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Get your costume on today from 2-5:30 p.m.,  Thursday, October 31, 2013.


SALT LAKE CITY — The annual Halloween party hosted by the Salt Lake City Police and Fire Departments will be bigger and better this year, with festivities stretched between the plaza at the new Public Safety Building, across 300 East, and Library Square.

Today, Thursday, October 31, from 2-5:30 p.m., the public is invited to trick-or-treat and meet police officers and firefighters. The police department will close 300 East between 400 and 500 South to accommodate the free party, which will include candy and games from the following partners:

  • Police:
    • K9s
    • Motors
    • Bomb Squad
    • SWAT
    • Volunteer Corps
    • Patrol Officers
    • Photos with Chief Chris Burbank
    • Fire:
      • Ladder trucks
      • Pumpkin drop
      • Firefighters
      • Photos with Chief Kurt Cook
      • SLC911
      • Police Mutual Aid Association
      • Salt Lake Police Association
      • City Library
      • The Shops at Library Square
      • The Leonardo
      • Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
      • Salt Lake City Council’s Office

Be sure to look for creepy crawlies with The Bug Lady, Christy Bills of the Natural History Museum of Utah; birds of prey with Earthwings; and a great deal on hot chocolate at the Cherry’s Hot Chocolate food truck.

Tips for a Safe Halloween: Carry a flashlight and travel in a group. Adults should accompany young children at all times. Never enter a stranger’s car or home. Parents: check treats before allowing children to eat anything. For more Halloween safety tips, download our Halloween safety brochure or watch this short video (Español).

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).