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Downtown Kissimmee kicks off Halloween Friday (tonight) for ghouls and boys (and girls too)

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm


By Peter Covino

Lifestyles Editor

There is a whole list of Halloween activities in Saturday’s Osceola News-Gazette (and also online at

but  kids can get a head start on Halloween Friday (tonight) in downtown Kissimmee at the 2013 Trick or Treat on Broadway.

It kicks off at 5 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. Kids can even get a free bag to tote all those goodies around as they go from store to store in downtown Kissimmee. Return back to Toho Square at 8 p.m. for a free screening of the movie Frankenweenie.

It’s a busy Saturday in downtown Kissimmee with the arrival of the Kissimme Fall Festival.

Sponsored by  the City of Kissimmee Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department, it will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Lakefront Park Civic Lawn in downtown Kissimmee. Admission is $5 and will include face painting, bounce houses, games, candy raffles and more. They will also be hosting a costume contest beginning at 6 p.m. ages 0-3 at 6:00 p.m., ages 4-9 at 6:15 p.m., ages 10-15 at 6:30 p.m., ages 16+ at 6:45 p.m. and winners and prizes will be distributed at 7:00 p.m.

The adults can save  their costumes  for Saturday night in downtown Kissimmee for the annual Halloween Night on Dakin Avenue. It starts at 8 p.m. and continues until midnight.

Food and drinks will be available, and there is live music. Prizes will be awarded ($100 first, $50 second) for the best costumes.

Registration and fees must be received before 8 p.m. on the day of the event. Entry fees are: $5 to enter the contest which includes eliminations every hour on the hour, $10 allows you to skip first elimination at 9 p.m. and $20 allows you to skip all elimination rounds.

Tonight and Saturday night are the final nights for the downtown Kissimme Haunted House  at the Berlinsky Community House.  The haunted house takes place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and costs $5 per person.

Finally,  First United Methodist Church will host its unique downtown Kissimmee event, Trunk or Treat, Wednesday night (Oct. 30).

Everyone is invited to decorate the trunk of your vehicle  in any non-scary, G-rated, church appropriate theme and pass out candy or trinkets that you bring. Vehicle set-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the designated parking area. All vehicles will need to be in their parking space by 5:15 p.m
. Only registered vehicles will be allowed to give out candy. If you want to decorate your trunk for Trunk or Treat,  pick up a registration form in the church office, online at or e-mail Trisha Hall at

They are encouraging families to pre-register their children, pick up a registration form in the church office or online at to make sure they have plenty of candy and crafts. Use your creativity but  keep it church appropriate, non-scary and don’t forget a bag for all your goodies!

Other Ways to Help
Donate wrapped candy; hot dogs, buns and condiments.  Bring these items to the church office before Oct 29.  Sign up to be a volunteer. Volunteers are needed for safety, food, crafts and fun.