Chicopee residents get “Spooktacular” two days before Halloween

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Kids in Chicopee got an early start to trick-or-treating Tuesday night at the city’s annual Spooktacular event.

Guests showed up in costumes, took a stroll down trick-or-treat lane and filled bags with candy, and even got to spend time with law enforcement officers.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News, it’s a good alternative to going door-to-door on Halloween because it’s a controlled event.

“It’s much safer, for people going door to door we’d like to tell everybody make sure you go in groups, make sure kids tell the parents so parents know where the kids are, don’t eat any of the candy til parents check it, and absolutely do not go into anybody’s house if they let you in,” Wilk said.

Over the last few years, Spooktacular has grown to become one of the area’s most anticipated events, with thousands of children and lines wrapping around downtown Chicopee.

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