Don’t Let Halloween Ghost You This Year

While this Halloween may not be filled with the traditional holiday fun, there are lots of fun, creative and safe ways for you to celebrate with your friends and family. Below is a carefully curated list from us at Central City with ideas to help you enjoy the holiday to its fullest – safely.

Trick or Treat Pandemic Style

Instead of taking your kids door to door this year, why not host a “ghost treating” with your neighbours? Simply buy your favourite treats and make goodie bags for all of the people participating. You can then drop the treats outside of their homes for pick up. This is a great way to share your favourite candies with friends, discover new sweets, and still slip some reverse trick or treating time with your kids. If done in a group with neighbours, you can end up with several packaged treats to enjoy on movie nights. Pick up decorative bags from Buck or Two Plus and try new sweets from T&T Supermarket. If you want to add some more family time, you can always bake your favourite sweets. Winners, Walmart, and T&T Supermarket cater to all baking needs and for any new recipes, be sure to pick up a recipe book from Black Bond Books. Create a personal theme for your goodie bags with stickers, ribbon, or decorative cobwebs from Dollarama. This is a great way to participate in a reverse style trick or treating activity and teach your kids the importance of giving back and participating in a community get together.

Another twist on the traditional Halloween event is hosting a trunk or treat event with your local community! You can join your friends in this physical distancing event by parking your cars away from each other in a parking lot (think school or park car lots). Kids can then move around the cars collecting candy in their Halloween costumes. This is a great way to socialize and meet up with friends inside your social bubble. Remember your rule to “stick to six” so you have a group small enough to safely host this event. For more precaution, remove the plus one rule and only invite people you are familiar with and can contact easily.

If you’re looking to still continue the annual tradition of trick or treating, be sure to use tongs or baking a sheet to slide the candy to any children coming to your door. Stick to your own neighbourhood and be mindful of anyone practicing social isolation. Be sure to wash your hand before you leave your home and once you come back. These times call for kindness and understanding, so please respect any neighbours who have chosen to close their lights and not participate this year.

Regardless of how you celebrate this year, we wish you the best holiday season from Central City. For more tips and tricks on how to celebrate this holiday season, be sure to visit the website for the BC Centre of Disease Control. For more content from Central City and to get the latest deals, promotions, and secret gift giveaways, sign up to become an e-club member with Central City.

Make sure you stop by the pumpkin carving stage located in the rotunda near Tim Hortons for a social distanced view of our amazing pumpkin creations. October 31st 11:00am – 4:00pm.

For fun online games and puzzles for kids, be sure to visit Central City’s spooky Haunted House.