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Most years, right about now, your friendly, soaraway Guide would be pulling together all the spooktacular fun and spinetingling silliness on offer for Halloween around here.

There would be the annual screenings of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Rocky Horror Picture Show down at The Whale, along with the kids’ Halloween camps, the face painting freebies, the costumes, house and head makeovers, and spooky tales down at Ye Olde Greystones Library.

And that’s not to mention all the fireworks (there’s a lad up Kindlestown way who’ll sort you out, nay bother), the fancy dress parties and the trick or treating.

Sadly, given that 2020 has proven to be, well, complete and utter boo sheet, Halloween is going to be a little bit quieter this year.

Still, there are a few ghoulish Greystones goodies on offer. And to make sure you have fun without being dumb, Greystones gardaí have even issued a handy guide.

Also, there’s the fine plan by Brian ‘The Grim Squeaker’ Donnelly for alternative ways to get your spook on, including a parade, a fire-breathing display and a Pumpkin Pageant. Find out more right here.

If you’d like to make your neighbours green with envy this Halloween, you should check out Pumpkins By Pip, sitting pretty in the Theatre Lane Pop-Up Shop today, from 11am to 3pm, and on Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. Just check out the wicked woman’s work here – and book your perfect pumpkin creation by emailing pumpkinsbypip@gmail.com.

There’s also Heidi’s online Halloween Party on the big night, from 7pm to 9pm, with plans afoot for a Halloween Camp from the 26th to the 31st, something Jnr VIP Parties are also planning, from the 27th to the 30th and the award-winning Little Lingua School For Children are celebrating from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th with their Online Irish Camp.

For the football-crazy kids, there’s the Modern Legacy Halloween Football Camp, running from Monday 26th to Friday 30th, 10am to 2pm daily. Check it out right about here.

Also running from the 26th to the 30th is the Greystones United AFC’s October Camp, 10.30am to 2.30pm each day, for kids aged 6 to 12. Details here.

And should you be more interested in treats this year than tricks, The Divine Foodie have put together a Hallowe’en Spooky Chocolate Fondue hampers that will keep any hunger games firmly at bay. Order yours for the big day here.

And for the kids, those clever Jordans over at Sweet Boutique have just introduced The Boo Box. Which should just about keep ’em happy. Until November 1st. Oh, and you can win a Sweet Boutique Halloween Hamper too! Details here.

For the whole family, there’s always Wicklow’s Historical Gaol, their tours and fright nights hopefully back in time for Halloween night, whilst over at Glenroe Farm in spooky Kilcoole, those clever Retro Drive-In fecks will be screening Hocus Pocus at 6pm and Scream at 9pm. On the, eh, 24th.

If you like your scares to be up close and personal, writers Emily Gillmor Murphy and Ciaran Gallagher have their ‘audio horror experience’ Blind coming to The Whale on the 31st, with each audience member given a (thoroughly cleaned) pair of headphones as you go and explore some inner demons. You can find out this unique night – which has now moved online here.

As to the traditional trick or treat, as we wait for the official guidelines from the HSE, we reckon it’s going to be nigh on impossible to maintain that six-feet distance here. Some housing estates in Greystones have opted for putting a sheet of white paper in their front windows to signal that you’re happy to have trick or treaters call…

In the meantime, as with previous years, send your finest Halloween costumes – in pics, or short videos – or scares to hello@greystonesguide.ie, and we’ll gather them all together for a big Halloween night Gallery of Greystones Ghouls.

Yep, that’s Greystones’ own Nylophone, getting into the Halloween spirit. Now, go check out The Whale’s outdoor screening of The Shining at the old abandoned La Touche Hotel here.