Downtown Chapel Hill
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Info for Businesses

Halloween information for downtown merchants


Halloween 2018 Information

Halloween is Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Have Fun! Be safe! Over the last several years Homegrown Halloween has intentionally become a more controlled, safer, and enjoyable evening for all; thanks to the efforts of the Town, University and downtown businesses.  

  • The Police Department has compiled information for business and property owners; road closures, parking restrictions, alley access, tips on how to make your property safer -CLICK HERE.

  • The Fire Department has compiled information on reoccurring safety issues that are a concern; overcrowding, decorations, candles, combustible waste material CLICKHERE

  • For information on public transit, media inquiries, prohibited items, statistics, etc.  -

  • Notes from Halloween Info meeting with businesses - CLICK HERE

Halloween Employee Parking Permits:
The Town’s Parking Services is offering discounted parking permits for the evening of Halloween, knowing that businesses have higher than normal staffing needs. The permits are $5 each. Your employees can use them to park in the Wallace Parking Deck and the Rosemary Deck. Permits are valid for the entire day on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Purchase Halloween Employee Parking Permits

Alcohol Resource Guide:
The Campus & Community Coalition has created at comprehensive guide for businesses that both serve and sell alcohol to understand how to identify fake IDs, preventing sales to intoxicated people, compliance checks, and more. Download the guide HERE. We have printed copies available for free for businesses too. 

Contact Information: 

  • Officer Danny Lloyd at the Chapel Hill Police Department 919-968-2864

  • Elinor Landess at the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 919-967-9440