Children in Aurora will have 90 extra minutes to trick-or-treat on Halloween!
“We hope that this will spread out the number of trick-or-treaters,” Mayor Richard Irvin announced at a news conference detailing the city’s plan for Halloween during the pandemic.
Trick-or-treating will be from 3 to 7 p.m., he said.
The city will have signs people can put in their front yard to indicate they are participating. The signs will be available for printout HERE Oct. 1, and handed out Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the customer service center at city hall.
Additionally, the city suggests that households indicate whether they are handing out candy by turning on their porch light.
Here are some other Halloween-events that have adjusted this year!
1) The city’s popular trick-or-treat event at city hall (that brought in 4,500 people in 2019) will be shifted to a drive-through event at Phillips Park.
2) The downtown’s annual Day of the Dead celebration will now be a 30-day self-guided event called Sugar Skull City, Oct. 15-Nov. 15. Details will be available HERE.
3) The Basement of the Dead haunted house (42 W. New York St.) has some changes as well. The actors won’t be screaming at you eyeball-to-eyeball, the actors will wear face masks in addition to whatever costume masks they have on and many features that required visitors to touch items have been removed.
Hopefully these measures will help keep some of the Halloween fun alive in an environment that is as safe as possible right now!