San Diego transforms Halloween haunts to be coronavirus friendly

Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 15:08:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Fall events across San Diego County are transforming to comply with coronavirus guidelines and hoping to bring in much-needed business.

"We were thrilled to make Halloween Trail a reality because as you said there really isn't anything else to do this Halloween that's safe," Jaclyn Lash, VP of Marketing with the Padres, said.

Last week the state discouraged traditional trick or treating or Halloween parties, hoping to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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San Diego County officials announced Wednesday we were two cases from slipping into the purple most restrictive tier.

Businesses are finding ways to safely entertain this Fall and bring in some much-needed funds.

"As Belmont Park, as one of San Diego's iconic places, and pretty much the heart of mission beach and this area, to keep on doing these things and keeping the area alive," Daniela Bower, Senior Marketing Manager at Belmont Park, said.

Harvest walk runs through Nov. 14 as an open-air market, with local food vendors and craft beer. You can go to their all-new go-kart track, watch street magic or go free trick or treating.

RELATED: San Diego County discourages traditional trick-or-treating this Halloween

Downtown, Halloween Trail weaves through Petco Park, bringing joy to children and adults alike through Nov. 1, with themed booths, candy, and toys for kids.

"It's been so popular we really hope we can bring it back," Lash said.

Also sold out on Saturday night, the Beach Boys concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds where the Scream Zone will still run, but in a smaller capacity.

"It's good to see people out, it's good to feel like you're doing something at least somewhat normal," fan Michael Kolman said. He was enjoying the concert with his wife, and daughters who had never been to a concert before.

Sending good vibrations out to San Diego during a tough time.