It’s Halloween in Hampton Roads! Before you and the kiddos hit the streets to trick or treat, here is a recap of the most current Halloween regulations per city – encouraging fun and safety.
Stay visible and have a “SPOOK”-tacular time!
Trick-or-Treat hours will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on October 31 for children up to 14.
In the City of Hampton, trick-or-treat hours are from sunset or approximately 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children 12-years-of-age or younger.
Residents are reminded that trick-or-treating activities are for children 12 years of age and younger. It starts at dusk and all trick-or-treating activities are to end by 8 p.m.
To participate in trick-or-treating on October 31 on the streets of Norfolk, children must be 12 years of age or younger and be off the streets by 8 p.m. A parent, guardian or other responsible person, who lawfully has in his custody a child 12 years old or younger, may accompany the child for the purpose of caring for, looking after or protecting the child.
In Portsmouth, Trick-or-Treating happens from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children 12 years old or younger. It is illegal for teens or people older than 12 to be out later than 8 p.m. or to trick or treat, except in normal business or accompanying a child.
In Suffolk, it is against the law for anyone over the age of 12 to trick-or-treat in Suffolk. Also, trick-or-treating in Suffolk ends at 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treating begins at dusk on October 31 and ends at 8 p.m. for children 12 years of age and younger.
Williamsburg/James City County
Trick-or-treat hours in James City County are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 31 for children 12 and under. The James City County is expected for trick or treaters to walk safely in the roads and follow pedestrian safety with no distractions such as phones. Also to teach the children to never dart crossing the street.
Trick-or-treat hours in York County are from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Children age 12 or younger may trick-or-treat and should be accompanied by an adult. Residents are asked to turn on porch lights to identify homes that wish to receive trick-or-treaters.
SOURCE: Information obtained from https://www.wavy.com/living-local/holidays/halloween/hampton-roads-trick-or-treat-times-laws-and-guidelines/