The Newberg Downtown Coalition invites children of all ages to come to downtown Newberg on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. for trick or treating, photo opportunities, a haunted house, haunted trolley and a children’s activity area.
Continuing a long-time downtown tradition, businesses will provide candy for costumed trick or treaters. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photo opportunities at Francis Square. Newberg Christian Church will be giving out popcorn and other treats.
Chehalem Park and Recreational District and Dormer’s Emboidery will host a free preschool activity area at Edwards Street and First Street in the parking lot of Hopp Insurance and Dormer’s Embroidery.
Boy Scout Troop 265 will operate a haunted house at the Scout House in nearby Memorial Park from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Newberg Kiwanis will provide crossing guards at major downtown crosswalks.
A haunted trolley will offer free rides, with pick-up locations at Nap’s Thriftway, the haunted house at Fourth Street and Howard Street, as well as the preschool activities at Edwards Street and First Street.
In addition to giving out candy and temporary tattoos, Chehalem Dance Academy students will be performing during the evening.
Providence Medical Center and CPRD are helping sponsor the event.
The Newberg Downtown Coalition is also sponsoring a Halloween decorating contest for downtown businesses with $300 in prizes. Ballots for best decorations will be collected at multiple locations downtown during the evening.