The Pumpkin Express provides safe trick-or-treating in Ybor City


All aboard the Pumpkin Express! A not so scary events is arriving in Ybor City ahead of Halloween — and yes this means you can get your feet trick or treating fix early. The Little Monsters Promenade has been transformed into the Little Monsters Pumpkin Express.

What does that mean?

It means a COVID-safe Halloween extravaganza for the entire family all without leaving the comforts of your vehicle! The Ybor Merchant’s Association has teamed up with BKN Creative to present this years festivities with a Halloween procession through Centro Ybor. This “Pumpkin Express” is complete with trick or treating, music, pumpkins, characters, contests and lots of additional goodies.

Cars will travel through the “Little Monsters Pumpkin Express” where the kiddos can show off their costumes while enjoying trick or treating, pumpkins handed through your car window, goodie bags with all the best decorations to jazz up their pumpkins, and finally, a Halloween family picture to wrap up your ride.

Families can further participate by decorating their car to enter our contest to win a free two-night stay with Hotel Haya in Ybor City, among other great local prizes.

Costumes aren’t mandatory but they are definitely encouraged! This event is completely FREE and there will be volunteers to help guide you through our Pumpkin Express!

Reservations are required to enter the procession and tickets must be secured for each pumpkinyou’d like to receive through the window.

Click HERE to make a reservation.

The fun will take place on October 24 from 10am-2pm.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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