Thursday night, little ghosts and goblins will be running around with one common goal... candy.
And while they're in the candy zone, parents need to take some extra precautions.
Trick-or-treaters can often forget about safety, that's why Erie police say it's important for parents and others to be extra alert.
Halloween is a time when you have to be most vigilant because safety hazards are everywhere.
Here are some tips:
Police say plan you're route.
Adults should accompany children twelve and under.
Costumes: make sure disguises don't obstruct kids' vision, and they're not too long to avoid tripping.
Reflective tape, flashlights, and glow sticks also help drivers see trick-or-treaters.
Onto motorists, Erie police say they really need to pay extra attention too.
A recent report found that more than twice as many child pedestrians are hit and killed on Halloween, than on any other day of the year.
Teach kids to cross at crosswalks, not in between cars.
And police say drivers need to be extra alert.
"There's going to be a lot of traffic out there with people walking around. Drive extra slow and extra careful because not everybody will have bright costumes and there will be a lot of dark costumes and dark neighborhoods," said Lt. Stan Green with the Erie Police Department.
Police say you can use technology to keep track of your family.
There are phone apps like React Mobile, where you can track your child.
You can do a sex offender search before you leave the home, to find out where registered sex offenders live.
Police say Family Center is a good app to find sex offenders and track your child. You can also check PA Megan's Law website.