What Are Your Halloween Plans in the Treasure Valley?
Halloween certainly won't be the same this year. Many traditional Halloween festivities, especially trick-or-treating, are considered high-risk for spreading COVID-19 according to the CDC. The CDC also says if you think you have the virus or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
A new Hi-Chew poll found that 3 in 4 parents plan to take their child trick-or-treating despite COVID restrictions. The poll also revealed that parents will only allow their trick-or-treaters to visit five homes on average. A third of parents will allow their children to only make stops at neighbor's homes and have even checked to make sure their neighbors are COVID-negative.
So what are families choosing to do in the Treasure Valley this year? Every neighborhood is different and some are offering alternative trick-or-treating options. The West End Neighborhood Association is holding a "Halloween Walkabout," a socially distanced parade, on Halloween night starting at 5:30 pm.
There are several drive-thru experiences worth checking it too! There is a Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat hosted by The Riverside Hotel in Boise 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is also at least one haunted car wash. Tonya Mitchell is showing off her Forever Pumpkins too.
Many clubs and organizations are also holding their own trunk-or-treats as well which you can find on Facebook. You can also check out this interactive map which shows which houses plan to participate in trick-or-treating.