Children embrace trick-or-treat tour
MANY Ipswich children will go trick-or-treating this Halloween, but this group of kids satisfied their sweet-tooths early.
Halloween is traditionally celebrated today, and many Australian children have embraced the European tradition.
Dozens of parents and children trick-or-treated the Top of Town and Ipswich CBD over the weekend on a supervised tour.
The third annual Halloween Funday Trick or Treat Tour allowed children to trick-or-treat safely, with businesses prepared for the visits.
Ms Booth said attendance was down from last year, but the event was still popular.
"We had 200 people last year, and we had 80 people sign on [this year]," Ms Booth said.
"It's a great event because children and parents don't have to pre-organise their route and worry about approaching people who aren't celebrating Halloween, and because children have guaranteed supervision and are safe.
"The parents and retailers also benefit because they get to meet and greet each other."
Nicola Miners took part in the tour with her daughters.
"We do it because their godmother is overseas and sends them a package of Halloween sweets every year, and this is a way of showing them why and how it's celebrated," she said.