Uptown businesses developed this idea as a safe and friendly alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating, as many households choose not to participate in this children's ritual anymore. Uptown merchants would like to pick up where others have left off, by inviting the local children into their "neighborhood" of businesses.
Many Uptown restaurants will be extending their hours to accommodate families during this fun-filled night. Various shops and restaurants are offering Halloween specials that night as well.
For more information, contact Martinsville Uptown at 276-632-5688.