(WTVM/WXTX) – It's Halloween Week!
It's the time of year where ghouls and goblins of all ages dress up and stuff their faces with the candy of their choice. Here are the trick-or-treat times for various locations throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.
- Trick-or-treat times will be observed on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
- Zombie Zip: Haunted Zip Line Tours, Thursday Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.
- Halloween Hotel Horror, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at midnight and 9:30 p.m.
- Spooktacular 2015 at Woodruff Park - activities are FREE! Click here for more details!
- Phenix City is observing trick-or-treat hours on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST.
- Hamilton will observe Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Opelika is observing trick-or-treat on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
- The city of Auburn is observing trick-or-treat on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST due to the Auburn High School football game on Friday, Oct. 30 and an Auburn University football game on Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information, click here.
- ?The LaGrange Police Department and the Troup County Sheriff's Office said there are no set times for trick-or-treating in their area.
- Trick-or-treating will be observed on post on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Halloween Safety Tips:
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- More tips for ghouls and goblins going out for Halloween include trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood and parents checking out the treats before they are consumed.
- AAA will also be having their Tow-to-Go services through Halloween weekend, beginning Oct. 30 thru Nov. 1 at 6 a.m. The phone number is 855-2Tow-2Go. For more information, click here.