“On Monday, October 30, 2017, the White House will open the South Lawn to ghosts and goblins of all ages,” the first lady’s office said in a statement last week.
The first couple will hand out presidential M&Ms and Halloween cookies while Secret Service agents and personnel from NASA, FEMA, the Department of Education and the National Park Service will serve as trick-or-treat hosts spread across the South Lawn.
“During this event, trick-or-treaters will enjoy seeing the South Portico decorated in spider webs, creating a festive look and feel. There will also be bats and orange pumpkins with profiles of past presidents,” the statement added. “Fog will fill the air, and the trees and south facade will be lit with different colors throughout the night.”
The event is scheduled to begin at 5:45 pm EDT.