Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, and little goblins and ghosts will be going door to door trick-or-treating in communities throughout Kane County. Please review the following trick-or-treat times in your community, and scroll down to read the safety tips below the links, to help make the occasion safe and enjoyable for all.
Some communities haven’t yet put out news releases and social media posts on trick-or-treat hours for 2017, so we’ll update this post as they become available. Bookmark this article and visit it often.
Once again, the posted Halloween trick-or-treat hours have changed for a few Kane County communities in 2017, so it’s a good idea to click on the links below for more information.
Below the list are Halloween Safety Tips and other Halloween-related information sent out by Kane County communities.
- Editor’s Note: To any and all communities: If you see anything in this article that is incorrect or needs updating, please email Rick Nagel at email@example.com.
Trick or Treat Hours in Kane County, IL
(LAST UPDATED TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2017)
Algonquin: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Aurora: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (2017)
Barrington: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Bartlett: 3 to 7 p.m. (2017)
Batavia: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Big Rock: Could Not Find
Burlington: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Campton Hills: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (2017)
Carpentersville: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
East Dundee: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Elburn: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Elgin: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017
Geneva: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Gilberts: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Hampshire: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Hoffman Estates: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Huntley: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2017)
Kaneville: 3 to 7 p.m. (2017)
Lily Lake: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2017)
Maple Park: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Montgomery: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (2017)
North Aurora: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2017)
Pingree Grove: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2017)
Sleepy Hollow: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (2016)
South Elgin: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
St. Charles: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Sugar Grove: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Virgil: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2016)
Wayne: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
West Dundee: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (2017)
Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Aurora
Oct 28, 2017-Oct 28, 2017 | noon – 3pm
Downtown Aurora | 20 E. Downer Pl. | Aurora, IL 60506 |
As a complement to the City of Aurora’s regular Trick-Or-Treat, families can also visit downtown Aurora to get a jump start on the Halloween fun.
Aurora Downtown, an organization of downtown business and property owners, is hosting Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Aurora. Downtown businesses, restaurants, and museums welcome costumed visitors on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The free event includes trick-or-treating in the downtown business district, as well as a bat scavenger hunt; red paper bats will be placed outside throughout downtown. A welcome table will be set up during the afternoon at David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. See their web site for a list of participating downtown businesses.
Please make sure you have a SCARY but a SAFE Halloween!
Aurora police ask you and your little goblins to adhere to Aurora’s official trick-or-treat hours, which are 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. If you’re accompanying your little ones, try and go out earlier when it still is light outside.
Other safety tips:
- Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are flame resistant.
- Be sure to carry a flashlight; and costumes should be bright or reflective so children can see and be seen. Putting reflective tape on costumes is another option.
- Masks, costumes and shoes should be well-fitting to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
- Children should stay on sidewalks, look both ways before crossing streets and use established crosswalks wherever possible.
- Props like swords, knives and other objects should be made of soft or flexible material.
- Only visit homes with a front porch light on; and kids should only enter homes if they’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, Trick-or-Treaters should stay outside.
- Bring a cell phone while trick-or-treating in case of an emergency.
- Only factory-wrapped treats should be eaten; homemade treats should be avoided unless the cook is well-known to the trick-or-treater or their family.
Don’t forget to verify addresses of sex offenders living in your neighborhoods by visiting http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=55129 .
Carpentersville Halloween Safety Tips
The Carpentersville Police Department recognizes that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly. Trick-or-treaters should always travel in groups and have adult supervision to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween. It is especially important for parents to adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.
- Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.
- Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
- Try face paint instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they canobstruct a child’s vision.
- If it’s dark, make sure someone has a flashlight.
- Limit “trick-or-treating” to the housing area where they live or are familiar with.
- Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexiblematerials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!
- Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times.
- Keep a safe distance from moving cars.
- Cross only at street corners, never between parked cars, and look in all directions beforecrossing the street.
Halloween treats should only be consumed if they are packaged appropriately. Parents can help protect their children by making sure that treats are wrapped in their original, unbroken packages. If there is evidence that any Halloween treats have been tampered with, please dial 9-1-1 and report it immediately.
The Carpentersville Police Department also reminds motorists to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours. Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas, and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway. Also, be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.
City of St. Charles Halloween Safety Tips
- Official trick-or-treating hours are from 3 to 7 p.m.
- Young children should be accompanied by their parents or another responsible adult.
- If there is a chance children will be out after dark, at least one member of each group should carry a flashlight.
- Remind children to watch for traffic.
- Walk only on sidewalks and cross the streets at intersections.
- Fit costumes properly to avoid tripping hazards and ensure the child has clear vision.
- Choose light colored costumes or add reflective tape or reflectors so they are visible.
- Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
“Drivers should be especially observant and watch for children out walking,” says Cmdr. Erik Mahan. “All residents are encouraged to turn on outside lights for the safety of the trick-or-treaters. Thanks for helping us make this a safe and fun-filled Halloween.”
For more tips and guidelines on Halloween safety, please visit www.halloween-safety.com.