Children of all ages are invited to register for the annual Halloween parade at the intersection of Perry Street and Washington Street Mall at 1 p.m. Registration is necessary for parade lineup and prize eligibility. Registration will close promptly at 2 p.m. and assemble for step off at 3 p.m.
The participants will march along Carpenters Lane onto Ocean Street and then down Washington Street. The parade will conclude at Emlen Physick Estate where Mid-Atlantic Center for Performing Arts will provide refreshments and snacks during the awards presentation. The popular event promises to be as enjoyable as in years past featuring an array of costumed participants and more than ten bands.
In addition to the age categories, trophies for this year’s parade will be awarded for the following: Best family, funniest, most scary, best homemade costume, silliest, best witch, best celebrity character, and most original.
Official “Trick or Treat” for the City of Cape May will be observed on Wednesday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treaters should only visit those homes with illuminated exterior front light indicating that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
• Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
• Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
• Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.