Does your family celebrate Halloween? Some parents have decided that Halloween isn’t right for their families and doesn’t promote the values they want their children to embrace.
Some parents want their kids to have fun on Halloween, celebrating with trick-or-treat and parties as they did when they were children.
Other parents have decided that trunk-or-treat is right for their family. Many trunk-or-treat events are held at local churches or schools, allowing kids the fun of costumes and trick-or-treat without walking through a dark neighborhood.
At History.com, you can learn about the history of Halloween, the spookiest day on the planet. Little ghosts and goblins roam neighborhoods across the country asking for candy and other treats.
Find fun activities for the kids at Apples4theTeacher. From coloring pages and math games to puzzles, party recipes and an interactive pumpkin carving game, there’s a lot of fun for all ages.
The most fun of all on Halloween is making memories with your own favorite family traditions. Do you always go out in your own neighborhood to trick-or-treat? Then do it.
Do your kids help make Halloween snacks before you go out? You’ll find lots of Halloween snacks and foods at Pillsbury.com. Have fun baking Chomping Monster Cookies or Crescent Mummy Dogs.
If you’re looking for local Halloween activities in Lynchburg, visit Lynchburg Macaroni Kid. This free, weekly newsletter features family-friendly events and activities in the Lynchburg area.
Here are a few events that you may enjoy on Halloween day or night in Lynchburg.
Enjoy trick-or-treating, a costume parade and a Halloween craft at Lynchburg Public Library. There are three time slots at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. so all of the little ones can enjoy indoor fun.
There’s a special Halloween Tot Thursday event at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center at 11 a.m. Kids ages 5 and under can bring their favorite riding toy to ride on the skating rink floor. Wear costumes and skate the day away.
Many preschools and elementary schools will hold Halloween parades and parties today. Many parents help out with these fun events, making memories with their children and friends.
Holy Cross Regional School kids can enjoy the afternoon since they have an early dismissal day. The rest of the school-age kids in the area will have to wait until late afternoon to begin their Halloween fun.
If you don’t want to walk through your neighborhood to trick-or-treat, head to River Ridge Mall for Mall-O-Ween, a trick-or-treat event held indoors. Your kids won’t get a lot of candy, but they’ll enjoy seeing lots of kids in costumes.
Celebrate in a different way at the Old City Cemetery with an All Hallow’s Eve Service at 5 p.m. in the chapel. Kids can wear their costumes to this family-friendly event.
Trunk-or-treaters will descend on Thomas Road Baptist Church for Kids Karnival from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be inflatables, train rides, fun games and trunk-or-treat for kids in fifth grade and younger and their families.
Smith’s Pumpkin Patch will hold one last event tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at their location on Fort Avenue. Bring the family and chairs or blankets to enjoy “The Great Pumpkin” on the big screen. Bring candy to share for trunk-or-treat after the movie too.
However you spend the day, enjoy making memories. The days fly by faster than parents realize and before you know it, your kids will be grown. So live in the moment on Halloween and every day.
Happy Halloween from our family to yours.