Remember when people were trying to get Halloween moved to a Saturday permanently? Well, this year, it's a Saturday. So when will the trick-or-treaters be out?

There was a huge debate. Many parents were saying that Halloween should always be on a Saturday so that kids could really enjoy the holiday without having to worry about getting up the next day to go to school. People who were against it were concerned that it would have trick-or-treaters coming to their door at all hours of the day.

Well, this year could have been a good example of what would happen with a Saturday Halloween.

Then COVID-19 happened...trick-or-treating is going to look different this year.

Many towns have said that it will be too risky to go out trick-or-treating, while others have laid out precautions that trick-or-treaters should take, but have still allocated hours for the little ones to gather as much candy as they can.

Some of the towns that are having trick-or-treating are listed below, thanks to WIVB.

October 24

  • Eastern Hills Mall
    • Trunk or Treat – 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Grab N’ Go Fair Food (Oct. 24-25) – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Parking Lot)

October 29

  • Walden Galleria – 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (drive-thru event underneath parking ramp)

Halloween

  • Amherst – 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Depew – 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Regular)
    • Drive-Thru Truck ‘N Treat Halloween Experience to take place at Fireman’s Park (Alternate)
    • Beggar’s Night is cancelled
  • Lewiston (Town and Village) – 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Niagara Falls – 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Town of Tonawanda – 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.