Halloween is this weekend. Can you believe it? Although Halloween 2020 will be different from years passed, it’s not canceled! We’re crossing yet another milestone of 2020 that challenges us to think outside the box and have fun of our own. Get out your costume. Make Halloween cookies. Watch a scary movie. Just because this Halloween has to be socially distant, doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun and enjoy ourselves. After all, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, all the more reason to celebrate.
From watching the best Halloween movies to munching on caramel apples and sipping on fresh apple cider, we’re sharing ways to make the most of this socially distant Halloween so you can actually enjoy yourself at home or from the safety of your own car:
EXPERIENCE HOCUS POCUS AT THE HENRY FORD
Experience some of the most entertaining and enlightening stories of America’s past, present, and future ever told — in one of the nation’s most impressive venues for telling them — The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn; just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Showing this week at the Great Screen Experience is Hocus Pocus. The fan-favorite will be sure to get in you the spooky spirit of Halloween while being socially distant of course! Check out The Henry Ford website for more information on safety precautions set in place and how to get tickets for this week’s showing.
FACE THE TERROR ON TILLSON STREET
Tillson Street may be a bit of a drive from Detroit, but it’s worth the journey. Located in Romeo, Michigan, this street is famous for elaborate Halloween decorations during the month of October. A dedicated group of homeowners comes together each year to put together a spooktacular display like none you have ever seen! Head to Tillson this week for a frightful adventure and experience the terror of the street, while in the comfort of your own car! Learn more here.
GO DRIVE-THRU TRICK-OR-TREATING
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of flu season, the Detroit Health Department is working to ensure costumes are the only thing scary about Halloween 2020. The goal is to ensure revelers have fun with their health and safety in mind, according to a release shared by the City of Detroit. One precaution to consider is skipping the traditional trick-or-treating scene and visiting Drive-Up Candy Stations instead.
On Halloween, residents may bring their children by car to pick up treats from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at select fire stations, all 11 Detroit Police precincts, and Adams-Butzel Recreation Center. Additionally, City of Detroit Halloween in the D will offer Drive-Up Candy Stations at numerous locations. Under safety protocols, candy will be distributed to individuals in cars only. At all locations, masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed. Read the release for more info on exact locations.
LEARN TO BAKE AND CRAFT FESTIVE HALLOWEEN TREATS
From spooky Hocus Pocus Spell Book cookies to festive Rice Krispie Treats, whip up quick and easy Halloween treats for your family to enjoy! Make the most of this odd Halloween by trying out new recipes and spending time with family cooking in the kitchen. Pick your poison from our list of treats and start baking now! Here’s what we will be making this weekend:
- Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies
- Spooky Spider Cookies
- Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
- Monster Bark
- Festive Halloween Snack Board
MAKE SOMEONE’S HALLOWEEN EXTRA SPOOKY
Go “ghosting!” After making all of the treats above, create a bag of goodies for a neighbor or friend and leave It on their doorstep. Be sure to include treats, popcorn, candy, or anything fun you can think of! It’s a way to make someone’s day, spread the distanced holiday cheer, and adding a little bit of mystery to the fun-filled day. To “ghost” also means to leave a note inside the goody bag, encouraging the recipient to pass It on and make someone else’s day, in hopes they will create their own goody bag to leave on someone else’s doorstep. Check out these ideas on how to get started.
ORDER A FRIGHT NIGHT BOX FROM FOLK DETROIT & THE FILM LAB
The Film Lab has partnered with FOLK Detroit to bring you the ultimate at-home movie night! In every Fright Night box, you’ll receive access to watch horror-comedy 12 Hour Shift in a virtual cinema plus Spooky Cookies, Salted Carmel popcorn seasoning, Umami Bomb popcorn seasoning + 2 Caramel apples, 2 chocolate peanut butter cups, Organic popping corn, and fresh-pressed apple cider! Can you think of a better way to enjoy a night in? You might not be heading to any wild Halloween parties this year, but a Fright Night box is definitely a great alternative way to spend the night. Orders can be placed here and picked up at FOLK Detroit in Corktown.
VISIT THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION HALLOWEEN LIGHTS
Enjoy historical Detroit this weekend and hop in your car on October 30th & 31st to experience the Michigan Central Halloween Lights! Glowing ghosts and spooky goblins will be out to light up Michigan Central Station. Halloween enthusiasts can cruise by to see the spectacular light show from the safety of your own vehicle. The spooky ride journey begins on Vernor Highway starting from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.