August 19, 2020 Press Release
99TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE CANCELLED
TRICK OR TREAT TO BE HELD AS SCHEDULED.
Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced today the cancellation of the City’s Halloween parade. The parade was to be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 and would have been the 99th annual Halloween Parade in the City. Unfortunately, the thousands of people it draws annually would not make it possible to create the social distancing needed to keep people safe. “The Halloween parade is another seasonal tradition that Bethlehem embraces. While we are disappointed, we believe it is the right decision for 2020 and look forward to it returning in 2021,” said Donchez.
Donchez did confirm “Trick or Treat” will take place as scheduled in Bethlehem on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 6-8pm. Residents that plan to take part are asked to wear masks if it is not already a part of their costume and practice social distancing when participating in the event.