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Drive-through Halloween events set

By Staff | Oct 30, 2020

WAILUKU — The County of Maui is partnering with a number of community groups and organizations to create safe, alternative Halloween activities for keiki and families to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The county is coordinating drive-through Halloween events that will be held at the Outlets of Maui in West Maui and Keopuolani Park in Central Maui.

Maui County also is promoting Halloween-themed festivities at home with the family, in lieu of traditional trick-or-treating in neighborhoods.

“While Halloween events will be different this year due to COVID-19 precautions, we encourage parents and residents to get creative with fun alternative activities that everyone can enjoy,” Mayor Michael Victorino said.

“We want to send a special mahalo to Sne Patel at LahainaTown Action Committee and the Maui Police Department, as well as all of the volunteers and non-profits that helped coordinate these two drive-through events. Also, remember to wear your mask, maintain physical distancing and avoid any large parties this Halloween.”

LahainaTown Action Committee Board President Patel said, “When LAC realized a few months ago that our traditional Lahaina Halloween Parade would need to be cancelled due to COVID-19, we were a bit disappointed but understood as health and safety concerns need to come first. I am thankful for the county’s support in working out a safe and fun way for our community to celebrate Halloween. Our event partners really rallied to make this happen, and I am looking forward to two spooktacular events.”

The West Maui Drive-Through Trick-or-Treat Monster Maze is a free public event from 5 to 9 p.m. in the north parking structure at Outlets of Maui.

The event will be open to the first 250 vehicles who pre-register at https://lahainadrivethruboo.eventbrite.com. The entrance to the event will be off Papalaua Street, and vehicles will exit onto Wainee Street.

Families will be greeted by Aerial Aliens, Stilt Walkers, Sirens, a Haunted Pirate Ship, Flash Mobs and more.

The event is a partnership with the LahainaTown Action Committee, Outlets of Maui, Fuzz Box Productions and the Rotary Clubs of Lahaina, who are providing goodie bags for keiki.

All attendees must stay in their vehicles and wear masks. For more information on the West Maui event, e-mail president@visitlahaina.com or go to www.VisitLahaina.com.

In related news, the Salvation Army Lahaina will hold a Kids’ Halloween 2020 Candy Drive-By on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Dress up keiki and drive by the Salvation Army at 131 Shaw St. for a free bag of treats. Call 661-8827 for more information.

Lahaina Cannery Mall invites Maui residents to partake in some spooktacular family fun when it hosts a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest and Spooky Keiki Crafts Event during the month of October.

Through noon on Oct. 30, parents can enter their keiki in a Virtual Costume Contest by posting a photo of their child in costume on Facebook or Instagram.

Prizes will be awarded for four age categories, and winners will be announced via social media on Halloween Day, Oct. 31, at noon.

To learn more about Lahaina Cannery Mall’s events and current store openings and hours, visit www.lahainacannery.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Facebook and Instagram.

In Central Maui, the Drive-through Trick-or-Treat Halloween Adventure is a free public event from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Entrance to the event is a RIGHT TURN ONLY off Wahinepio Avenue, and attendees will exit via a right turn onto Kanaloa Avenue. Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed starting at 1 p.m. No pre-registration is required to attend the drive-through event.

The Halloween Adventure includes Maui Classic Cruisers, Egyptian Mummies, Scary Witches and much more.

The event is a partnership with Alpha Agency and LahainaTown Action Committee, as well as various non-profits and volunteers.

All attendees must stay in their vehicles and wear masks.