HALLOWEEN coincides with election day this year but there is no shortage of spooky activities planned across the Redlands.
There is virtual trick or treating on offer at Victoria Point Shopping Centre, screenings of a thriller movie at RPAC and spine-tingling Halloween tours hosted by Redlands Museum.
Mayor Karen WIlliams said kids big and small were already planning their costumes and activities for some spooky fun on October 31.
"Our wonderful local shopping centres and traders have increasingly got into the spirit of Halloween over the years, handing out goodies to little ones whose parents prefer not to door knock," she said.
"This year Victoria Point Shopping Centre has gone a step further, bringing to life augmented reality characters through the Redlands Coast Deals and Rewards App ... "
"This will be a fun new use for the app, which was developed by Redland City Council and has already been download 1574 times for shopping in the city.
"If you are heading to Victoria Point Shopping Centre for Halloween, download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play in order to spot the friendly monsters and participate in the virtual trick or treating, with real treats up for grabs."
Cr Williams said there would also be activities for nature lovers, with IndigiScapes offering people the chance to meet a flying-fox pup between 10am and 2pm on October 31.
"The team from Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland will talk about the ways of these crucial pollinators and kids can make a batty badge to take home," she said.
Halloween night walks at Redlands Museum begin this Friday, with a number of sessions to be held over the course of the next week.
"This event is not for the faint hearted, with a minimum age of 13 and prior bookings essential," Cr Williams said.
"Movie buffs can get their fix at Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday October 31, where there'll be an 11am and 2pm screening of Australian thriller Dead Calm.
"There's no excuse to stay home this Halloween so head out for some socially-distanced fun."
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