St. Paul hosts annual 'Hallieween' event - with a twist

St. Paul hosted Trunk or Treat again this year but in a drive-thru format due to COVID-19.

Halloween is less than a week away, and before some kids hit the streets for trick-or-treating or adapted activities, one community in St. Paul found a special way to celebrate early.

The annual “Hallieween” event kicked off at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Sunday. But with many concerned about COVID-19, the event took a “drive-thru” approach this year.

St. Paul hosted Trunk or Treat in a drive-thru format this year.

"We have people coming through, we've got treats for the kids, we've got food packaged for families," said organizer Jonathan Palmer. "Originally, this was started as a way just to have celebration fun stuff for the kids. We have Halloween as a big, fun holiday for a lot of us, being able to get into costumes and candy, and so we wanted something safe to happen in the community that people would be able to come out to."