Halloween in Baltimore after Sandy may be unusual for many people.

There are still a large number of people without power (over 28,000 in Baltimore County alone, as of this morning.)

Some neighborhoods are rescheduling trick-or-treating due to the lack of power and safety for children. (For example, the Hampden Halloween Fest has been rescheduled for November 3!) Check with your association if you are without power at home. (Hopefully you’ve found somewhere to charge up electronics and hop online. Many restaurants and stores have reopened!)

A number of schools are still closed due to lack of power, so the Halloween celebrations will not happen there. Whether they are rescheduled will depend on the school.

The biggest thing is to BE SAFE. If it is dark in your neighborhood, it may not be the safest time to be out trick-or-treating. There may be large branches down, or even power lines.

The Towson Town Center mall is still having its’ SPOOK-tacular party this evening (Halloween Night 10/31/12) at 6pm — so that may be an option for those without power. Warm up and have some Halloween Fun!

Here’s to a safe and Happy Halloween in Baltimore!