General Government, “Thriller”, wins 2020 Halloween Hollow Decoration Contest

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2020) – COVID-19 did not get in the way of this year’s Halloween Hollow. While the event was different than previous years, it was safe and spooky for all.

More than 700 cars traveled through the various scenes and every registered vehicle had the chance to vote on their favorite display.

Voting concluded on Monday, Nov. 2 and the results are in: General Government’s Thriller, accompanied by Creative Edge Dance Studio, was Oak Ridge’s favorite display this year followed by the Electric Department’s Nightmare Before Christmas and Oak Ridge Public Library’s Wizard of Oz.

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department would like to thank those who attended this year’s event for following all of the COVID-19 safety protocols in place as well as the local groups and city staff who turned the area around the Civic Center into a Halloween Hollow.

 “We really couldn’t have asked for a better night. Everyone followed the rules, stayed in line, and enjoyed this great event yet again,” Recreation and Parks Manager Matt Reedy said. “We didn’t know so many people would be interested in the drive-through event but by asking people to register their vehicles in advance, we were able to anticipate how many to expect and how to adjust from there.”

The Oak Ridge Police Department was on scene to direct traffic and keep the line flowing.

 “We’re already looking forward to next year’s event. Hopefully, we won’t have to worry about COVID but if we do, we’ll be ready to make improvements based off how this year went,” Reedy said.

To view pictures and videos from the event, visit the City of Oak Ridge Facebook page.