ST. CHARLES, Mo – Every year the city of Saint Charles invites all families with children 12 years or younger to trick-or-treat on Main. All the goons, goblins, superheroes, and – well – whatever each person decides to dress up as – were able to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and have some fun on Halloween.
Business up and down the strip had employees outside, passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Main Street Books was a hot topic amongst the crowd with their make shift, Covid friendly candy shoot. Families waited in line as children yelled trick or treat and waited for candy to dumb into their bags.
The road was shut down so cars could not drive through while the three hour event took place. Parents were thankful their kids had a safe place to come celebrate Halloween and mingle with other families.
Sara Artinger said, “Its great to come down here with all the businesses. We felt very safe here and they just had fun little things. They even had one of the second levels you can talk into it and theyd drop the candy down the tube so just making it fun for the kids to get their candy too.”
Her husband, Brandon Artinger, added, “Its always nice to have the whole street shut down so you can be all over the place and spread out a little bit. For the little ones, to be able to trick or treat not late and still get to bed at a reasonable time so we can have quiet time.”
Business owners say they are happy to create an environment that is welcoming to all families. They hope events like this continue to bring people to the area.