The Haunting of Hillcrest 2015

Louisville’s favorite trick-or-treat destination for over 20 years, Hillcrest Avenue is ready to paint the town orange-and-black again on Oct. 31st!

Happy Halloween, kids! It’s The Phantom of the Ville checking in at the Louisville Halloween headquarters to file one of my last stories for Halloween 2015, and there’s no better place to finish out the season than Louisville’s own favorite trick-or-treat hot-spot on Hillcrest Avenue!

Right off Frankfort Avenue and just over the train tracks, you’ll find three solid blocks of homes all decked out with skeletons, spiders, jack-o-lanterns and spooks. At dusk on October 31st, those three neighborhood blocks will be invaded by an army of miniature ghosts, goblins and superheroes carrying candy bags and plastic pumpkins, the look of excess, avarice and joy on their little faces.

For this is the single greatest night of the year. It’s the night when the veil between this world and the world beyond is the thinnest, and spirits from centuries past may pierce the veil and mingle with the living. It’s a night of wild imagination and unrestrained revelry as we say our final goodbyes to the summer and welcome in the winter for better or for worse.

It is the night of Samhain! It’s Halloween!

Trick-or-treating on Hillcrest this year will take place between 5 PM and 9 PM, rain or shine. The neighborhood averages between 2,500 and 3,000 treat-or-treaters plus another 2,500 or so parents, so be prepared for a crowd. Parking is available on the street, but it seems likely most of that will be filled before the sun goes down. The neighbors that live in the area generally don’t mind folks parking along the roadside of the adjacent streets as long as you’re courteous, drive carefully and watch out for little ghosts and ghouls crossing the street.

On behalf of our entire Louisville Halloween family, I’d like to wish you all a very safe, fun and frightening Halloween!

The Phantom of the Ville

The Phantom of The Ville

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