Trick or Treat Night & Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween week has finally arrived! We’ve been getting calls since mid-summer about Trick or Treat night. This year it is on Halloween - Monday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm.

The Lancaster City Police Department posted Halloween safety tips on their Facebook page last year. Here are some highlights:

- Choose brightly colored costumes and add reflective tape to costumes and treat bags.

- Plan to trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.

- Even if you are accompanying your children, make sure they know your phone number and address in case you are separated. Consider giving them a cell phone to carry and teach them how to call 911.

- Don’t send young children out to trick or treat alone, and make sure to tell older children to stick together.

- Remind your children to never enter a stranger’s home or approach any vehicles.

The City of Lancaster wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween!