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Donald and Melania skipped passing out the candy at this year's Halloween celebration at the White House and waved to the trick-or-treaters instead at a down-sized event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first couple came out to the music of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' holding hands and waving to the crowd. 

They did not wear face masks as they greeted the children, who walked in a line in front of them at the South Portico of the White House. 

It was a parade of angels, astronauts, pirates, cartoon characters, skeletons, witches, unicorns and tyrannosaurus rex. 

Spooky music - from the 'Game of Thrones' theme song to the 'Phantom of the 'Opera' - played in the background as costume parade marched by the first couple. 

LOOK-A-LIKES: Children dressed as the Presidential couple pose in front of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at a Halloween celebration at the White House

LOOK-A-LIKES: Children dressed as the Presidential couple pose in front of President Donald and First Lady Melania at a Halloween celebration at the White House

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: President Trump asked the boy if he was dressed as a hot dog; he was

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: President asked the boy if he was dressed as a hot dog; he was

SCARY: First Lady Melania Trump looks a little startled to see a giant tyrannosaurus rex

SCARY: First Lady Melania looks a little startled to see a giant tyrannosaurus rex

TRICK OR TREAT: This little Spiderman came up to the Trumps to trick or treat, not realizing the first couple weren't handing out candy this year

TRICK OR TREAT: This little Spiderman came up to the Trumps to trick or treat, not realizing the first couple weren't handing out candy this year

The White House was lit up for the occasion with the Balcony a glow. A giant 'Halloween 2020' sign hung from the South Portico balcony, leaves in the different colors of autumn circled the columns, and an array of chrysanthemums cascaded down the East and West staircase. 

And, of course, there were many, many pumpkins.

A light mist fell as the children made their way through, adding to the festive atmosphere. 

Most of the children and guests wore masks. 

Social distancing measures were supposed to be in place but things got off to a rough start. 

After the Trumps came out, the excited guests crowded around the first couple to take photo and photo until staff got them to move along.

'Move along, keep the line moving,' staff called as people stopped to take out their phones.

But, from there, things went more smoothly.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany brought her 11 month year old daughter, who was dressed as a mouse

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany brought her 11 month year old daughter, who was dressed as a mouse

President Donald Trump salutes a child dressed as a soldier

President Donald salutes a child dressed as a soldier

A group of unicorns stop to talk to the first couple

A group of unicorns stop to talk to the first couple

Instead of handing out candy, President Trump and Melania Trump waved to the kids as they walked by

Instead of handing out candy, President and Melania waved to the kids as they walked by

PICTURE TIME: First lady Melania Trump leans into President Donald Trump to pose for a socially distant selfie

PICTURE TIME: First lady Melania leans into President Donald to pose for a socially distant selfie

COSTUME PARADE: Children paraded by the president and first lady, who just waved instead of handing out candy due to the coronavirus pandemic

COSTUME PARADE: Children paraded by the president and first lady, who just waved instead of handing out candy due to the coronavirus pandemic

Children - in an array of costumes ranging from super heroes to scary - marched in front of the Trumps, some stopped to wave, some hid

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