What’s Happening in Gwinnett for Halloween


Catherine Lysaught

Halloween is just around the corner and all around Gwinnett, people and businesses are preparing. At this time of year, there are many businesses who are preparing activities for those of all ages who don’t trick or treat, ranging from dances to haunted houses.

Traditionally, Halloween is spent by young kids trick- or- treating, but recently many activities and events have started emerging that have made Halloween more readily accessible to older generations.

For those that like scary activities on Halloween, places like Netherworld are available. Netherworld is a haunted house located in Norcross that has live actors and special effects throughout to provide an interactive Halloween experience. It is open for the rest of October and the first weekend of November and tickets costs anywhere between $23.00 and $35.00.

Not everyone enjoys being scared on Halloween, and there are options for everyone. For families with small children, there are options such as trick-or-treating at the Mall of Georgia, a father-daughter dance in Dacula,  and many festivals and events scattered throughout Gwinnett, like Lawrenceville’s “Spooktacular on the Square” or Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival.

People who are interested in the supernatural can attend such events as “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” at Stone Mountain Park where park guides tell ghost stories from the Antebellum Period, Historic Ghost Tours in Lawrenceville, or “The Lawless Spirits Tour” in Norcross for $10.00. The Lawless Spirits Tour is an interactive walking tour with real actors playing spirits. “The Lionheart Theatre Company will be haunting the streets of historic Norcross as it presents the acclaimed Lawless Spirits Tour Oct. 26-29.” (Gwinnett Daily Post)

Halloween is a holiday celebrated by many people all across the United States, but not everyone goes trick-or-treating on Halloween. As they get older, teenagers and young adults typically choose to participate in events rather than in dressing up or trick-or-treating. “I haven’t gone trick-or-treating since I was 13”, said sophomore Reese Nifong, “usually I just hang out with my friends on Halloween.”