Explore our guide to Halloween in the Greater Newark Area from Newark Downtown District's Fall Festival, Newark Moonlight Cinemas, and to places to catch Mars Wrigley's Treat Truck Tour to take the kids trick-or-treating, we've got you covered.

Holiday Safely

As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply. When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees... [CDC Holiday Celebration Guide]

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Halloween                     Día de los Muertos                    Thanksgiving

Apple Picking + Pumpkin Patches

Apple picking season begins in the second week of September. It is the perfect time and weather to take your kids out to pick their favorite and freshest fruit. An easy half-hour drive out of the city plans for a perfect Saturday. 

Where To Go Apple Picking in Northern New Jersey –

No matter where you live in New Jersey, there's bound to be a pick-your-own farm nearby. In addition to apple picking, many of these local farms also offer other fun, seasonal activities like corn mazes, hayrides, and petting zoos.

So, grab a few baskets and head out to one of these great New Jersey apple orchards and farms.

Newark Pumpkin Patch Guide 2021

With fall upon us and Halloween right around the corner, Patch sourced a list of the best fall pumpkins in the Newark area in 2021 that you don't have to travel far to find.

Wightman's Farm- Morristown

Wightman's Farm kicks off pumpkin season in mid-September, and the fun that awaits includes pumpkin picking, hayrides, mazes, a hay slide, and my kids' favorite, the corn sandbox. (Mommy Poppins*)

Family Fun

Newark Moonlight Cinema

If you've never watched a movie while seated in your car, you can now do so. The ongoing pandemic has challenged us in more ways than one, but it has enticed us to dive deeper into our innate creativity. And here we are with Newark Moonlight Cinema. Yes, the country's first Black-owned Drive-In Movie Theatre is housed in Newark, NJ. As the city phased out of the mandatory shut down, Newark Moonlight Cinema ushered in a much-needed get-away from house-sitting. Catch films such as The Adams Family 2, Venom, No Time to Die, and more. Tickets are priced at $15. The outside theatre includes a concession stand to feed your taste buds. 

Seventh Annual M&M’S® Halloween Celebration Returns with Safe Holiday Festivities for Children in Newark

For the seventh year in a row, Mars Wrigley and M&M’S will bring the people of Newark, New Jersey – the home of America’s favorite bite-sized chocolate candies – together with a one-of-a-kind M&M’S Halloween Treat Truck to provide Halloween treats and fun in a safe way for all

The truck will stop throughout the Newark community from Thursday, October 21, to Saturday, October 23, offering free Halloween costume accessories (or gear), Mars Wrigley candy, and fun for the whole family, inspiring connection and fun within the Newark community.

Newark Downtown District's Fall Festival

First Newark Downtown District Fall Festival includes free and fun activities for all, such as live music, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a Halloween costume contest.

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