5th November 2015
Halloween has grown in popularity in the UK, with shoppers spending over £450m this year alone as the creepy celebration becomes the second biggest party night after New Year’s Eve.
Costumes based on the Mexican Day of the Dead, zombies, the grim reaper and the 1980s film Ghostbusters were the most popular dress up options this year, with many spooky spectacles seen on the streets of Leeds over the weekend. And with plenty of ghoulish goodies adorning Crossgates Shopping Centre’s shelves, there was no shortage of ways to put the frighteners on friends and family.
Spooktacular Haunted House
To add to the spirited skullduggery, freaky frolics and ghostly goings on, Crossgates Shopping Centre hosted their own Sinister Snaps event on Saturday 31st October.
There was a free spooktacular Haunted House where big and little kids could be transformed into marvellous monsters and gruesome ghouls, with the help of the centre’s Fiendish Face Painters and Devilish Dress Up Crew.
What’s more, the Sinister Snap Booth, found inside the house of horrors, captured the results on Polaroid for people to take home and keep. These snaps have also been uploaded to Crossgates Shopping Centre’s Facebook page, where followers are currently voting for their favourite sinister snap. The picture with the most votes will win a spine-tingling £100 to spend in the centre. Voting closes on Friday 6th November.
“We were delighted to host an exciting event for shoppers over the Halloween weekend. We have had a great response to all the activities (both on the day and online) and look forward to hosting more events and spectacular shows at Crossgates over the forthcoming months. There will also be further chances to win high-value prizes and shopping vouchers!”
Matthew Middleton, Crossgates’ Centre Manager
All the photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.