The City of Columbia does not regulate how or when its citizens decide to trick-or-treat, but you'll find the City's Halloween traditions below.
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. What about trick-or-treating at local businesses?
On the Saturday before Halloween from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Historic Main Street is closed to traffic from from Cherry to Whiteside to allow for safe trick-or-treating at participating businesses. At exactly noon, a costume contest is held in the City Hall parking lot. Participating businesses throughout the City also welcome trick-or-treaters the Saturday before Halloween from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
We hope you have a fun, safe and happy Halloween!