Get Your Costume Ready, Halloween is Approaching

Posted on 10/09/2017

Trick-or-treating in Arlington Heights will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Children are asked to only visit homes that have outdoor lights on, and to be accompanied by an adult.

The village has also announced hours for its trick-or-treat event in downtown Arlington Heights. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 30. Families are invited to come downtown in costume and visit stores, restaurants and businesses that will be participating in this event.

The Arlington Heights Police Department provides the following safety tips to keep in mind this Halloween:

Younger ‘trick or treaters’ should always be accompanied by an adult. Establish neighborhood boundaries and a curfew for older family members.

Inspect all treats before eating them.

Costumes should be flame resistant, made of bright or reflective material that does not impede the child’s ability to walk.

Masks that interfere with a child’s ability to see can be very dangerous, please make sure that your child can clearly see side to side.

Cross a street at the corner, preferably in a marked crosswalk. Use a flashlight to increase visibility.

Unfortunately, some interpret Halloween as a night of mischief. Parents are asked to review acceptable behavior with their children. Know the route your children are taking.

Take a moment to examine your property for hazards. Remove any unsecured implements that may cause a child to trip and fall.