Halloween Hours & Tips

Downtown businesses host trick-or-treating hours

Downtown businesses are opening their doors to trick-or-treaters on October 31 from 4-6 p.m. for a special Halloween event! Kids are encouraged to dress up and visit participating businesses – identified by signs on windows or doors – for candy and other prizes. Auburn neighborhood trick-or-treat hours immediately follow, from 6-8 p.m.

Trick-or-treat safety tips

While Halloween is one of most fun nights of the year, it can also be full of hazards as kids walk around in the dark with costumes, trick-or-treat bags and lots going on to distract them. As you head out on trick-or-treat night, keep these safety tips in mind from the CDC:

S Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

You may also put on porch lights to help guide trick-or-treaters and let them know if you’re participating. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!