NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The mayor of North Tonawanda is encouraging families to consider alternatives to trick-or-treating this year to help protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.
While Governor Andrew Cuomo has permitted trick-or-treating in the state, mayor Arthur Pappas points out that the CDC recommends against door-to-door activities this Halloween.
The city will still hold trick-or-treating hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 31. Anyone handing out candy is asked to wear a face covering.
For families who will not be taking part in traditional trick-or-treating, the city will be hosting a Halloween Haunted Havoc drive thru at Pine Woods Park on Saturday, October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Several stations will be set up throughout the drive to collect candy safely. Families can dress up and decorate their car, but no one will be allowed to leave their vehicle.
Here's a list of other trick-or-treating alternatives in Western New York this year.