Arlington Heights Halloween: Villagewide Trick-or-Treat Hours, Trunk or Treat Event, and Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event and Hours


The Arlington Heights Police Department has set the hours for Trick or Treat activities in the Village of Arlington Heights on Halloween, Monday, October 31, from 3-7 p.m. Children are asked to only visit homes that have outdoor lights on, and to be accompanied by an adult.

Trick or Treat in Downtown Arlington Heights is scheduled between 3-6 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016. Families are welcome to come Downtown in costume and visit stores, restaurants and businesses that will be participating in this event.

Trunk or Treat, October 28 – Trick or Treat from car to car inside the Public Works Garage, 222 N. Ridge Ave., from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28.This event is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Park District and includes fun activities, games, jump inflatables, Mad Science demonstration, an arts and craft project and refreshments.

Registration for the event will be available at the door. To save some money and pre-register for the event, register by 9 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Registration must be under the child’s name.

Businesses and organizations will decorate their vehicles and provide “Halloween Handouts.” Come in costume; we’ll provide the treat bags. (Parents must accompany their children during the event.) For details and registration, click here.

Halloween is a fun time of year but it is important to keep safety in mind. Below are some tips from the Arlington Heights Police Department on how to have a safe and enjoyable 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.

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