Halloween Events in Jersey City, Hoboken and NYC 2018
Boo! Did we scare you?
If we didn’t some of these Halloween events might make you jump. Or dance. Or even laugh. We have something for everyone no matter where you stand on the scare meter! Tis the season to be spooky so check out our list of Halloween Events in Jersey City and Hoboken!
October 19th 5 PM – 8 PM
125 First Street, Jersey City
Zaniac Jersey City is scaring up a good time STEAM style. You and your little one can build a haunted house with working lights. Channel your inner Dr. Frankenstein with circuits and LEGO monsters. If that isn’t enough, you can receive a prize if you come dressed in your first costume.
October 24th @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Hamilton Park in your Halloween best for the Annual Halloween Parade in Jersey City! Families will be guided along the parade route by drummers, stilt walkers, and jugglers. The parade will commence at 5:30 pm and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. There will also face painters a DJ and performances by Nimbus Dance Works, Next Step Broadway and The Kennedy Dancers. Refuel with the on-sight food vendors and farmers markets!
Saturday October 27th 4 PM – 8 PM
Be prepared for all things that go bump in the night when you enter the Harborside Atrium on October 27th. JCFamilies presents their 2018 Halloween Spooktacular! For $5 (for ages 6 and up) you can enjoy a costume competition, dance party, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games and other entertainment for the kids! Make sure to stop by the picture corner to snap a spooky family photo!
525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
October 4-31, November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24
Enjoy a truly breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by a team of talented artisans! Stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge, watch our Pumpkin Carousel twirl, gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and a giant Sea Serpent. Get mesmerized by a color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium. Discover an awe-inspiring jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty rising to the sky! Tickets are selling out fast so make sure you get yours soon!
October 26th @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shipyard Park, 1, 13th St, Hoboken, NJ
Do the Monster Mash, participate in Halloween themed arts and crafts, carnival games, and so much more during the Family Halloween Party and Parade in Hoboken! Join Hoboken Families and Kidville as they celebrate the season of ghouls, goblins and ghosts! Oh did we mention this event was free.99!
October 26th 6 PM – 8 PM
38 Duncan Ave, Jersey City
Girl Scout Troop 12026 invites you to attend their free Halloween Party for the community. Ages 3-12 only. They will have crafts, a costume contest, snacks and more!
October 27th 12 PM – 3 PM
Bring your costume-clad kids for a FANGtastic afternoon at the family-friendly Brookfield Place Halloween Bash! Enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s own The Pop-Ups and learn how ghosts have the ability to fly!
October 27th & 28th 11:00 AM
Urby Parking Lot, 200 Greene St, Jersey City
The Exchange Place Alliance will celebrate Halloween and the Fall season with a spectacular pumpkin patch, bounce house, magic shows and more!
October 27th, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, New Jersey
Terminal of Terror and Spooky Terminal is Jersey City’s biggest annual family-friendly Halloween event featuring tons of activities! The event is spilt into two part. Spooky Terminal is a great opportunity for kids and parents alike to experience fun activities, snack on something yummy from the amazing food trucks and Jersey City’s most adorable costume contest! The Spooky Terminal will start at 11 AM and end at 4PM. Get your tickets before they’re all gone!
Halloween isn’t just for kids! Terminal of Terror is for the adults 21 and over and will feature celebrity & local DJs, fun activities, amazing food trucks, and an awesome costume contest with large cash prize! The fun begins at 9 PM and ends at 2 AM! Get your ticket here.
Enter at Central Park North and Malcolm X Blvd New York
October 28th @ 4 PM
Central Park’s Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla is the only Halloween event that involves sending your homemade jack-o’-lanterns afloat into the Harlem Meer. Before the main event at 6pm, kids are invited to show off their most creative costumes in a parade, dance to awesome music, listen to scary stories and work on creepy crafts. Learn more about the events’ lineup here. This is a free event!
October 28, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
140 Newark Ave, Jersey City
Is a bright mind enough? Or will your gutsy ideas bring you glory? You are more than an escape room enthusiast, you are more than a puzzle connoisseur. You are truly an elite detective. Join in on the free fun and channel your inner Carmen Sandiego or Sherlock Holmes while you enjoy delightful oddities from Antisocial Jewelry Company and Tarot card readings by Antifragile Tarot
October 31st 3:15 PM – 6 PM
Washington Street Hoboken
Mirror, mirror on the wall is your Halloween costume the scariest of them all? Grab your witch’s hat and your vampire fangs before attending the The Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest! The parade will features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes and so much more!
Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall, Jersey City
October 31st 3 PM – 7 PM
Have a ghoulishly good time on The Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall this Halloween! There will be face-painting, a bouncy house, music, popcorn and lots and lots of candy! This is a free event of families and if you’re interested in being a vendor for the event you can fill out a form here!
Halloween is a fall season staple! There are several amazing fall themed events and activities to enjoy leading up to this spooky week!