Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Halloween celebrations are getting started early along the “Eerie” Canal in Lockport.
• A Celtic Halloween, featuring ghost story-tellers, haunted chambers, Celtic crafts and a treat trail, will be ongoing from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at 57 Canal St. (the building between Sweet Ride rentals and Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream shop). Admission costs $6 per person and $15 per family up to five members. For more information, visit www.NiagaraCeltic.com.
• The Rocky Horror Picture Show will fill the big screen at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $10 per person. Prop bags cost an extra $10.
• “Happy House,” a fun-filled, friendly alternative to scary Halloween events, debuts Saturday morning at Lockport Family YMCA, 19 East Ave. Admission costs $1 per child and costumes are encouraged. Happy House will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Happy House is sponsored by the Barge Canal Optimist Club.
• The last Lockport “Paranormal” Walks of the season will be held Saturday and Nov. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream, 79 Canal St. Join local history instructor John Koerner on a walk through downtown Lockport, “one of Western New York’s oldest towns (and one that) has yielded a truly bizarre past.” Admission costs $10 per person; children younger than 7 years old are admitted at no charge.
• On Friday, concurrent with the city’s annual Halloween party for youths from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall, which includes trick-or-treating along Main Street, local shops will begin displaying entries in Lockport Main Street Inc.’s annual pumpkin decorating contest.
Third-grade students from Lockport City School District and DeSales Catholic School have decorated more than 300 pumpkins. Between Friday and Nov. 1, the pumpkins will be displayed at 23 participating downtown businesses and visitors are invited to vote for their favorites.
Two contest winners, one girl and one boy, will each receive a new bicycle and helmet donated by Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour.
Entries will be on display and ballots can be cast at The Artz Gallery & Cafe, Caruso’s Hair-Phenalia, The Dale Association, the Evans Agency, the Flight of Five Winery, Good Neighbor Redemption Center, Just Lookin’ Antiques, Key Bank, Kitchen Concepts, KM Treats, Les Enfants, Lockport Family YMCA, Mills Jewelers, Niagara Produce of Lockport, Niagara’s First Impressions, Pallister House Floristry and Fine Gifts, Papa Leo’s, Scirto’s Jewelers, Scripts Cafe, the Shamus restaurant, Sub Delicious, Sweet Sixteen Cafe and Tom’s Diner.