MORE than 3,000 people of all ages descended on the borough’s civic headquarters on Halloween night for the Spooked Out at The Mill event.
Many of the revellers were in fancy dress and Mayor Victor Robinson had the difficult task of judging the competition before awarding the winners with prizes sponsored by Tesco Northcott.
A warm welcome was given to all as they were greeted with a breathtaking fire show. The performers from Firepoise kept everyone entertained and captivated with their displays and dances through circles of fire, whilst dancers from Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Try Dance programme also performed a spellbinding routine.
Spooky tours led the brave-hearted through Theatre at The Mill, which had been transformed into a Haunted House for the occasion, while outside the Civic Square provided the ideal backdrop for lots of spooky fun with seasonal arts and crafts, bouncy castles and stalls. Cool FM played throughout the event with Connor Phillips keeping everyone entertained until the event ended with a light show and fireworks display.
Speaking after the event, Alderman Robinson said: “I am delighted to say that everyone who attended the event had a spooktacular Halloween night. The effort made for the fancy dress competition was fantastic and it was so difficult to choose the winners. There was plenty of family fun for all ages and it was great to see such a crowd join in this year’s celebrations.”
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