will feature a fashion parade. Entertainment will include circus acrobats, magic, special effects, vampire antics, werewolf waiters, chefs on stilts lurking in the crowd, a Thriller dance-off and special guest Countess Pamela Pire.
Contact the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on 6350 3230 for more information.
Lithgow Halloween 15 is proudly brought to you by Lithgow City Council, Centennial Coal, Treeview Estates, Energy Australia and McDonalds Lithgow.
Developing innovative promotional activities for the enjoyment of the community which encourage an increase in business activities in the town centres is part of Councils strategy to strengthen our Economy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.
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