Trick or Treating Alternatives

Port Huron, MI — To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat; that is the question. As reports indicate that COVID infections are increasing, the idea of taking children door to door to get candy seems risky. The Center for Disease Control says it is indeed a high-risk activity. 

But kids have already had to deal with a year of cancellations and disappointments. Will we really take away trick or treating? The CDC recommends leaving candy out at the end of the driveway, in individual bags, as opposed to reaching into a bowl of candy for every trick-or-treater. They also suggest practicing social distancing, even at outdoor gatherings, or having things like a virtual costume contest or a Halloween movie night. 

There is a free Drive In Movie, The Addams Family, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Country Style Market Place with a socially distanced costume parade at 7:00. Port Huron Recreation has a drive through Halloween Stroll on Halloween this year. Reservations need to be made at 

As far as “official” trick or treat times, there aren’t any in the City of Port Huron, but the Port Huron Police Department recommends looking at the CDC recommendations and being safe. 

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland