Kids can't wait until Halloween?
Let them break out their costume early and go trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Great Lakes Mall.
Participating retailers will be handing out candy throughout the mall.
Kids should bring their own treat bag and, while they don't necessarily need to break out a costume to get candy, it's encouraged.
"Great Lakes Mall is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween entertainment in a fun, safe, community environment," said Renee Lanzara, the director of marketing and business development for Great Lakes Mall.
"Whether kids want to show off their new costume or take home some treats, Halloween Madness is lots of fun."
On a related note, the city of Mentor's trick-or-treating hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
To ensure a safe and fun Halloween for the trick-or-treaters in your life, follow these safety tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control:
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Examine treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
- Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
- Be sure that costumes fit properly to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
- Test costume make-up in small areas to check for irritation and remove before bedtime.
- Carry a flashlight with you to help you see and to help others see you in the dark.
- Walk on sidewalks whenever possible and do not run between houses