Discover The Best Halloween Events in New Jersey
Your Guide to New Jersey's best scary and not so scary Halloween Events
Halloween in New Jersey has many "scary" and "not so scary" frightful shows, events, attractions, and parades that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
We have put on our costumes and headed into the dark of night with a full moon to search haunted houses, cemeteries, and pumpkin patches for ghosts, goblins, and skeletons to come up with the best Halloween events for families with kids. Caution: many of these events are Soooo scary that they are not recommended for children under 10. Suggest you call ahead to confirm age appropriateness.
Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
North Jersey 2023 Very Scary Halloween Events
Not recommended for children under 10
Trap Door Escape Room
34A Speedwell Ave.
Open seven days/week
Special Halloween productions include: "Day of the Dead," "The Greatest Freak Show," and "Witch Hunt." These are spooky physical adventure games in which people coordinate in "Creepy" rooms with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
Must be 14 or older to enter alone. Ages 10-13 can enter if accompanied by an adult.
2 Brighton Ave
Weekends Events begin Friday, September 23, Incuding Halloween Tuesday, October 31, and end on Saturday, Novemner 4, 2023
Brighton Asylum is a massive walk-through dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, horror movie style scares, and Hollywood quality special effects. This horror show takes place in a 4,000 sq.ft complex that housed the sick and mentally disabled back in the mid 1940's.
Tickets can be purchased online
The 13th Hour Haunted House & Escape Rooms
Open weekends beginning Saturday, September 23, on Halloween Tuesday, October 31, and ending on Saturday November 4, 2023.
105 West Dewey Ave,
Wharton NJ 07885
During days the haunted house is open all the escape rooms also have live actors to add to the immersion. Their escape rooms offer this uniqueness to the escape rooms. Experience 13th hours newest attraction: Haunted Hatchets! Throw hatchets at our custom targets in an exciting and thrilling way. They will kill the lights with our glow in the dark hatchets and targets. Experience throwing hatchets in a one of a kind way.
Haunted Wild West Fest
Saturdays and Sundays starting September 30th, and ending on Sunday, October 30, 2023:
50 Lackawanna Drive
Take part in a fun and spooky interactive western experience. Watch tales of the Wild West come to life through historical characters, live action dramatizations and demonstrations by period craftsmen.
When the sun sets, fear goes up at Wild West City. Enter the town at your own riskق│┼ there is only one way into the town, first you must endure the perilous journey aboard the Wild West City Train Line and then walk the old Frontiersman Trail where the ghost of John West the Frontiersman lingers.
The nightime Fest is considered to be PG-13.
For younger children and a less spooky event, the daytime festival from 10:30am- 4:00pm, features the ghost town, Western entertainment and a costume contest.
North Jersey 2023 Not So Scary Halloween Events
Jack O' Lantern Experience
Selected dates, From September 22nd to November 5th, 2023
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
Experience Pure Halloween Madness, Skylands Stadium will be transformed with over 6,000+ Jack-O-Lanterns, for an Original 45-minute Walk-Thru Spectacular. Sussex County's Family Entertainment Destination is set ablaze with spectacular visuals, and a thrilling Fall Festival. Perfect for families, date nights, and lovers of Halloween spirit
Daily from Friday, September 29th until
Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
700 Paramus Park
Paramus NJ 07652
Halloween House is a completely immersive, one of a kind Halloween experience where you are transported to an all Halloween world. Every one of their impeccably detailed, fully realized rooms is a different Halloween theme (including The Nightmare Before Christmas and much more!) designed to make every Halloween lover's experience unforgettable.
Their goal is to give you an amazing Halloween experience, not scare you to death or make you uncomfortable.
No fear. Just fun.
AddamsFest Windows of Westfield
October 1 to November 8, 2023
Westfield will be transformed to all things Charles Addams with family themed events, movie screenings, exhibits and much more -- all reimagined for a pandemic-friendly approach that allows for distancing With something for everyone, AddamsFest promises to be a whimsy-filled festival honoring the man, his legacy and the town where it all started.
Annual Pumpkin Patch Train
Sundays, October 1,8,15, 2023; 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
Join in the Halloween fun at the Whippany Railway Museum onboard "The Pumpkin Patch Train" ! The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip from Whippany to Roseland and return is the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family. Your ticket entitles you to pick your own pumpkin after the ride at our Pumpkin Patch and enjoy the seasonal fun. Ticket also includes a pumpkin decorating kit. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, where they can mingle with our zombies and ghosts, helping to make the train a spooky sight !!
"Dinosaur After Dark
Friday and Saturday Evenings, October 6 through October 28, 2023
Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, New Jersey 07605
"Dinosaurs After Dark,” is a spooky, funny adventure into a shadowy, prehistoric world. A spooky, funny and thrilling adventure for the whole family featuring a lantern lit tour of the park, the Mesozoic Midway where everyone is a winner and more! But watch out! The trails are dark and there's a hungry T-Rex lurking in the shadows. A fearless Dinosaur Wrangler will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station's darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. At the end of the night, everyone will gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!
Saturdays, October 14, 21, 28, 2023; 10am - 1pm
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809
A spooky fun and family-friendly abbreviated Haunted Red Mill experience especially for "Kids" of all ages.
A child friendly Haunted Red Mill experience. Includes less frightening haunted tour, hay ride, cider and donuts and one pumpkin per family. Rain Date is the Sunday after each dated ticket.
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