City Vs. Neighborhood Trick Or Treating Hours
WAUWATOSA - Trick or treat starts this weekend. We all know towns and villages set their own hours, but some neighborhoods are doing the same. Why are they separating themselves?
The official city of Wauwatosa trick or treating hours are Sunday afternoon, but lots of neighborhoods like this one are choosing different days. Sometimes it means kids get two chances for treats. Other times, they may find closed doors instead of candy. Max Ranft lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Wauwatosa. His kids will trick or treat Sunday.
"We'll be doing it with the rest of the city just because it's an earlier time for the kids,” Ranft said.
Most of Ranft’s neighbors will celebrate on Halloween night. It's the day set by the neighborhood association.
"It just helps a way of kind of promoting the community. It's nice to trick or treat around people you know,” Ranft said.
The Ravenswood Association even sent out flyers. People can put them in the door if they don't want to give out candy twice.
“Some of the neighborhood people want to participate in the other trick or treats and some don't, so it's a way to let the kids and parents know,” Ravenswood Neighborhood Association’s Paul Turner said.
Multiple trick or treating options can be fun for kids.
“We will probably trick or treat on two nights,” one parent said.
“We trick or treat a little in Milwaukee and we jump in the car and go to other areas,” one parent said.
Residents in Tosa admit individual trick or treat days have kept the citywide celebration smaller. Max believes his kids will still find plenty of treats.
"You can fill up a pumpkin full of candy pretty quick,” Ranft said.
Neighborhoods in Milwaukee and many suburbs do the same thing. It can get a little confusing.
For a list of trick or treat times by city, click on the link under related content.