when i was growing up, halloween really wasnt a big deal, and since it has been generally derided as an americanism in the family. bonfire night was always the big thing. however, our village does halloween really beautifully. it is simple, straightforward, safe and fun. from about 5.30 for 2 hours ish, if you have a lit pumpkin outside your door, you will have callers for treats. no tricks. if no pumpkin, no callers. loads of families are walking about with their kids. it is friendly and sociable. lovely. I am sold!