Halloween 2012: When is Trick-or-Treating in Ballwin and Ellisville?

Because Halloween falls on a weekday in 2012, most trick-or-treating will occur on a weekday in Ballwin, Ellisville and across St. Louis.

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, so most trick-or-treating in 2012 will probably occur on a weekday. 

Some events still held trick-or-treating events over the weekend, but in Ballwin and Ellisville, neighborhood trick-or-treating will happen on Wednesday. 

Ellisville Police will be providing extra patrol, but also handing out Happy Apples to trick-or-treaters. 

Most young children will begin trick-or-treating just before sunset while older kids will likely stay out a little longer in the evening. Sunset for Halloween is expected at 6:02 p.m., according to The Weather Channel. The channel's forecast is a high of 61 degrees and a low of 45 degrees, with no rain expected at this time.

Ellisville and Ballwin police departments shared a few extra safety tips for this Halloween, for all treats and no tricks:

  • Use a flashlight and make sure you can be seen to cars, wearing light or reflective clothing.
  • Walk on sidewalks or near the curb if a sidewalk is not available.
  • Stay in a group.
  • Never eat anything that isn't in a sealed package, and have parents check through the trick-or-treating loot before eating anything.
  • Make sure you can see well with your mask and costume on.

Have a happy -- and safe -- Halloween!


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What Halloween traditions do you have? Any special costume ideas or tips for fun trick-or-treating? Stuck handing out the candy at home? Tell us in the Comments.


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