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Elgin a Top Spot for Celebrating Halloween

Elgin a Top Spot for Celebrating Halloween

For the second year in a row Elgin has been included as one of the top spots in the United States to celebrate halloween by SmartAsset. This year Elgin has climbed to the top of the list! Keep reading to see the rankings and basis for why Elgin is the number one place to celebrate Halloween.

“An estimated 65% of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and are expected to spend an impressive $10.1 billion on decorations, candy, costumes and more. Even with a majority of Americans planning to celebrate in some fashion, some parts of the country are better suited to enjoy Halloween festivities than others.

To find the best places to celebrate Halloween this year, SmartAsset compared 210 cities across 10 metrics, which span four categories, including family friendliness, safety, weather and concentration of candy and costume shops. For the second year in a row, we included metrics like internet connection (for virtual gatherings) and recent COVID-19 infection rates to account for the different ways Americans will celebrate the holiday during the pandemic.”



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