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Halloween 2021: trick-or-treating times across Western New York

APTOPIX Halloween Maine
Posted at 2:26 PM, Oct 28, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Halloween is approaching on Sunday, so when and where can you go trick-or-treating this weekend?

We have compiled a list of some trick-or-treating times across Western New York that you can find below.

  • City of Buffalo - Sunday, October 31, no time set but recommended end time is 8:00 p.m.
  • Niagara Falls - Sunday, October 31, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Amherst - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Williamsville - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Clarence - Sunday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Village of Kenmore - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Cheektowaga - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • West Seneca - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Dunkirk - Sunday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Batavia - Sunday, October 31, no time set but recommended end time is 8:00 p.m.
  • Lancaster - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Depew - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Evans - Saturday, October 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Angola - Saturday, October 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Grand Island - Sunday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Jamestown - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • City of Lockport - Sunday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Newfane - Sunday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Royalton - Sunday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Middleport - Sunday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Orchard Park - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Town and Village of Hamburg - Sunday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Eden - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • North Tonawanda - Sunday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Town of Tonawanda - Sunday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • City of Tonawanda - Sunday, October 31, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Below you can find some tips from AAA for motorists, parents and children for a safe Halloween.

Motorists

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.
  • Look for children crossing the street. They may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street mid-block or between parked cars.
  • Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
  • Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in the daylight.
  • Broaden your scanning by looking for children left and right into yards and front porches.
  • Never drink and drive – plan ahead with a designated driver or ride sharing.

Parents

  • Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.
  • Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes.
  • Teach children to stop only at well-lit houses and to never to enter a stranger’s home or garage.
  • Establish a time for children to return home.
  • Tell children not to eat any treats until they get home.
  • Review trick-or-treating safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.
  • Make sure Halloween costumes are flame-retardant and visible with reflective material.

Trick-or-Treaters

  • Be bright at night – wear reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to improve visibility to motorists and others.
  • Wear disguises that don’t obstruct vision and avoid facemasks. Instead, use nontoxic face paint. Also, watch the length of billowy costumes to help avoid tripping.
  • Ensure any props are flexible and blunt-tipped to avoid injury from tripping or horseplay.
  • Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it face down in the treat bucket to free up one hand. Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
  • Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible.
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
  • Cross streets only at the corner, and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
  • Trick-or-treat in a group if someone older cannot go with you.
  • Tell your parents where you are going.

Party Hosts/Homeowners

  • Generous lighting outside of your home keeps vandals away while providing safe passage to party guests and trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep walkways and stairs clear of debris and make sure they’re well-lit.
  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages and food along with your preferred potion.
  • Stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends.