Halloween will be a little different in 2020, for sure.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many neighborhoods across the Triad have chosen to ban trick-or-treating this year. Residents across our area are being asked to have no-contact options for the kids, or not pass out candy at all.
Personally, we will be watching Beetlejuice on an outdoor projector screen in my sister's backyard with two other families. The kids will be in costume. We'll have pizza and cupcakes and candy. Even in my sister's backyard, we'll social distance while we watch the movie. We usually trick-or-treat in my parent's neighborhood, but this year their HOA discouraged the tradition. This small, outdoor gathering on Halloween night will be perfect for us.
If you choose to go out, there are many outdoor, organized community events across the Triad. Costume up, grab your facemask, and be sure to social distance. Several of these events are drive thru; you don't even have to get out of your car!
No matter what you choose to do, make this year memorable for your kids. What do you have planned?
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Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at Gibsonville UMC
501 Church St, Gibsonville
Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat event. This year it will be a drive thru event and we will have approximately 20 decorated cars and costumed people handing out social distanced candy. Sponsored by Gibsonville United Methodist Church, Gibsonville First Baptist Church and Gibsonville Police Department.
Trunk or Treat at Colonial Country Club
7047 Colonial Club Dr, Thomasville
Come enjoy a fun filled evening featuring a haunted hallway walkthrough and lots of candy!
Trunk or Treat at Smith Farm Elementary
4250 Johnny Knoll Lane, Winston-Salem
All you ghouls and goblins come dressed in your Halloween best to trunk or treat social distancing style! Cars will be set up around the parking lot for you to be driven to and get your bag filled!
Hot dogs will be for sale during the event from Gunny Smitty's Hot Dogs.
Please remain in your car during the event to ensure social distancing is followed.
Halloween Market at Winston Junction Market
901 Trade St NW, Winston-Salem
Join us for this fun (socially distanced) Halloween market in Downtown Winston-Salem. The market space will be fully decorated! Vendors will be wearing costumes and handing out candy for the kiddos. Get a jump start on your trick or treating while shopping some amazing local goods! Please make sure to bring your masks and maintain social distancing.
Winston Junction Market is an innovative, open-concept indoor market located in a converted warehouse space at 901 N Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Our focus is on locally handmade and produced goods. Our vendors range from makers and artisans to farmers and food and beverage producers.
Close to many breweries and entertainment, so make a day of it and visit all of our Industry Hill neighbors!
If you are interested in participating as an artist or maker, please contact email@example.com
Family Fun Fest w/ Trunk or Treat at Friends Baptist Church
1840 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Clemmons
Food & Games
Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat at Grace Lutheran Church
115 Unity St, Thomasville
Join us for a socially distanced Halloween! Stay in your cars in your costumes, roll down your window and hold your candy bucket out and drive-thru our booths of masked volunteers. Please enter on Unity street and exit on Culbreth street.
Treat Street A Drive Through Halloween Event for Kids at Mount Carmel UMC
4265 Ebert Rd, Winston-Salem
Trunk or Treat at Elevation Winston-Salem
1300 S Main St, Winston-Salem
You are invited to our Trunk or Treat on October 31st from 3-5PM🍬
Join us for a safe, family-friendly event. We will have trunks with treats, games, prizes, food trucks, and more!
*All ages are welcome
*Costumes (preferably fun, not scary 😱) are strongly encouraged*
Drive-Thru Trick or Treat
7675 Belews Creek Rd, Belews Creek
For the past few years we have hosted trunk or treat along with food, public education and lots of candy. This year due to COVID-19 the firemen will be handing out treat bags to all the kids as your parents drive you through our parking lot dressed up in your favorite costumes. We will include public education on fire safety with the treat bags and lots of candy. Come and join us as we help keep a little normal to the 2020 Halloween.
Trunk-or-Treat at Glenn View Baptist Church
4275 Glenn Hi Rd, Winston-Salem
Join us for our children's Trunk or Treat event. We are giving out candy and decorating trunks. We ask to please wear a mask and no scary costumes.
Trunk or Treat at Calvary Baptist Church
536 S Main St, King
Who wants CANDY???? Join us on October 31 between 5-7PM for a fun night with over 35 cars that each is decorated with an awesome theme loaded with candy! We can’t wait to see you there!
Trunk or Treat at Mt Pleasant Church
6516 Old Greensboro Rd, Thomasville
Join us for hotdogs, candy, fellowship, music and fun!
Davie County Recreation and Parks, 151 Southwood Dr, Mocksville
Halloween just got a little spookier.... Drop in on Halloween Night and check out our Jack-O-Lantern Trail that feature all of your creations from the Pumpkin Carving Party!
No reservations are required, so add us as a pit stop on your trick-or-treating trek!
Your DCRP Team will also be giving out candy!
Trunk or Treat at Triad Christian Fellowship
2378 Darwick Rd, Winston-Salem
Come on out for TCF's Trunk or Treat! Walk the decorated vehicles in a safe, well lit environment and receive candy!
Downtown Drive Thru Trick or Treat by the Town of Kernersville
134 E Mountain St, Kernersville
Join us for our 26th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat with a twist: a drive-thru! To promote social distancing we'll be driving through the Halloween route. The roads will be closed to all other traffic in downtown. Maps of the route will be posted on our page and the website with all traffic coming through the South Main Street entrance. Trick or Treaters will need to stay in their vehicles and the downtown businesses will come to you from the sidewalk!
MSFD Annual Trunk or Treat
Mineral Springs Vol Fire and Rescue, 1338 Old Hollows Rd, Winston-Salem
It is time for our highly anticipated Trunk or Treat. While 2020 has been a year and we still can't formally host an indoor Trick or Treat as the community has grown accustomed to, we are still going to give back to the community. With that said we will be hosting a Drive Thru Trick or Treat. We will still have some of the traditional decorations to give a smaller scale drive thru experience, the ghouls will be watching as you pass through, and you will be getting your candy before leaving the parking lot. We look forward to seeing you this year and really look forward to being able to greet you face to face again next year.
Trunk Or Treat at Stanleyville Baptist Church
851 Ziglar Rd, Winston-Salem, NC
Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat at Kernersville Wesleyan Church
930 N Main St, Kernersville
Looking for a FREE, fun and safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating this year? Then we invite you to come experience our Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat event on October 31st at 7PM. Drive you and your kids thru a route decorated with festive lights, a town of halloween animated inflatables, a cast of costume characters and themed candy stations from the comfort of your car.
Arrive early for this FREE fun family event!
VIRTUAL Haunted Mordecai Festival
This is a FREE online event!
Socially distanced and from the comfort of your home; join The Ghost Guild Inc., Mordecai's exclusive paranormal research team, in a Haunted Mordecai Festival like you've never experienced before. History, Lore, and the first live-streamed paranormal investigation of Mordecai Historic Park.
This livestream event begins Halloween night, Saturday October 31st at 7:30 PM. Information on how to access the livestream will be added to the Discussion of this Event and posted to our website; theghostguild.com. Participants will have the opportunity to win* the chance to join The Ghost Guild on one of their future investigations of Mordecai Historic Park, as well as other prizes.
Mark yourself as going or interested so that you don't miss out on event updates. Help us spread the word by sharing this with your friends.
*The winner must be 18 or older to win the opportunity to join the Ghost Guild on a future investigation of Mordecai Historic Park and must be able to provide their own transportation to the location.
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Jessica Thomas Lewis
Jessica Thomas Lewis lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She is always looking for fun, free things to do with her kids.