There’s no denying that 2020 has been a giant dumpster fire (ooh, I think I just locked down my costume for this year) but that doesn’t mean we have to cancel everything it just means it’s going to look different. It also means each individual family needs to assess their own risk-level and weigh their choices carefully while always trying to be as low-risk as possible for the safety of the whole community. The CDC has released helpful guidelines to help families making tough decisions this year.
Drive-Thru Halloween Events
One decision that isn’t hard at all? Drive-thru events where your family stays in the car and wears a mask when coming within 6-feet of those outside your home. Lucky for us, there are a few of these happening in the Huntsville area and we can’t wait. Best of all? Each of the events listed below is TOTALLY FREE!
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1. Curbside Trick or Treat at Lowe’s
This event takes place on October 22 and October 29 and is a great opportunity for families to receive a kid-sized pumpkin and free sweet treats from Lowe’s. Registration opens October 10. Details
2. Cove Church Drive-thru Trunk or Treat
Kids and adults alike are invited to dress in Halloween costumes for this drive-thru Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Load the whole family into the car and make your way along the route of fun and festive themed trunks while gathering prepackaged candy at every stop. Details
3. JP2 Drive-Thru Trick or Treat
JPII is holding a community-wide Trick or Treating event on October 29, 2020. Rain or shine! Bring your host, goblin, princess, baby shark or any other character for a fun-filled trick or treating experience! No charge, no-contact delivery of treats using masks, gloves, and social distancing. Details
4. Curbside Trunk or Treat at Downtown Huntsville Library
The librarians at the downtown Huntsville library are ready to celebrate Halloween with a 2020 flair! You can get a treat bag along with your curbside pickup of library materials October 26 through the 31st! Details
5. Huntsville Parks & Rec Drive-thru Trunk or Treat
Join the crew from Huntsville Parks & Rec at the Max Luther Drive Community Center for a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 30! Car trunks will be spaced out and kids and parents must stay in the car for this event. Staff will have masks and gloves on. Costumes are encouraged! Details
6. Travel & Treat at the Showers Center
7. Lowe Mill Trick or Treat Drive-Thru Parade
On Halloween Day, Lowe Mill will also host a Drive-Thru Trick or Treat Parade from 2-3 PM on October 31. Load up your vehicle with costumed kids and roll on through! You and your family are the float though they supply the goodies. Just imagine a reverse Mardi Gras parade with spookier spectators slinging sweets at you from a safe distance. You can decorate your vehicle for the occasion (please do!) or just join the route, but be sure to keep your windows rolled down so you can catch all the treats being tossed your way while you show off this year’s disguise! Details
8. Honk or Treat at the YMCA
Bring your family by the YMCA from 4-6pm to our curbside event and each child will receive a bag filled with candy, activity sheets, and local information. This event is fab-boo-lus for our community! This is a RAIN or SHINE event! Details
9. Truck or Treat Drive Thru at The Rock
10. Madison’s Insane Drive-thru Nightmare on Skate Street
The 5th year of Madison’s Insane Nightmare on Skate Street will be a little different this year to comply with social distancing and safety. Insanity Complex is hosting a drive-thru trick or treating and encourages all guests to dress up in their best Halloween costume, and decorate their cars in the Halloween spirit for the best car costume contest for a chance to win a prize! Details
For even more ideas for Fall Fun check out our 2020 Fall Activity Guide sponsored by our friends at Lyon Family Farms. Here are just a few of the many items you’ll find there:
- Socially distanced outdoor concerts and virtual plays
- Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides
- Special events happening in and around Huntsville
- Halloween special events and parties
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