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Halloween, safe and fun

Halloween, Oregon’s favorite holiday, is only days away. Where to go for a safe and fun experience?

Our own Willamette Heritage Center organizes once more their Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat. Each car will drive through a route on the site to see all the fun booths and decorations, while the ‘Candy Crew’ passes out sweets.

On the edge of the neighborhood, Deepwood Museum and Gardens offers a front-door trick-or-treat with cookies and treat bags for youngling up to 10 years.

A little further away, the Salem Public Library brings spooky story telling moments for different age groups. Or experience children’s board games in a whole new, spine-tingling way with the Games Gone Wild Haunted House.

The Salem Police Department is back with the famous Halloween Dress Rehearsal. Expect fun, candy and lots of safety tips for going around the neighborhood.

Trick-or-treating is for many families the most important Halloween experience. To help out, the CDC has made an overview of suggested activities and smart health measures. That way everybody can be safe from COVID-19 and influenza at the same time.

For those enjoying bits of trivia, social media user etymology_nerd has made an overview on how different candies got their names.

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat at the Willamette Heritage Center

Give your littles some normal this year with drive-thru trick-or-treating at the Willamette Heritage Center. From noon to 4pm, you can drive through the parking lot where the ‘Candy Crew’ – local businesses, non-profits, and individuals – will pass out candy.