Halloween events pick up as more families comfortably gather | KSTP.com

Halloween events pick up as more families comfortably gather

Ben Henry
Updated: October 24, 2021 10:21 PM
Created: October 24, 2021 08:15 PM

Kids as young as five could be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the holidays. 

On "Sundays This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s very likely the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control will approve the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 soon.

Dr. Fauci added that he expects kids to start getting vaccinated by the first half of November. He also said if family members are fully vaccinated, they can enjoy the holidays in-person safely – that includes Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating. 

Halloween festivities have already begun. On Sunday — a week from Halloween — the Landmark Center in St. Paul hosted its annual "Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration."

Sunday’s event was one of several ahead for the Landmark Center during the holidays. 

“We have the gangster ghost tour coming up this week,” Amy Mino, Landmark Center’s director, said about the sold-out event. “We have a couple of concerts in November and then the Santa's workshop event which is in December,” Mino added. 

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church, in Bloomington, held a ‘trunk or treat’ event on Sunday. On top of decorated cars and plenty of candy, attendees were also asked to bring new socks to donate. 

It was another opportunity for families to gather and be safe as it was held outside. 

“It's really good because they haven't been able to be together,” Jessica Davich, of Eagan, said about her two kids at the Bloomington event. “It's really good to see them have fun and enjoy something that's safe and festive.”

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