Should Bad Halloween Weather Postpone Trick Or Treating?

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Should Bad Halloween Weather Postpone Trick Or Treating in Metro Detroit in 2015? The Detroit area Halloween weather forecast looks grim for 2015 according to The Weather Channel – 60% chance of rain. Another rainy Metro Detroit Halloween ! Should local communities consider postponing Halloween trick-or-treat times until the weather clears up?

The ideal weather scenario for this year would be to have rainy weather on Devil’s Night / Angel’s Night in Detroit and have clear weather for Halloween.

OAKLAND COUNTY HALLOWEEN NIGHT TRICK OR TREAT HOURS
METRO DETROIT INDOOR TRICK OR TREATING

HALLOWEEN EVENTS 2015

METRO DETROIT CIDER MILLS 2015 INFO / REVIEWS / PICS

METRO DETROIT HAUNTED HOUSES AND HAYRIDES
KID FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSES AND FRIGHTLESS FALL FUN

It’s too bad local shopping centers don’t have indoor trick or treating at the malls any more like they used to. I worked at Eastland Center as Assistant Marketing Manager for the mall “back in the day” and the stores used to pass out candy during mall hours on Halloween. I know SEVERAL other malls like Lakeside used to do the same thing. It was a great option for bad weather Halloweens and for parents in the 80s and 90s who were frightened by the thoughts of tampered candy in their neighborhoods.

Last year when researching Trick or Treat times for our Trick or Treat Hours for Oakland County Page, I called several shopping centers (Great Lakes Crossing, Oakland Mall, Lakeside and others) and was informed that the days of indoor trick or treating at the malls on Halloween night went the way of the DoDo bird.

I remember when Warren, Michigan came under some fire 3 years ago for suspending Halloween trick-or-treat hours until November 1. Warren ultimately confused everyone. further by releasing last-ditch info that parents could opt to pass out candy to trick or treaters on October 31 or November 1. I doubt I’ll hear of any trick or treat cancellations this year but I’ll let you know if I do.

Here are some malls that offer indoor trick or treating in Metro Detroit for Halloween 2015….

INDOOR TRICK OR TREATING PLACES IN METRO DETROIT FOR HALLOWEEN 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 6p-8p
Auburn Hills MI Indoor Trick or Treating – Bass Pro Shops Halloween
Bass Pro Shops (Inside Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-209-4200)
Has indoor Halloween fun. On Halloween night they have trick or treating from 6p-8p. Kids can trick or treat different departments at Bass Pro to receive 1 piece of candy.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5p-6p
Livonia MI Indoor Halloween Trick or Treating – Laurel Park Place Trick or Treat at The Mall
Laurel Park Place Halloween Trick or Treating (37700 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152, 734-462-1100)
Laurel Park is holding indoor trick or treating from 5p-6p at participating stores which will be marked. Costumes are fine but they have a “no masks please” policy. Participating retailers throughout the mall will offer special treats to little ghouls & goblins in a fun environment. While supplies last. *All children (up to age 12) must be in costume and accompanied by an adult. Adults – please no masks. For more info..

Saturday, October 31, 2015 from noon “until candy runs out”
Harper Woods MI Indoor Trick or Treating – Eastland Center Halloween Trick or Treating
Eastland Center (18000 Vernier Road, Harper Woods, 48225, 313-371-1500)
Eastland Center will hold indoor trick or treating mall-wide on Halloween from 12 noon “until the candy runs out”.

If you know of any more indoor trick or treat places I should post for Halloween night, please let us know.