BATHHOUSE CLEVELAND — For some, Halloween is a day to dress like a spooky ghost or to try out new Halloween costumes.
For others, the celebration is just about dressing up as their favorite character from the TV show “The Simpsons.”
For others it’s just about trick-or-treating.
But for the Cleveland Indians’ Josh Donaldson, the party is more than a Halloween tradition.
Donaldson and his friends take the occasion of Halloween, the big party that’s held every year, as a chance to socialize and share their own costumes.
It’s a chance for all the young kids to share in the festivities, to share their Halloween costume, and to share the fun that comes with it, Donaldson said.
“There are kids all over this city that come to see the big show and get to wear some Halloween costumes, but they don’t come here and share it with other kids,” Donaldson told CNN affiliate WEWS-TV.
“It’s just a little bit more social and more family friendly, so that’s why we do it here.”
For the past year, the Cleveland City Council has allowed the Indians to stage Halloween events for the first time since the 1970s.
The city also allows the team to open its doors to the public on Halloween.
The celebration begins with a party at the Cleveland Public Library on Tuesday and ends with the Indians’ ceremonial walk to the ballpark.
“The city’s done a great job at keeping our doors open,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
“So it’s not a surprise that Halloween is an important time of year for Cleveland.”
As part of the festivities for the 2018 season, the team will open its gates for all visitors.
They’ll also open the streets to the general public on Wednesday to let everyone walk around the grounds and enjoy the nightlife.
For more information on Cleveland’s Halloween celebrations, visit Cleveland.gov/halloween.