Families Call Fayetteville’s “Mall-O-Ween” Safe Alternative

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - While many went trick-or-treating door-to-door in their neighborhoods, others collected candy without going outside.

The Northwest Arkansas Mall’s Mall-O-Ween event attracted hundreds of people on Friday (Oct. 31).

Children 12-years-old and under, were invited to trick-or-treat store to store.

“We have heard about Mall-O-Ween for a while now,” said Danielle Morris, who attended the event.

There was also a costume contest. The top three contenders from different age group categories took home prizes along with their candy.

Jorgia Villas brought her son to the event. She said she used to come to Mall-O-Ween as a child.

“He just likes the candy, just like I did when I was his age,” Villas said.

Many families said the mall was a good alternative to the typical neighborhood trick-or-treating for one major reason.

“It is more of a safe environment,” Villas said. “There are cops, there is everything over here. So, I would rather be here, than in the dark, where someone can mug me."