Last-Minute Halloween Shoppers Add To U.S. Average

(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/31/2012 5:35 pm
Last-minute Halloween shoppers added to a national average Wednesday.

At the Halloween Express on East New Circle Road in Lexington, shoppers browsed masks, costumes, and decorations...hoping to load up before trick-or-treaters would begin knocking at doors.

Joshua and Carol Baird were two of those shoppers, who said they'd spent around $300 on Halloween costumes for their family of ten.

Spending an average of $30 per costume, the couple was just above the national average of around $28, according to the National Retail Federation.

The federation also says 71.5% of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2012, and estimated they'd spend a total of around $8 billion doing so...averaging around $80 per person for costumes, candy, and decorations.

Which wasn't a surprising statistic for Halloween Express.

"The average ticket this year has been around $75," said manager Chad Johnson.

And though the Bairds said they get a lot of use out of their costumes--they'll give the younger kids hand-me-down costumes to wear--they admitted not many get to see them Halloween night.

"With all of them, they always give up about an hour or so into it--they're cold or their legs hurt. We're usually home by 8," said Carol Baird.
Share
Most Popular
2014 36 Blitz: Corbin Redhounds
Perennial power under new leadership with unlikely connection to the program. Video Video
Police: Vehicle Runs Over Man During Delivery at Paul Miller Ford
According to Lexington Police, a man was working a delivery in the back of Paul Miller Ford when a vehicle rolled over his legs.
Kentucky town stuck with school after court order
A southwestern Kentucky community is stuck with an unused school at the moment after a judge issued an order stopping its sale for the moment.
Police: Couple Admits to Feeding 4-Year-Old Hot Sauce & Vinegar as Punishment
A mother and her boyfriend have confessed to forcing their four-year-old to eat hot sauce and vinegar as punishment, according to an arrest warrant.
Blue Grass Stakes Winner Euthanized After Training Accident
The horse that won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in April was euthanized after a training accident. Dance With Fate was galloping at Del Mar in California early Thursday morning when he bolted to the outside fence near the far turn, crashed into the fence and fell.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.