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Our annual community event Treats in the Park is back!

Saturday 31st October, 4pm - 7.30pm

Here's a breakdown of the key details:

Date: Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Western Community Centre

Event Highlights:
6 Treats stations
Inflatable rides
Food stalls
Fun activities
Costume competition
Community Information
Skate competition
and much more!


Treat Tickets: $5 each (for children to collect treats and access inflatable rides)

Spectators: Free
Proceeds from registration fees cover under half of the event costs, with the remaining funding coming from funders, supporters, and fundraising efforts.

The event is made possible with the support of Hamilton City Council, Trust Waikato, and the Lottery Grants Board.

Ticket Purchase:
You can purchase Treat Tickets at the Lodge Registration tent when you arrive at the event.
Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the community centre during the week leading up to the event.

Additional Information:
Don't forget to bring a reusable bag to collect treats.
Parking is limited, so if you're a local, it's encouraged to walk down to the event. The Meteor bus also comes past regularly to our centre and is a good option too and stops nice and close!

Costume Judging:
Costume showcases will take place at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM.
All ages can participate, and there's no need to register in advance. Just come to the side of the stage 5 minutes before your chosen time slot. You can enter the competition once per night.
Grown-ups are encouraged to dress up as well!

Event Background:
The event began in 1998 as a response to concerns about children wandering the streets late into the night collecting treats on Halloween.
Due to overwhelming feedback from residents and community leaders, it became an annual event starting in 2003.


About the Western Community Centre:
The Western Community Centre has been facilitating events for the past three decades, aiming to bring our community together, strengthen relationships, create vibrancy, and celebrate diversity and strength.


For more information or inquiries about the event, you can send a message or email

Enjoy Treats in the Park 2023!

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