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Trick-or-treaters take on the town as Geraldton gets into the Halloween spirit

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Wanda Dyson, Sarah Woodcock, Sienna Yates, 10, and Natalie Thorpe
Camera IconWanda Dyson, Sarah Woodcock, Sienna Yates, 10, and Natalie Thorpe Credit: Jamie Thannoo

Trick-or-treaters brought out their best costumes for a night of fun and mischief across Geraldton on Halloween night on Monday.

Forden Street in Mount Tarcoola was a hot spot for those celebrating the spooky season, with zombies, vampires, ghosts, pirates, witches, skeletons and ghouls all going door to door looking for lollies.

Justin Edward, 12,  Oliver Williams, 5, and Logan Williams, 7, get into the Halloween spirit.
Camera IconJustin Edward, 12, Oliver Williams, 5, and Logan Williams, 7, get into the Halloween spirit. Credit: Jamie Thannoo

Neighbours brought out their best scary decorations to give the kids a night to remember with houses draped in webs and littered with jack-o-lanterns.

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More and more people across Australia are celebrating the holiday, and Halloween has certainly caught on with Geraldton’s younger generations.

Eliza Auld, 14, Emily Clarke, 15, and Amy Witheridge 15
Camera IconEliza Auld, 14, Emily Clarke, 15, and Amy Witheridge 15 Credit: Jamie Thannoo

Although some older folks might worry about Americanisation, the kids don’t seem to care.

Halloween is a $9 billion industry in the US, so it seems from that standpoint, Australia is just scratching the surface of the spooky juggernaut.

John MacIntyre 6, Amber MacIntyre, 8, Liam Warhurst, 10, Charlee Strawbridge, 9, Onyx Wall, 11, and Baylee Strawbridge, 8
Camera IconJohn MacIntyre 6, Amber MacIntyre, 8, Liam Warhurst, 10, Charlee Strawbridge, 9, Onyx Wall, 11, and Baylee Strawbridge, 8 Credit: Jamie Thannoo
Shanteisha Pickett, 7, Zackeisha Taylor, 8, Duane Pickett, 10, and Steven Clinch, 3
Camera IconShanteisha Pickett, 7, Zackeisha Taylor, 8, Duane Pickett, 10, and Steven Clinch, 3 Credit: Jamie Thannoo
Charlie, 2, and Jade Cole
Camera IconCharlie, 2, and Jade Cole Credit: Jamie Thannoo
Caleb 4, and Coleton, 7
Camera IconCaleb 4, and Coleton, 7 Credit: Jamie Thannoo

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