Thank you to all of the vendors, volunteers, neighbors and participants who came out to support Trick or Treat in the Heat this year!
Save the date! Trick or Treat in the Heat will be back in 2023 on September 10th!
What Is TOTITH?
Starting in 2005 as an impromptu block event to allow a terminally-ill five year old boy to experience one last Trick or Treat, this event has grown into a memorial fundraiser that supports Hospice of Anchorage, Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington, and the Seattle and Anchorage Ronald McDonald Houses. This year it will be celebrated in participating neighborhoods in Anchorage, Wasilla and Eagle River.
Anyone who has experienced Trick or Treat with late October Alaskan weather knows what a borderline miserable experience it can be for our kids here (and their parents)! By holding it in early September, the kids get to wear their costumes without cold weather gear.
TOTITH events typically are held in early September, the Sunday after Labor Day. For most neighborhoods, there will be an optional kickoff party running from 4:30-5:00PM, with door-to-door trick or treating from 5:00-7:00PM.
How to Participate
Wristbands are sold online, which serve as the child’s admission ticket (note, adults do not require wristbands unless they are collecting candy too!) Wristbands purchased before 09/02 can be mailed, otherwise wristbands can be picked up at Spirit Halloween.
Net proceeds from these wristbands are donated to the charities. We also accept additional donations on behalf of the charities before and during the event. In order to avoid overwhelming the host neighborhoods, the number of wristbands is limited, so purchase yours beforehand in order to guarantee a slot for your child. We often sell out of wristbands before the event, so PLEASE don’t wait until the last minute to get yours!