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Happy Halloween, Annapolis. The holiday looked a bit different this year

A witchy paddle-boarder makes her way down Spa Creek in Annapolis on Halloween, complete with her equally waterborne familiar.
A witchy paddle-boarder makes her way down Spa Creek in Annapolis on Halloween, complete with her equally waterborne familiar. (Jeff Holland)

With trick-or-treating all but canceled this year, Halloween had a different look.

From craft classes in Brooklyn Park, to witches on paddleboards in Annapolis, Halloween 2020 will be one to remember.

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Not done celebrating yet?

Starting at 2 p.m. today, Annapolis will host a Día de los Muertos car parade that begins at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center.

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The parade will include decorated vehicles and costumes for drivers and passengers. The best of those decorations and costumes could be eligible for prizes. Take a picture of those decorations and post to social media using #AnnapolisDDM.

The caravan departs from the recreation center at 4:30 p.m. The group will stop at stations throughout the city to view murals and Hispanic flags. An outdoor showing of the Pixar movie “Coco” will take place at 6 p.m. at the Chesapeake Children’s Museum off Silopanna Road.

Each station throughout the city serves as an independent event, organizers said. Participants are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing. Below is a list of the event locations:

  • Pip Moyer Rec Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, will have car decorating and caravan prepping. Families and individuals participating in the road rally must begin by registering here. At 4:30 p.m., the caravan will depart from this station.
  • Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, will have car decorating and supplies for face painting available, as well as arts and crafts activities for children. At 6 p.m., a showing of the movie, “Coco.”
  • Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., will have Macarena dancing, Spanish book-checkouts and a resource fair led by the Center of Help.
  • City Dock will have an altar honoring the dead and dancers by Market Place.
  • Hartcorn Studios, 98 Edgewood Road, will have a photo booth set up for professional photos of individuals and families dressed up for Día de los Muertos from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Maryland Theater of Performing Arts, 3 Park Place, will have dancers performing American Originals Drumming — Orange Grove Dance.

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