Best places to Trick Or Treat In Jersey City
It’s that time of year again. The crisp air, the crunch of fallen leaves under our shoes, pumpkins, and Jack-O-Lanterns cascaded down the steps of brownstones. Halloween time is here, and various options for celebrating with your family come! There are a ton of things to do around this time of year.
If you want to trick-or-treat in a neighborhood, try finding one surrounded by a park such as Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park, Lincoln Park, or Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City Heights. Additionally, many families will be walking around, making them more kid-friendly locations. Businesses in areas will also be giving out candy if you head to Central Avenue or Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.
Many local buildings will host their own trick-or-treat inside the residency. Typically building managers will give residents a way to indicate whether or not they are participating in the event. If your building does something like this, it can be a great alternative as it is self-contained. Contact your building to find out if they are hosting trick-or-treat for families.
A few fun events are happening this year where the kids can go trick-or-treating!
Trunk Or Treat
Thursday, October 27th, 2022: 6-9 pm
The Jersey City Police Department, North District, will be ghosting a Trunk or Treat. They invite everyone to join us for a spooktacular event. This event will take place on Jefferson Avenue, between Central Avenue & Summit Avenue. The event is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Trunk decoration will initiate from 4 pm to 5 pm.
East District Trunk or Treat 2022
Friday, October 28th, 2022: 4-6 pm
Join East District for Trunk or Treat! More information here.
Halloween Parade at Lincoln Park
Saturday, October 29th, 2022: 1oam-12pm
Join JCBOE at Lincoln Park outside of Hank Gallo Center near the playground for a Halloween Parade. There will be hot dogs, treats, face painting and more!
Jackson Hill’s Creepy Corner 2022
Saturday, October 29th, 2022: 3-6pm
Enjoy Jackson Hill’s creepy corner with live performers, vendors, face painting, and more! It is a free event.
All Hallows Eve at Van Vorst Park
Sunday, October 30th, 2022: 4-8pm
The Friends of Van Vorst Park and community volunteers invite you to a Halloween display throughout the park, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, October 30th. Candy will be dispensed at the west side of the gazebo. This is a free event put on by your neighbors.
Halloween Bash at Speer Cemetery
Sunday, October 30th, 2022: 3:30pm
Speer Cemetery will be hosting a Halloween Bash on Sunday, October 30! Come out for spooky treats, walking tours, photo opportunities, and more!
Mall Wide Trick Or Treat at Newport Mall
Monday, October 31st, 2022: 3-6 pm
Newport Centre’s Mall-Wide Trick or Treat returns! Little ghouls, witches, and superheroes are invited to visit Newport Centre on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 3 pm-6 pm. More information here.
Halloween Family Bash
Monday, October 31st, 2022: 3-8 pm
Have a ghoulishly good time on The Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall this Halloween! Join them for a FREE Family fun day on Monday, Oct 31st, for games, corn maze, pumpkins, sand art, doll design, and more! More information here.
Hoboken’s Halloween Ragamuffin Parade
Monday, October 31st,2021: 3:15pm
The Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade will return to Washington Street on Monday, October 31st. The march will start at 3:15 pm! The annual tradition features local live music, floats, lavish costumes, music, and much more. All are welcome to participate in the parade.
Updated October 27th, 2022