I think we can all agree that this year those of us living in Edmonton who love the fall have been feeling a bit cheated. It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in this city, and how many times did it snow? Fifty? Felt like it. Makes it kind of tough to really soak in the season with snow on the ground.
But sweet reprieve! This final weekend before Halloween promises to be bearable, and dare I say… maybe even a bit warm? So for those of us looking to squeak in some spooky fun with the kids, Summerside Grande Boulevard might be something to consider!
As Halloween’s answer to Candy Cane Lane, this southeast Edmonton street has it all. From unique eye-catchers like Ursula the sea witch and ghostly window specters, to pumpkins and minions and other sure-to-be favourites of the little ones, to ghoulish demons and guillotines and terrifying zombie children swinging on a foggy porch singing a frightening song that will forever haunt my dreams…
But I digress.
Summerside’s lit and lively Grande Boulevard seems to be the place where all the best decorations from Halloween Alley have found their forever homes, making it one of the best places in the city to trick-or-treat. Which is why, back in 2015, the decorations attracted so many trick-or-treaters that many of the homes on this street ran out of candy in the early evening, and why, in 2016, they established a redistribution centre to help homes re-stock any dwindling dishes and prevent any dreaded candy droughts.
Autumn in Edmonton comes and goes in the blink of an eye. The leaves seem to yellow and fall before your Pumpkin Spice Latte cools enough to take your first sip. So, for those us searching for a cost-effective way to enjoy the last of the autumn weather, or searching for a way to get the little ones into the Halloween spirit before trick or treating on Wednesday, or even just searching for the best place to take them trick or treating- Summerside Grande Boulevard might be something to consider!
If you’re brave enough…
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