What You Need to Know About Halloween in North Reading

Here is all the information you’ll need for a fun and safe Halloween. Check out the video Norcam shot during the Martin’s Pond Haunted Playground this year.

Photo credit: Lori Lynes.
Photo credit: Lori Lynes.

Another Halloween is upon us as young North Reading residents get ready to head out into the streets for Trick-or-Treating.

Here is all the information you’ll need for a fun and safe Halloween in North Reading.

When is Trick-or-Treating?

For those new to North Reading, you should know that there is no specific time for Trick-or-Treating in North Reading. Unlike other towns that have specific times, North Reading lets parents decide when to go out with their children. However, between 5 and 6 p.m. is the peak time for Trick-of-Treating.

Drivers should be especially careful at that time. 



The weather forecast is not great. Rain may be as much a part of Halloween this year as ghosts and goblins. The temperature during the peak Trick-or-Treating time will be about 60 degrees with showers and wind possible.

Bring your umbrella just in case.

Also, there are plenty of leaves on the ground so be careful when walking around on Halloween evening if it rains.


Halloween fun at Flint

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, Flint Memorial Library is hosting a Children’s Halloween party at 11 a.m. Thursday. There will be stories and songs and a Halloween parade.


What to do with all that candy

Here are five ways to handle a Halloween candy overload.


Where to shop for last-minute Halloween items

If you’re looking for a last-minute costume, you're in luck in North Reading. There is community staple Joker’s Wild and newcomer Spirit of Halloween for your Halloween needs. 

Non-Halloween-specific stores like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Stop & Shop also have a smaller selection of Halloween items and plenty of candy.

Be safe

The North Reading Police in conjunction with AAA have provided the community with the following safety tips for a fun filled Halloween.


·       Be bright on Halloween night! Carry a flashlight

·       Use reflective tape or stickers on your costume or treat bags

·       Masks can block your vision. Use non – toxic face paint instead

·       Costumes and shoes should fit well to prevent trips and falls

·       Costume accessories should be soft and flexible, not sharp and pointy



·       Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing

·       Cross at corners, not between parked cars

·       If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic

·       Walk, don’t run

·       Use caution when crossing driveways

·       Obey traffic signals

·       Go with a group and bring a trusted adult

Here are some additional tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

Let's not forget our furry friends. Here are Halloween safety tips to keep pets safe by the ASPCA.

North Reading Patch hopes you enjoy your Halloween. Here's hoping for a day of treats. Be safe. 


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