Trick-or-treat hours set for City of Williamsburg, James City and York Counties

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Stay safe on Halloween by following hours set for trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-treat hours for James City County and the City of Williamsburg run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 for children 12 and under.

Hours for York County are set from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 for children 12 and under.

Free trick-or-treating in Colonial Williamsburg, as part of the inaugural Halloween program "Blackbeard's Revenge," is now closed out, due to the high number of reservations received.

Trick-or-treat options for this weekend include Trunk or Treat from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24 at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat through a parking lot full of decorated vehicle trunks as well as play games, enjoy hayrides and more. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., at $5 per child, with trunk-or-treating from 5 to 6 p.m.

From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oct. 24, kids can trick-or-treat throughout Jamestown Settlement, including aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. "Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement" also features games, straw maze, a monster mash dance and more. Admission is $7 per child, ages 4 through 12, and free for children under 3.

James City County Police offer the following safety tips:

•Plan a route ahead of time, picking streets that are familiar and well-lit.

•Costumes should be easy to walk in, short enough to avoid tripping, easy to see in the dark and made from non-flammable material.

•Young children should never trick-or-treat without an adult or older sibling.

•Carry a flashlight or glow stick. Only visit homes with the porch light on.

•Only cross streets at corners. When possible, stay on the sidewalk. If no sidewalk exists, stay as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.

•Candy shouldn't be eaten until an adult or parent has checked it out.

•Trick-or-treaters should never go into strangers' homes.

•Those driving on Halloween should watch out for children trick-or-treating, in case children forget to look out for cars.

Bridges can be reached at 757-275-4934.

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