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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Written by ndmulti

Halloween is a holiday that’s beloved by many in neighborhoods across the country, but it can also be a dangerous night. From kids running between streets and neighborhoods in the dark, people driving home from parties, and hundreds of people giving out candy to children, the holiday can sometimes hold more tricks than treats.

Here are a few tips from the Center for Disease Control on how to have a safe Halloween:

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult and only visit well-lit houses.

And of course, you can use the Nextdoor Treat Map to see who is giving out candy in your neighborhood, plan your route ahead of time, and even print out a map to make sure you stay on track.

From all of us at Nextdoor, have a very happy and safe Halloween!


  • Today I saw for the first time this blog section. I like it and think some neighbors at National Village might like it too. How can I get this blog on the Nextdoor site for National Village?

  • I Love This Picture, I Love It!!! All three children are focused on their mission. At the times we are in now, to see this picture made me smile. I bet the little boy got candy first, he’s right at the opening.

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