The downtown and Main Street areas of Hamilton will be active after 5 p.m. today in the final Alive After 5 event of the warm-weather season.
Adults and children alike are encouraged to wear costumes, spooky or not, and a variety of shops will offer discounts. The event runs 5-9 p.m.
As has been the case this whole Alive After 5 season, people can stroll around the areas with adult beverages they buy, as long as they’re in approved city-issued cups sold by various restaurants and bars. Music will play.
“It includes businesses on Main Street and High Street, and it’s always a lot of fun,” said Hamilton public communications specialist Jacob Stone-Welch.
It will have a Monster Mash theme, which is perfect for those who want to get their inner-goblin on a few weeks before Halloween. There will be a costume contest, candy, a place where people can have their photographs taken.
For the young people, the LemonGrenade will have fun monster crafts to make, along with free snacks. There also will be adult beverages.
“First Financial is the sponsor, and they do an incredible job,” said Sara Vallandingham, owner of Sara’s House, a home decor, gifts, repurposed furniture and lamp store.
Here are some of the activities and specials that will be offered:
• All8Up pizza has a dinner deal of $5 for a slice of pizza, chips and a drink.
• Fleurish Home will host a Unicorn Theme Party, with a Scavenger Hunt for prizes, and entries to win a $200 grand prize.
• Pet Wants will offer buy-3-get-1-free, but-2-get-1-free, and buy-5-get-1-free offers for dog food, cat food and other pet wants.
• Petals & Wicks will be selling Monster Mash Candles that will make your home smell like Halloween candy.
• Renaissance Fine Art Supplies will give out free treats for every purchase of $5 or more.
• Rustic Home will have sample foods and Trick-or-Treat discounts for those who shop in costume.
• Scripted Studio will have a buy-3-get-1-free sale on cards.
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