Downtown merchants will welcome young trick-or-treaters from 1 to 3 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 26) at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street.
The event is part of Ocean City's annual Halloween celebration, which also includes the following:
KID-FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: The Ocean City Repertory Theater presents its third annual "Well Lit, Less Scary, 'Trick or Treat' Tour" from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 to 20 (Friday through Sunday) and Oct. 25 to 31 (Friday through Halloween). The $5 admission allows costumed children (dressing up is not mandatory) to wander through a non-scary haunted house that weaves through decorated scenes and includes games, face-painting, bubbles, balloons and more. There will be Goblin Gift Bags for all children. For more info or to make reservations, call 609-457-6686 or visit http://www.ocrep.org/
'MURDEROUS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM": A murder-mystery comedy with audience interaction will be presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company Oct. 26 and 27. Join the exciting fun at the Ocean City Music Pier 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and 2 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 27. All tickets are $10. Call (609) 525-9300 orwww.ocnj.us/boxoffice.