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Posted on: October 4, 2021

2021 Trick-or-Treating Hours

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City of Lowell Sets Trick-Or-Treating Hours for Sunday, October 31

LOWELL, MA – City Manager Eileen Donoghue and Superintendent of Police Kelly Richardson have announced that trick-or-treating will be held in the City of Lowell on Sunday, October 31 from 6:00 PM to 

8:00 PM.


Trick-or-treaters and accompanying adults are encouraged to follow precautions in order to keep themselves and the Lowell community safe during Halloween festivities. 


General trick-or-treating safety tips

  • Wear costumes that are flame resistant, bright and reflective.
  • Provide all children with flashlights, and fasten glow sticks or reflective material to their bags and costumes to ensure that they are visible to motorists. 
  • Do not enter a stranger’s home or approach a home that does not appear to be welcoming trick-or-treaters.
  • Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and follow a planned route. 
  • A responsible adult should accompany young children at all times. 
  • Remain alert while walking in roadways and refrain from using smartphones or other electronic devices.
  • Instruct children not to eat candy before returning home, and inspect all items thoroughly before they are consumed.


Tips for preventing transmission of COVID-19

  • Wear a mask or face covering. This is required for all participants who are unvaccinated, including children under the age of 12 who are not eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Keep interactions while accepting candy brief and remain outside when interacting with people outside of your group. 
  • Trick-or-treat in small groups. 
  • Households distributing candy should avoid using a shared bowl, and should consider giving individual bags to each trick-or-treater.
  • Do not go trick-or treating if you are feeling unwell, if you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if someone in your household recently tested positive for COVID-19.


Households that do not wish to participate in trick-or-treating should shut off outdoor lights between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Trick-or-treaters are asked to be respectful of homes that are not hosting visitors. 


Motorists are advised to exercise caution and travel at low speeds while driving during trick or treating hours. Inexperienced motorists should avoid driving during these hours. 


Monsterbash and Downtown Halloween Stroll

The City of Lowell will host the annual Monsterbash and Downtown Halloween Stroll on Saturday, October 30, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Participating downtown businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters and distribute candy from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A haunted house will be open to visitors of all ages at the Lowell High School cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Additional details of this event, including a list of participating businesses, will be available in the coming weeks, and will be posted online at:




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