Savannah’s traditional annual Halloween Treat Street event transforms into motorcade

Treat Street traffic route

Take a ride, not on a broom, but in a car, to get treats this year at Treat Street 2020. It takes place Saturday on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 3-5 p.m.
Treat Street, presented by the City of Savannah and Savannah Main Street, along with donations from Savannah businesses and organizations, will be quite different from years past due to social distancing.
Trick or Treaters under age 16 can ride in cars past the gates of Tennessee Street Park to receive a small toy gift and snack bag filled with candy, handed out by Savannah city staff.
“We want this to be a family fun event for the kids but still remain safe due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said LaRae Sliger, executive director of Savannah Main Street. “Children can dress up if they want to, but they don’t have to. There will be a few fun characters at the entrance to the park for kids to see as they are riding by.”
Participants are asked to enter Tennessee Street from Oak Street to line up, from Cravens Road or Clifton Road. All side streets will be blocked. Traffic will flow south on Tennessee Street and exit on Main Street (U.S. 64) with a right turn only.
Sliger says the Savannah Police Department will direct traffic “to keep everyone moving.”
Organizers ask motorists not to block the driveways on Tennessee Street, and note that candy and treats will only given to car riders. Stay in your car. No walk ups. A child must be present to receive treats.

1 Comment

  1. Martha Hieronymus on October 31, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Excellent story. Now hope to see some traditional pictures of decorations, perhaps some cars were also decorated.

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