October 14, 2021

Trick-or-treat hours set for Indianapolis

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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.

Contact WFYI digital news content intern Skye Aitken at saitken@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @SkyeGraceAitken.

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