Halloween is a great holiday for all kinds of fun. We’ve gathered family friendly Halloween events that offer the “Boo” without the “boo-hoo” that comes from being scared.
Friday October 26th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM (Montclair, NJ) Celebrate harvest season with a community lighting of jack-o-lanterns at the Presby Memorial Gardens. Enjoy seasonal refreshments and children’s activities while watching the garden glow.
Saturday October 27th 4:00 PM-8:00 PM (Jersey City, NJ) JC Families presents the JC Halloween Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween event from 4 – 8 pm in the Harborside Atrium (210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311). Activities include a costume parade, dance party, puppet show, face painting, Halloween themed entertainment, and more. Admission will be $5. Guests can register for tickets online.
Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (Westfield, NJ) Did you know the creator of The Addams Family is a Westfield native? The town is honoring the all-together ookey Charles Addams with the first annual AddamsFest . The kids can get acquainted with their inner Pugsley or Wednesday in the Addams Family Fun Zone, then gorge on candy at a trunk-or-treat. Writers and horror buffs alike can sit in on lectures and exhibits about Addams’ career, or laugh along at a screening of the original film. Grab a bite at a Westfield resto offering specials during the event. Want to make some romance a la Morticia and Gomez? Dress up for Morticia’s Masquerade Ball at the local James Ward Mansion.
Friday -Saturday October 26-27 (Langhorn PA) Everyone will love the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade at Sesame Place that features ten fantastic floats all decked out for the season with music and dancing that will have everyone joining in the fun. The parade features exciting performances about Halloween fun including trick-or-treating, dressing in costume and doing the “Jack-O-Lantern Jump”! Stay until 7:30PM every Saturday during Spooktacular to see the special night time version of the parade – the sky will light up with not-too-spooky Halloween-colored lighting! Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows, soar, swing, fly and cruise on three Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!
Friday and Saturday October 26th & 27th 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Chester, NJ) Spend the night soaking in the moonlight at Alstede Farms. All included in admission, guests will traverse acres of scenic farmland in a tractor-drawn wagon ride, navigate the corn maze by flashlight and cozy up to a crackling bonfire while listening to live music. All guests will receive their choice of hot or cold apple cider and s’mores making kits will be available for purchase. Admission $15.99
Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (Bronx NY) Boo at the Bronx Zoo returns! Event highlights include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, and the extinct animal graveyard.All Boo at the Zoo activities embrace the spirit of the season while incorporating wildlife. Guests will have an opportunity to see and learn about many of the animals often associated with Halloween folklore including, vultures and owls.
Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (East Rutherford, NJ) Boys and Girls of every age … come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas live on stage!! Presented by Spotlight Playhouse of East Rutherford NJ. at the Becton PAC. October 26th and 27th at 7:30 and October 28th at 3pm! Sunday is senior day and all seniors are admitted in for only $7.00 Pre-order tickets on: ticketleap.com for only $10