“Halloween is on a Sunday this year, and we understand it will be a busy weekend
filled with several activities for children and families. We want the weekend to be fun, enjoyable, and most importantly, SAFE for all children and their families. Trick-or-treat will begin at 6:00 p.m. on October 31 to allow everyone time to enjoy one final Halloween celebration with a little bit of daylight. No matter how families choose to celebrate this Halloween, we urge all residents to celebrate safely." -Tim Morales, City Manager.
Here are a few key reminders to make the Halloween 2021 safe for everyone:
- Avoid large crowds and consider holding Halloween parties and festivities outdoors if
- If you can’t avoid a large crowd, consider a protective mask as a safety measure.
- A costume mask should not be used as a protective mask unless made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose.
- Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask as it can make breathing difficult.
The successful Arson Watch Program will be on alert once again for Halloween 2021. Volunteer teams will be on patrol throughout the city on October 30 and October 31 as part of Arson Watch. These teams will partner with the Police, Fire, and SCENIC Departments to watch for any suspicious activities and ensure our neighborhoods are safe during both evenings.
“The Saginaw Police Department will be out in full force throughout the weekend. Our main objective is the well-being of our citizens so that this is a memorable and enjoyable night for everyone in our community! We advise all citizens to drive slow and use extreme caution throughout the night.” -Robert Ruth, Chief of Police.
For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at (989) 759-1403.