Saturday before Halloween, Noon
LOCATION CHANGE for 2023! Participants meet at 11:45 a.m. on Agnus Street at Collingwood Ave.
"Ghosts” and “ghouls” of every age are invited to show their Halloween “spirit” by marching in the annual Swissvale Halloween Parade! Participants meet at 11:45 a.m. on Agnus Street at Collingwood Ave (Near Union Baptist Church). The Fire and Police Departments, along with the Woodland Hills High School Marching Band and Visual Images will lead the parade through Swissvale’s streets, ending at Dickson STEAM Academy on Schoyer Ave. There will be treats for everyone who marched!
The parade is always a Swissvale Halloween highlight! Residents are encouraged to line the streets to cheer and applaud the children as they show off their costumes.
Immediately following the Halloween Parade! Stick around for Pumpkin Palooza hosted by Restoration Community Church. A Halloween bash for all ages! Just a block away from Dickson STEAM Academy, Monroe Street between McClure Ave and Schoyer Ave will be closed for this haunted hoopla. Get some extra mileage out of that costume and enjoy some family-friendly fun! There will be games, food, plenty of candy, a chance to win prizes, and “spooky” music.
October 31st, 6 pm - 8 pm.
Halloween Safety Tips
Helpful tips from the National Safety Council.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
- If children are out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
- Opt for nontoxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops
- Remove makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
When They're on the Prowl
Keep these tips in mind when your children are out on Halloween night:
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
- If older children are going alone, plan an acceptable route and agree on a specific time they should return home
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to avoid any food allergies
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street
- Always cross at marked intersections with painted crosswalks and avoid walking in the street whenever possible.
- Teach children never to enter a stranger's home or car
Safety Tips for Motorists
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
- At twilight and in the evening, watch out for children in dark clothing
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween