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When families plan to trick-or-treat in Winston-Salem this year

Whether you plan to dress up and scare the neighbors or will greet ghosts and goblins at your door, this is when you’re most likely to see costumed children roaming your neighborhood.


Follow the porch lights to find candy.

Photo by WStoday

We asked and you answered. When it comes to which day families in Winston-Salem plan to trick-or-treat this year, the answer was overwhelmingly on Halloween. All but 4% of respondents say they plan to fill up their buckets + bags on the actual day of spine-chilling celebrations — Tuesday, Oct. 31. The rest of you will opt for the weekend, haunting houses in search of candy on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Most ghouls and goblins are going to be dressing up and heading out early. Here’s when you can expect your doorbell to ring:

  • 5 to 6 p.m. — 12%
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — 72%
  • 7 to 8 p.m. — 16%

The sun is expected to set at 6:26 p.m. on Halloween, so remember to add some reflective elements or lights to your costume and obey all traffic laws.