Trick or Treat Downtown Henderson and City of Henderson

Kids 12 and under, in costume, be sure to come to downtown Henderson, NC tonight, October 31st, 2014 for Trick or Treating at your local businesses along Garnett Street.  From 4:00 pm  to 5:30 pm downtown will be filled with hundreds of kids and parents for a safe Halloween Trick or Treat.  Participating businesses will have an orange flyer in their window.

Be sure you take a few minutes after your session to visit a downtown restaurant and have a snack or dinner, then enjoy visiting your local neighborhoods in the city for evening Trick or Treating.

Please advise children of the following Halloween safety tips:

  1. Stay close by your neighborhood and only visit homes of people that you know.

  2. Watch for traffic and avoid busy intersections.

  3. Wear light colored clothing and reflective material.

  4. Make sure you can see through any masks that are worn.

  5. Make sure an adult accompanies you.

  6. Go out in daylight hours and if it gets dark have a flashlight readily available.

  7. Accept only candy that is sealed.

  8. Have an adult examine your candy or goodies before eating.


The following rules and regulations are set forth by Section 10-15 through 10-17 of the City Code.

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in public for the purpose of making trick or treat visitations or to go on or in private premises for such purposes, except as provided in this subsection.

  2. This section shall not apply to children eleven years of age and under between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on each Halloween night.

  3. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly permit his minor child or ward to violate the provisions of this section.

Please help make Halloween a safe and happy occasion for our children.