BEWARE! OF THE SQUARE
Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 4 to 9 PM
Welcome to the Halloween Capital of North Texas
It's no secret that Celina loves a good festival, and those who have attended Beware! of the Square know that it's one of the City's best. Drawing thousands of zombies, jedis, and princesses to the historic downtown Square each year, this event offers the perfect mix of spooky and sweet.
We are so excited to announce that the City of Celina was recently designated the official Halloween Capital of North Texas by Collin County Judge Chris Hill. Learn more about this unique distinction by reading the official proclamation.
Spooktacular Fun for Everyone
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in free trick-or-treating starting at 4 PM. Stop by the Ace Hardware booth (located near the shuttle drop-off location) to pick up a free trick-or-treat bag, while supplies last. Vendors throughout the event will have over 60,000 pieces of candy; visit every booth to collect candy and shop our unique local vendors.
Thriller dance lessons & flash mob
The Celina Fire Department will be leading night creatures through a Thriller flash mob at 6:45 PM. Don't know the moves? No problem! We will have an instructional video up on the big screen leading up to the flash mob.
Outdoor movie showing: Hocus Pocus (PG)
Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor movie showing on the big screen. If you haven't seen this Halloween classic, expect a wholesome and spooky movie full of humor and magic! Seating will be available on the bleachers or the turf, feel free to get comfy and enjoy your candy haul during the flick. Big D Kettle Corn makes a return to Celina, be sure to stop by before the movie to grab a salty snack!
Local nonprofit organization Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive with available time slots from 2 to 9:45 PM. Donors are required to pre-register for a time slot through Carter BloodCare. If you're interested, be sure to secure a time slot in advance by visiting celinatx.info/carterbloodcare.
Young and young at heart are invited to join in on free pumpkin painting. Miniature pumpkins, paint, and googly eyes will be provided. Participants may take their creations home or leave them on display to inspire others!
Enjoy mobile escape rooms from HE Escapes N Stuff. There will be two, themed escape rooms full of puzzles and tasks costing $10 per person for a 15-minute game. One room puts participants in the scene of a cabin in the wilderness which has unexpected visitors. You must work quickly to call for help in order to survive! The other story involves an elite secret agent who is posing a threat to the government. Rush against the clock to eliminate the threat!
Celina High School is joining in on the spooky festivities once again, presenting a haunted house in Two29 on the Square. Tickets will be sold onsite for $5 per person, with all proceeds going towards the Celina Theatre Department. This year's theme is "The Past Will Haunt You," with elements from different historical eras.
We welcome the little ghosts and goblins to take a walk down Boo Blvd. on the south side of the Square. This all-ages, free kids zone will include an obstacle course, slides, carnival rides, and bounce houses.
Themed photo ops
In addition to Halloween decorations around the Square, we will have multiple photo ops sprinkled throughout. Make sure you go by Chalk My Car for a fun opportunity to draw and take photos. We will also have a fall harvest themed photo op created by local artisan Terramania in addition to a photo booth with a visitor who's out for blood.
Getting to the Event
Downtown Celina and the Square
Beware! of the Square is held in downtown Celina each year. With thousands of people in attendance, it can be tricky to find parking. We will be providing free shuttles from 4 to 10 PM which can help you avoid the headache of road closures, traffic, and parking. Please take advantage of this convenient service by parking your vehicle at Brookshires or Celina High School, and our friendly shuttle drivers will take you right to the event! If you would prefer to look for parking, click the button below to view a map of public parking available during this event.
Complimentary shuttle service locations
Our Events Coordinator needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to help out with several jobs during the event. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up. Must be 16+ to volunteer. Water, t-shirt, and snacks will be provided, as well as community service hours. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as volunteering will include a lot of standing/walking around. You are welcome to dress up, but please incorporate the volunteer shirt provided.
Special thanks to our amazing sponsors for contributing to this community event
2021 Market Vendors
Click on vendor logos to learn more about them or to shop their products online.
City of Celina
Stop by to get to know Celina, ask questions, and maybe even snag a few free giveaways. We want you to live Life Connected!