October 30, 2020
Just like most things in life, Halloween will have to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic and required safety measures this year. However, that doesn’t mean the holiday celebrating all creepy things is dead or canceled this year. Halloween 2020 has in fact risen from its grave and is waiting to spook us all with plenty of ghoulish activities, parties, and haunted houses. Even if that means maintaining 6-foot social distance from others while out in public and wearing a medically approved face mask underneath our costume masks (since those won’t protect us from COVID-19). The city of Detroit is urging all Hallow’s Eve spookers to remain safe this year, as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the state. Since we’ve all learned a lot about the coronavirus, we can proceed with caution while still finding the fun in being scared!
Here’s a list of fun Halloween activities, parties, and places happening this Hollow’s Eve weekend in Detroit that’s sure to help you avoid getting a bad case of FOMO!
MICHIGAN CENTRAL HALLOWEEN LIGHTS!
The iconic Michigan Central Station will once again light up this Halloween! Ford Motor Company will host another light show in the station’s windows from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct 31. However, due to the pandemic, this year’s ghostly light show will be a drive-thru experience. All watchers are asked to remain in their vehicles and start their ‘spooky ride’ on Vernor Highway at 5 p.m. Learn more details here.
DETROIT CITY DISTILLERY’S THE LAST HALLOWEEN
Detroit City Distillery at Eastern Market is saying goodbye to its street bar seating this weekend with a party, The Last Halloween. There’ll be music, a costume contest with prizes, and food from Midnight Temple. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
SKATE N’ DANCE HAUNTED CIRCLE
Bring your costume and grab a pair of skates at this skate n’ dance Halloween party happening Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Lexus Velodrome in Detroit. Tickets are $25. Private booths are available for $200. While this event is billed as family-friendly – it’ll be 21+ only after 9 p.m. Partake in spook n’ skate, a track race light show, break skate, and a costume contest with a cash prize.
HALLOWEEN AT THE TANGENT GALLERY
Known as a hotspot for creative events, the Tangent Gallery in Detroit has returned with a new biergarten to celebrate the full moon and Halloween on Saturday, Oct 31. from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $20. Masks are mandatory. And costumes are highly encouraged while you and friends enjoy music performances, art, and haunted hayrides.
WESTLAND HAUNTED HOUSE
Offering new attractions this season, the Hush Haunted in Westland promises to give visitors “more than they bargained for.” This 40,000-square-foot haunted house is sure to have you staying up at night until the next full moon! Visit hushhauntedattractions.com for admission prices. Safety measures are in place, including mandatory masks for all who enter.
Written by Let’s Detroit Alicia McClendon