Halloween is still on, but stay safe this year with activities from afar.
Halloween is still on, but stay safe this year with activities from afar.

Michiganders are throwing the best socially distanced Halloween they can. Here’s a list of family activities to stay safe while celebrating the season.

MICHIGAN—There’s still a pandemic in our midst. Normal trick-or-treating is off as it is not advised by health officials. Thankfully, Michiganders all across the state are coming up with engaging ways to keep families entertained while remaining safe. 

Editor’s note: Halloween will be Michigan’s first holiday without a state of emergency. We spoke to Michigan moms about how they are doing safe Halloween activities. Read it here.

A Safe Celebration in Wayne

Stay safe while trick-or-treating in Wayne this year with the Wayne County Health Department’s safe celebration guide that can be found on the Health Department’s webpage.

A Scary Drive-Thru

Photo provided by Genessee County Parks and Recreation

Ghouls, goblins and goodies are available at a drive-thru now through Oct. 31 at 6140 Bray Road in Flint. The Genesee County Parks and Recreation is hosting the Halloween event that is $20 per vehicle. Find more information here.

Pumpkins Over Michigan

Photo provided by Rainbows Over Michigan

A block on Boxford Street in Trenton hung 300 pumpkins in their trees to bring smiles to all who walk through or drive by. Take a socially distanced tour to get you in the Halloween mood. Find out more information here.

A Frightfully Fun Light Show

Photo provided by the Macomb County Michigan Resident’s Group

Those looking for something fun to do can visit Colman Street in Clinton Township (between Beaconsfield and Gratiot) this year for some Halloween fun! Residents have their Halloween decorations on display with lights up and running from neighboring houses. Visit at dusk to view all the spooky lights come alive. Find out more information here.

A Virtual Spook

Photo provided by Iron Ridge District

In Search of Halloween-Iron Ridge District is holding a virtual Halloween haunt Oct. 9-Nov. 1. The event, featuring Unreal Engine artist, will have creepy virtual rooms to explore. Tickets available now at isohalloween.com. Find out more information here.

A Hallowed House

Photo provided by Warren First United Methodist Church

Warren First United Methodist Church is having a drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat event from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 in their parking lot, 5005 Chicago Road in Warren. Weather permitting, at dusk they will also be showing a movie outside on their big screen. Call the office at (586) 264-4701 or email them at contact@warrenfirstumc.org with any questions. Find out more information here.

A Safe Scare for You

Photo provided by Blake’s Cider Mill

Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in October, Armada Halloween Fun for Kids will host festive events at Blake’s Cider Mill Fundland, 17985 Armada Center Road in Armada. Children can participate in hayrides, straw mountain, corn mazes, a petting farm, and other activities this month. Also visit the Spookyland Haunted Barn in daylight. Call 586-784-5343 or find out more information here.

Freaky Fridays in Farmington Hills

Photo provided by the city of Farmington Hills

Enjoy Halloween fun on Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. now through Oct. 23 at the Farmington Hills No Scares Hayrides at Heritage Park, 24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. The hayrides cost is $5 and is free for ages 2 and under. Call 248-473-1800 for more information or call 248-477-1135 to book a private hayride. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register for the hayrides online or find out more information here.

A Haunt in the Woods

Photo provided by Glenlore Trails

Take a trip into the woods from 7-11:30 p.m. now through Nov. 15 at Glenlore Trails’ Haunted Forest at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road in Commerce Charter Township.

Explore sections of the trail and scenic elements at the Putrid Pumpkin Patch, Phantom Forest, and the Castle Ruin on this fall trail route. The Haunted Forest is for all ages. The socially distanced outdoor experience takes around 45 minutes. Masks are required to participate. Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and up; $15 for ages 4-12, and for kids under 3. All tickets purchased online only require a processing fee. Tickets are sold in half hour increments beginning at 7 p.m.. The last group time offered to purchase at ticket is at 11 p.m. All events are held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information here.