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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Trick-or-Treating in the City of Columbia

Halloween Information

The City of Columbia does not regulate how or when its citizens decide to trick-or-treat, but does recommend following Halloween guidance prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health to allow for safe Halloween celebrations.  We hope you have a fun, safe and happy Halloween!

1.When does the City celebrate Halloween?

Trick or treating takes place every year on October 31.

2.What time does trick-or-treating begin and end?

There is no set time for trick-or-treating; however, families should respect their neighbors’ privacy and only trick-or treat when residents have turned their porch light on, signaling to trick-or-treaters that they are ready to receive guests at their home.  Conversely, when residents have turned their porch light off, trick-or-treaters should refrain from trick-or-treating at that location. 

3.How can I celebrate a Covid-safe Halloween?

The Illinois Department of Public Health has published Halloween Guidance for celebrating Halloween safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The City of Columbia suggests that you review these guidelines and adhere to the suggested safety precautions. 

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