BEWARE! OF THE SQUARE

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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.

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Spooktacular Fun for Everyone

Trick-or-treating

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!

Blood drive

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.

Pumpkin painting

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!

Escape rooms

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!

Haunted house

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.

Kids' zone

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

Volunteer

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.

2021 Sponsors

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors for contributing to this community event

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2021 Market Vendors

Click on vendor logos to learn more about them or to shop their products online.

Tracy Lawson Books

Selling books including: two historical novels, a set of young-adult thrillers, and two non-fiction.

World Toys and Imports

Offering themed toys, bubble gadgets, light up toys, and other assorted novelties.

From My Heart Creations

FMHCreations specializes in custom designs ranging from wooden art, apparel, accessories, and home decor.

Thistle and Thunder

Beautifully crafted handmade accessories, home goods, & fashion!

Dark Illusions

Dark Illusions masks provide comfort, great ventilation and vision, and are handcrafted in the USA.

Mac and Cream

French Macarons inspired by the diversity in today’s food and art. Each Macaron has a story and every taste ignites a memory.

Thrown Axe Co.

Keep an eye out for THROWN, coming this soon to downtown Celina. Learn more @thrownaxeco.

Swirls Bakery

Welcome to Swirls Bakery in Celina, Texas! Home of scratch-made cinnamon rolls, flavored swirls, and cookies. 

Andrew Thompson Agency, Farmers Ins.

Your proud local Farmers® agent right here in Prosper/Celina.

Straight Outta My Craft Room

Unique handmade items including badge reels, car vent clips, ornaments, keychains, and more! 

Pride of America

An organization that sends care packages to people on deployment and hand delivers care packages to the VA hospital.

Bedazzled Chicas

Fashion-forward jewelry and accessories that change how people look and feel, leaving them feeling confident and amazing!

Susie's Snack Shop

Gourmet dog treats & handmade pet accessories.

Color Street

Selling Color Street nail polish strips and nail polish.

Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor.

On A Whim Creations

Handmade crochet stuffies, home decor, and garments as well as glitter and paint epoxy tumblers.

CreepyCupsCo

Selling snowglobes, tumblers, confetti, and decorative skulls.

Baking for a Cause

Helping others one bite at a time. Featuring cake pops, snickerdoodles, and pumpkin bread at Beware! of The Square.

Hemphill Orthodontics

If you choose us to create your new smile, you’ll become a part of our family.

HE Escapes N Stuff

Interactive and themed mobile escape games with their own storylines, puzzles, and tasks.

Sparrow Electric

Sparrow Electric is a high-quality and energy solar company dedicated to making solar easy and affordable for ordinary people.

HPDesign by Anca

Handmade home decor.

Texas Blue

Selling kids toys and a children's book called "Gunner Cleans Up the Neighborhood."

Halloween Preservation Society

An organization dedicated to the education, appreciation, and observance of the diverse practices and history of Halloween.

Trekk Enchanted Events

We’re here to help you plan your trip. Whatever the reason you’re traveling, we’ve got you covered. 

Open Late Dentistry and Orthodontics

Family, cosmetic, implant, and pediatric dental office located in Celina, Texas, aiming to be an "All About You!" dental clinic!

Twisted Pieces

Halloween decor and more.

Jason Aune Group - Keller Williams

House buying, selling, investing simplified.

Pretty Seeds

Jewelry made with seeds, spices or flowers in resin. Simple but unique because as in nature nothing is identical.

Celina Rugby Club

A youth rugby club for kindergarten through high school.

Salty Sally Paper Company

Custom letterpress stationary using an American Printing Equipment letterpress machine.

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!

William Williams Rare Jewels

Good jewelry is built upon integrity. William Williams crafts unique custom jewelry, specializing in diamonds and rare gems.

DFW Custom Engraving

Laser engraving and cutting company that creates unique gifts you cannot find anywhere else.

Mobility Credit Union

Banking without boundaries.

PopKen's Pickles

We pride ourselves on homemade family recipes with gourmet flavor!

SeneGence/LipSense

Long-lasting skincare and makeup.

Susan's Sweets

Gourmet Brazilian Candy. Gorgeous and delicious candies made with passion and dedication.

Whirlwind Designs Texas

Homemade decor and acrylic items.

Plum Lane

Custom gifts and accessories.

Collin College - Celina Campus

The Collin College Celina Campus is now open with general education and workforce courses.

Dixon Pride Creations

Metal and wood home decor for any space or occassion.

H2OCOACH

A small, family-owned business that sells motivational water bottles to help people stay on track with daily water intake.

Batch Bakery

Welcome to Batch! We’re a bakery that specializes in pies. We bake everything from scratch in our two locations every day.

Hey Sugar Candy Store - Celina

Hey Sugar Candy has the largest selection of nostalgic candy, sodas, ice cream, and treats in Texas.

CoServ

CoServ is an electric and gas distribution company serving North Texas since 1937. 

Multifarious Makings

Selling books including: two historical novels, a set of young-adult thrillers, and two non-fiction.