Get your pillowcases and costumes ready: the city of Indianapolis announced trick-or-treat hours for this year's Halloween.
Trick-or-treat hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. During this timeframe, all 43 of the Indianapolis Fire Department stations will host trick-or-treating.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will have extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during these times for safety purposes.
Along with announcing trick-or-treat hours, the city has provided the following safety tips for families to review:
- Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape.
- Wear fire-resistant costumes.
- Make sure children can see well through face masks.
- Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses.
- Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs.
- Go out in daylight hours if possible, or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark.
- Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings.
- Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats.
- Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911.
- Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real.
- Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating.
- Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures.
- Follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks while indoors and practicing social distancing from individuals outside your household.