To treat shoppers to a fun and exciting Halloween celebration, there will be a Super Hero Festival, Trick or Treat and Costume Parade on October 31, 2009 at 2PM at the Event Centre while, at the same time, a Halloween Pets -in-costumes Contest and Fun Match Dog Show will be held at the North Transport Terminal of SM City Bacolod. Moreover, there will also be a Black Vanity Fashion Show by Clay Weddings and Events at 5PM at the Event Centre.

The Super Hero Festival involves a costume contest which is open open to all kids 4-12 years old. The participant must present a receipt with a minimum purchase of P300 from any of the tenants from Oct. 20 - 31, 2009.

Kids must dress up as their favorite Superhero. There should be no displaying of grotesque, lewd/obscene and/or gory costumes/make-up or special prosthetics. The categories which the kids may choose from are Individual- kids may choose any Superhero costume; Tandem – kids shall wear costumes which have side kicks or choose 2 characters in a group of Superheroes; Group – kids may wear costumes from a group of Superheroes with 3 or more members; Original Character – Kids may also choose to create his/her original unique Superhero character. Participants will be judged according to the following criteria: Adherence to the theme 30%, Creativity 30%, Visual Impact 20%, and Projection and Style 20%.

The Best Superhero Costume for Male and Female will receive P3,000.00 worth of Gift Certificates each,  Best Superheroes Tandem will take home P3,000.00 worth of Gift Certificates, Best Superheroes Group will get P3,000.00 worth of Gift Certificates and the Most Original Superhero Costume will be given P3,000.00 worth of Gift Certificates. Meanwhile, the Most Magical Costume and Most Scary Costume will be awarded of P2, 500 worth of Gift Certificates each. 

SM City Bacolod will open at 12NN and will close at 10PM on Nov. 1.