Houston Area Trunk-or-Treats for Halloween

Check out these fun and safe alternatives (or supplements) to traditional trick-or-treating.


Trick-or-treating is great and all, but if this year is as hot as previous Halloweens, walking around in thick felt costumes may not exactly get your little ones excited. Trunk-or-Treat events are great alternatives (or opportunities to collect more chocolate for mom) because they offer a safe environment where your kids can still get their candy fix without having to lap the neighborhood.

For those who are scratching their heads at the word "trunk," these events usually feature area organizations and groups that decorate the trunk of a car (typically in elaborate and fun displays) and fill it with candy. Read on to find a trunk-or-treat event that's on or near Halloween close to you.

***This post is currently being updated for 2019***

Halloween at the YMCA - The Woodlands
3-5 p.m. Oct. 22, 2019
Celebrate Halloween at the Shadowbend YMCA with trunk-or-treating, face painting, a sweet-tooth walk, carnival games, photo booth, and more. 

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Grace Presbyterian Church - West Houston
4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019

Faith Lutheran Church - Bellaire
6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church - Downtown
5-7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019

Tomball Bible Church - Tomball
5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019

St. John Paul II Catholic School - West Houston
8 a.m.- Noon Oct. 26, 2019

Resurrection Lutheran Church - Spring
6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019

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Bayou City Fellowship - Cypress
5-7 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019
At the church's Cypress event, pizza is served and there is a balloon artist, face painting, and games.

Sugar Land Baptist Church Pumpkin Fest 2019 - Sugar Land
3-6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019
Along with trunk-or-treating, this festival features bounce houses, face painting, children's games and activities, a petting zoo, and more.

Willow Meadows Baptist Church - Southwest Houston
5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019

Holy Spirit Houston - West Houston
5-7 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019

Halloween Safe Streets - Shenandoah
6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019
Police officers close off Twisted Oak and Tuscany Woods drives in Shenandoah and hand out candy for a safe and fun evening for the whole family.

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Lakeshore - Lake Houston
6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019

Clear Lake United Methodist Church - Clear Lake
6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019

KWP Trunk or Treat - Spring
5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019

Republic Gymnastics and Dance - Cypress
6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019

Living Word Church - Central Houston
5-7 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019

Houston First Church of the Nazarene - Jersey Village
6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019

First Christian Church - Katy
5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019

Walden Country Club - Humble
5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019

Friendswood Christian School - Friendswood
5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019

Klein United Methodist Church - Spring
3-5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019

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This post originally published in 2016.