The advent of October means preparations are underway for the end of the month, when superheroes, actors, musicians, and other celebrities roam the streets alongside ghosts, goblins, witches, and other scary creatures ready for Halloween.
To help keep Cicero’s children safe for the annual tradition, the town has established official trick-or-treating hours from 3-7pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
“Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in this country and Cicero is no different when it comes to kids excited to go out and dress up,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “We want to make sure our kids can have aas much fun as possible while also staying safe. This also helps our drivers, as the daylight hours make it easier to spot kids who might more focused on the next house than they are oncoming traffic.”
Trick-or-treating has been a staple of Halloween celebrations in the United States since the 1920s. The tradition of dressing up as characters from novels, television shows, musical acts, and even politicians, has made Halloween a multi-billion dollar holiday, an economic impact second only to Christmas. Analysts expect top costumes this year to include Wonder Woman, IT from the Stephen King novel-turned-movie of the same name, characters from Beauty and the Beast, as well as politicians such as President Donald Trump.