Those who are looking to celebrate Halloween with social distancing in mind may want to check out the following spirited events:

A Trunk or Treat Drive Thru will be conducted by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, at the Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave. Families will drive up in their vehicles and stop at tables to receive candy, treats and information, while supplies last. Everyone attending must be in a vehicle. No registration is required. Visit stpaul.gov/fallevents.

A Spooktacular Suds car wash will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, October 28-30, at Soapy Joe’s, 1340 W. Seventh St. Costumed workers will entertain customers while their car is cleaned. Afterward, kids can grab free treats. Those who donate a bag of nonperishable food to benefit Neighborhood House-Francis Basket will receive a coupon for a free future car wash. For more information, visit soapyjoesmn. com.

Theatre of the Macabre, a three-chapter online variety series, will be hosted by Twin Cities actor and director Craig Johnson at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday, October 29-31, to benefit Park Square Theatre. The recorded performances will be filled with tales of terror, true ghost stories, and monologues and scenes created by writers from Edgar Allan Poe to William Shakespeare. The cost is $15 per evening or $30 for all three. Visit parksquaretheatre.org.

Gangster Ghost Tales will feature characters playing Saint Paul’s most infamous criminals and famous lawmen telling their stories with a humorous musical twist before a seated audience on Friday, October 30, at Landmark Center. Showtimes are at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, with parties of one to four only (ages 12 and older), and include a reserved table and dessert. Beverages can be purchased at the Spookeasy Bar. Call 651-292-3063 or visit landmarkcenter.org.

Halloween Flicks ’N’ Treats will be held on Friday, October 30, at CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul. The family fun will include a socially distant double-feature movie night featuring Hocus Pocus at 6 p.m. and Ghostbusters at 8 p.m. There will also be treats and costume contests. Gates open at 5 p.m., and tickets start at $15. Capacity is limited. Visit saintsbaseball.com/tickets/flicksntreats or call 651-644-6659.

Another Trunk or Treat Drive Thru will be held by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, at the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center, 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. Families will drive up in their vehicles and stop at tables to receive candy, treats and information, while supplies last. Everyone attending must be in a vehicle. No registration is required. Visit stpaul.gov/fallevents.

The Monster Dash Halloween races will be split in two on Saturday, October 31, to safely accommodate as many runners as possible. The 5K and 10K events will begin at Harriet Island Park, and the half-marathon and 10-mile run will begin at Upper Landing Park. There will be costume contests at both locations, while virtual runners will compete online for the best outfit. Visit monsterraceseries.com/events/monster-dash.

Bring your Halloween pumpkins to the Mendota Heights City Hall parking lot at 1101 Victoria Curve and toss them into a giant dumpster for free on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8. No painted pumpkins, wax or candles will be accepted. For more information, contact Cassandra Johnson at 651-255-1347 or cassandraj@mendota-heights.com.

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