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Halloween Walk and Film Festival | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA
October 28 @ 14:00 - 18:00
Halloween Higashimatsuyama – Organised by a Non Profit Organisation, the Halloween walk in Higashimatsuyama is a free family event. It is a proper Trick or Treat event. Each year they have a number of events in conjunction with the walk, such as face painting and stage events. This year the system has changed slightly and the event is twice as long as previous years. They have added a film festival to the line up.
You can apply online now in both ENGLISH and SPANISH to particpate in Halloween Higashimatsuyama. They require you fill out some basic information for Insurance purposes. Here are the conditions from their English webpage:
* Mandatory Rules 1. Participants have to be the combination of either parents or guardians and their children. Due to maintaining safety and morals, we will not allow any children under the age of elementary school without their parent or guardian to participate the event. 2. We will provide you the participation certificate and the map of the participant stores in exchange for its application form at the reception desk. Adults and children must be together at all times when they show its certificate at stores. Otherwise, they won’t be able to receive any sweets or candy from them.
3. The code for receiving confections is “Trick or Treat!” and please do not forget to say “Thank you” afterwards.
4. Because treatments are limited, there is a case that you will not get candy. 5. Please do not attain confections twice or more at the same store. We want all of children to receive sweets or candy as much as possible.
6. Please heed traffic regulations for your safety and walk on the sidewalks all the time except pedestrian zones. Also, always cross at a pedestrian crossing.
Halloween Higashimatsuyama Schedule
1.30 pm Line-up
2.00 pm Reception opens at both Maruhiro Higashimatsuyama and Yakyu Inari Shrine.
2 ~ 3 pm Halloween Walk
2.30 ~ 4 pm Film Festival at Yakyu Inari Hall
Pio Park Stage
2.30 ~ 3 pm Stage at Mori Gakkuen JHS
3.15 ~ 3.45 Rhythm Exercise at Saitama Heisei JHS
4 ~ 4.30 Magic Show
2.20 ~ 2.30 Dance Team
2.30 ~ 2.50 Kids Joy Dance Stage
3~ 3.45 Music Performance
4,00 ~ 4.45 Halloween Walk Fashion Show
*There is also face painting in the car park and Food vans, both of which cost money
Saishin Parking Area
2 ~ 4.30 Fire Engine and Patrol bikes and cars
As per the rules outlined above, they request you say “Trick or Treat” in the participating stores in order to receive a candy. This year they have increased the number of shops participating in the trick or treat. The shops participating are around the areas of the West exit of Higashimatsuyama station around Yakyu machi shopping area, and from the East exit of that station up to the city hall. You are given a map upon registering for the event.
Official Website and map in the grey details box below the related events. Inquires can also be made in Japanese to the City Hall by phone: 0493-21-1427
This event appeared on the blog segment of insaitama.com until 2016 when it was moved to the events section.
More Halloween events in Saitama
There are even more Halloween events on the main calendar too.