Bendigo celebrates Halloween 2017 | Photos, video

Are you trick-or-treating this year for Halloween? We’d love to know where the best spots are and to see your pictures and video!

If you see our staff out and about, make sure you say hello and smile for a photo.

Here are some of the tales we’ve found while out and about tonight...

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Golden Square family creates haunted house

The MacRae family spent two days creating their haunted house.

Dad Scott said they have been celebrating Hallwoeen for six years.

“My wife's a horror buff and not a lot of people do it,” Scott said.

“Apart from getting to eat chocolates, it is a great community thing for families to have an experience for the kids.”

Scott was dressed as a bloody butcher while his wife, Carrie, was fittingly dressed as the blood-soaked Carrie from teh Stephen King film of the same name.

Their five kids also got into the spirit dressing ghoulishly for neighbours and Halloween fans who visited.

“We have had more than 220 people visit this year which is up from 100 last year and 60 the year before that,” Scott said.

“I think skeletons have been the pretty big costume this year.”

Gruesome truths and ghoulish giggles at the White Hills cemetery

Ghosts of times long past are invading the White Hills cemetery tonight, as Remembrance Parks Central Victoria brings history alive with its annual Ghosts of Bendigo Past tours.

Grave diggers, asylum inmates, cricketers and even Burke and Wills walk the remembrance park tonight, with the help of Bendigo South East College Academy of Creative Arts students.

Passionate tour guides lead their followers from grave to grave, enlightening them with tales of some of the cemetery’s noted residents in a respectful way.

Tours continue running until 8pm and tickets can still be purchased at the entrance.

All proceed go towards volunteers’ resources to expand and improve services offered at Remembrance Parks Central Victoria.

Attention to detail makes the costume

There has been no shortage of ghosts, ghouls, zombies and witches in Bendigo this year.

Parents and children have got into a spooky mood and made big efforts with their costumes.

Check out this timelapse featuring journalist Chris Pedler experimenting with a couple of Halloween looks.

Bendigo make-up artist Jaime Cornish showcases her craft in the video.