Do you have that one house in your neighborhood that goes all out decorating for Halloween? We asked on Facebook for the best Halloween houses, and these are your picks:
Bordentown: **Closed in 2019 due to renovations. Frank Rios and Pat Patrizio lead the charge on Thompson St. each Halloween, making sure the entire block goes completely over-the-top with spooky decor!
Bridgewater: 13 Skeletons’ hauntings at 948 Rte. 202-206 from October 13-30 include a creepy child’s bedroom and readings of the attraction owners’ kids’ book, plus theatrics and strange happenings. Readings on October 13, 20, 26-27 and 30 at 2 pm (ages 4-6) and 4 pm (ages 7+).
Clifton: A dentist’s office on the corner of Grove St. and Robin Hood Rd. attracts immense crowds throughout the year for its elaborate holiday decorations, whether it’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day. However, the real showcase comes at Halloween at this property.
Lambertville: This town knows a thing or two about getting in the Halloween spirit! Just ask the filmmakers of Halloweenville, a documentary inspired by Lambertville’s spooky seasonal transformation. Check out North Union St. and Buttonwood St. for some of the most creative decorations. There’s also a walking tour of the town’s decorated houses on October 26, led by a local historians.
Madison: The Dead & Breakfast Inn at 100 Ridgedale Ave is one of the best decorated Halloween houses in Madison and the crowds it attracts is proof
Ridgewood: This free spooky maze at 124 Sheridan Terrace is open every dry day from the first weekend in October until Halloweenand welcomes ghouls of all ages. This year, there’ll be new animatronics, but the theme is a well-guarded secret. Remember, once it gets dark, the scary clowns come out! Weekdays 4-9 pm, weekends noon-9 pm.
Roselle: Halloween on Bender Ave. is a Roselle Park tradition that gets better and better every year thanks to this neighborhood’s Halloween displays that have gained much popularity over the years!
Succasunna: The homeowners of 2 Alcott Way’s Halloween House are celebrating 31 years of ghoulish charm on October 31. There’ll be a (free) spooky battle between Pirates of the Caribbean and dinosaurs from 5-11 pm.