Families travelled as far as Mollybrook, Narrabeen, Camden and Blue Mountains to celebrate Halloween in St Marys on Saturday.
Queen Street was taken over by hundreds of fairies, witches, Mad Hatters, pumpkins, cheeky devils, Transformer characters and wizards.
The festivities exceeded last year’s inaugural success, according to organiser Vanessa Campbell.
‘‘There were more people here than last year,’’ she said
‘‘We were blown away by the vibe and amount of effort everyone out into their costumes. It was a good display of civic pride in St Marys. People were still sticking around when after the event ended at 3pm. Some people travelled a long way, which means the message about St Marys is spreading.’’
One of the cutest costumes was a new born dressed up as Batgirl.
‘‘It wasn’t just kids who dressed up, mums and dads got involved as well,’’ Mrs Campbell said.
It’s hoped Halloween will be back next year.
‘‘The retailers and general public were very keen to take it on board again,’’ Mrs Campbell said.
Creative Spirit Centre at Minchinbury will be opened extended hours to celebrate Halloween tonight (October 31) 4pm-7pm.
There’s a trick and treat trail, prizes for the best costumes, spooky photos, psychic readings, night markets and more.
Creative Spirit Centre is at 40 Sterling Road, Minchinbury.