Halloween 2019

Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Safety Reminders

4-8 p.m., Thursday, October 31
Throughout Glencoe

To ensure that all have a fun and safe time trick-or-treating, the Public Safety Department requests that all keep in mind the following safety tipes and review them with your children:

  • Have each child carry or wear something lit for visibility, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace or flashing attire. At least one person in each group should carry a flashlight.
  • Consider using face paint or makeup instead of masks; it's more comfortable and doesn't obstruct vision like masks can.  
  • Check to ensure that costumes are flame-retardant.
  • Wear well-fitting shoes to avoid trips and falls.
  • Avoid costumes that drag on the ground. 
  • Think "practical" over "cute" when picking a trick-or-treat goody bag or container.
  • Review your family's route for trick-or-treating beforehand, and set a time when kids should be home. Also, have a plan if your child gets separated from the group. A responsible adult or older teen should accompany each group.
  • Only trick-or-treat at houses that have exterior lights on. 
  • Watch for traffic, obey all traffic signs, look before crossing the street and never cross between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
Public Safety Officers will be extra diligent on Halloween to ensure that all have a fun and safe evening!

Children in grades K-8 are also invited to participate in the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce's Halloween Hello event on October 31 at participating businesses in downtown Glencoe from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.