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What is peak Trick-or-Treating time?

Asked by hannahsugs (3238points) October 31st, 2009

I want to go out for a short walk to see kiddies trick-or-treating. It’s 6:40 here, and our doorbell hasn’t rung yet (although we live on a busy street, and might not get much foot-traffic). When should I go out for ~15 minutes to see the most kids out and about?

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grntwlkr's avatar

Probably around 7:00, It is 6:45 here, and it is starting to pick up, 7:30 it starts to die down.

trailsillustrated's avatar

right now! 6:56 pacific

wundayatta's avatar

Six to 7:30. We probably had 400 of the 600 “kids” we had tonight during that time. Some of the “kids” seemed awfully big to me.

delirium's avatar

600?!

SERIOUSLY?!

We get like… 30, at most.

I am so jealous.

poofandmook's avatar

kids started around 4-ish in my neighborhood. Seemed pretty quiet from 6:30ish on until around 7:30–8 when I heard a bit of a ruckus… probably the older kids.

hannahsugs's avatar

@poofandmook: 4? really? that seems really early for trick-or-treating

Thanks for the advice everyone. I went out for a nice walk around 7, and the streets around my house were very busy. No one came to our door, though :(.

Any advice on what to do with this extra candy?

eponymoushipster's avatar

my parents said there were kids outside their place at 2:30pm.

tandra88's avatar

@eponymoushipster: How original…~

Um, I believe around 7:30–8:30 pm. 9:00 at the latest.

knitfroggy's avatar

We started at 5pm, but we had a lot of different family members we have to drive all over town to Trick or Treat before we can get down to the serious stuff-whole neighborhoods. We started walking about 7ish and saw tons of kids. We walked about an hour and I was cold and tired. The kids would have went a lot longer though. In years past they wore out before daddy and I but that was not the case this year. They were ticked when it was time to go so we took them to a haunted house and all was right with the world.

Zuma's avatar

Kids, begging for food. What has this country come to?

Darwin's avatar

This year trick-or-treat started at 7 pm, once it got dark, kept going actively until 8:30, and then dribbled down to a random few older kids almost wearing costumes by 9:30.

It used to be that the tiny ones came out at 5:30 or 6 so they could still make bathtime and then bedtime, but apparently now the little guys go to bed at 9 or even 10.

janbb's avatar

We were going in to the city yesterday around 2 so I didn’t buy any candy. The doorbell rang twice before we left and I had to turn kids away. I felt like the Halloween Grinch!

wilma's avatar

Our village sets the hours for trick or treating. It was 5 -7 PM. It’s still light when they start, but dark before they are done.

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