San Antonio Halloween Night Safety Tips

It’s nearly Halloween night, which means you might be preparing for a night of being either the BEST candy distributor of the block or the BEST companion to wild ghosts and goblins. Either way, you’ll definitely need to keep safety at the top of mind, and we’ve got some out-of-the-box ideas to make your night safe AND fun, no matter what job you end up with. 

Opt for a Well-Lit Group Event

Avoid skittish neighborhood cars by visiting a well-lit community event. Heading to the nearest shopping mall has been a tried-and-true method of safe trick-or-treating in a bright area for decades. Head to South Park Mall’s Mall-Wide Trick or Treating from 5-6 for a well-lit (and heated!) venue for this year’s festivities. The City of San Antonio’s Spooklandia at PikaPikaPlaza will also be an option on Halloween night for anyone looking to avoid dark neighborhood streets. Helen’s Project 1st Trunk-or-Treat begins at 5PM, so trick-or-treaters can start early and stock up on some sweet treats while learning about a local charity.

Be Accommodating

Whether your little monster has special needs, or if they’re just too little to understand the blood and gore of Halloween, you have options for a kid-friendly Halloween event at your fingertips. Morgan’s Wonderland will be hosting Rotary Club’s “More Delightful Than Frightful: A Halloween Celebration for Kids” for the tiny tots looking for not-too-scary fun. The San Antonio Zoo’s Annual Zoo Boo will be hosting a special Halloween Night edition of their extra kid-friendly event, so even if you frequent the event, you’re sure to see some new surprises. 

Get Some Grub

You’ve gotta eat, right? Mix it up and head to a restaurant for Halloween Night. Augie’s Alamo City Barbecue is having a Halloween party for the whole family from 7-10PM. Enjoy some good ol’ Texas BBQ before you dive into the candy bucket. Pizza Italia will be holding a Halloween Party and costume contest for adults and children at 7PM. Each contestant has 30 seconds to show off their outfit, and the contest will be judged by the crowd. Pizza + candy sounds like the Perfect Halloween Night to us. 

Use Your Best Judgement

If you do end up doing the classic trick or treating run in a neighborhood, use common sense and practice safety. Remember that little people are watching you, so be a good safety role model to kids by staying on the sidewalk, walking with flashlights, obeying normal crosswalk regulations, and being aware of oncoming traffic at all times. When you get home, sort through candy and make sure there are no unwrapped or tampered-with candy. Of course, saving a piece of candy or two for yourself to taste test is always encouraged.

Halloween night should be fun, but here at SOGO, we want safety to be on your mind too. We care about our clients, so we hope you have a very happy (and safe!) Halloween! TREAT yourself to a meeting with our well-informed agents to talk about how we can keep you and your assets safe and protected all year long.  

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