McKinney Main Street invites you to the annual favorite Scare on the Square Halloween event from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Historic Downtown McKinney will close streets to allow trick-or-treaters safe crossings as they visit shops for goodies.

Along with gathering treats, participants can enjoy fun activities for kids of all ages. Admission is free, and parking can be found throughout the Historic Downtown area. 

Don’t miss the McTown Klownz, who will be on site at the event to host an encore performance of “Safety Shopping Network” inside the courtroom theater at the McKinney Performing Art Center (MPAC) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand this year is the “Be Green on Halloween” costume contest. Enter the contest with a homemade costume using items already in your house. Sign up at the event to enter for a chance to win prizes.

“Each year, this spook-tacular event brings hundreds of smiling ghosts and goblins with one thing in mind…sweet treats to eat. The shops in downtown McKinney go above and beyond to ensure that downtown continues to be safe trick-or-treating destination on Halloween. This year’s event is sponsored in part by Medical Center of McKinney,” said Ty Lake, Director of Main Street and MPAC.

Staring Wednesday, Oct. 17, visitors can find more than unique gifts and the latest fashions in Downtown McKinney.

Twenty-four hidden cut-out ghosts are waiting to be found throughout Historic Downtown McKinney.

Find them all and fill out a form, available at participating businesses downtown. Completed forms can be submitted to the MPAC Administrative Office (111 N. Tennessee) through Oct. 31 to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree in downtown.

No purchase necessary, and forms must be completed by an adult 18 years or older. 

For more information, contact McKinney Main Street at 972-547-2660 or visit