Trick-or-Treat Times for Halloween on the Seacoast in 2021
Trick or Treat is a go in most Seacoast communities for Halloween 2021.
Despite the ongoing pandemic CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said it's okay to trick-or-treat this season.
"I think that we should be able to let our kids go trick or treating in small groups," Walensky said on CBS' Face the Nation on Sept. 26.
It wasn't all treats from Walensky about the holiday.
"If you're able to be outdoors, absolutely. I wouldn't necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party," Walensky said.
UPDATED 2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Times on the Seacoast
The city of Portsmouth offered some suggestions for celebrating the holiday that are applicable in any community.
- Outdoor activities are much safer than indoor activities.
- Travel in small groups. Small children should be accompanied and supervised at all times.
- Carry a face mask, just in case (for example, when going to a door for candy vs. taking candy from a table or other container, away from others).
- Maintain distance between your “ghouls” and other groups.
- Residents who do not want to participate should leave their front houselights turned off, or put a sign on the driveway or sidewalk. Trick-or-treaters should respect that notice.
- It is still best for children and those providing candy to maintain physical distance or wear masks. You may wish to put treats in individual paper bags or spread out on trays (rather than a communal bowl) and placed on a table on the front walk, porch or driveway. Be creative!
- Trick-or-treaters should use flashlights, walk on sidewalks where available, travel in familiar, well-lit areas, and only go to homes with outdoor lights on. Phones down, heads up. Be aware of your surroundings.
The city also had suggestions for drivers on Halloween:
- Enter and exit driveways slowly, watch for children.
- After dark, watch for trick-or-treaters in dark clothing.
- New or inexperienced drivers should avoid driving after dark on Halloween.