Halloween is on a Wednesday evening this year – smack in the middle of the week and, of course, on a school night.
To make sure your little ghosts and goblins get all the trick-or-treating they can handle without losing sleep, the City of Troy is offering two trick-or-treating opportunities for area families before Halloween.
Here's a look at the spooky events.
Trick or Treat Among the Trees at the Troy Nature Center
When: 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Where: The Troy Nature Center is located at 6685 Coolidge. For more information, call 248-688-9703.
What: Halloween doesn’t have to be ghastly and frightening; it can be a fun and friendly outdoor celebration. Put on your costume and come out to hike the woodland pumpkin trail with a SNC guide. At various stops in the woods, children will learn some secrets of the forest, receive treats and meet costumed characters.
Ages: 3-9 years old
Price: The adult partner is free and must accompany the child throughout the program. Troy Nature Society members: $9. Tickets in advance: $11. At the door: $13.
Trick or Treat: The Magic of Halloween at the Troy Historic Village
When: 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27
Where: The Troy Historic Village is located at 60 West Wattles Road at the northwest corner of Wattles and Livernois. Park at Zion Church (3668 Livernois) and ride the free shuttle. For more information, call 248-524-3570.
What: Come to the Village for an afternoon of Halloween fun for the whole family. Trick-or-treat from building to building and enjoy creating magic with the Amazing Clark Magician. Event also features magic-themed crafts, prizes and candy. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
Ages: 12 years and under
Price: Kids in costume free with a paying adult ($5) or senior ($3).
For a list of trick-or-treating hours in Troy and surrounding communities, click here.