With Halloween around the corner, Glendora businesses and city officials are offering parents alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating.
With increasing concerns of the safety of door-to-door trick-or-treating, residents can head to the shops of the downtown Village Center on N. Glendora Avenue for the annual Halloween Trick or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event sponsored by the Business Improvement District offers a safe, daytime environment for children decked out in costumes to take part in festivities and fill their bags with Halloween loot. But instead of familiar neighbors handing out candy, businesses and Glendora City Hall staff members will be handing out goodies.
More local parents are choosing hosted Halloween events over the traditional door-to-door activities. Last year, about 2,000 residents turned up in the downtown district for trick-or-treating.
This year, parents and children can also opt to head over to Finkbiner Park where the city-hosted annual Halloween Carnival will take place. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, visitors can revel in games, booths and costume contests.
While Halloween alternatives are available to local residents, plenty of trick-or-treaters will likely head out onto Glendora streets when the sun goes down, prompting Glendora Police to issue Halloween safety tips for residents.
But if trick-or-treating is not in your plans, a tour of Glendora’s spookiest decked out houses might be. Take a look at some of .
Tell us: Is trick-or-treating in Glendora still safe? Why or why not? Where in Glendora do you go trick-or-treating?