Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, which means there’s plenty of time for mayhem before the trick-or-treating begins. If you haven’t been to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure yet, this is your last chance to get in on the fun. There are family-friendly attractions during the day and thrills and chills once the sun goes down. Let your kids change right into their costumes in the morning and head out for some fun at Fright Fest or any of these other chilling events taking place on October 31st sure to set the tone for a truly spooky holiday.

Haunted Wild West City Fest
50 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope
The Haunted Wild West Fest is back for both day and night events. Hit the trail to the ghost town, enjoy nonstop western entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday in October with a Halloween twist. Take part in a fun and spooky interactive western experience like none other for kids of all ages. Children can participate in the Wild West Fest costume contest and win fun prizes.


Nickelodeon Boo-niverse
American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
This spooky season, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park transforms into Boo-niverse with thrilling rides and experiences designed to enchant miniature monsters and grown-up goblins alike! Nickelodeon characters will be in their Halloween costume for meet-and-greets, conga lines and of course the Monster Mash. Be sure to visit during Halloween weekend for a costume contest, trick or treat scavenger hunt, and spooktacular fun for everyone.

TreEscape Aerial Adventure Halloween Climb
414 County Rd. 517, Verona
Saturday – Sunday
Celebrate Halloween in the treetops! Families are invited to wear their best climb-friendly Halloween costume to be entered into a photo contest for a chance to receive tickets for a future climb. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual costume and team contest. Popular times sell out, so it is recommended to make a reservation as soon as possible to claim a preferred time slot.



Halloween Light Show
Demarest Farms, Hillsdale
Friday – Sunday
Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant Halloween light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in the retail farm market. This experience is appropriate for all ages.

Jack-O-Lantern Experience
Skylands Stadium, Augusta
Skylands Stadium is transformed with over 6,000 Jack-O-Lanterns throughout the stadium, and surrounding cornfields. Sussex County’s Family Entertainment Destination will be set ablaze with spectacular visuals and a thrilling Fall Festival.

Legoland Discovery Center, East Rutherford
Celebrate the scariest time of the year at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Brick-or-Treat Activities include spooky scenes in the MINILAND scavenger hunt, Spooktacular Costume Contest held on Sunday, October 31 at 1 pm and Halloween-themed Creative Workshop builds.

New Jersey State Museum Halloween Spooktacular
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
Get “Lost in Space” at our annual Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, Oct. 31! Join the Spooktacular Parade and show off your costume, plus enter to win one of 12 giveaway packages. Parade participants ages 12 and under will also receive one free ticket to experience a Planetarium show. Other spooky space offerings on Sunday include take-and-make alien crafts, DIY laser blasters, and trick-or-treat goodies.

Laurie Berkner’s Halloween Party
Beloved children’s musician Laurie Berkner invites families to stop in for a spell at two special “Halloween Party” LIVE Virtual Family Concerts at 12 pm and 5 pm Eastern Time on Laurie’s concert website. For double the fun, a family ticket grants admission to both livestreams. Fans of all ages should plan to grab their superhero capes, their instruments (or noisemakers), their dancin’ shoes, and a stuffed animal (for their heads)!

State Theater New Jersey, New Brunswick
Come along with Miguel, an aspiring young musician, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. He finds an unexpected friend in the charming trickster Hector, who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Inspired by Mexico’s Día de Los Muertos, this Oscar-winning animated film is full of music, color and fun.

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