When will the goblins show? Find trick or treat dates, times

The York Dispatch

Get your candy bowls stocked and your pumpkins carved.

Halloween is more than a week away, but some York County communities start celebrating early, with municipalities in the western part of the county calling for trick-or-treaters to start ringing doorbells on Tuesday.

Some safety tips from safekids.org:

  • Cross streets at corners, pay attention to traffic signals and look before you cross.
  • Always walk on sidewalks and paths, and watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up.
  • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat with an adult.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Use face paint or makeup instead of masks whenever possible.
  • Carry glow sticks or flashlights.
  • Make sure costumes are the right size to prevent trips and falls, especially on steps.
  • Drive carefully when trick-or-treating is going on. Be alert in residential neighborhoods, and take extra time to look for kids at intersections and when pulling into or out of driveways and alleys.

Zombies are always a good costume for Halloween.

Here’s the list of trick-or-treat times for municipalities around the county:

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25: Hanover, Manheim, Penn and West Manheim townships.

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27: Dillsburg, Franklintown and Lewisberry boroughs, Carroll, Fairview, Franklin, Monaghan and Newberry townships.

6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31: York City; Cross Roads, Dallastown, Delta (and firehouse block party, 7-9 p.m.), Dover, East Prospect, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Goldsboro, Hallam, Jacobus, Jefferson, Loganville, Manchester, Mount Wolf, New Freedom, New Salem, North York, Red Lion, Seven Valleys, Shrewsbury, Spring Grove, Stewartstown, Wellsville (6-7 p.m., then firehall party, 7-8 p.m.), West York, Windsor, Winterstown, Wrightsville, Yoe, York Haven and Yorkana; Chanceford, Codorus, Conewago, Dover, East Hopewell, East Manchester, Fawn, Heidelberg, Hellam, Hopewell, Jackson, Lower Chanceford, Lower Windsor, Manchester, North Codorus, North Hopewell, Paradise, Shrewsbury, Spring Garden, Springettsbury, Springfield, West Manchester, Windsor and York townships.

No set time: Peach Bottom, Warrington and Washington townships.

Many places are also holding trunk-or-treat events, where kids can trick-or-treat inside or in parking lots.

York First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with refreshments, hay rides and surprises. Held rain or shine. Information: 755-0307.

Dover Township, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Brookside Park.

Warrington Township, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the township municipal park.

Pleasureville United Methodist Church, 2606 N. Sherman St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Costumes are encouraged. Information: 757-3216.

The Guy Fawkes mask made an appearance at the 2015 York Halloween Parade.

Spry Church, 50 School St., annual event with snacks, a bonfire and hayrides, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Decorated trunks and costumes are encouraged. Information: 741-1429.

Loganville Borough, 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Goodling Park.

Christ Lutheran Church and Preschool, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Includes a youth-group haunted house and food. Costumes are encouraged. Information: 235-0459.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1674 Furnace Road, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot. Character costumes are encouraged. Information: 927-6850.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., for children ages 12 and younger and their families, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Includes food, crafts, activities, 4-5:30 p.m., and decorated trunks, 5:30 p.m. Nonscary costumes requested. Information: www.stjohnyorkpa.com or 840-0382.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., North York, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Prizes will be given for donations of nonperishable food items for the York County Food Bank. Information: 854-0589.

Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover, for children up to age 12 and their families, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Held indoors/outdoors with games, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses and more. Information: devingroat@outlook.com or 779-0400.

Round Hill Church, 7362 Church Road, Cross Roads, 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in the parking lot. Bring a bag or bucket; costumes are optional. Information: 993-6643.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Market St., 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in its parking lot. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated car. To enter a car, call 845-8023 or email office@stmarksyork.com.