2012 New Hampshire Trick or Treating

By on October 22, 2012

Veranians’ Trick Or Treat Times

  • Amherst: 10/31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Bedford: 10/31, 5-7 p.m.
  • Concord: 10/31, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Hampton: 10/31, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Londonderry: 10/31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Manchester: 10/31, 5-8 p.m.
  • Nashua: 10/31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Portsmouth: 10/30, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Salem: 10/31, 6-8 p.m.

Don’t live in one of these towns? You can check with a few places to find out what time Trick Or Treating will be in your town. First, check your local city website for information. If you can’t find it there, NH.com has a list of times available. Still can’t find it? If you can’t find the info online, call your local town or city hall for information. It is essential for the safety of everyone that Trick Or Treaters are out during the designated times. Safety on Halloween is a top priority!

Staying  Safe for Trick or Treating in 2012

I remember trick-or-treating held during the day time on a weekend day in the fall for my entire childhood.  In the last few years trick-or-treat in Manchester, has been held on Halloween evening. This has brought some mixed feelings about having trick-or treat at night, we “Manchesterites” are used to having trick-or-treat during daylight hours.  If we wanted to trick-or-treat in the evening we would have to visit the neighborhoods of the surrounding towns.  Whether there are trick-or-treaters lining your streets on a crisp fall day, or a spooky autumn evening, we still must keep safety our #1 mission during the trick-or-treat season.   Here are a few safety tips that never get old!

  • Trick-or-treat with friends and family, not alone.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Check your candy before you eat it. Make sure there are no holes or openings.
  • Trick-or-treat with flashlights so drivers and other trick-or-treaters can see you.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks when you can.
  • Use sidewalks! If there are none, do your best to stay off the actual road.
  • Accept, but don’t eat home-made treats.
  • Only go into homes (even the cool haunted ones) if you’re with an adult.
  • Stay away from fire while you’re in costume, especially open candles.

safety tips courtesy of http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/ . Image courtesy of inspector_81

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