by: Nelson Hicks Updated:
ATLANTA,None - The pumpkins are carved, costumes picked out and the scary music is ready to play.
Halloween is finally here.
Halloween has gone from a night simply about getting candy to big business. CNN notes U.S. consumers spent more than $2.5 billion on costumes this year and that the average household has spent $21.05 in Halloween candy alone.
Need something to get you in the Halloween mood? Take a look at this house decorated for Halloween.
The home is in Riverside, Calif., but it isn't the first time the homeowner has decorated like this. Here's the 2010 house.
A little closer to home, haunted houses are a big draw in the Atlanta area. There's Chamber of Horrors behind the Masquerade downtown, 13 Acres of Hell in Conyers and Fear The Woods in Stockbridge, to name a few.
Nelson's News on wsbtv.com visited a couple of haunted houses this year.
Walk though 13 Stories Haunted House in Kennesaw.
Or, meet the mad scientists at Netherworld in Norcross.
If you haven't picked out a costume or carved your pumpkin yet, it's probably a little too late for these ideas, but take a look anyway.
And finally, if you don't have plans for the big night, check out some of the events going on around the Atlanta area.
Enjoy the night!