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!
East District Trunk or Treat
October 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 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 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Trunk decoration will initiate from 4 pm to 5 pm.
JCPD North District Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 6 to 9pm
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. Free admission.
Halloween Parade at Lincoln Park
Saturday, October 29th, 2023: 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!
JCPD West District Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 from 4pm to 7pm
Join West District for Trunk or Treat! More information here.
MALL-O-WEEN Trick Or Treat at Newport Mall
October 31st, 2023 from 3pm to 6 pm
Little ghouls and witches are invited to visit Newport Centre for the Annual MALL-O-WEEN Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31 from 3pm – 6pm. Participating retailers will have a “Treats Here” sign in their store’s window to indicate they are participating. You can also check a list of participating retailers here.
Halloween Family Bash
Monday, October 31st, 2023 from 3pm to 8 pm
A ghoulishly good time in historic downtown Jersey City on Halloween! There will be games, a corn maze, face-painting, pumpkins, a bouncy house, candy and MORE!
Updated October 18th, 2023