Day Of The Dead will be brought to life in shopping centre

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The Day Of The Dead will be brought to life in Jarrow this Halloween.

Children visiting the Viking Shopping Centre, between 11am and 3.30pm on Tuesday, October 25, will be ‘trick and treated’ to a day of spooky ‘Funday of the Dead’ Halloween activity.

The Day of the Dead festival is famous around the globe and originates from Mexico where thousands of people, each year, dress up as skeletons and what is often know as ‘Candy Skulls’ - a more colourful and fluorescent version.

Lee Kimber, centre manager, said: “Halloween grows in popularity each year and our spooky fun is always well received by the children.

“It is also great that are retailers want to get involved and we are looking forward to seeing just how creative they can be.”

This Halloween, the Viking Centre are taking inspiration from the Mexican event and will be getting the
‘little horrors’ to go on a Skull Sticker Hunt.

The children will be asked to visit four specially selected shops to collect a skull sticker.

Once they’ve been collected, they will receive a TY Screech Beanie (while stocks last) and entry into a free draw win a special Halloween prize.

At 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, Oz Moses will entertain them with his spooky magic shows.

The little monsters will also be asked to pull faces in a “Gurn and Earn” Facebook competition.

Invited to screw up their face to make themselves look as scary as possible, they will then have their photo taken and all pictures uploaded to a special album on the Centre’s Facebook page.

A fancy dress parade will also be held at 2.30pm,