The City of Carmel has given the green light and okayed Halloween Trick or Treating for 2020. Halloween hours in Carmel for trick or treating will take place on Saturday, October 31st, 5 pm – 8 pm. Do you remember a few years ago when Halloween was postponed across most of central Indiana due to winter storms? Well, not since then has the question been so popular, will Halloween be canceled?
Carmel says, Halloween will NOT be canceled for 2020.
When can I trick or treat in Carmel?
While the city of Indianapolis waits for a decision on Halloween 2020, the City of Carmel and the Carmel Police Department have issued suggestions to ensure the health and safety of children and adults alike. Halloween will be permitted to take place on Saturday, October 31st with the suggested hours of 5 pm through 8 pm.
COVID Guidance for Halloween in Carmel
The City of Carmel recommends that children, their guardians and homeowners take extra precautions this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recommended: All trick-or-treaters and their chaperones should wear a mask when they are not able to maintain safe physical distancing.
- Please have your mask on when you approach a door.
- Only approach houses where the porch lights are on, indicating a home that is handing out treats.
- Homeowners: if you are sick or are hesitant to have visitors at your home, please keep your porch light off and avoid answering the door during trick or treat hours. If you are welcoming trick or treaters and planning to hand out candy, we recommend you wear your own facemask when you answer your door.
- Trick-or-treaters should only consume pre-packaged candy and other treats. Homemade treats should not be handed out or consumed.
General Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
- Adults should always accompany their children.
- Carry a flashlight at night.
- Stay within your own neighborhood and among known homes.
- Watch for traffic before crossing any street.
- Avoid costumes that are long, which could cause tripping or costumes that have hard plastic or wood props like swords that could be a hazard.
- Inspect candy before allowing children to have it; dispose of any candy that is unwrapped.
- Some families and neighborhoods are participating in drive thru trick or treating.
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- Host a glow in the dark egg hunt.
- Show spooky movies in your yard.
- Throw a neighborhood Halloween block party with socially distanced activities.
- “Boo” your neighbors.
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