COVID-19 cases across the country are on the rise and with Halloween just around the corner, health experts are concerned that gatherings will not help slow the spread. As a lover of Halloween, I was disappointed to find out that Halloween parties and bar hopping were not allowed (especially because Halloween is on a Saturday!). However, because Halloween is always in my heart, having a fun and spooky evening at home is the new game plan.

Despite the rise of cases, many people are still planning trips out of town to celebrate the spooky evening, and many of those trips are definitely to the historically spooky town of Salem. In years past, Salem usually receives about 50,000 to 60,000 tourists each weekend leading up to Halloween. Salem Mayor Kim Driscol is now telling visitors to stay away this Halloween, and if you decide to go to Salem anyway, don't expect much. In a press conference, Mayor Driscol said:

“This is not the year to come to Salem, this is not the year to visit. All Halloween activities have been canceled this year. There’ll be no music stages, no street performers, no beer gardens, no DJs and no fireworks, and, we hope, no crowds.”

So, while it looks like Halloween in the spooky town of Salem has been cancelled, it doesn't sound like fans of "Hocus Pocus" didn't get the memo. Apparently, fans have been flocking to the infamous house of Max and Dani, so much so that The Salem Black Hat Society are asking fans not to go and bombard the neighborhood as it's now disturbing the homeowners and the neighbors.

Halloween 2020 may have been cancelled, but that doesn't mean that a fun evening at home is out the window. If you're planning a spooky evening at home with a movie- check out my list of great horror movies that actually happen on Halloween, or check out this list of great Halloween TV episodes. Happy Hauntings!

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