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October is one of those months filled with nostalgia. For me, many of those memories focus on Halloween.
I had so many awesome costumes throughout the years, from 50’s poodle skirt girls to Ms. Frizzle, and Trick or Treat was always a highlight of my entire year.
With cases on a downward trajectory and vaccination rates slowly climbing, even Dr. Fauci is encouraging safe Halloween celebrations. So when will trick-or-treat be coming to a neighborhood near you? We’ve got all of the details below.
2021 Central Ohio Trick-or-Treat Times
Thursday, October 28
- Bexley: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Canal Winchester: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Columbus: 6-8 p.m.
- Dublin: 6-8 p.m.
- Gahanna: 6-8 p.m.
- Grove City: 6-8 p.m.
- Groveport: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Hilliard: 6-8 p.m.
- New Albany: 6-8 p.m.
- Obetz: 6-8 p.m.
- Pickerington: 6-8 p.m.
- Reynoldsburg: 6-8 p.m.
- Upper Arlington: 6-8 p.m.
- Westerville: 6-8 p.m.
- Whitehall: 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, October 31
- Delaware: 6-8 p.m.
- Grandview Heights: 6-8 p.m.
- Marysville: 6-8 p.m.
- Powell: 6-8 p.m.
- Worthington: 6-8 p.m.
If you’re looking for some alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has some fantastic low-risk suggestions. Here are some alternatives to going door-to-door that will help keep your family safe, per the CDC.
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
- Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
- Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
- Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
- Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
- Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
- Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
Have a safe and happy Halloween, Columbus!
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