october, 2020

31oct5:30 PM7:00 PMCitywide Trick-or-Treating5:30 - 7:00PM citywide5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Event Details

City of North Adams Trick or Treat Hours,
Safety Guidelines

NORTH ADAMS, MA (October 1, 2020) – Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Traditional trick or treat activities are strongly discouraged in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, North Adams officials encourage those who choose to participate in Trick or Treat to opt for a contactless, grab and go approach.

Following guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) the city recommends that residents follow GHOST guidelines to help ensure a fun and safe Halloween for all.

These guidelines, which also are posted to https://www.northadams ma.gov/halloween_2020/halloween2020.php, include the following:

G Grab and Go Only

Participating residents should hand out treats in goodie bags or other contactless ways.

H Have Fun

This should need no explanation!

O Only Visit Participating Houses

Traditionally people leave on a light or decorate to signal they are participating; trick or treaters should respect those who choose not to participate.

S Stay Close to Home

Participants should remain in a compact, walkable neighborhood as much as possible.

T Take Your Mask

As with any public activity, trick or treaters should wear a cloth face covering to protect themselves and those with whom they come in contact; following CDC guidance trick or treaters should not wear a costume mask over their cloth face covering.


While the city supports Trick or Treat activities during the announced hours, the following activities are not recommended during the Halloween season:

  • “Trunk or Treat” events where children go from car to car instead of door to door to receive treats are not recommended.
  • Gatherings or parties with non-household members are not recommended even if they are conducted outdoors.
  • Carnivals, festivals, live entertainments, and haunted house attractions are not recommended.

In accordance with CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines the city also asks those participating in Trick or Treat activities to:

  • Observe good hand hygiene, including hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy;
  • Stay home and refrain from Halloween activities, including handing out Halloween treats, if they feel unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have traveled to or from a higher risk state in the two weeks prior to Halloween; and
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet of physical distance from all other participants who are not members of the same household.


The CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween) also offers suggestions for other lower-risk alternatives to participate in Halloween.


(Saturday) 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM