Halloween is on the evening of October 31 and observed especially by young ones in merrymaking and masquerading. Due to the COVID-19 much of the merrymaking will be on hold. All distancing and wearing face coverings will be extremely cumbersome if the little ones are wearing costumes.
How will candy be handed out? Many grown-ups have had ideas on how to avoid having the youngsters digging into bowls of candy usually on the porches or inside of the entrance. One gentleman said he would put up a large PVC pipe cut in half and nail it to the hand railing and just slide candy down the shoot. Sounds genius, but will the trick or treaters bunch up at the end of the pipe and stand six feet apart and wait patiently for the other child to move so they can have a turn? Having raised children and grandchildren, it has been observed that the merriment is to the point of not just excitement but pushing and jumping and telling the group, “Hey there is candy coming down the pipe.” There will be a rush of pushing and shoving supermen, princesses and creatures.
Since Halloween will look much different this year, Sonoma County will still have something to scream about. Splash Car Wash Express, in association with the producers of Blind Scream, will present a “Tunnel of Terror”-Sonoma County’s only drive-thru haunted house. Get the “ghoulies” in the car and brave the Tunnel of Terror-a terrifying ride complete with live actors, special effect and more.
The Tunnel of Terror will be open nightly this Halloween season (which began Oct. 22) through Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Do you have little ones? Bring them by 458 West College Ave., Santa Rosa during the normal business hours for a family friendly spooky Splash, complete with candy for all kids. This event is $20 per car and includes a Splash Car Wash to be used on a different date. Monthly fast passes, coupons and pre-paid cards will not be accepted for “The Tunnel of Terror” as this is a special event. For a chance to win a free car pass, text the word “SHRIEK” to 51879.
Stay safe and sort through all of your candy when you return home.