Calling little ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to celebrate Halloween at Hammond Square!
Many children in Hammond, Louisiana, will be getting a head start on Halloween this year. Hammond Square is celebrating its 4th Annual Halloween at the Square event on Saturday, October 21st from 6-8pm for children ages 12 and under. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are highly encouraged. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat at Hammond Square’s participating stores that will be stocked with candy and prizes throughout the evening. Visitors can start at any trick-or-treat station on Main Street. (Look for the trick-or-treat station sign to identify participating stores.)
Halloween at the Square is Hammond Square’s premier family-friendly event of the year. It offers Hammond area residents a safe, convenient and fun trick-or-treating experience, while providing increased traffic and exposure for the many great retail tenants at the shopping center. Last year’s event hosted more than 400 children and families!
“Hammond Square is a proud supporter of our community and we love inviting our neighbors out for fun, family entertainment. Halloween at the Square offers a safer, brighter and less scary atmosphere for children and their parents,” said Lindsey Palmer, Director of Property Services with Stirling Properties. “And we hope Halloween visitors will remember our stores for the upcoming holiday shopping season.”
According to an annual survey released earlier this month by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans are expected to splurge on costumes and candy for a record $9.1 billion in Halloween spending this year—an increase of 8.3% from last year’s previous record of $8.4 billion. Additionally, 179 million Americans are expected to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016, and a record number of adults (48%) plan to dress in costume this year. Those retail numbers are very encouraging for many local shopping centers this year—including Hammond Square.
Hammond Square is Tangipahoa Parish’s premier shopping destination, located on approximately 100 acres at the northwest corner of Interstate 12 and US Highway 51 Business (SW Railroad Avenue) in Hammond, Louisiana. Anchored by Dillard’s, Target, Sears, JCPenney, Academy Sports+Outdoors, and AMC Theatres, the 850,000-square-foot shopping center offers a dynamic mix of national and local retailers, shops and restaurants. Stirling Properties redeveloped Hammond Square and currently manages and leases the center.
Tenants include Academy Sports+Outdoors, Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant, AMC Theatres, America’s Best, Bellagio Salon & Spa, Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Bra la Vie, Cato, Charming Charlie, Chase, Claire’s, Dillard’s, East of Italy, Foot Locker, GNC, Great American Cookies, Hibbett Sports, JCPenney, Justice, Kay Jewelers, LA Nails Spa, maurices, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Nagoya Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse, Norris & Co. Salon, Obsession, Olive Garden, Popcorn Bistro, Raising Cane’s, Rite Aid, rue21, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Sears, Shane’s Rib Shack, Shoe Dept. Encore, Smoothie King, Sport Clips, Tailored, Target, The Children’s Place, The Home Depot, T.J.Maxx, ULTA Beauty, Verizon, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, and Zales.