LIVERMORE, CA — Livermore Downtown announced the annual Kidztown Halloween event, holiday parade and tree lighting have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Still, the downtown association is planning some safer alternatives.
On Oct. 24, residents can don their Halloween costumes for a lunch-and-shop downtown event, Livermore Downtown said. There will be a virtual costume contest, but no carnival or trick-or-treat events. The Witches Night Out event will still take place.
During the holiday season, would-be float-builders will be encouraged to build an outdoor display in front of their homes or storefronts.
Livermore Downtown will map out participating locations so families can check out the displays. The public can vote for their favorites and winners will receive prizes.
Livermore Downtown said it is seeking sponsors to help support the production of the events.
Also in Livermore, Deacon Dave’s 2020 light display has been canceled due to pandemic-related concerns.
“God willing and with the grace of God, I and my team of volunteers will be back next year to put on one of the Tri-Valley’s largest annual Christmas displays,” he wrote.
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This article originally appeared on the Livermore Patch