Celebrating Halloween Safely this Year

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By Kendra Stowe

While traditional Halloween activities are fun, 2020 has looked like nothing we have ever experienced. Combine that with the fact there’s a full moon on Saturday, and we’re willing to bet things feel stranger than usual. While the coronavirus may be interrupting traditional Halloween plans in the Triangle area, there are still plenty of fun activities you can enjoy while observing social distancing. Here’s what’s going on in Raleigh and the surrounding area this weekend. If you are going trick-or-treating, we’ve got some tips to help you celebrate Halloween safely this year.

Ghost Trail in Apex: Head to Apex Nature Park for a family-friendly spooky walk that goes through November 2 this year. Listen to this pre-recorded story as you go, and don’t forget to be on the lookout for bats, pumpkins and other spooky favorites! Learn more here.

Looking for a new home in Apex? Our comprehensive list will cover all of the area’s latest communities with plenty of amenities and beautiful neighborhoods that are great for Halloween activities for years to come.

Haunted Mordecai: The Raleigh museum is hosting a virtual costume contest, has craft kits for pickup and will be livestreaming a spooky, paranormal investigation on Halloween night!

If you love the idea of living close to downtown Raleigh, check out our list of new homes in the area that will have you only a quick drive from the city life that you’ve always dreamed of.

Kidzu’s Virtual Halloween: The Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill is hosting a virtual Halloween bash at 5 p.m., Oct. 30, including a paranormal story, experiment, craft and Halloween bingo.

Kids on Halloween

Trunk Or Treats

If you’re saying no to trick-or-treating this year, here are a few trunk or treats that are planned

Still wanting to head outside to trick-or-treat? Keep these tips in mind as you navigate Halloween in the middle of a pandemic and don’t forget to lean on the Center for Disease Control for guidance.

  • Make a mask part of your costume
  • Hand out candy outside if possible
  • Keep hand sanitizer on hand for interaction with others
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before eating any candy
  • Try to individually bag treats to limit lots of hands reaching into the candy bowl
  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters if you can