By Mike LaCrosse

SALEM (CBS) — More than 200 uniform and undercover police officers were in downtown Salem Wednesday night keeping 70,000 visitors and trick-or-treaters safe. Halloween fans from all over walked about the historic city to take it all in.

Beatle Juice and Lydia in Salem (WBZ-TV)

Beetle Juice and his wife Lydia made the trip from Florida. “I think it’s great. Everybody has been awesome, we can make it about 15 feet before people start taking pictures of us,” he said.

Kelly Queen was in town from Detriot. “It was my daughter’s idea to do Sanderson sisters. It’s our first year here so we decided to do that because it’s the 25th anniversary,” of the Hocus Pocus movie, she said.

The Sanderson sisters from ‘Hocus Pocus’ were a popular costume (WBZ-TV)

Another woman in full costume said, “We’re having a beautiful night, yes the weather is perfect, and what I find about Halloween in Salem is it’s more about the costumes and less about the trick or treating.”

Many in Salem went all out with their Halloween costumes (WBZ-TV)

And of course, sometimes the holidays just blend together on Halloween. “It’s never too early to celebrate Christmas,” said Santa Claus.

Mike LaCrosse