INDIANAPOLIS -- Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time to start planning when you’ll take the kids out trick-or-treating.
We’ve compiled a list of all available trick-or-treat times that have been released so far for areas across central Indiana. If you don't see your community - check back soon - we'll update this list as more times and events are released.
Tuesday, October 31
Anderson: 5-7:30 p.m.
Avon: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Carmel: 5- 8 p.m.
Fishers: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Greenfield: 5 – 8 p.m.
Greenwood: 6-8:30 p.m.
Indianapolis: 6 - 8 p.m.
IMPD Southeast District Headquarters: 3 - 7 p.m.
IFD Stations across Indy: 6 - 8 p.m.
Johnson County: 6 – 8 p.m.
Lebanon: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
McCordsville: 5-8 p.m.
New Castle: 5 – 9 p.m.
Noblesville: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Plainfield: 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 28
E. 91st Street Christian Church (Castleton): 4 - 6 p.m. The event will feature fun, free activities for the whole family including games and inflatables.
Pleasant View Lutheran Church (801 W. 73rd Street): 4 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 29
First Baptist Church of Indianapolis (8600 N. College Avenue): 5 - 6:30 p.m. The event will feature free fun activities, games, prizes and treats in the church's FBC parking lot.
Tuesday, October 31
Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat at Indiana State Fairgrounds: 5 - 7 p.m. The event is open to all children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult.
If you have a trick-or-treat time or event to add to this list email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the time, date and location of the event.
SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK-or-TREATERS
As parents get their kids ready for Halloween, here are some tips they should follow:
Use only flame-resistant costumes.
Plan the trick-or-treat route - make sure adults know where children are going. A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children as they make their way around the neighborhood.
Make sure trick-or-treaters can see, and be seen. Give them a flashlight to light their way. Add reflective tape to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags. Have everyone wear light-colored clothing to be seen.
Instead of masks, which can cover the eyes and make it hard to see, use face paint instead.
Be cautious around animals, especially dogs.
Visit only the homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door – never go inside.
Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the edge of the roadway, facing traffic. Look both ways before crossing the street, and cross only at the corner. Don’t cut across yards or use alleys. Don’t cross between parked cars.
Make sure a grown-up checks the goodies before eating. Remove loose candy, open packages and choking hazards. Discard any items with brand names that you are not familiar with.
TIPS FOR WELCOMING THE KIDS ON HALLOWEEN
If you are planning on welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home, follow these safety steps:
Sweep leaves from your sidewalks and steps.
Clear your porch or front yard of obstacles someone could trip over.
Restrain your pets.
Light the area well so the young visitors can see.
Use extra caution if driving. Youngsters are excited and may forget to look both ways before crossing.