It’s almost the bewitching hour for young ghosts, princesses and superheroes.
Halloween trick-or-treaters will haunt the North Shore on Wednesday evening.
Police departments set trick-or-treat hours for their local communities, and children should head out only during those hours. Residents who welcome trick-or-treaters should leave on a porch light or outside light.
Following are the trick-or-treat times for Halloween night:
Salem: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Beverly: 5 to 8 p.m.
Boxford: 5 to 8 p.m.
Danvers: 6 to 8 p.m.
UPDATE: Hamilton: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
Ipswich: sundown to 9 p.m.
Marblehead: no set time
Middleton: 5 to 8 p.m.
Peabody: no set time
Swampscott: 4 to 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE: Topsfield: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
UPDATE: Wenham: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
— Muriel C. Hoffacker