Pre-Halloween Trick-or-Treat 2022
October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pre-Halloween was started during COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 as a way for our neighborhood children to enjoy trick-or-treating with smaller crowds and at a safe distance from others. It was held the day before Halloween and was a big success. So many families enjoyed it that many neighbors wanted to do it again this year.
Pre-Halloween is NOT a replacement for Halloween night. It can be an alternative or it can be IN ADDITION to regular Halloween. However you want to celebrate is entirely up to you. For some, this means double Halloween fun — trick-or-treating or handing out candy BOTH nights. For others, it means they can choose between whichever is more comfortable and/or convenient for them.
Here are some reasons why many of our neighbors enjoy Pre-Halloween:
- Some parents are stuck home handing out candy while their child goes out trick-or-treating – often one parent stays in and the other goes out. Pre-halloween gives the other parent the opportunity to go out and enjoy halloween with their kids (or both parents and then stay home on Halloween night and hand out candy together as a family).
- Some people aren’t home on Halloween to hand out candy. Doing a pre-halloween gives them the opportunity to experience the fun of participating in the trick-or-treat experience.
- Coleman Highlands gets pretty swamped with kids on Halloween from all over the city, so it can be kinda crazy. For those who don’t particularly enjoy crowds, the pre-Halloween trick-or-treat experience is more relaxing.
- During Pre-Halloween, many people sit out at tables in their front yard instead of inside their homes, which leads to a lot more neighborly conversation. Especially during the more restrictive period of the pandemic, it was a very nice reprieve to be able to chit chat with our neighbors. But even when there’s not a pandemic going on, it is always a pleasure to be able to catch up with neighbors and chat!