Trick or Treat Around Square was PERFECT!

Oct 31, 2023 at 04:51 pm by WGNS

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(MURFREESBORO) Trick or Treat around the historic Murfreesboro town square could not have been better. Downtown merchants, offices, the courthouse and city hall all offered treats to the youngsters. The sun was shining and temps were around 53. It felt like fall and the kids loved every minute. 

And a special thank you to MAIN STREET MURFREESBORO for coordinating this family friendly event. 

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Bring the family, discover new stores, and visit familiar staples of our historic town as you shop local. This festive holiday event is full of hot chocolate, small bites, trunk shows, a lots of shopping fun. Some stores will offer demos, holiday gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and limited-time specials.

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Shop local from dozens of unique shops to get all of your holiday shopping done. Boutiques, home goods, arts and crafts at locally owned businesses downtown.  Stores staying open until 8pm.  Enjoy treats in each business as you stroll around downtown and start your holiday shopping!  Enjoy The Boro Art Crawl as local artists team up with downtown businesses to showcase their artwork on Friday, November 3 from 5-8pm.  Businesses with * below indicate hosting an artist with the Art Crawl.  Make sure to check the Boro Art Crawl website for updated maps and listings of artists and locations.  

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Grab food or purchase a gift card from a variety of eateries around Main Street and don't forget to ask about holiday pickup and/or catering services. From coffee, spirits, delicious meals, fun food, and don't forget desserts!  Ice cream and baked goods! Make plans to eat while you enjoy shopping this weekend!

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Downtown locations are ready to provide you and your friends with a good time.  Whether you want to dance, enjoy spirits, throw axes, or bowl, there is plenty to do around the square. These venues are open late, so don't get too tired shopping!  

Carriage rides are available in the Bank of America parking lot on Friday evening.  

Parking is available in two downtown parking garages as well as street parking spaces.  No parking time limit in the evenings or on weekend days.  

And when the kids trick or treat in neighborhoods, here are some SAFETY TIPS: 

1. Reflective Tape:  Wear costumes that are bright and have reflective tape or designs. 

2. Flashlights:  Keep several flashlight when you walk around neighborhoods once the sun goes down. And yes, keep the flashlights "on". 

3. Costumes: Beware of costumes that impair your field of vision, constrict breathing, or prevent your arms and legs from functioning normally. If possible, wear costumes that are easier to see in the dark or are marked with reflective tape. Be mindful that costumes incorporating fake knives, swords and guns can still cause injuries and may even be mistaken as real weapons.

4. Candy: Inspect your candy, but the biggest danger comes from choking. Also, be mindful if your child is allergic to certain foods or nuts that can be found in candy. Some households will display a 'teal pumpkin' on the doorstep to indicate they are aware of food allergies and have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys.

5. Cars: Trick-or-treaters: Keep an eye out for cars and look both ways while trick-or-treating in the dark. Drivers: Watch out for trick-or-treaters who may dart out into the street.

6. Candles: Stay away from open candles and flames from lanterns. Use safer alternatives to candles like flash lights and glow sticks. Also, when choosing a costume, look for flame-resistant fabrics or the label "Flame Resistant."

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