Here’s What You Need To Know About Trick-Or-Treating In Columbus

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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