By Joanna Catalano

The spooky season is here.

Watergardens Town Centre is inviting families to take part in ghoulish fun with the return of its Halloween Spooktacular.

Tricks and treats will flow in all their ghostly glory on Wednesday, October 31.

Watergardens centre manager Joe Galea said the occasion was growing in popularity.

“We are extremely proud to see the event grow year after year … it offers such a unique and fun experience for the whole family,” he said.

Creepy and kooky one-day-only Halloween specials will be available, but two “zombies” could cross customers’ paths throughout the day.

The town square will be transformed into a haunted cemetery covered in eerie skeletons, scary spiders and giant pumpkins.

Families are being encouraged to dust off their broomsticks and wands, with the Spooktacular calling for families to don their creepiest costumes, with prizes for the best.

There will be heaps of candy, with centre-wide trick or treating running from noon. Another event highlight will be an interactive space, with scary performers entertaining visitors before they enter Halloween Town for a spooky surprise.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our preparations to bring Halloween to the centre and we hope that all visitors will enjoy the safe environment we have created for kids to trick or treat,” Mr Galea said.