Let's continue our Halloween countdown. The big day is only six days away, and Patch wants to make sure you are ready.
In Oakland County, trick-or-treat times vary from community to community. In West Bloomfield kids, can trick-or-treat from 6-8 p.m.
Planning on going to a neighboring city? Let's check out their hours:
- Birmingham: no set hours. Parents should use their discretion.
- Bloomfield Township: 6-7 p.m.
- Commerce Township: Dusk-8:30 p.m.
- Farmington/Farmington Hills: no set hours. Parents should use their discretion.
- Keego Harbor: 6-7 p.m.
- Walled Lake: 5:30-8 p.m.
- Waterford: 6-7 p.m.
- White Lake Township: 6-7:30 p.m.
If you are planning on going trick-or-treating in a friend's neighborhood a little further out from us, here are other city trick-or-treat hours you should observe:
- Auburn Hills: 6-7 p.m.
- Brighton: 6-8 p.m.
- Clarkston: 6-7 p.m.
- Huntington Woods: recommended 6-8 p.m.
- Madison Heights: 6-8 p.m.
- Milford: 6-8 p.m.
- Northville: 6-8 p.m.
- Lake Orion: 6-8 p.m.
- Oxford: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Pontiac: 6-7 p.m.
- Rochester: 7-8 p.m.
- Rochester Hills: 6-8 p.m.
- Royal Oak: no set hours. Parents should use their discretion.
- South Lyon Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Troy: recommended 6-8 p.m.
- Wixom: 6-8 p.m.
My first thought when I looked this over is gone are the days when the oldest kids stopped by at 9 p.m. and my mom dumped whatever candy was left into their pillow cases.
On the other hand, now that I am a mom I can totally understand why cities choose to observe these hours. I am actually thankful for the hours, because I also have a dog that likes to bark at everything that walks by. Since most little ones are in bed by 9 p.m., it makes sense. By 8 p.m. kids feet are usually tired and they get just enough time to head home to let parents check their goody bag and enjoy a sweet treat or two.
Remember if you run out of candy or are ready to close shop on the door-to-door fun you can always turn your porch light off.
Check back in with the West Bloomfield Patch tomorrow for more information on Halloween in West Bloomfield.