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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Trick-or-Treat 2019

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The City of Lancaster observes Trick or Treat Night on dates set by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), for the hours of 6-7:30 pm. When Halloween, October 31, falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, Trick or Treat is held the Thursday prior to October 31. When October 31 falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, Trick or Treat is held on October 31.

  • 2019 – Thursday, October 31
  • 2020 – Thursday, October 29
  • 2021 – Thursday, October 28
  • 2022 – Monday, October 31
  • 2023 – Tuesday, October 31
  • 2024 – Thursday, October 31

Parents and guardians are advised to use discretion when deciding if it is appropriate for their children to be out trick-or-treating based on inclement weather conditions.  Trick-or-Treat takes place rain or shine and will not be cancelled or postponed in the event of inclement weather.  

Below are some helpful Halloween safety tips:

  • Adults should accompany young children and older kids should travel in groups.
  • Children should wear light colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping.  Adding reflective tape to costumes and outer garments will increase visibility.  
  • Carry and use flashlights or glow sticks after dark.
  • Remind children not to take short cuts through backyards, alleys or fields.
  • Remind children never to enter a stranger’s house or vehicle.
  • Encourage neighborhood block watches and citizens’ groups to patrol the neighborhood.
  • Drive slowly and schedule trips so as to avoid the times of heavy pedestrian traffic.  
  • Discourage children from eating their treats until they get home.
  • Closely check all treats at home is a well-lit place.  Remove all opened candies or treats not in their original wrappers.  
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police immediately.  

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