THURSDAY, Oct. 15 — Still going out on Halloween for some trick-or-treating action, and want to make it as safe as possible? Lansing and East Lansing have released guidelines on how to properly celebrate the spooky holiday. Lansing also announced family-friendly events that will be fun and still employ the necessary safety precautions.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor announced that official hours for trick-or-treating in Lansing are on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These hours will also be observed by East Lansing.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MDHHS, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, have issued guidance on how to appropriately celebrate Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic. Please note that the CDC considers trick-or-treating a high-risk activity. The MDHHS encourages individuals to host virtual parties in place of in-person Halloween gatherings. The Ingham County Health Department’s emergency order restricts indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people, and outdoor gathers to no more than 25. Regardless, all gatherings require attendees from different households to maintain a distance of 6 feet.
Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:
Tips for homeowners:
Join the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department for Drive-Thru Halloween and trick-or-treating. Approximately 40 vendors will be set up along the driving route giving out candy and other resources. Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on-site to provide free flu shots. Details will be posted at www.lansingmi.gov/parks.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Frances Park, 2701 Moores River Dr., Lansing
Join the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Fire Department for drive-thru trunk-or-treating. LPD and LFD personnel will be handing out small bags of candy. McGruff the "Crime Dog" will be on-site, wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
LPD Ops. Center, 5815 Wise Rd. Lansing
Souls to the Polls Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat
Join the City Clerk's Office for drive-thru trick-or-treating, food trucks, music and giveaways. Residents may also register to vote, vote early and/or drop off their ballots during the event.
Saturday, Oct. 31, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The South Washington Office Complex, 2500 S. Washington, Lansing