NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Trunk-or-treat events are becoming increasingly popular as parents take their children to business parking lots where the cars are loaded with trunks of candy!

This year, Norfolk Police are hosting a trunk-or-treat and expect it will be the largest in the city!

This will take place at the Target on Military Hwy. on Sat., Oct. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event is for children ages 12 and under who must be accompanied by a parent.

Police say this event will be "carnival-like" and in a festive atmosphere.

Last year, more than 3000 people attended and now they're prepared for a whopping 5,000 people!