UHS News’s Guide to a Fun & Safe Halloween


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This year in Mendocino County, Halloween will be looking a bit differently. With the COVID-19 restrictions in place, here are some things you can do to celebrate while still staying safe this Halloween. 

Trunk Or Treat: On Saturday, October 31 from 6:00 -8:00  p.m. there is a Trunk-or-Treat in Redwood Valley. Cars will be decorated for the festivities and candy will be able to be gotten out of each. There will also be a Jack O’ Lantern contest with prizes for the winners. Since COVID-19 protocol will be strictly enforced, Trunk-or-Treat is a safe, fun way to spend your Halloween night. 

Slam Dunk Pizza Halloween Drive Thru: On Halloween night from 5:00-8:00  p.m., Slam Dunk Pizza is having a Drive Thru where you can pick up a maximum of two large pizzas at a discounted price in honor of Halloween. Pizzas are discounted to anywhere from $15-$20 dollars each depending on the amount of toppings. 

Sacrifice Drive-Thru/Walk Thru Scare: On Halloween night and other selected dates from 7:00 -11:00 p.m.,  there will be a drive through and walk through scare in Ukiah. For $50 per car or $10 per person in groups from two up to a maximum of six, you can walk through or drive through a haunted scene. You can register online for a time slot at Ukiah.recdesk.com.

Dia De Los Muertos Community Altar: In honor of loved ones who have passed away, a community altar is being set up in Ukiah for Dia De Los Muertos. Anything from framed photos, marigolds, sugar skulls, flameless candles, masks, or other offerings are welcome to be brought to the altar to celebrate the dead. The altar will be set up October 31 through November 2 from 8:00 a.m- 6:00 p.m. each day. Masks and the following of COVID-19 protocols will be required. 

Even though Halloween is being celebrated from a distance this year, there are still many things that people in Mendocino County can do to celebrate while still staying safe.

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