"Due to overwhelming demand" Trick-or-Treat moved to Halloween night in Racine

RACINE (WITI) -- Going door-to-door for candy on Halloween night is rare in Wisconsin. Most communities set afternoon Trick-or-Treat hours instead -- typically on the Sunday following Halloween. But this year, Racine is changing things up.

Racine has switched the city's Trick-or-Treat hours from Sunday, November 2nd (from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.) to Friday, October 31st (from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.).

"I probably won`t take them the whole time. I don`t like to be out with them at night," a Racine mom said.

The timing is just one concern for this Racine mom.

"Friday is during the work week. People don`t get off until 5 or 6 at night," a Racine mom said.

Convenience is one of the reasons the city changed the date and time for this year's Trick-or Treat. One alderman says constituents told her not having Trick-or-Treat on the same day every year made it too difficult.

One mom agrees.

"In past years, I`ve actually had to look it up online - when is Trick-or-Treating this year? So it's going to be so much easier to know that it's that day," Racine mom Ami Bouterse said.

The fact that "that day" is actually Halloween makes it all the better in her opinion.

"It's like when it's your birthday. You want to celebrate your birthday on your birthday -- not the next weekend when everybody can get together," Bouterse said.

With the news of the change of the date and time for Trick-or-Treating in Racine just breaking, the excitement hasn't taken long to spread to nearby cities.

"It means im coming up to Racine to do some extra Trick-or-Treating now!" Dara Zucker of Kenosha said.

This year marks the first time in four years Racine is holding Trick-or-Treat on Halloween. The city's website says the reason for it is "due to overwhelming demand."