While we're not trying to wish away the summer, some people are already thinking about one of the next big holidays, Halloween.

Officials from the city of Waterloo and Cedar Falls have announced news about Halloween 2023 that will definitely keep you cool over the next few days.

This Halloween, trick-or-treating in the city of Waterloo and Cedar Falls will be taking place on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Last year, trick-or-treating took place on Saturday, October 29th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, according to reports.

Waterloo will be adhering to CDC guidelines this Halloween to ensure everyone's safety. So, if you plan to take the kids out trick or treating this fall, make sure you bring some of the essentials that are recommended by both the city and the CDC.

Here is a list of the things you should check off your list before heading out trick-or-treating this year:

  • Trick-or-Treat bag
  • Glow sticks or flashlight
  • Reflective strips or tape
  • Water
  • Emergency contact card
  • Well-fitting costume
  • Warm clothes
  • Comfy shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Trick-or-Treat route

On Halloween night, motorists are encouraged to drive with caution due to the increase of pedestrians that will be out that evening. For more information on things you should keep in mind this year, make sure to check out the CDC's official website.

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