The annual Lee Street gathering with trick-or-treaters isn’t happening this Halloween, and the city is recommending low-risk activities.
“While the spread of COVID-19 remains a threat, residents are encouraged to find safe ways to enjoy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos,” according to the city.
The city is recommending the following events low-risk events for Saturday, October 31.
- Del Ray Halloween Traditions – With the annual parade canceled due to COVID-19, residents can participate in a number of Halloween-themed contests online, including house decorating, group or pet costumes, and a scavenger hunt.
- West End Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat – Families can dress in costumes while remaining in vehicles to drive through the Shiloh Baptist parking lot to receive pre-bagged treats.
- Dia de los Muertos Virtual Requiem Concert – To remember the lives of those lost in the battle against COVID-19, the New Orchestra of Washington and Choral Arts will perform Brahms’ Requiem to embrace the spirit of celebrating, not mourning, the lives of those lost.
- Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Dia de los Muertos Virtual Weekend – Online live events that feature educational and celebration with traditional music, mask-making, paper marigold demonstrations (including links to download and make your own), a reading list for children, and opportunities to remember loved ones.
What are you doing this Halloween? Join the AWLA on Oct. 31 for a morning of outdoor, physically-distanced pumpkin carving. Registration includes the cost of supplies and benefits animals in need, but space is limited, so sign up today at https://t.co/sYT4T6krRb. pic.twitter.com/pbYQQt6MD9
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) October 16, 2020
The City and AHD strongly urge Alexandrians to choose Halloween activities that are identified as lower risk by the @CDCgov. Treat yourself to lower risk options this year and reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks. Learn more at https://t.co/IhnSURznXN pic.twitter.com/8KPTaQBUaS
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) October 21, 2020