When does Halloween begin and end for trick-or-treating?

The best time to start trick-or-treating is between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

This gives kids time to get home from school and parents time to prepare candy and decorations.

Trick-or-treating should generally end by 9 p.m.

This is because kids need to get enough sleep.

Some towns have curfews in place, so check your local laws.

If you're worried about stragglers, turn off your outside lights or post a sign saying you're out of candy.

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, so kids may be extra tired.

Starting early allows kids to get their candy before they get too tired.

It also gives parents a chance to relax after a long day.