Count Dracula led large crowds of young children and their parents on a unique Spooks Parade to kick off the Halloween season in a successful initiative at Green REIT’s Parkway Retail Park on the Dublin Road, Limerick, on Thursday.

Hundred of local kids in their Halloween finery travelled from store to store on a spooky adventure, trick or treating staff and customers alike.

And, not to be outdone, many of the staff of the stores were kitted out in their ghoulish best.

A Halloween DJ blasted out the tunes as kids were entertained by face painters and jugglers, with Dracula hosting a series of Halloween games before departing to each of the shops for a trick or treat invasion.

“This event was a great opportunity for kids to go trick or treating with their parents, and in safety,” said Pat Naughton, Site Manager, Parkway Retail Park.

“This was our first major seasonal event at Parkway Retail Park and we are already looking forward to our Christmas Lights Celebration event in early December.”

More details of the Christmas event will be announced in local press and on the Parkway Retail Park website and Facebook page and coming up to the event.