I guess, personally, my thought on it is... seriously parents... you're just taking your kids out begging for candy.... traditional fun holiday aside... think about what the day really stands for.... and why you're doing it... for a bag of free candy??
We only ever went to people's houses of people we knew, and then went to Grandma's house and watched the other costumes kids were wearing... and helped Grandma pass out candy (plus, she always had bags of stuff for each of the grandkids), this was back when you could make homemade stuff like popcorn balls and pass out to kids.
There's quite a few parents I'm noticing are actually upset that churches aren't moving their church night to another night. I don't get that, I really don't. You still get your Halloween either way.
My church isn't changing anything and Trick or Treating is on Wed., I'm sure we'll lose some kids and parents on Wed. because of it.... but why change the plan.
When I was a little older, like Middle School/High School... there would be a Halloween dance sometimes at school, and sometimes I actually went.... a few times with my family we'd go "drive through hoppin' " and get food and a movie or two... turn off the lights and watch movies and eat.... and/or go over to Grandma's and watch the Trick or Treaters at her house (she lived on a pretty active street, she'd always keep track of how many kids came, and it was always well over 100 something when her and Grandpa moved to town).
Halloween just isn't a big deal to me, never really was I guess....