It’s getting colder, cobwebs are getting thicker, black cats are on the prowl, pumpkins are lit and Burnaby Village Museum is ready to become undead.
This year, things are getting ghoulish at the local museum, and people can expect some eerie spectres to randomly make an appearance, according to Nancy Stagg, marketing coordinator for the Burnaby Village Museum.
“There’s lots of details, people see the big picture, they see the village decorated,” Stagg told the Burnaby NOW. “If they are mindful and observant, there’s a lot of detail that our staff had fun putting together.”
From Oct. 25 to 27, 6 to 9 p.m., the museum gets a bewitching makeover the public can take advantage of – with new ghostly displays, a new shipment of eyeballs in the optometrist’s shop, the Voodoo café and a whack of new products such as graveyard gravel and snake oil available at the General Store.
“One of the things we do each time is gather people on Main Street and we have (DJ Count Cadavre) hosting the boneshaker ball,” Stagg said. “We gather up people when the music starts, and we encourage all of the visitors to come and join the dance. It gives a chance each night for parents to get their wiggles out.”
Stagg also says the decorations will feature some ethereal illusions as a new staff member with a design and theatrical background used his experience to create creepy things.
The illusions will be complemented by the hired entertainers who help liven, or scare, up the streets.
“The host this year is Lady Grey, and she has a special costume made up for her. Our costumes are eerie, delightful, and there’s always a bit of whimsy in them.”
About four or five museum staffers have been busy coming up with concepts and a framework for the Halloween event since the beginning of the year.
Tickets are available at the door, but they can also be bought online at www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca. Tickets include trick-or-treating for the younger set and unlimited carousel rides for everyone.
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