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.