Halloween events abound in the Capital Region

The city of Schenectady is announcing its trick-or-treat hours this year. It’s on Halloween, Tuesday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The city also advises that children should always be trick or treating with an adult. They also advise you make sure your masks don’t obscure your vision, and your costume isn’t long enough to trip you.

Trick-or-treaters are welcome to celebrate at Albany’s Palace Theatre. The venue has transformed into a spooky haunted house, for a happy and safe Halloween trick-or-treat event. Festivities will include special treats, a costume contest for kids, and music. It goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday’s “Trunk or Treat” in Menands has been moved to a new location due to expected rain. It will now be under the enclosed pavilion at the Capital District Regional Market at 381 Broadway. Anyone decorating their cars should be set up and ready to go by 1:30. Kids should get there by 1:45 for pictures, and a parade at 2 p.m.

Saratoga Springs is hosting “Trucks and Treats” Trucks will roll down to the F. Donald Myers Education Center, gather in the parking lot, and give out treats. Kids can dress up in their costumes and watch the back hoes, excavators, dump trucks, cement trucks, a ladder truck, a tow plow, and tractor trailers roll through.

It may not be your last chance to drive around and check out everyone’s spooky decorations, but it is your last chance to vote on your favorite. The city of Glens Falls asked people to drive around to see some spooky houses and storefronts, and vote for your favorite. Voting was set to close at midnight on Friday, October 27. The winner will be announced on Facebook on the Downtown Glens Falls page and in-person Saturday.

Cohoes is asking people to choose its top three in the 2023 Halloween House Decorating Contest. They are posted on Facebook right now. The top three with the most likes and reactions will win. Voting ends at midnight on Halloween.