Even shop windows get a charged makeover at the centre as retailers adorn their stores with spiders webs, smoke machines, witches and all manner of fanciful embellishments.
Harmless fun for kiddies
If you are looking for the ideal spot to take your children to trick or treat, arm them with the biggest bag you can and take them to Brightwater Commons from 16:00. Retailers will be ready and waiting with treats in hand and a smile to share. Halloween fun for the kids has been taking place at the centre for more than 14 years.
The 'House of Horror' will be a ghost house filled with fun and doors open from 17:00 in the promotions court. A huge success with patrons two years ago, this adventure for the kids will make their day! Entrance to this part of the event will cost R5.
At 18:00 the Halloween adventure for young-ones culminates in the hair-raising 'Snakebite Jones' snake show. This is an interactive and educational show featuring snakes, frogs, Iguanas and lizards, the act will surely not disappoint!
Fancy Dress competition
The 3rd Annual Toomie awards will see the most impressive costumes win the prestigious 'Toomie' in different age categories. In 2011, the top award went to mom, dad and kids who each dressed as members of the Adams family! The baby of the group was not left out- he was presented in his nappy and deathly full-body makeup! For those entering, their creativity is put to the test - the competition is frightful, but the prizes will be awesome!
'I am challenging the public to come and outdo what was done last year. I saw a couple of teenagers with flawless make-up from head to toe. They had created a body-length zipper, making it look as though one could reach out and unzip their skin! Gruesome, but awesome!', says Francois du Buisson, Marketing Manager of Brightwater Commons.
Mentalist show by Gilan Gork
Once the judging of the Toomie awards ends at 20:00, the night will reach its climax when Gilan Gork, the 'master mentalist' will demonstrate in his typically entertaining way the astounding feats he can achieve through the power of his mind. He will also engage with volunteers to read their minds, so come prepared with your trickiest thoughts for this one!
The entry fee for this event, called Horrorwood III, will be R30 per car and R10 per pedestrian. This payment will be made at the boom gate before entering the Brightwater Commons.
For more information please call 011 789 5052 or find The Brightwater Commons on Facebook.
HORRORWOOD III PROGRAMME
16:00 - 20:00
Trick or treating around the centre. Jumping castle, Peddle Cars and Twisty Ladder
17:00 - 20:00
House of Horror, R5 entry fee will be donated to charity
16:30 - 18:00
Judging of fancy dress competition
16:30 - 17:00 - Pre Primary Kids
17:00 - 17:30 - Primary Kids
17:30 - 18:00 - High School Kids and Adults
18:00 - 18:45
Snakebite Jones Snake Show
19:00 - 20:00
Toomie awards - Best dressed of the day
20:00 - 21:00
Gilan Gork Master Mentalist