- Drive slowly, especially in residential neighborhoods, and be prepared to stop when children are present; know that dark costumes may present a visual challenge for you as you drive.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and curbs, and around corners. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unexpected ways.
- Avoid activities that distract your attention while driving such as talking on your cell phone or eating.
- Be very cautious turning into driveways and backing out, especially where hedges and bushes may block your vision.
- Watch for pets that may be running loose.
To print these tips in English, click on the flyer to the above right.
Trick or Treaters & Neighborhood Safety
- Never trick or treat alone. Young children should always go trick or treating with an adult.
- All children should walk, not run, from house to house, and use sidewalks, not roads. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- It's best to trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
- Wear costumes that allow you to be seen by drivers. Choose bright or light-colored clothing; decorate bags and costumes with reflective tape or stickers.
- Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes. Costumes should be made of fire-resistant materials; avoid costumes with long, trailing fabric.
- Carry a cell phone with you and light your way with a flashlight.
- Cross the street safely at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways before you cross, and keep looking as you walk.
- Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up; don't dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.
- Only visit homes that have the porch light on.
- Accept your treats only at the door, and never go into a stranger's house.
- Beware of jack-o-lanterns lit with candles, which are a fire hazard. It's safer for households to use battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns.
- Have grownups inspect your candy before eating. Don't eat candy if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
To print these tips in Spanish, click on the flyer to the above right.
| Halloween Events Calendar|
Movie in the Park
Friday, Oct. 20
Hotel Transylvania; Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
Free * All ages * 6:30 p.m.
Mountain Crest Community Center, 4101 N. Durango Dr.
Free * 5 p.m.
Monster Mash Pumpkin Dash
Saturday, Oct. 21
Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd.
Free * 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Bob Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane
Free * Age 12 and under *
4 to 6 p.m. (while supplies last)
Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood
Free Admission * Food Trucks at cost * 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
$5 in advance * $10 at the door * Ages 2 to 12 * 5 to 8 p.m.
Batman's Adventure...Gotham Needs You!
Paradise Recreation Center, 475 Mcleod Dr.
Free * 5 to 8 p.m.
Spooktacular Stories and Crafts
Friday, Oct. 27
Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane
Free * All ages * Walk-ins Welcome * 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Haunt the Wetlands
*Free * All ages * Walk-in Welcome * 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane
Free * 11:15 a.m.
Parkdale Recreation Center, 3200 Ferndale St.
Free * Ages 3 to 14 * 3 p.m.
Halloween Safe Night
Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.
Free * Ages 2 to 13 * 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.