Thanks to COVID-19, we can say goodbye to Halloween parties and street festivals in 2020.
But just because we can’t gather in large groups, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a “scary” good time this fall.
There are several things you can do in the Corpus Christi area that will satisfy your inner Halloween fiend while also safely social distancing.
Here’s a list of things you can do all month long in October 2020.
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Visit Rockin’ K Farms in Robstown
For some, pumpkin spiced lattes signal the arrival of fall, but here in South Texas, you can find the perfect fall haven 32 miles outside of Corpus Christi.
Rockin’ K Farms, which has been offering a ‘fall family tradition’ in Robstown since 2014, will kick off the season from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7. The farm will also have hours on Halloween from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the website states.
Those who attend must follow social distancing and sanitary guidelines. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 at www.rockinkmaze.com.
Solve riddles at a spine-chilling Escape Room
Are you a fan of mysteries and solving puzzles? This Halloween, grab your friends and family and solve some of the hardest riddles at The Riddle Room.
The Riddle Room, which is located at 4535 S. Padre Island Dr., is a 60-minute escape room game where you and your teammates are trapped in a room and have to use the clues to escape before time runs out.
Some of its famous escape rooms include The Walking Dead, Harry Potter’s Break the Spell, Super Heroes Unite and Teamwork Social.
Other escape rooms in Corpus Christi:
- 11th Hour Escape – 4455 S. Padre Island Dr., 361-429-2424 (We recommend trying the Fallout Shelter escape room for Halloween.)
- Lockdown on the Lex – 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., 361-888-4873 (We recommend trying the Face Your Fears escape room for Halloween.)
- Zombie Shelter Escape Room at Tac-TX – 2818 Rodd Field Rd., 361-371-5000
Take a private ghost tour on the Lexington Museum on the Bay
There’s a reason why people have called the Lexington Museum on the Bay one of the most haunted places in America.
There are things that cannot be explained on the decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier, including ghostly touches and shadowy figures roaming the decks.
If you’re interested in seeing if these ghosts are real, the museum offers patrons a chance to take a paranormal tour of spaces around the ship where sightings or activity have been reported. Guests can even stay overnight to investigate themselves.
Guests can reserve their group tour at the sales office at 361-888-5873 ext. 305.
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Attend a virtual version of Dia de los Muertos Street Festival
While you won’t be able to explore the street festival in person this year, attendees will still have the opportunity to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas.
The virtual festival will include physical and virtual art exhibitions, an altar exhibition, online art workshops, and other virtual events, a release from K Space Contemporary said.
For information on how to participate in the Annual Art Exhibition, Youth Art Exhibition and Altar Display, visit www.diadelosmuertoscc.com.
Slay some Nazi zombies at TAC-TX’s ‘Escape From Castle Tactxstein’
Have you ever wondered how you’d fare during a zombie apocalypse? Here’s your chance to find out.
TAC-TX will be offering a two-day-only laser tag event for zombie lovers on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Every Halloween, “Escape From Castle Tactxstein” allows patrons to experience a realistic zombie apocalypse survival simulation. Those who attend the simulation will be armed with cutting-edge equipment and will be able to explore the corridors of an abandoned military base while simultaneously encountering and shooting Nazi zombies.
Tickets are limited and start at $9.95 per person. For more information on how to book, visit www.tac-tx.com.
Want a scare? Head to a haunted house
While the coronavirus pandemic has made attending Halloween parties obsolete this year, several Corpus Christi-area haunted houses will be open in October and will enforce safe social distancing practices during each haunt.
Here’s what haunted houses will be open for Halloween 2020:
- Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House: Hauntings of Boogeyman will be open every Friday and Saturday in October and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Escape rooms will open at 6 p.m. during operating days. Patrons must wear face masks at all-times due to COVID-19. For more information, visit Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House on Facebook. 4813 Farm-to-Market Rd. 666 in Mathis.
- Haunting on the Blue Ghost Haunted House: The haunted house, which is inside the U.S.S. Lexington, will be open every weekend in October and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit Hauntings on the Blue Ghost Haunted House on Facebook. 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
- Fright Night Haunted House: Fright Night will be open every weekend in October and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are limited for this Halloween season and are only available online. COVID-19 GUIDELINES: All patrons must wear face masks, temperature checks will be given at the door, each haunt will be open at 50% capacity and social distancing will be enforced during each haunt. For more information, visit Fright Night Haunted House on Facebook. Behind 511 Starr St.
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