The spookiest week of the year has finally arrived! Today we have a blog post for all the candy loving, face painting, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating ghosts and ghouls out there who are looking for a few tips on ways to stay safe this Halloween. We have also included a few can’t-miss Halloween events happening in and around our city in the days leading up to the scary evening! 

-Did you know the risk of a child being hit by a car is higher on Halloween night than any other day of the year (according to Safe Kids Worldwide)? Knowing this, it’s important to make sure kids walk on lit sidewalks and always use crosswalks to cross the street. 

-Additionally, you may want to think about giving your child a flashlight to carry with them or wearing glow sticks to help make them more visible to drivers. 

-When your child gets home from trick-or-treating, help them sort through their sweet goodies and throw away any candy that is not sealed. 

-If you have young children, be sure to supervise them while eating hard candy or chewing gum to avoid choking. 

-If you are staying home to hand out candy, take a quick look at your front yard and remove anything that may cause a child to trip or slip. 

-Even if your family pet is great with visitors, it may be a good idea to keep them away from the front door while handing out candy as the commotion may cause them anxiety/stress – and thus to act out.

-For older kids who go out on their own (this is for parents to review with their kids): Make sure to trick-or-treat in a group and always stay together so no one gets lost, and never go into a stranger’s car or home. Additionally, only approach houses that have porch lights on, have a planned route and agree on a set time they will be home by. 

Halloween Events Around Omaha:

What: Halloween Party at Fat Brian Toys
When: October 29th (10:30-11:30am)
Where: 16909 Burke Street Suite 131 Omaha, NE

What: Trunk-or-Treat at Montclair
When: October 29th (5:30-7pm)
Where: Montclair Community Center | 2304 S 135th Ave Omaha, NE

What: Out & About Storytime: Marquis Place
When: October 30th (10-10:30am)
Where: 20800 W Maple Road Omaha, NE

What: Tiny Tots Halloween Party
When: October 30th (10am-12pm)
Where: A.V. Sorensen Branch | 4808 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Kroctober Carnival
When: October 31st (4:30-6pm)
Where: Omaha Kroc Center | 2825 Y Street Omaha, NE

What: Halloween Storytime 
When: October 31st (10:30am)
Where: Ralston Library | 5555 S 77th Street Ralston, NE

What: Toddler Trick-or-Treat
When: October 31st (9:45-10:45am)
Where: Sump Memorial Library | 222 N Jefferson Street Papillion, NE


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