Dozens of families participated in Brightwaters Village’s annual Ragamuffin Parade on Halloween night.

Participants lined up outside of Henley’s Village Tavern at 5 p.m. and started the procession down North Windsor Ave. at 5:15 p.m.

Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, superheroes, princesses, and more walked down the street to classic Halloween tunes while residents handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters.

The parade, hosted by the Brightwaters Business Association, ended at Wohseepee Park, where paraders walked around the spookily-decorated tennis court showing off their costumes to the community.

Mayor John Valdini said the village was on the fence about having the parade this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once it was decided to hold the event, social distancing and masks were encouraged for paraders and spectators.

Valdini said he was happy to be able to continue the long-standing tradition in a safe manner.

“I’m very happy we made the decision to go forward and have the parade,” Valdini said. “Everybody is socially-distanced, wearing masks, and doing what they are supposed to do, so I think we made the right decision.”

Below are photos from the ‘spooktacular’ event in Brightwaters Village. Click all the boxes to see them all.