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Posted in on October 29, 2020

Halloween looks a little different this year

Like everything else in 2020, Halloween may look a little different for kids this Saturday than it has in the past. Despite the CDC recommendations, there will still be some people who go door-to-door in their costumes with visions of full-sized candy bars in their heads only to be brought back to Earth with a package of Smarties. But if sending your child out that route isn’t what you want to do this year, we’ve come up with some alternatives.

  1. Movie time – While most movie theaters are still closed because of the pandemic, the Movie Tavern in Bedford and Fort Worth are exceptions. Even better, they’re making things easy on Halloween. The theaters have Halloween-themed family movies in the rotation. Tickets are $5 Friday and Saturday with Sunday tickets just $1. Each child admission includes a tub of candy or popcorn and Halloween coloring sheets. Even better, costumes are encouraged. For more details click here. The theaters have pandemic policies in place. You can find them here.
  2. Ice scream – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Well, if you’re around a QuikTrip store on Halloween and your kid is in costume, you’re in luck. All QuikTrip stores are giving away free vanilla cones to trick-or-treaters ages 12 and under. The offer is good from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. For more details, click here.
  3. Parade – While we’re sure you know it’s Red Ribbon Week and your kids may be going to school in costumes Friday, they should save them for Saturday morning, too. That’s because the Arlington Public Library is hosting a drive-thru Halloween parade from 10:30 a.m. until noon. It will be at the Southwest Branch, located at 3311 Southwest Green Oaks Blvd. There will be songs, bubbles and a take-home craft for your littlest goblins. Want more details? You can find them here.
  4. Candy, of course – Halloween is Halloween and it’s all about the candy. The Arlington Police Department hasn’t forgotten that, either. That’s why they’re having a Trunk-or-Treat drive-thru event at the South Patrol Service Center (1030 Southwest Green Oaks Blvd.). It’s from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. You stay in your car but you can wave to the police officers as well as McGruff the Crime Dog.