It will be an interesting Halloween this year with daylight saving time lagging a bit behind the holiday. Since we won't be setting our clocks back until November 4th, sunset on Halloween won't be until 6:29 p.m. Who knows how this will affect the Detroit holiday; I suppose we'll either start trick or treating later or while it is still light outside. I'm planning on attending a talk regarding ghost orb photography at 8 p.m., so cross your fingers there won't be a conflict.
According to weather.com, it looks like the weather will be with us. A temperate, but cloudy forecast, however, can easily surprise us with rain. Of course, weather isn't the only reason to seek alternatives to neighborhood trick or treating; some neighborhoods don't have a lot of children. Thankfully, some local cities and attractions provide alternative events for the kids. Once upon a time, area malls provided trick-or-treating events, but I found only two this year: Macomb Mall(10/31) and Laurel Park Place (10/30).