Halloween 2020 is just around the corner and even though celebrations are on despite the COVID-19 pandemic, each individual Jersey Shore town is going ot handle things a little differently.

Let's take a look -- town by town -- at the Halloween events that are scheduled as well as the rules, regulations and restrictions that are being set to keep everyone healthy and safe this spooky season.

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Are we missing an event or announcement that Jersey Shore residents should know? Shoot me an email at Nicole.Murray@townsquaremedia.com so we can update this guide!

Okay...now onto the Halloween celebrations.

Monmouth County


There is a Witches Night Out 2020 event set up for 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Thursday, October 29th at .

FYI: You will have to pay for admission but this event includes a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Palm Readers, a Witches' Hat Contest, refreshments and more!

Asbury Park

An outdoor Halloween drive-thru event is set to take place at city hall on Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For information, call Leesha at (732) 502-5759.

Bradley Beach

The Bradley Beach Fire Department is hosting a Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30th and is kicking off at 6:00 PM. The parade will go from the firehouse to Riley Park.

Fair Haven

This Jersey Shore town is okay with Halloween celebrations as long as residents comply with CDC guidelines.


Trick-or-treating hours have been set to take place on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Town officials are asking residents to use signage or outdoor lighting to signify if if you are giving out candy or would like to be left alone to avoid human contact on Halloween.


Freehold is not setting any additional restrictions for the upcoming Halloween celebrations. The only rule: comply by CDC guidelines.

“Halloween may proceed normally, keeping in mind that personal safety relating to the pandemic should be practiced wherever possible. The Township Committee believes that parents are surely able to decide which Halloween activities are best suited for their children.”


The town's recreation department will be hosting a drive-thru trunk-or-treating event on Sunday, October 25th. The sugar-filled fun starts at 4:00 PM and is taking place at the recreation center.


The trunk-or-treat event that was supposed to take place on October 25th has been canceled.

But don't worry because there is a trick-or-treating event for borough residents who are between 3 to 10 years old on Friday, October 30th between 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the hall's front garden.


This Jersey Shore town has a Halloween Parade and party that is still on for Sunday, October 25th. The fun starts at 11:00 AM.

Red Bank

Red Bank's 73rd annual Halloween Parade is still on and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 PM. However, the post-parade celebrations are canceled.

Keep in mind that wearing face masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced at this event. For information, call (732) 530-2782.

Ocean County

Bay Head

Trick-or-treating in this town is a GO until 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st. Town officials have even put together this printable sign that will let residents know that trick-or-treaters are welcome.

If you do NOT want trick-or-treaters to ring your doorbell, town officials are asking you to keep your houses dark on the inside and outside.


The allotted trick-or-treating hours for town residents are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st.

Please also BE AWARE that there is a 9:00 PM curfew that will be in effect on October 30th and October 31st.


Brick's trunk-or-treat event is happening on Friday, October 23rd, but it will look a little different in 2020. (What else is new) 

There will be three different sessions from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and each session will have a maximum capacity limit of 75 cars. Advanced registration is REQUIRED and trunk-or-treaters will walk in one direction with six feet in-between.

There will be no haunted hayride or food concessions.


This town's recreation department has organized an "Undeadly Trail" Halloween attraction. It will be open at Gille Park from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, October 24th & 25th.

Register HERE.

Toms River

This Jersey Shore town says trick-or-treating is ON...for those who want to participate. The designated time slot is happening on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

“Residents who do not want to participate are encouraged to turn off their front light, close their front door and/or place a sign in front of the home. Residents who do want to participate, please leave your porch lights on.”

Despite 2020 being side swiped, there are still a lot of safe Halloween events, activities and trick-or-treating sessions to choose from.

Have fun out there, collect as much candy as you can and be safe!

Take a look at the full guide for Halloween plans and events coming up in every New Jersey county, take a look at the original article at NJ.com.

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