An Orange County Halloween Amid COVID: Q&A

October 28, 2020 Updated: October 28, 2020

IRVINE, Calif.—Halloween will look a little different this year amid health restrictions. The Centers for Disease Control has called trick-or-treating a “higher risk activity” and suggests it be avoided.

Some family favorite events in Orange County, such as the annual Treats in the Streets in Orange, are cancelled. But others have emerged, such as the drive-thru Urban Legends Haunt at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

The Epoch Times asked some Orange County residents what they’re doing for Halloween this year.

Lynda Baker, Orange

“I wish I could tell you we were doing something unique and creative this year, but we are keeping our traditions pretty much the same—dressing up, running by the grandparents so they can see the kids dressed up, and hitting up a few of our neighbors to trick-or-treat. It will definitely be interesting this year!

“Last year, we went down the street near the Orange Circle where almost every house for blocks hands out candy; it’s like a mini street fair, totally packed. We will not be doing that this year. So we will see where the night takes us.”

Eugene Fields, Orange

“We normally take our daughter to the Treats in the Streets, as well as participating in trick-or-treating throughout Old Towne Orange on Halloween night. [This year,] we’re still going to dress up for Halloween and do some drive-thru events, as well as set up trick-or-treat stations inside our home.”

Andrew Saporetti, Irvine

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Andrew Saporetti of Irvine, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“Just chill and stay home and maybe watch some college football. I’ll do something outdoors; maybe I’ll go surfing. I’d consider giving out candy on Halloween night, but I don’t know what the rules are for our city in Irvine.”

Jessica Castillio, Irvine

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Jessica Castillo of Irvine, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“Drive-thru events are really popular right now, so my friends, boyfriend, and I are going to do the Halloween drive-thru at the OC Fairgrounds on Halloween. It should be awesome!”

Tessa Darley, Irvine

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Tessa Darley of Irvine, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“So far I haven’t had any firm plans, but I might be going out to a couple of parties, but I’m not exactly sure.”

David Christensen and Anna Christensen, Irvine

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David Christensen and Anna Christensen of Irvine, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“We would really like to be giving out candy and have the door open for trick-or-treaters, but right now I think we’re looking at a couple of folks over. Maybe hit up the hot tub … and just kind of take it easy.”

Kayla Liggins, Irvine

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Kayla Liggins of Irvine, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“Not too sure. I could be going to a party, or I could be doing homework. It’s still up in the air.”