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Kids in Virginia Beach celebrate a 'different, but still fun' Halloween amid COVID-19

Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 23:24:59-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Trick-or-treating this Halloween was allowed across Hampton Roads, but it looked much different than years’ past.

Not many kids were out this year because of the pandemic, but we did manage to find some neighborhood ghouls and goblins watching a movie on a front lawn in Virginia Beach. On the watchlist? The classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" of course!

They tell us trick-or-treating was just not the same this year.

“It was just, like, kind of not normal. I wore a mask most of the time.”

Vivienne Cummings, 9, and 10-year-old Juliana Siti said the night was “different, but still fun.”

“It was fun. I did kind of miss trick-or-treating the old-fashioned way, but I guess at least we did get to go trick-or-treating.”

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Ten-year-old Libby Marqez said, “It was pretty cool. I would have liked it better if there wasn’t as much social distancing, but it was still really great.”

And if you didn’t get enough thrills, there was a full moon on Halloween night - and according to our News 3 meteorologists, there won't be another Halloween full moon until 2039!