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Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ


Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween with your family? There are many different Halloween events for families in Hoboken and nearby. You’ll find many options of candy, costumes, scary and silly fun and a variety of choices where you can enjoy celebrating together as a family.

Here are the top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ and nearby!

Hoboken Harvest Festival

TIME:October 20, 2018 

11 am – 3 pm


@ Pier A Park

100 Sinatra Dr

Hoboken NJ

Admission is FREE

For more info: 201-420-2000 ext 5100

The 15th annual Fall Harvest Festival will have many activities for all ages to enjoy including pony rides, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, hay rides, music, arts and crafts and more. There will be delicious food available for purchase too.

Family Halloween Party and Parade

TIME: October 26, 2018 

4 pm – 7 pm

LOCATION:@ Shipyard Park, 1 14th Street, Hoboken NJ

Admission is FREE

Get your costumes on and attend the first Halloween Party and Parade in Neighborhood Park. There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids including arts and crafts, games and face painting.

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

 Zoo Boo 2018

October 26-27, 2018

Time:6-9 pm on Friday

10 am – 2 pm and 6-9 pm on Saturday

LOCATION:Bergen County Zoo

216 Forest Avenue,Paramus, NJ

Admission is $6 per person (ages 2 and younger FREE)

For more information, call: 201-634-3100

The zoo is hosting a weekend of Halloween fun by welcoming trick-or-treaters. Wear your costume and enjoy storytelling, magic shows, trick-or-treating and even an Eerie Express train ride. The haunted train ride is $5 each and is not recommended for younger children.

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

 Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade & Costume Contest

October 31, 2018

Time:3:00 pm

LOCATION: The parade line up is on Washington St and 13th Streets. The costume contest is at Little League Field on 5th Street and River Terrace.

Admission is FREE

The Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest is fun Halloween Event for families in Hoboken which all ages can enjoy. It features live local music, floats, great costumes, and so much more. Wear your Halloween costume and be ready for the costume contest after the parade at 4:30 pm.

Safe Howl-O-Ween

October 31, 2018

Time:4 pm – 8 pm

LOCATION: Turtle Back Zoo560 Northfield Ave, West Orange NJ

Admission is $5 per person, $3 per member, and children under 2 are FREE.

Go trick-or-treating at the Turtle Back Zoo with various candy stations. Enjoy a not so scary train ride, fun-filled shows, stilt walkers, and more. The zoo will be closed from 2:30-4:00 pm to get ready for Safe Howl-O-Ween. Remember to bring your own bag for candy and treats!

These are just a few of the Halloween Events for Families in Hoboken NJ. Most of these are in Hoboken if you don’t want to leave town and a couple of them are nearby and may be worth the short drive. Whatever you do, giggle, have fun and don’t get too scared! Have a safe and Happy Halloween as you enjoy the Halloween events for families in Hoboken NJ.

As you make plans to participate and attend as many Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken as possible, here’s another one that is good for you and is for a great cause:

Don’t miss the HoBooKen 5K Halloween Run, a fundraiser to end homelessness! It is happening on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Pier A at 10 am. Expect a fun-filled costume contest and flat and fast course, the beautiful waterfront, and a limit of 1,500 runners. There’s a free t-shirt for race participants. Children get to race in the Scary Scurry Kids Run which begins at 11 am. For more information, email [email protected]. For information regarding this cause, visit Hoboken Shelter,

While there are many Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken, there’s also some scary and fun family friendly events in Jersey City that you might just want to add to your to do list. Some of the Jersey City family friendly Halloween events include:

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

 Spooky Science Kids

Time: October 19, 2018 – 5 – 8 pm

LOCATION: Zaniac, 125 First Street, Jersey City NJ

Admission is $59. Sibling discount available.

Wear your costume and be ready for scary fun! This is a drop off event.

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

Annual Halloween Parade

October 24, 2018

Time:4-7 pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Park, Jersey City

This a a free family friendly event where everyone can enjoy wearing costumes. The parade will take participants ¾ of the way around the park with drummers, stilt walkers, and jugglers. The parade begins at 5:30 pm. There will be performances, music, a DJ dance party, and more. You can also stop by the farmers market or visit a food truck which will be in the park as usual from 4 to 7pm

Halloween Party

Time: 6-8 pm

LOCATION:St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

38 Duncan Avenue, Jersey City

Admission is FREE.

The Girl Scout Troop 12026 invites the community to attend their Halloween Party. It is for children ages 3-12 and there will be a costume contest, snacks and crafts. Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

JC Halloween Spooktacular

October 27, 2018 –

Time:4-8 pm

LOCATION: Harborside Atrium, Jersey City

Admission is $5

Enjoy a Halloween Parade and Party that is family friendly and sheltered so inclement weather won’t interfere. There’s plenty of activities and entertainment including a costume competition, dance party, arts and story time, games and more.

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

 Halloween Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Time:11 am – 7 pm

LOCATION: Urby Parking Lot, 200 Green St Jersey City

It’s a great event for everyone with magic shows, train ride, face painting and more! Find your perfect pumpkin, enjoy great food and drinks and even scary cocktails for adults. It is hosted by The Exchange Place Alliance Special Improvement District, a NJ not-for-profit.

Top 5 Halloween Events For Families In Hoboken NJ

Spooky Terminal III

October 27, 2018 –

Time: 11 am – 4 pm

LOCATION:1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City NJ

The daytime event is family friendly and a fun Halloween Event for all ages as everyone will love the spooky circus!

Here’s another nearby Halloween Event For Families in Hoboken that is worth scheduling and worth the time and energy to venture out of Hoboken:


 Rise Of The Jack O Lanterns

October 2018 –

LOCATION: Various Evenings throughout October 2018

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road

Old Westbury NY 11590


Advanced tickets required and range from $22.00 – $26.00 each. Children 2 and under are free. Limited tickets are remaining.

This is a unique family friendly event with 5,000 iluminated hand-carved jack-o-lanterns set to a musical score and lining a walking path.


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