BELLEVUE (NBC 26) -- — Los Angeles considered essentially canceling Halloween this year by not allowing trick-or-treating. But Northeast Wisconsin isn’t going to put away the candy and costumes just yet.
The village of Bellevue’s trick-or-treat trail is on for this year on Saturday October 17th in Josten Park, but with some modifications.
“We felt that this was one of the events that we could instill these safety precautions and do so safely," said Adam Waszak, Village of Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry director.
Everyone will have to preregister for a specific time, and everyone must wear a mask.
“This year we’re going to try to keep people moving so it’s going to be limited to grab your candy and your goodie and move on to the next station," said Waszak.
This year, only 400 people will be able to register, which is about a third of the usual amount.
“Fefinitely sign up as soon as you can," said Waszak. "It’ll go quick.”
Kids will also have to wait to eat their candy until they leave.
“It’s a tough time for everyone," said Waszak. "Events like this are not possible unless we have cooperation from everyone. So we definitely want people to understand that this whole thing is bigger than you.”
It’s an event that’s been happening for over a decade, and Bellevue wasn’t ready to cancel the tradition this year.
You can sign up for the Trick or Treat Trail here. Residents can sign up starting today, September 9th. Non-residents can sign up starting September 23rd.