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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Halloween in Wellesley


The Recreation Department is offering family-friendly activities in October for a safe Halloween during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Residents are encouraged to take part in the 5th Annual Howlin’ Haunted Halloween House contest. Decorate your homes and yards with a Halloween-theme and win prizes. Decorations will be judged in the following categories: Scariest, Judge’s Choice, Funniest. Awards will be safely delivered by the "Boo Crew."

Nominate a home from your neighborhood or your own haunted house:     

*Email a picture to recreation@wellesleyma.govHalloween House Decorating Poster 2020

*Include the address of the decorated house/yard

*If the house has lights, please send a daytime and nighttime picture 

*Nominations will be accepted until Monday, October 26 at Noon

The Department is also hosting a Halloween-themed mobile movie night at the Tailby Lot on Tuesday, October 27. The FREE movie, Hotel Transylvania, will begin at Rec_Hotel Transylvaniaabout 5:45 PM and is appropriate for all ages.  

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume in their cars. Costume pictures may be posted on the Recreation Department Instagram page (@RecWellesley) to be eligible for prizes.  

Online reservations are required for the Halloween movie. Residents may sign up beginning on Thursday, October 22 at 10 AM through the Recreation Department website. 

Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating are a personal decision for families. Town and Health officials will not be issuing any formal plans. 

COVID-19 masks and face coverings should be worn along with costume masks, and residents should adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and follow guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control

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