It’s Halloween week in Bergen County. There’s plenty of fun in store for the younger set because of all the events happening.
Although Daylight Savings Time is after Halloween, children will still be out at dusk. Please be careful driving this week and especially on Sunday. Miniature goblins will be roaming the streets after all!
Additionally, there is a major storm arriving late tonight and ending after midnight tomorrow (Tuesday). As a result, a lot if not all of these events are going to be cancelled during the storm. So get tickets immediately as things will be tighter than usual due to re-scheduling.
Halloween Week Happenings
The Fort Lee Business Alliance Halloween Spectacular is Sunday from t to 4. This annual Halloween event is so much fun. They want people to come in costumes. It’s really a terrific family afternoon. You can trick or treat right after.
Ravenscroft Manor is on Friday through Sunday. Located at the Mahwah Elks Lodge, 1 Foxwood Rd in Mahwah, this is a live production. Don’t bring children under 10 because this is a scary show.
Don’t forget about the Demarest Farms Halloween Light Show at night. This is a drive through event that you can follow up with hot chocolate and home made treats.
New Milford might be the scariest place of all. The Nightmare on River Road is back again this year and more fun than ever. It’s now at New Bridge Farm & Garden where you can get your pumpkin too.
Stew Leonard’s store at the Paramus Park Mall has a Halloween Drive Through next to it’s pumpkin patch. While you’re there you can also go food shopping at Stew Leonard’s.
Older children will enjoy The Army of the Dead at the Garden State Plaza. This is a fully immersive virtual reality experience. How cool is this?
This is definitely the time for a classic, scary movie. Go to Hackensack’s Foschini Park (278 River Rd) Thusday night for HacPac’s 8 pm drive in movie night. This Thursday the movie is Friday The 13th. It’s a great thriller and a cult favorite.
The Stewart Family in Ridgewood has been creating a special Halloween Maze for 26 years. They take a lot of care in creating this wonderful treat for children. Northjersey.com published an article all about it.
Historic New Bridge Landing has a concert Saturday afternoon all about Hallow’s Eve. In addition to music, you’ll listen to stories about the origins of Halloween. The concert is from 2 to 3:30. Afterwards, you can go through the historic house and visit the gift shop. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to this outdoor concert.
Four Bergen County homes were featured this week in a news story because they have such amazing displays. Hackensack is known for it’s Halloween HIghway on Clinton Place. Covid put a stop to this last year, However, several families are doing it again and 281 Clinton Place is amazing.
Ridgefield Park has 335 Main Street that has everything theme you can think of. The entire front lawn is covered with all sorts of scary things.
Cresskill has the scariest night display at 11 Deacon Road with flashing lights and howling creatures. The Perez Family has been doing this for over 20 years now.
Ghosts, monsters and all sorts of ghouls cover the Carbonaro home in Wood-Ridge at 381 Center St. These larger than life figures are truly an amazing display.
Do you know of any other Bergen County scary house? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
A Word About Halloween Parades and Celebrations
Nearly every town has a parade and celebration for school aged children. Because there are 70 locations in Bergen County, it doesn’t make sense to list at least 50 or 60 local events here. But this is what you can do:
Make sure you contact your local town Recreation Department. Also do this for your local school. While chidren do get announcements on this, sometimes announcements are lost. As a result, if you are caring for a child, be sure to check this out ASAP. Some towns are having costume parades on Wednesday. Remember, there’s a major storm Tuesday so a lot will be happening right after this.
Enjoy Halloween Week in Bergen County. It’s a fun part of the year. Let me know if I’ve missed some scary houses too.