Councillors lose their heads in support of Lithgow Halloween

Lithgow City Councillors have volunteered to be part of a Halloween window display, showing their support for Lithgow Halloween and to acknowledge the efforts that local businesses go to in making the event a success.

“Lithgow Halloween is about driving awareness of the region and contributing to economic development, but importantly it’s about community spirit,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Cr Stephen Lesslie.  “Myself and fellow Councillors have been very impressed by the huge efforts businesses have made to contribute to this event. Creating our own window display was a way for us to recognize this. I encourage everyone to discover the many creative window displays across the region.”

Lithgow City Council’s window display is at 89 Main Street, Lithgow.

With Lithgow Halloween only hours away, you can plan your day by downloading the event guide from or pick up a copy from our friendly event staff on the day.

Lithgow City Council would like to thank retail outlets Intimate Dreams and Emu Springs Antiques, for supporting Councils window display. Lithgow City Council is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors, including Gold Partners Centennial Coal and Energy Australia, Silver Partner McDonalds, and Media Partner Move FM.


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Halloween themed Scavenger Hunt launched in support of businesses across the region  

Scavenger Hunt

Lithgow City Council, with support from Harvey Norman Lithgow, has launched a Scavenger Hunt that will run throughout the month of October with the aim of encouraging people to shop locally.

“The Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity for families to do together, and we hope this contributes to the excitement in the lead up to Lithgow Halloween,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Cr Stephen Lesslie.  “Supporting local businesses is a key objective of the Lithgow Halloween event, and the Scavenger Hunt aims to benefit as many retail areas as possible.”

People will be drawn into local shops and cafes in search of thirteen Halloween characters that have been hidden in businesses across the region. In order to go into the draw for exciting prizes, including an iPad Pro, Laptop or $200 voucher for Harvey Norman, participants need to correctly answer the location and character for a minimum of eight clues. If all thirteen characters are found, participants are immediately entered into the draw three times. The characters are displayed on larger Halloween posters hidden inside stores.

For clues and an entry form, pick up the Scavenger Hunt form from businesses, the Visitor Information Centre, or download from the Lithgow Halloween website.

Entries close Monday 23rd October 2017. Completed forms can be sent to:

Lithgow Halloween Scavenger Hunt, PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW 2790, or scanned and emailed to

Lithgow City Council is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors, including Gold Partners Centennial Coal and Energy Australia, Silver Partner McDonalds, and Media Partner Move FM.

Ghost Train Arriving for Halloween

Ghost Train

A ghost train will be leaving Bathurst at 2.30 pm heading to Lithgow Halloween festivities, arriving at 3.50 pm.  It will make the return journey, leaving Lithgow at 9.00pm and arrive in Bathurst at 10.30 pm.

Whilst the ghost train is in Lithgow,  it will make a special  journey through the  10 tunnels, departing  Lithgow at 4.30 pm and returning at 6.10 pm.

Download Ghost Train Flyer or contact Lachlan Valley Railway or phone 6342 4999 for bookings.



It’s nearly time for Lithgow Halloween 17

Halloween is fast creeping up on us, and fun for the whole family will be on show in Main Street Lithgow.

Dust off your costumes, brush up on your spells, and make a B-line for Main Street Lithgow for some seriously spooky fun and frivolity. Lithgow Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and have a spellbindingly good night.

Lithgow City Council is very excited to present the next installment of Australia’s largest Halloween street party. Mayor Stephen Lesslie said “Halloween has become a landmark on the Lithgow event calendar and brings the community together as well as attracting people from so many other places to see all that Lithgow has to offer.”

This year there is something for the whole family with Australia’s biggest ‘Trick or Treat’, a street parade, entertainment including bands, DJ’s and roving entertainers, market stalls, rides for all ages, best dressed competition and the ever popular skull auction.

Of course none of this would be possible without the help of our sponsors, Gold Partners Centennial Coal and Energy Australia, Silver Partner McDonalds and Media Partner 2LT/Move FM.

For all the gory details head to the Lithgow Halloween 17 Website, Facebook Page @lithgowHalloween, Instagram Page lithgowhalloween, or contact the friendly team at Lithgow Visitor Information Centre.

Phone 1300 760 276 Email

Volunteer Call Out for Lithgow Halloween 2017

Lithgow Halloween 2017 is back for a fifth year and Council is looking for volunteers to help deliver the event on Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Featuring a variety of creatives, performers, rides, markets and activities, this iconic Lithgow event celebrates the colourful and vibrant side of our community. Council has a variety of exciting volunteer roles available including production assistant, survey assistant, volunteer team leader and information assistant.

Volunteering for Lithgow Halloween is a unique opportunity to support an important community event, gain experience in event management and delivery, and meet like-minded people.

“Halloween is one of Lithgow’s iconic events, attracting people in their thousands. Council is incredibly appreciative of how involved and supportive the community has been with this event. It takes many hands on the day to ensure it’s a success, and I’m looking forward to being involved in the behind-the-scenes activity again this year”, said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Clr Stephen Lesslie.

As well as being a part of the event delivery team, you will receive a family pass to the JM Robson Aquatics Centre, a free meal if volunteering for more than 4 hours, and you get to keep your official Lithgow Halloween 2017 event t-shirt.

If you wish to become a volunteer for Lithgow Halloween 2017, please complete the online form available at

Applications close on Monday, 16 October 2017. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and be available to attend the event briefing on Wednesday 18 October 2018.

For further information regarding volunteering, please call Council’s Community Development Officer, Viktoria Gulabovski on (02) 6354 9999 or email


Halloween themed school holiday program at Eskbank House and Museum

Eskbank House and Museum will be running a Halloween themed school holiday program, including a workshop with Ludwina Roebuck and a drop-in craft session with Prue Mogg.

The program is an opportunity for families to spend time together over the school holidays whilst learning craft skills and making decorations for Halloween. Local artist Ludwina Roebuck will guide participants through the creative process of making Jack-‘O’-Lanterns. The creative ‘pumpkin heads’ will then be stacked on top of each other to create a nightmarish installation that will glow wildly in Main Street during Lithgow Halloween. To see some of Ludwina’s wonderfully quirky creations, you will find her installation shining over Pioneer Park in Main Street, produced as part of Tidy Town’s Laneways Project.

There’s something for the younger crafters too with Prue Mogg leading the popular Craftynoons, a drop-in session with free craft and afternoon tea. Families will be able to make lots of spooky characters and creatures to decorate their home in time for Halloween.

Jack-O’-Lanterns WORKSHOP with Ludwina Roebuck
Friday 29th September, 11am – 1pm
For all ages
Bookings are essential, to book phone 6354 9999

Friday 6th October, 2 – 3.30pm
Ages 3+, parent supervision required
No bookings required, just drop in

Both workshops are free, museum entry fee applies.

By showcasing local artists and creating opportunities for the community to engage with cultural activity, this program addresses part of Council’s Caring for our Community strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Photo: Eskbank workshops – Ludwina Roebuck, Masks.

Get your auction paddles ready!

The very popular Skulls Auction is back again this year as a satellite event of Lithgow Halloween 2017.
There are around 60 talented artists signed up to turn skulls into beautiful and strangely alluring objects.

The auction will take place at the Library Learning Centre on Saturday 28th October, 7.15pm.
The skulls will be on exhibition at the Library from 13th October.

All proceeds go towards Lithgow Tidy Towns Laneways Project, so don’t miss an opportunity to take home a unique work of art by some of the best artists from the region.

Applications for the Youth Stage Now Open

Lithgow City Council is offering young local musicians (aged 12 to 24) the  opportunity to perform at Lithgow Halloween on the 28th of October 2017.

Youth Stage: Performance spots of 15 minutes to 30 minutes are available throughout the afternoon from 3pm – 6pm.

Cook Street Plaza: Unplugged performance spots of 15 minutes to 30 minutes are available throughout the evening from 6pm – 8pm.

Performers will receive the following benefits:

  • Be part of the Lithgow Halloween program
  • A chance to perform on a big professional stage supported by tech gear (Youth Stage)
  • Ride passes to use at Lithgow Halloween

Applications close Friday August 25th

Click here to view the application form

For further information please contact Council’s Community Development Officers:

Kristy Lenon or Viktoria Gulabovski on (02) 6354 9999