Trick or Treat Downtown

Laveya Rivera, 7, gave Pikachu a hug while trick or treating on the 300 block of North Queen St. in Lancaster in 2017.

Trick-or-treat night 2019 throughout Lancaster County will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Years ago, municipalities throughout the county had trick or treat at different times. That changed in 1992 when the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee started encouraging trick-or-treating on Halloween, unless the holiday falls on a weekend. Because Halloween is on Thursday this year, that is when trick-or-treat night will be held.

In Lancaster County, Conoy Township and East Cocalico Twp. have rescheduled trick-or-treat for Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m.

If you can’t wait until Halloween, there are other opportunities in addition to the main event on Oct. 31. Here are a few:

Trick or treat with your pet at Tailwagger’s Trick-or-Treat, Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buchanan Park. This event from Humane Pennsylvania  is free and will have costume contests for pets, children and adults. Details can be found online.

Mount Joy will have a downtown trick or treat night for businesses, Friday, Oct. 25 from 5-8 p.m. Details can be found online.

Giant Food Stores in Lancaster and York counties will have free events, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Wear  a costume and search for healthy goodies through the stores. Details can be found online.

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