Trick-or-Treat Guide: Times, Safety, Must-See Spots and Weather
Trick-or-treating starts tonight at 6 in Macomb Township.
As the witching hour approaches, we wanted to make sure you had all the information you'll need to make this Halloween one of the spookiest, sugariest and safest on record.
Throughout Macomb Township, trick-or-treating starts at 6 p.m. No sirens will signal the start, so keep an eye on your watch to ensure you don't miss a minute of candy colletion. Trick-or-treating ends at 8 p.m.
- "Gates of Hell" on Tilch Road - More than 1,000 trick-or-treaters stop by this house every year to see the elaborate zombie display on the front lawn. 47882 Tilch Drive.
- Haunted House on Prince Drive - The owners of this home invite trick-or-treaters and their escorts inside their "haunted house" on Halloween night. See the crazed clowns, torture chamber and funeral parlor as you're escorted through the home and into the garage to get your candy! 19800 Prince Drive.
- Evil Land on Provencial Drive - Randy Eveland, with the aid of a few friends and neighbors, built this year's yard haunt in the form of Franktenstein's castle. 19088 Provencial Drive.
It wouldn't be a Michigan Halloween if the kids didn't have to wear long underwear under their costumes and winter coats on top! The chance of rain is likely and it'll just be cold–somewhere in the 40s, according to the National Weather Service. The skies will be cloudy and a waxing crescent moon won't offer much light. Better take a flashlight and an umbrella.
The Macomb Township Fire Department is asking young and old residents to follow these safety tips along the trick-or-treat trail:
- A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
- Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters:
- Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
- Carry a cell phone for quick communication. Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. It doesn't hurt to have a flashlight on hand either.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- Never cut across yards or use alleys.
- Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks. Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
- Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or- treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
- Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
- Inspect the bag of goodies before letting the kids dig in. Make sure wrappers are on candy and have not been opened. Examine and wash any fruit before eating it.
Find more Halloween safety tips on the Macomb Township Fire Department website.