38th annual children's halloween party rescheduled to friday, oct. 30 due to rain


Due to expected heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday and Thursday, the City of Oak Ridge Children’s Halloween Party (Halloween Hollow) drive-through event has been moved to Friday, Oct. 30.

The event will still take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As a result of this change, the sold-out Día de los Muertos Celebration hosted by the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department has been moved to Monday, Nov. 2. For questions about this event, contact Eddie Chavez at (865) 425-3450.

The drive-through will now begin at the Oak Ridge Civic Center west side parking area and end at the Oak Ridge Public Library east side parking area. Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes, pick up preordered T-shirts, and children 4 years old to 4th grade will receive treats.

Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within 6 feet of another person.

All families wishing to attend this free event will need to register at Eventbrite.com or by visiting bit.ly/HalloweenOakRidge2020.

To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike:

  • Oak Ridge Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic; traffic in right eastbound lane will be directed into Oak Ridge Civic Center parking area to join in on the children’s party
  • The westbound left turning lane will be closed and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center
  • The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading towards Clinton will be open to through traffic; westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open

The Civic Center pool, which was previously closed on Thursday, will now be open on Thursday and closed on Friday. For more information, contact Cameron Taylor with the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450.