Mayor's Corner

Oct 29

[ARCHIVED] Happy Halloween

The original item was published from October 29, 2015 9:27 AM to September 14, 2016 8:41 AM

HalloweenOn behalf of the City of Beachwood, I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. I also want to remind residents that Trick-or-Treating in Beachwood will take place on Saturday, October 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

In the hectic fun of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy, we want to remind residents that this is a great opportunity to teach your children safe trick-or-treating habits.

 The CDC recommends the following tips to keep your family safe:

  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.


  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

More Halloween safety tips are available at