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 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.

 Park Neighborhoods

 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.

Best places to Trick Or Treat In Jersey City

Apartment Buildings

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!

Halloween Bash 

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

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