Several Spooktacular events are coming up this week to celebrate Halloween at Travisso! Learn more about the family-friendly events happening now and the COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep residents safe while trick-or-treating.
Halloween Events at Travisso
October 29 – Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. at the Palazzo Parking Lot
Kicking off at 5 p.m., bring the whole family to trunk or treat at the Palazzo. Then stick around for a spooky cinema showing of Hotel Transylvania from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn.
October 26 – Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda at the Palazzo
Starting Oct. 26 display photos of your loved ones on the altar at the Palazzo. Residents can come to celebrate all week until Dia de los Muertos on November 2.
Halloween Safety Tips
Before your kids suit up and strip your pillow, here are a few safety reminders ahead of the big holiday from Safe Kids Worldwide.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
- Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- Turn outdoors lights on early. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, health professionals are sharing extra preventative measures you can take to prevent the spread. According to our friends at the Texas Children’s Hospital, here is what local Texas doctors are suggesting:
- Wear masks or face coverings when in close contact with others
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands regularly
- Set out single-serve, individually-wrapped treats on tables outside for neighbors to pick up one at a time. This way trick-or-treaters are not all putting their hands in the same bowl, while those giving out treats can pull up a chair and participate at a safe distance.
- Trick-or-treat at the houses your family has regular contact with
Additionally, Texas Children’s Hospital suggests parents “wipe down or sanitize external packaging – or the bigger bag containing the smaller, individually wrapped pieces – of candy bags you bring home from the store. It is not necessary to wipe down the wrappers of candies inside the bigger bags as those have likely been untouched for quite some time.”