COLORADO SPRINGS – Thousands of trick-or-treaters and their parents hit the streets of Colorado Springs throughout the day and night Wednesday to celebrate Halloween.
In Old Colorado City, Halloween Safe Treats offered families a chance to trick-or-treat during daylight hours by going store to store and take the candy offerings from merchants. Games and other activities were also available, as well as interactivity with police K9 officers and popular educational characters like Smokey Bear. Crossing guards ensured safe passage across the busy intersections. The event has been an Old Colorado City staple for three decades.
Meanwhile, another tradition continued later in the evening on Colorado Springs’ Old North End. For years, homeowners have elaborately decorated their yards and porches to invite trick-or-treaters to a family-friendly option for candy-hunting. Much less organized, but also bustling with kids and parents, was the Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood on the city’s west side. Trick-or-treaters could quickly move from house to house in the neighborhood populated largely by younger families.
Wednesday’s cold weather didn’t deter many trick-or-treaters, as neighborhoods across the city were bustling with costumed candy capers.