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Halloween Parties + Events in North Jersey | 2022

by The Montclair Girl Team
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October is almost over — which means Halloween is here. From spooky costumes to trick-or-treating and lots of candy, North Jersey is a wonderful place to spend Halloween. We’ve rounded up lots of parties + events in the North Jersey area to help celebrate Halloween. Read on for a list of things to do for Halloween in Essex County + the North Jersey area 2022.

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Halloween Events at Montclair Public Library | 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair


The Ivy at Chatham

Enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed events for all ages, including fall drop-in crafts; spooky storytime; a fall movie series featuring horror and monster movies; a teen pumpkin painting party; an interactive study about The Twilight Zone; an adult class about the effects of music in horror movies, and more. Browse the full list of events here.

Haunt O’ Ween: Immersive Halloween Experience | 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel

Now through October 30th

This immersive Halloween experience was brought over from LA and is truly a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration. From trick-or-treating to pumpkins, games, rides, face painting, food and drinks, and more, this is a fun family-friendly Halloween experience. Click here to learn more.

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Scarecrows in the Garden at Van Vleck House + Gardens | 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

October 17th – 31st

An exhibit of handcrafted scarecrows created by scout troops, nonprofits, local businesses, families, classes, and individuals on display in the gardens. You can also cast your vote for the best scarecrow in each category. Learn more about this event here.

Pumpkin Sip + Paint at Casa de Flora Bar | 75 Washington Street, Bloomfield

Friday, October 28th | 6PM, 9PM

Glam our your pumpkin at 75 Washington Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.

Spooky SZN Cinema + Halloween Party + Costume Contest at Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair

Saturday, October 29th

Enjoy beers, Halloween movies for all ages, dancing, a costume contest, and more at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.

Montclair Zombie Walk Hosted by East Side Mags | 491 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Saturday, October 29th | 3PM

Have a makeup artist “zombify” you, then take a stroll around Montclair. This event will be held at 491 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.

Halloween Dance Party + Costume Contest + Furbaby Costume Contest at Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair

Saturday, October 29 + Sunday, October 30th

Enjoy two events at this local brewery on the days leading up to Halloween. The Furbaby Costume Contest will be held every hour on Sunday, October 30th from 2PM – 6PM — and every winner gets a free pint of beer. Learn more about both events here.

Falloween Festival at Verona Public Library | 17 Gould Street, Verona

Saturday, October 29th | 11AM – 2PM

Activities at this event include pumpkin painting, a petting zoo + pony rides, inflatables, tarot card readings, crafts, a costume parade, music, food trucks + food vendors, and more. Learn more about this festival here.

Trunk or Treat | 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Saturday, October 29th | 1PM

The Montclair Police Department and the Montclair Police Foundation are once again hosting the 5th annual Trunk or Treat event. The event is free, aimed at children, and everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. Learn more here.

Halloween Skate Jam | Montclair Skate Park

Saturday, October 29th | 10AM – 12PM and 2PM – 4PM

This day is split into 2 different sessions. From 10AM-12PM, there are family-friendly activities, contests, and lessons. The afternoon portion is an advanced skate contest. Learn more here.

Teen Night: Fright Night at Newark Museum of Art | 49 Washington Street, Newark

Saturday, October 29th | 4PM-7PM

Enjoy horror films and spooky tours for teens ages 13-18. Free entry and food are included, and costumes are welcome, but no Halloween masks are allowed. Learn more about this Halloween-themed teen night here.

Monster Bawl at South Orange Performing Arts Center | One SOPAC Way, South Orange

Saturday, October 29th | 7:30PM

This event is a 21+ Halloween costume party in the SOPAC Loft that includes live music by Emotional Rex, light refreshments + beverages, dancing, and more. Tickets are $30 and one complimentary drink is included. Learn more about Monster Bawl here.

Spooky Night Moves at the Turtle Back Zoo | 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Saturday, October 29th | 6:15PM, 6:30PM, 6:45PM, 7PM

Come in spooky attire for a Halloween-inspired, guided trip through the zoo at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.

Halloween Party with New Power Soul at Just Jake’s | 30 Park Street, Montclair

Saturday, October 29th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

New Power Soul is one of the most sought-after live bands in the tri-state area, singing Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen to Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga. Learn more about this live music event here.

Doggy Costume Contest at Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair

Sunday, October 30th | 2PM – 6PM

This pet costume contest will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.

Monday Scaries at Ride It Fitness | 50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Montclair

Monday, October 31st | 7PM – 7:45PM

This Halloween-themed ride will be held with Matthew. Learn more about this class here.

Trick or Treat at the BOO-tique Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 547 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Monday, October 31st | 12PM – 7PM

This boutique is handing out free non-candy prizes to trick-or-treaters of all ages — including teens and adults — who are in costume or no costume. Learn more about this event here.

Halloween Parade in Maplewood Village | Maplewood Village, Maplewood

Monday, October 31st | 2PM – 5:30PM

This Halloween parade is hosted by the SOMA Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about this event here.

See More: Festive Fall Cocktails to Try in Hoboken + Jersey City This Season

Safe Howl-O-Ween at Turtle Back Zoo | 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Monday, October 31st | 4PM – 8PM

Come trick-or-treating at the zoo — where there will be candy stations throughout the grounds. Learn more about this trick-or-treating event here.

Halloween Drag Show Hosted by Out Montclair + Vanguard Theater Company | 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Second Floor, Montclair

Monday, October 31st | 6PM – 9PM

This Montclair Drag Halloween Show is hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam, and features fabulous and hilarious high-profile queens, as well as a costume parade, prizes, food, and drinks. Doors open at 6PM, and the show starts at 7PM. Learn more about this drag show here.

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