5 socially distant ways to celebrate Halloween in Birmingham

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I would make a skeleton joke, but you wouldn’t find it very humerus. Photo via Unsplash

Spooky SZN looks a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate. Here are 5 socially distant ways to get in the spooky spirit for Halloween in Birmingham.

1. Go pumpkin picking + carve it on Halloween šŸŽƒ

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Hello, gourd-geous. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Kick-off your day of Halloween festivities at a local pumpkin patch! We recently wrote about 5 can’t-miss pumpkin patches in the Birmingham area with details on festivities, prices, hours and more.

After picking up a pumpkin, you can take it home and have a pumpkin carving contest with friends or family. P.S. We want to see what you createā€”Post a pic of your pumpkin and tag us on social!

2. Trick or treat yourself to something sweet šŸ«

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little trick or treating. If you’re not interested in bopping from house to house this year, consider visiting one of Birmingham’s sweetest shops to get your candy, cookie dough or chocolate fix.

Cookie Dough MagicFREE Mini Scoop for kids on Halloween

ChocolataShop their spooky sweets for pickup online

Birmingham Candy Co.Visit them at The Pizitz Food Hall to get a festive candy apple

3. Ride around to see the best Halloween decorations in BirminghamĀ šŸ‘»

Think you’re being festive with just a pumpkin on your porch? These houses decked out for Halloween will make you think again. They’ve gone all out decorating, and we’re absolutely here for it.

Check out this story to see photos of our favorites and find out where they’re located so you can see the spooky scenes for yourself.

4. Head to the Grand River Drive-in to see a spooky movie šŸæšŸŽ„

Eat, drink, and be scary. Photo via Grand River Drive-in on Facebook

Pack up your car, put on your best costume and head out to the Grand River Drive-in in Leeds this Halloween. Their spooky movie lineup is A+ and includes classics like Hocus Pocus, Halloween and The Adams Family. Head to their site to purchase tickets.

Bonus: If you come in full costume this Friday or Saturday night, you can get popcorn for $1 and beers for $2 in The Backyard!

5. End the night howling at the full moon from Vulcan Park šŸŒ‘

Happy Howl-oween! Photo via Unsplash

Did you know the next full moon will be on Halloween night? It’s the first time a full moon has fallen on Halloween night in all time zones since 1944. Pretty cool, huh?

End your night howling at the moon from one of the best views of Birminghamā€”Vulcan Park. The park is open until 10PM, so make sure to get there before they close.

How are you getting spooky this Saturday? Share your Halloween festivities with us on social at @BhamNow onĀ FacebookĀ andĀ Instagram, or @Now_Bham onĀ Twitter.


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