"Bigger kids" in costume at Chestnut Hill Grill.

“Bigger kids” in costume at Chestnut Hill Grill.

Halloween fun comes a little bit early to Chestnut Hill on Sunday October 26 with a parade, pumpkin carving and trim or treating along Germantown Avenue.

The day begins with pumpkin carving at Market on the Fareway, 8229 Germantown Ave. Pumpkins and tools will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Pumpkin carving opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.

At 1 p.m. a costume parade begins at Oxford Circus Toys and Villavillakula on the 8100 block of Germantown Avenue. Children can meet on the block and parade up the avenue through the Market at the Fareway and back to Laurel Hill Gardens, where an area with straw bales and pumpkins will provide a backdrop for photographs.

At 2 p.m., Weavers Way Co-op will host a pumpkin painting at their 8424 Germantown Ave, location.

From 2 to 4 p.m., participating avenue shops will welcome costumed children for tricks and treats. Shops will be marked with window signs if they have candy to hand out.

Other Halloween events.

Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., will host scary story events 7 p.m. Friday, October 24 and at 2  p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.

And don’t forget the Teenagers Inc. Ghost Walk on Saturday, October 25. Walks will begin leaving the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The tour includes spooky stories and tales of the supernatural. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children (6-11). For more information, contact teenagersinc.director@gmail.com.


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