Here’s Where Trick-or-Treat Is Happening in Milwaukee County

Here’s what you need to know about trick-or-treat this year.

It is hard to imagine a Halloween without being able to trick-or-treat. But this year, each Milwaukee community had to make their own decision regarding this event.

City of Milwaukee leaders opted to cancel trick-or-treat. While most communities decided to designate a trick-or-treat time anyway, they encourage residents to be extra cautious this year.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control stated that door-to-door trick-or-treating has the potential to spread the virus that causes COVID-19.

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While it is highly recommended to not trick-or-treat this Halloween, if you choose to do so, the North Shore Health Department recommends the following these rules to mitigate the spread:

  • Wear a face covering and keep physical distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and non household family members.
  • Bring hand sanitizer along to use as needed and wash your hands when you return home.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating or trading candy with non-household members.
  • Wait 72 hours before consuming candy received while trick-or-treating.
  • Do not host gatherings, such as block parties, festivals and parades.
  • If you are sick, do not participate in trick-or-treat.

For those who choose to pass out candy, limit contact to one person per household handing out candy and stay outside. You should distribute candy in your driveway while wearing a mask, and gloves if possible. Do not hand out candy if you are sick.

Safer, alternative Halloween ideas for this year include virtual costume parties, celebrations or activities at home or Drive-thru haunted houses.

With these health and safety guidelines in mind, here are the trick-or-treat schedules for each Milwaukee community this Halloween.

Brown Deer

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 1-4 P.M.

According to the city’s website, Brown Deer, along with the CDC and the North Shore Health Department recommends not trick-or-treating this year. However, for those who decide to trick-or-treat, they ask that you follow the guidelines set by the North Shore Health Department.

Cudahy

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 5-7 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Fox Point

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 1-4 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Franklin

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Glendale

CANCELED

According to the city of Glendale’s website, the North Shore Health Department recommends communities avoiding large gatherings of children and families.

Greendale

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Greenfield

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

The Greenfield website says participating households should turn porch lights on. Masks are also recommended for trick-or-treaters, guardians, households giving away candy and anyone else participating.

Hales Corners

SATURDAY OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Milwaukee

CANCELED

The city of Milwaukee canceled trick-or-treat this year. 

Oak Creek

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

According to its website, the “Safe Site” at the Oak Creek Historical Society grounds will not be held this year, but will hopefully return in 2021.

River Hills

SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 1-4 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Saint Francis

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 5-7 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Shorewood

CANCELED

According to the city of Shorewood’s website, the Village Board voted 7-0 against setting official trick-or-treat hours this year.

“Community members should find alternative ways to celebrate the Halloween holiday this year,” the website says. “This decision was made to continue Shorewood’s efforts to support the public health and safety for our community.”

South Milwaukee

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Trick-or-treat scheduled to proceed as usual.

Whitefish Bay

CANCELED

Although Whitefish Bay is no longer celebrating trick-or-treating this year, residents can enjoy an alternative version of the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation’s Great Pumpkin Festival, which will take place from Oct. 28 to 31 in Old School House Park.

Wauwatosa

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 1-4 P.M.

Only certain areas of Wauwatosa will be celebrating the holiday.

West Allis

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4-7 P.M.

According to its website, although the City of West Allis sets the time for trick-or-treat, the event is not sponsored by the City or any other community organization.

West Milwaukee

CANCELED

“Residents are encouraged to participate in lower-risk ways of celebrating this year as we continue to see rising coronavirus infection rates in our state,” according to its website.

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Skyler Chun is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is currently a sophomore at Marquette University studying Journalism and Digital Media.