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This weekend is an opportunity for fun for all— Whether you’ll be trick or treating with family and friends or sporting your best ghoul costume at a halloween event, we want all of the spooky surprises to be left to the jack-o-lanterns. We’ve taken a few moments from our Halloween Movie Marathons to compile a few things to look out for during the festivities. Share these few safety tips with your loved ones for a guaranteed spook-tactic Halloween.  


See the bottom of this post for a fun Halloween “Must-Do” list, including the best Halloween songs to carve pumpkins to and classic Halloween movies to watch. 

At Home: 


  • - Ensure all Jack-o-lanterns are well ventilated 
  • - Consider illuminating decorations with battery operated lights instead of flame 
  • - Keep lit jack-o-lanterns away from children and pets, supervised, and on sturdy surfaces. 
  • Keep pathways to your home clear of tripping hazards and well lit- Trick-Or-Treater friendly 

  • When commuting, pay extra attention for trick-or-treaters on the roads 

  • Don’t forget your costume!  



This Halloween in Muskoka is predicted to be cool— Bundle up!  


  • -Only approach homes with the lights on  
  • -Wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight for your safety  
  • -Only eat candy that is completely sealed and has been checked by an adult you trust  
  • -Do not approach homes alone, always trick-or-treat with an adult or group of others  
  • -Check your costume for tripping hazards  
  • -Only approach homes you know and trust 
  • -Make sure to say “Trick or Treat”!  


Halloween Party Events: 

  • Ensure your costume is free of tripping hazards  
  • Plan for a safe ride home, ELIMINATE the option of driving under the influence- Designated driver, pre-order a taxi, stay the night 
  • Don’t go alone- coordinate a buddy system for the night  
  • Attend events only in places you know and trust  
  • When commuting, pay extra attention for trick-or-treaters 
  • Get spooky!  


Halloween Must Do List: 


Halloween is packed with fun activity opportunities for the whole family! Halloween traditions are so much fun, don't forget to check these off of this year’s list!  

Have a safe and spooky Halloween everyone!  


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