Halloween 2020: The Spookiest Year Yet


Margaret Holmes, Staff Member


People have many different plans for this Halloween. Some kids are going trick or treating. Other kids are not going at all. Some teens and young adults are going to small parties, others will stay home and watch scary movies. And other people are doing online events. Let us take a look at how different people are celebrating this holiday in a year like no other.

Trick or Treating:

Trick or Treating is one of the fundamental events of childhood. It is no wonder many people are choosing to go trick or treating despite the safety risks. Nevertheless, Trick or Treating will look very different this year. For one, children will most likely be wearing masks (and not just the spooky kind). For another, many people will leave baskets of candy outside rather than open the door to trick or treaters. But in all honesty, it may be the best choice to forfeit this activity in favor of your health. 


Parties are not the best idea right now, but many young people have decided to not cancel on this idea. It can be expected, then, that some people will not follow CDC guidelines. 

Movie Night:

Movie night is a great idea for this Halloween and especially great for older kids and teens to enjoy the holiday spirit. Some movies younger kids will enjoy are “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “Vampire Dog,” and any TV specials. Some favorites among teens are “It” (Chapters 1 and 2), “Poltergeist,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” and “Ghostbusters.” Popular snacks include popcorn, candy, pizza, and potato chips. 

Online Events:

This year has an increase in online events in relation to the years prior. The highlights are Animal Crossing New Horizons virtual trick or treating, a Zoom Halloween costume contest, Halloween themed Minecraft servers and a TikTok Halloween contest. 

Even though this year is a let down for many people, the fun will remain as big as ever for people young and old all over the world.