Trick-or-Treat! Halloween Happenings...what to do

Halloween 2020 will not be business as usual this year. Depending on where you live in New Jersey, the typical town parades and Halloween festivals have been canceled or pared down. Most of the fun Halloween events listed below are outdoors so they are something the whole family can enjoy. Each venue has it's own safety protocols in place so kids can enjoy trick-or-treating and Halloween activities safely. You can read CDC Halloween guidelines of risk before you decide to head out. See NJ Kids calendar for more events.

Bronx Zoo - Boo at the Zoo
Thursdays and Sundays, October through November 1, 2020. Annual Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. Family-friendly activities with safety precautions allow for a great experience. Magic & Mind reading, Extinct Animal Graveyard, Candy Trail, Pumpkin Trail, Pumpkin Carving demos, and more! Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy! 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY. Buy tickets online at

Storybook Land 2020 - Trick or Treat Weekends for Kids
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Modified Trick or Treat festivities. Children can wear their favorite costumes with face coverings. Reservations are required. Ride Elmer’s Hay Mazin’ Maze as you wind through hay bales and cornstalks. The Happy Hayride takes you on a trip around the park. Contactless Trick or Treating for safe fun for children. 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 609.646.0103,

Imagine That!! Halloween Event
Saturday October 31, 2020, 10AM-12PM. There will be a Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, so dress your best. Kids can participate in indoor play from 10AM-4PM. Limited capacity, with advance tickets only. 4 Vreeland Rd, Florham Park, NJ,

Liberty Science Center - The Spooky Season
From October 15, 2020 to November 1, 2020, enjoy fun all over the Science Center. Make your way through a Spider Maze, follow the Face your Fears Path to learn about 5 phobias, learn about creepy crawlers at Wild About Animals, and watch pumpkins get smashed at Boom Time. Kids 13 & under can wear costumes. Buy your tickets today.

Cape May Zoo - Virtual Boo at the Zoo 2020
Visit the zoo virtually. Dress in costume Saturday October 24, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Participate in pumpkin scavenger hunt. Take a photo in front of Halloween backdrops and post your smiling faces with the hashtag #BooAtTheCMCZoo. Check online for Halloween goodies, activities, puzzles, performances, and more! All ages can enter in a Halloween costume contest.

Skylands Stadium - Jack O’Lantern Experience
Drive-thru experience, now through November 1, 2020, weekends filled with Halloween Madness. Over 5,000+ Jack-O-Lanterns throughout the stadium. Many visuals of Halloween Spirit. Safe, socially distance, and spectacular experience in Augusta NJ. Buy tickets online.

Sesame Place in PA - All New Not-too-Spooky Halloween Drive-Thru
Drive through Sesame Street Neighborhood Tuesday and Wednesday nights October 2020. Stay safely inside your vehicle as you experience family friendly Halloween festivities, decor, lights, trick-or-treating, and more! See your favorite sesame character dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Buy your tickets online.

Sesame Place in PA - The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Now through November 1, 2020, come dressed in a Halloween costume. Enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween shows, Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, pumpkin decorating, rides, and Halloween floats.

Six Flags - Hallowfest
Weekends now through November 1, 2020. For families, thrill seekers young and old, you can experience haunted thrills, rides, trick-or-treat trail, Pumpkin Patch trail, Scarecrow Street, Hay Bale Maze, Cornstalk National Park, scare zones, chills at night, and so much more!

Hersheypark In The Dark
Weekends, now through November 1, 2020. Hersheypark In The Dark has it all - rides, rollercoasters, trick-or-treat, wild zoo visits, Hershey characters, Halloween activities, Hershey’s Chocolatetown and more!

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