Halloween is almost here and it is 100% not canceled. While traditional trick-or-treating may not be recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many other, safer ways to enjoy spooky family fun.

From a haunted car wash to a drive-thru haunted experience, locations across the country are coming up with creative ways to keep Halloween traditions alive. Parents are even creating homemade candy slides so they can hand out candy while maintaining social distancing.

Lowe’s is adding to the Halloween fun this month as well. Tiny ghouls and goblins can enjoy a treat of a free kid-size pumpkin and some candy. 

The Halloween event at Lowe’s will take place on October 22nd and again on October 29th. Both days, the spooky fun happens drive-thru style from 6-7pm. Reservations are required to attend the free event, and given the short time slot, interested guests are highly encouraged to register early. Don’t expect to just show up and be able to participate.

Registration opens on October 10th. You can click here to sign up.

In a press release, Joe McFarland, Lowe’s executive vice president of stores, said, “We know that customers still want to celebrate Halloween, even if the holiday may look different for us this year. While the pandemic has changed many elements of everyday life, the tradition of trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be one of them. Our associates take great pride in serving our communities, and as we all find new ways to safely celebrate the holiday, we look forward to welcoming families to our drive-through curbside trick-or-treating events this year.”

Children are encouraged to wear costumes to the trick-or-treating event, but costumes are definitely not required.

In addition to trick-or-treating at Lowe’s, you can also find quite a few spooky decor ideas to get your home and yard ready for the holiday including some pretty impressive inflatables that just might make the neighborhood kids shudder. If you want to be extra creative and skip the typical orange and black, trend expert Caroline Harmon suggests opting for purple and green. “Consider adding purple string lights to your outdoor display, or place a green-and-white pumpkin on your front stoop for extra curb appeal.”

Are you going to sign up for this fun Halloween event at Lowe’s? How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Are you starting any creative new traditions?