Trick or treating times vary depending on the city, but, for most of Florida, the time frame is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This allows for both light and dark hours to suit children of various ages.
While parents with younger children often take them trick or treating earlier in the evening, the 5 p.m. start time is typical for most families. Older children are more likely to enjoy the later hours once the sun has gone down because the darkness adds to the scary vibe of the holiday. While some older children may stay out later than 8 p.m., this time frame enables parents to ensure that their children get a good night's sleep if they have to go to school the following day.