For a safer alternative to trick or treating, New Jersey kids can collect goodies at a variety of family-friendly trunk-or-treat events. Instead of wandering door-to-door, young trick or treaters can load up their Halloween bags with candy from decorated cars.
These trunk or treats—most of which are FREE—take place in parking lots, parks, and on blocked-off streets. They sometimes include parades, costume contests, and other Halloween activities. Another bonus for sugar-crazed kids: Many of these trunk or treats take place before Halloween. That means double the loot if you make your plans right!
For more boo-tiful Halloween fun, check out our Halloween Guide for New Jersey Families, which includes our picks for The Best Halloween Events in New Jersey for Families in 2022 and more.