What time do kids go trick or treating?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Uh… I’ve never heard about a trick or treating time.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Usually between 5pm and 7pm around here

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@Sassygrn:  Same!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our town has specific allowed hours, I think it’s 3pm to 8pm or something like that.  I am pretty sure there is a rule about kids under 12 having to be off the streets before 9 in some places too.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@greenidlady:  I’ve never heard of a set time or schedule for trick or treating. When I was a kid we went outside when the streetlights came on and stayed out for a couple of hours. It’s no fun when the sun is still out.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hm. I’ve never heard a specific time announced on the news or anything. I’d say generally it’s 5-7 though.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have never heard of certain times, but one year when it fell on Sunday trick or treating was “moved” to a different day. I live in the south, so that should explain the thought process behind that. Undecided

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our small town has designated hours of 6-8 simply out of courtesy. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@greenidlady:  Yeah my parents would start handing out the candy at 5 pm or so, and they still do. I was allowed to go out then and when I was younger I had to be with mom or dad. When I was about 9 and older, they let me go out without supervision but I had to be with friends at all times and be back by 9:00 or 9:30 pm. That was great because I lived in a giant suburb so we would canvass all the streets for candy and for a couple of years I even had to take a wagon (!!!) because things got heavy.

It was the same for my brother, who is 8 years younger. But then I was the one taking him out instead, and we would go out earlier. He was lucky because I knew where all the good houses were – the ones who handed out full chocolate bars and all that, and stayed away from the people who handed out pencils (I think those people are all dentists and doctors, lol). He never liked to stay out for very long though. I think it depends on the kid.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Maybe it’s a midwest thing, because we definitely have specific trick or treating times in Michigan, and have had them since I can remember.

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