City of Columbus Trick-or-Treat Night (Beggar’s Night) 2016

October 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please follow the following Halloween safety tips

  • Adults should accompany young children and older kids should travel in groups.
  • Children should wear light colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Adding reflective tape to costumes and outer garments will increase visibility.
  • Carry and use flashlights or glow sticks after dark.
  • Visit homes you know and stay within your neighborhood.
  • Together with your child, map out a safe route so you know where they will be.
  • Remind them not to take short cuts through backyards, alleys or fields.
  • Remind children never to enter a stranger’s house or vehicle.
  • Encourage neighborhood block watches and citizens’ groups to patrol the neighborhood.
  • Drive slowly and schedule trips so as to avoid the times of heavy pedestrian traffic.
  • Discourage children from eating their treats until they get home.
  • Closely check all treats at home is a well lit place.
  • Remove all opened candies or treats not in their original wrappers.
  • Inspect all fruit and homemade goodies.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police immediately.