Halloween season is upon us, Hyattsville! Celebrate safely this year with a grab n' go candy pick-up and a virtual contest!

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Get spooky, win prizes!

From now until October 31, use #HVLHalloween2020 and tag your BOO-tiful costumes and home decorations on social media to be automatically entered in our Halloween contest! Winners will be selected by members of the City's Teen Center the week of November 1st and will receive gift cards to local businesses. We’ll share some of the FANG-tastic entries along the way on the City's social media sites: Facebook (/cityofhyattsville), Instagram (@cityofhyattsville), and Twitter (@HyattsvilleMD). 

Pick up treats (no tricks!)

On Halloween, Saturday, October 31, the City will be hosting a socially distant Grab n' Go Treat-O-Rama in the parks! Meet us in costume from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Magruder Park (3911 Hamilton Street) or Heurich Park (2800 Nicholson Street). The Treat-O-Rama's include:
  • Drive-through or walk-up goody bag pick up for children 18 and younger. HEURICH PARK IS WALK-UP ONLY (Allergy-free goody bags available by request at both locations)
  • Festive selfie stations both spooky & sweet!
  • City staff in costume and a (very) special guest...Nola the Facility Dog!
Goody bags will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies last. The selfie stations will be available until 6 p.m.

For your safety and that of the other guests, please use social distancing (six feet apart) when in the parks and wear an appropriate cloth face covering. Costumes that have plastic or rubber masks with an opening are not considered appropriate for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

There will be NO PARKING in the Magruder or Heurich Park parking lots, including the parking lot for the Hamilton Splash Park, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

Halloween safety

Prince George's County is discouraging traditional door-to-door trick or treating to reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus, which remains active in our community. The City is offering the Grab n' Go Treat-O-Rama as a safe alternative to celebrate the holiday.

If you do not want to encourage trick-or-treaters, please turn off porch lights or put visible signage in front of your homes. City of Hyattsville Police will be monitoring crowd activity and ask large groups to break up if the situation becomes unsafe.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance on Halloween best practices. Low-risk activities to enjoy the holiday include:

  • Decorating & displaying pumpkins with members of your household, or outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors and friends
  • Creating a Halloween scavenger hunt for children to find Halloween-themed items while walking at a safe distance past homes or in public spaces
  • Having a Halloween movie night with members of your household