Best places to Trick Or Treat In Jersey City

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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 cascading down the steps of brownstones. Halloween time is here, and with it comes a variety of options for celebrating with your family! There are a ton of things to do around this time of year.

Released guidance for a fun and safe Trick-or-Treat this Halloween 2021

While different from last year, the CDC still advises that precautions make Trick-or-Treat safer during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations to adults include:

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters
  • Hand out treats outdoors
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take
  • Wash hands before handing out treats
  • Always wear a mask or other CDC-recommended face covering.

Additionally, trick-or-treaters are advised to wear face coverings as per the ones recommended by the CDC. Also, children are advised to use hand sanitizer after touching objects and to wash hands as soon as returning home.

 Park Neighborhoods

 If you want to go trick-or-treating in a neighborhood, try finding one surrounded by a park such as Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park, and Lincoln Park, and JC Heights neighborhoods.  Additionally, many families will be walking around, making them more kid-friendly locations. Businesses in areas will be giving out candy as well. Check out this link to see the treat map around Jersey City.

Best places to Trick Or Treat In Jersey City

Apartment Buildings

Many of the local buildings will host their own trick-or-treat inside of 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!

Halloween Family Bash

October 31st: 12-8pm

Best places to Trick Or Treat In Jersey City

Have a family fun Halloween bash at the Grove PATH Plaza and Grove Street. There will be face painting, music, popcorn, corn maze, sand art, and CANDY!

Let’s Get Spooky

October 31, 2021: 12-4 pm

Let’s get spooky is a fun event on Halloween that will include pumpkin decorating, photos, treat, and more. It is a free event at 95 Morgan Street. It sounds like there are so many fun Halloween Events in Jersey City.

Truck or Treat

October 31, 2021: 12-3 pm

Enjoy a fun day with the kids at Columbia Park with food, treats, games, candy, and more! Free event.

Trunk Or Treat

October 29th, 2021: 3-5pm

OCTOBER 29, 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Location: 7th Street between
Manila and Erie street

Athletes For A Better Community 3rd Annual Halloween event “Trunk or Treat.”

October 30th, 2021: 11am-2pm

Athletes for a Better Community Inc. would like to present to you our 3rd Annual Halloween Event, “Trunk or Treat” We are calling all parents and grammar school children to come out and participate in this fun-filled free event. There will be food, music, raffles, and more. Please RSVP.

Smart Start Academy Spooky Spectular 

October 30, 2021: 1-3 pm

ATTENTION ALL FAMILIES!  SSA presents our Spooky Spectacular Event! At the Jersey Ave location! October 30 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Open to the public, ages 2-6. They will be having music, treats, and fun activities for all. Make sure to follow them on all social media accounts for a FREE admission ?.

Halloween Haunted House

October 30th, 2021: 5-9 pm

Check out this kid-friendly event on October 30 at 43rd Street & JFK Blvd, Bayonne, NJ, at Hudson County Park. There will be games, candy, prizes and more!

Waldo Avenue Halloween Party

October 30th, 2021: 3-6pm

Don’t miss the Waldo Avenue Pop-Up Park Halloween Party!⠀
?Free cotton candy!⠀
?Free giveaways!⠀
?This Saturday 10/30 – 3 – 6 pm⠀

The Waldo Avenue Pop-Up Park is also seeking feedback. Fill out their satisfaction survey to help:⠀

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to “Trunk or Treat” with the Jersey City Police Department-East District. They will have emergency vehicles decorated and will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. For more information, please call 201-547-5470.

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