NEWARK - M&M candies returned to their hometown of Newark Tuesday to celebrate Halloween.

The Mars candy company constructed a Halloween-themed pop-up store on Broad Street between Commerce and Clinton streets in Newark. The store will be there until Wednesday.

Kids 12 and under will receive a free Halloween costume and M&M candies while the store is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

There will also be face painting, caricature drawing, balloon animals and other activities. Local celebrities were in attendance Tuesday and are expected to attend Wednesday.