If you’re buying a home for sale in DC Ranch or you already live in this exceptional community, you know there will be plenty of adorable ghosts, ghouls and goblins on the streets for Halloween. There are four villages within DC Ranch, and you can check out maps for each to plan your trick-or-treating routes here:
Halloween 2018 at DC Ranch
DC Ranch’s Spooky Carnival
This year’s DC Ranch Spooky Carnival’s theme is Hotel Ranchsylvania, and it’s going to be amazing for the whole family. The party’s on October 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Desert Camp Community Center.
You can purchase six tickets per household. Children up to age 3 are free, ages 4 to 12 are $7, and those 13 and up are $15. You can park at either community center and a complimentary shuttle will come pick you up. The party includes:
- Live DJ
- Carnival games
- Haunted house maze
- The Witch’s Lair Escape Room
Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating in DC Ranch
While safety is mostly common sense, these tips from the pros can help you and your family enjoy Halloween in DC Ranch that much more.
- Make sure kids’ shoes fit well and that costumes aren’t so long that they can trip your child.
- Add reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags to add visibility.
- Choose makeup over masks when possible (masks can limit a child’s field of view).
- Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are flame-resistant.
- Don’t allow your kids to wear contact lenses without an eye exam and a prescription.
- Make sure kids have flashlights with fresh batteries.
- Tell kids to travel in groups, and make sure they have a cell phone if they’re going without you.
- Discuss routes that are acceptable for your kids to take and set a time for them to be home.
- Talk about traffic and being exceptionally careful when crossing streets – and remember that motorists sometimes have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. (And just because some cars stop, that doesn’t mean all drivers will!)
- Talk to kids about what to do if they get lost and create a family rendezvous plan.
Tips for Passing Out Candy
- Clear off your own sidewalks and walking paths so trick-or-treaters don’t trip on the way to your door.
- Replace burned-out lightbulbs around your home.
- Keep your pets contained in a separate room, even if they don’t normally run out the front door.
- Give candy, not fruit or toothbrushes. (Okay, so this isn’t an official tip – the kids asked us to include it.)
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