Halloween at The Brightwater Commons
Little gremlins, ghosts and goblins are invited to join The Brightwater Commons (formerly Randburg Waterfront) for Halloween on Friday 31 October 2003. The event this year will form part of the centre’s launch celebrations, and young trick-and-treaters will be able to enjoy loads of fun from 5pm to 8pm. Activities this year will be extra special, as they’ll include a Tunnel of Horrors, huge bonfire and Fire & Drum Carnival. Toffee apples and candy-floss will also be sold by the Abraham Kriel Children’s Home to raise funds.
Starting at 5pm, children trick-and-treat from tenants of The Brightwater Commons and visit the spine-chilling Tunnel of Horrors. An enormous bonfire, with changing colours, will be lit in the landscaped common area. Here the colourful and exciting Fire & Drum Carnival will begin. Musician, composer, teacher and healer, Christopher Tokalon, will lead the procession which will include other delightful elements: The Magical Dragonfly Fire-dancers, stilt-walkers, Bubaka Drummers, Crazy Ken – Magic Mania and all the mini monsters, witches and vampires visiting The Brightwater Commons on Halloween night of course.
Really scary looking creatures may even win a prize – so don’t forget to dress up for the fun. Judges, in a marquee erected in the common area, will be looking for the scariest, best-dressed boy, girl and couple starting at 8pm. Closing the evening’s excitement will be a spectacular fire and drum show. As trick-and-treaters gather on the grassy commons near the bonfire, all lights will be dimmed and The Magical Dragonfly Dancers will have moms, dads and little ones mesmerized as they move to the vigorous drumbeats of the Bubaka Drummers.
Another ‘treat’ this year will be a special costume hire venue in the centre. Masks will be on sale at the centre’s Pick n’ Pay entrance and children can have their faces painted Halloween style or stick on really real looking cuts, bullet wounds and sores by visiting ‘the creatures’ (the mask shop on the upper level near NuMetro Cinemas). Toffee apples and candy-floss will be on sale by the Abraham Kriel Children’s Home as an entrepreneurial skills development project for some of its children. The organization provides care to approximately 400 law-bestowed children.
As The Brightwater Commons will be a centre for families, Halloween will give children a chance to share in the centre’s launch celebrations.
Event concept and coordination by Sundancer Promotions
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