Trunk-or-Treats in New Jersey for Halloween 2022

UMC of Red Bank welcomes families to its annual Trunk or Treat party in the back parking lot of their building. Photo courtesy of UMC
UMC of Red Bank welcomes families to its annual Trunk or Treat party in the back parking lot of their building. Photo courtesy of UMC

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 The Best Halloween Events in New Jersey for Families in 2022 and more.

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