To have your kids safe and sound at home before dark, plan to be home by 5:30 if you live in Maine or parts of Arizona. In those areas, sunset will happen before 5:40 p.m. on October 31st this year, which doesn’t leave much time to do all your trick-or-treating—especially if you’re a chaperone working nine-to-five. On the other hand, these might be the perfect places for kids to trick-or-treat if they like to play in the dark without staying out too late.
Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana will have more wiggle room this year for those looking to collect their goodies during daylight hours. Kids in these areas can stay out until nearly 7:00 p.m. before it starts getting dark. But that might be good news for trick-or-treaters who prefer to have dinner before they go spoiling their appetites with candy.
Whenever you decide to venture out in costume with your candy basket, make the most of the evening with plenty of fun, festive activities to keep everyone safe and smiling (even if they have to be home before six).