There’s no denying, Halloween will look quite different for many families due to this year’s pandemic. We’ve come up with a list of activities for those of you choosing to partake in Halloween festivities, and for those of you choosing to stay a little closer to home. Even if you don’t have kids, our list has something for everyone!
1) A Very “Bootanical” Halloween – October 30 – November 1st from 11AM – 6PM at The University of Alberta Botanic Gardens. Dress up in your favorite costume and experience a safe and fun way for families to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Enjoy a shareable treat box with your family, and complete the “It’s Alive” scavenger hunt all while enjoying the great outdoors. Tickets are $55.00 for two adults, and up to two kids. Follow this link for more information about this event, as well as how to purchase tickets.
2) A Sensory Halloween – October 30th from 6PM – 8PM at The Play Café in Spruce Grove. A Sensory Halloween is a toned down, low key, low expectation Halloween experience. With non-edible treats and empathetic participants, this event caters to trick-or-treaters that have special needs, ensuring a low sensory enjoyable experience. All families are welcome, as guidelines are in place to ensure this is an inclusive event for everyone to enjoy! Click on this link for the event details.
3) Halloween Magic at Home – If you’re not comfortable venturing too far out of the house this Halloween, we’ve got you covered too! You can make a Halloween piñata, take part in a pumpkin carving contest, and/or have a Spooky Movie Night with your family. Click on this link to get a PDF copy of all of the potential activities.
4) To Trick-Or-Treat or Not to Trick-Or-Treat – Whether you’re planning on handing candy out to trick-or-treaters or not, you’ve got to be prepared. The Government of Alberta has made printable posters for homeowners to tape on their doors that show trick-or-treaters which homes they are welcome to, and which ones aren’t handing out candy. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by reading these tips put out by Alberta Health Services. Taking these simple precautions will help to ensure we all stay as safe as we possibly can.