Trick-or-treat times in Michigan vary, but are generally from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 31. Some cities, such as Clare, Michigan, start and end earlier, with trick-or-treat times from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In cities such as Novi, Michigan, trick-or-treating does not begin until 6 p.m.
Many Michigan townships provide guidelines for trick-or-treating times, while some, such as Birmingham, prefer to leave it to the discretion of parents and individuals handing out candy. In Sylvan Lake, police officers patrol the streets between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on October 31 to ensure a safe environment for trick-or-treating. Other cities, including Ortonville and Saginaw, take safety precautions such as blocking off roads and sounding emergency sirens at the beginning and end of trick-or-treat times.