• Halloween 2018: What are trick or treat times in Massachusetts?

    By: Olivia O'Brien

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    BOSTON - Are you wondering when is the best time to bring your kids out trick or treating on Halloween in your town?

    While some neighborhoods do not have set time requirements for when residents can trick or treat, many towns across Massachusetts and New Hampshire designate specific trick or treat times.

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    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a few tips on Halloween safety
    •    Wear outfits that are bright and reflective and consider wearing reflective tape for greater visibility
    •    A parent should accompany children around the neighborhood
    •    Bring flashlights and extra fresh batteries
    •    Only approach homes with porch lights on and do not enter homes or cars 
    •    Stay on well-lit streets and use the sidewalk
    •    Make sure your kids stay in a group and do not trick or treat alone

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    Find your trick-or-treat times below: 
        Wed, Oct 31 
    •    Allenstown, NH: 6 - 8 p.m. 
    •    Andover, NH: 5 - 8 pm
    •    Andover, MA: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Amesbury: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    •    Amherst, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Auburn: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Barre: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Beverly: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Billerica: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
    •    Boxford: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
    •    Braintree: 4 - 8 p.m.
    •    Charlton: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    •    Chelmsford: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Concord, NH: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Danvers: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
    •    Dracut: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Essex: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Fitchburg: 5:30-7:30
    •    Gardner: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Goffstown, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Hubbardston: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Ipswich: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Leominster: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Lowell: 6 - 8 p.m. 
    •    Manchester, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Merrimack, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Methuen: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Nashua, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Newbury: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Newburyport: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Newfields, NH: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    North Andover: 5:30 - 7:30
    •    Oxford: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Pelham, NH: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Pepperell: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Rowley: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Rutland: 5 - 8 p.m.
    •    Salem, NH: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Salisbury: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Templeton: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Tewksbury: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Topsfield: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Townsend: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Tyngsborough: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Webster: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    West Newbury : 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Westford: 6 - 8 p.m.
    •    Westminster: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Weymouth: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    •    Winchendon: 5 - 7 p.m.
    •    Windham, NH: 5 - 8 p.m.

    Towns with no set times: 
    •    Ashland
    •    Bellingham
    •    Boston
    •    Cohasset
    •    Lynn
    •    Malden
    •    Newton
    •    Orange
    •    Quincy
    •    Bedford
    •    Brewster
    •    Bridgewater
    •    Brookline
    •    East Bridgewater
    •    Everett
    •    Framingham
    •    Hanson
    •    Millbury
    •    Peabody
    •    Plymouth
    •    Revere
    •    Royalston
    •    Saugus
    •    Uxbridge
    •    Wareham
    •    Westfield
    •    Whitman
    •    Worcester


    If you're planning to spend Halloween night in Salem, expect large crowds and major traffic delays. Downtown streets will close to all traffic by 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Road closures include: Essex Street at Crombie Street and Barton Square to Union Street, Washington Street from New Derby Street to Bridge Street, Federal Street from St. Peter’s Street to North Street, Washington Square North and Washington Square West from Essex Street to Brown Street, Hawthorne Boulevard, Derby Street, Route 1A, Congress Street near Pickering Wharf, Charter Street, Central Street, Front Street, and Lafayette Street from New Derby Street to Front Street. 

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