SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Trick-or-treating came early for kids in Springfield. Forest Park was the place to be for a Spooky Safari.
Kids dressed up in their costumes went around getting as much candy as they could. Stops were set up inside the Zoo at Forest Park. The whole point of the early Halloween event was to give families and kids a safe place to collect candy rather than knocking on the doors of strangers.
Jennifer McGrath, Assistant Education Director at the Forest Park Zoo, told 22News, “At our game tent, you can come, it's free. Local schools have painted milk jugs, so some of the winning milk jugs are hanging around our zoo and barn, so the whole entire zoo is lit up and it's a really great unique opportunity to see the zoo at night.”
Since it was at the Zoo, kids had the chance to meet the animals. There were also games, a raffle and a costume contest.
If you missed Saturday’s Spooky Safari at Forest Park, it'll be happening again on October 26th from 7 to 9 o'clock at night.