Trick Or Treat 2017 Near Me

Halloween 2017: What time does trick-or-treating start tonight?

Sundown is just before 6 p.m. on Halloween night.

The scariest part about Halloween 2017 – at least for little ghosts and goblins – is the fact trick or treating this year takes place on a school night.

Oct. 31 falls on a Tuesday, meaning many people will want to get an early start on their annual search for sweet treats. How early? It all depends.

The exact time for trick-or-treating varies from city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood but there are some guidelines in place. Sunset on Oct. 31 will take place around 5:56 p.m. CT, so a 6 p.m. start time will allow for dinner with plenty of opportunity to go door-to-door with bag in hand.

According to¬†, most cities “officially” kick off trick or treating around 5 – 6 p.m. It’s best to visit houses with their lights on, a sign they are ready to treat youngsters.

There are a couple of places that have set recommended trick-or-treat times:

  • Abbeville -5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Andalusia – 6-8 p.m.
  • Daleville -5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dothan -5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Downtown Auburn – 6-8 p.m.
  • Downtown Elba – 6 p.m.
  • Downtown Leeds – 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Oxford – 4-7 p.m.
  • Enterprise -5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Florala – 5-8 p.m.
  • Ozark -6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Phenix City – 5-8 p.m.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween in Alabama. You can see a list here.

As for weather, you can expect a clear sky with Tuesday highs in the 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

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Halloween safety tips

Safety is always an important part of the holiday. No matter what time you head out, here are some safety tips:

  • Play your route in advance and don’t go to houses you don’t know
  • Children shouldn’t go trick or treating alone
  • Stay on the sidewalk and cross the street carefully
  • Trick or treat in well-lit areas and carry a flashlight
  • Make sure costume can be seen at night; use reflective tape if necessary
  • Parents should check sex offender list before going trick or treating
  • Check your child’s candy before they eat it. Discard any unwrapped or opened pieces
  • Drivers should go slow and be on the lookout for children
  • Homeowners should leave a light on and remove obstacles from the lawn
  • Don’t use candles in your pumpkin – use a battery-operated light instead.

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