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How Much Are You Spending This Halloween, New Canaan?

The majority of money spent on Halloween goes towards costumes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Decorations rank third in Halloween spending nationwide. Photo Credit: Facebook
Candy spending comes in second place for spending on Halloween. Photo Credit: Courtesy Flickr User Moyan_Brenn
About $330 million is plunked down on pet costumes during Halloween. Photo Credit: Facebook/Halloween Fun

Broomsticks are flying alongside ghosts during this spooktacular time of year when anything goes and glows.

Poll
How many green bagels does the Bagel Shoppe average on St. Patty's Day?
Final Results Voting Closed

How many green bagels does the Bagel Shoppe average on St. Patty's Day?

  • 100
    6%
  • 1,000
    54%
  • 10,000
    34%
  • 20,000
    6%

It's Halloween and time to fill up the candy bowl and scare up a good time.

Americans will spend about $8.4 billion in 2016, with 171 million people celebrating, an all-time record, says the balance.com .

Last year 157 million jumped into the fun, and plunked down $6.9 billion or $74.34 per person.

The call for candy took $2.1 billion, while $2.5 billion went towards costumes and $1.9 billion towards decorations, says fundivo.com.

People don't just love Halloween for themselves and their kids --  who doesn't love to see a dog dressed up?

Americans spend about $330 million on the right pet costume, according to pet360.com .

What did your Halloween spending go towards?

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