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Collinsville, CT: Halloween Parade

Collinsville, CT: Halloween Parade
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Locals invite friends and family to visit the weekend of the parade. The year we had an exchange student from Mexico staying with us, our family helped outfit him as he learned our unique tradition.

When our kids were small, we really got into it. More than a decade ago, with my brother and sister-in-law visiting, our group of six recaptured our youth as Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and a pair of pirates. We’d borrowed the Captain Hook costume, but were still thrilled when we won best-in-show (receiving the loudest boos from the crowd).

These days, our two teenagers create their own costumes. Only our 10-year-old lets us help him find the right mix of horror and humor. We’re hoping 15 years of inspiration from artists will rub off, and we’ll think of something completely original for ourselves.

If all else fails, though, there’s always the black cape and white sheet.

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Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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One Response to Collinsville, CT: Halloween Parade

  1. Angela Bird October 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    Looks like this might rival nearby Salem, MA’s events!

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