Apparently “trick-or-treating” will soon be a thing of the past in Indianapolis…
In Marion County, trick-or-treat hours are from 5 to 7 pm.
Police are reminding parents to keep their trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween.
- Try to finish before dark
- If trick-or-treating at night, carry flashlights
- Costumes should be visible in the dark
Ugh, hello, McFly? Need I really point out why this doesn’t make sense?
I’ll be *lucky* to have my kids ready to go by 6:30 pm…and that’s if we skip dinner. And due to new DST nonsense, the sunset is 6:45 pm this year, so for us that means it will be dusk at 7:00 pm.
Man, what happened to the days of 6:00 to 9:00 pm “official” trick-or-treating hours where you’d actually stay out until 9:30 pm when every last porch light was out? And when it was dark around 6:00 pm here in Indy.
Not that my kids really need to be out more than an hour, but still, this window just isn’t very realistic. I’m sure the police are thinking saftey first, as there is an abundance of kooks running around, but come on, this is a weekday.Â Even until 8:00 pm would be much better for parents who have “day jobs” and don’t want their children wandering the streets alone.
Anyway, there’s an excellent chance you’ll find me toting my kids around after the 7:00 pm “close of Halloween”.Â At least until the kids are bored or the last light has been turned off.