UPDATED: When Do You Plan To Trick Or Treat?

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 4:53pm  |  COMMENTS (11)

“We will not let Sandy take away our fun or our candy!” ~ Ella

Governor Christie has officially postponed Halloween and trick or treating until Monday, November 5. Glen Ridge has agreed, saying Monday is the day. Montclair is saying Saturday, November 3 is the time to go knock on doors.

Montclair just sent out the following info on trick or treating:

Dangerous conditions remain on many on township streets. The Township of Montclair is following Governor Chris Christie’s executive order and asks residents to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating activities to Monday, November 5. In addition, the Township asks that residents participate in trick-or-treat activities between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m., when daylight allows greater visibility. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Some families are going out tonight, anyway.

Old Man Whipple‘s house in Montclair is a go tonight too.

When do plan to go trick or treating? Take our poll:

Maplewood will also hold its annual parade on Monday, November 5:

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
 All ages.
What: This annual event is sponsored by the Maplewood Village Alliance and Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing and prizes for best costumes.
Where: Maplewood Village between Baker Street and Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: The Halloween Parade has been postponed till Monday, Nov 5th in Maplewood Village from 3 –5 pm.
Cost: Free.


  1. POSTED BY danahawkinssimons  |  October 31, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    the montclair town council is asking everyone to trick-or-treat on saturday from noon-5pm:

  2. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  October 31, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Yes, in our post above!

  3. POSTED BY singactlove  |  October 31, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I can’t believe that for the second year in a row, people are taking the kids Trick-or-Treating today after being told not to! It’s really not fair to those of us who choose to obey the mandate…when I took my kids out on the alternate day last year, no one had candy left because everyone chose to go out on Halloween, anyway. Is it really a big deal to wait a few days? People lost lives and homes in this storm. People are without power. There are still live wires and lots of debris! Is it really worth it? Teach your kids patience! Priorities!!!!!

  4. POSTED BY mtcliving  |  October 31, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    I think it’s ridiculous to go trick or treating tonight! why can’t people just get it together and go with a delayed date?

  5. POSTED BY bloomingmom  |  October 31, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Any word on Bloomfield trick-or-treating?

  6. POSTED BY danahawkinssimons  |  October 31, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    just wanted to add that the town council advises everyone to go out during daylight on saturday: from noon to 5pm. although i’m guessing we’ll get trick or treaters throughout the evening!

  7. POSTED BY Kristin  |  October 31, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    We’ll probably go out Saturday, but only after checking with various people to see if they will be answering doors. Nothing more depressing than interrupting someone’s naptime to be told there’s not candy.

    I have to say, I strongly agree with the idea of going during daylight hours with the mess on the sidewalks and while traffic lights are not functional. People are using random driveways as turn-arounds, and they are also using side-streets (which apparently become drag ways during crises) as a necessary way to get around blocked off streets. I saw only a few kids going out in groups, but I saw lots of jerky, awkward, and frightening driving.

  8. POSTED BY Holly Korus  |  October 31, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    We went out tonight but we have power. A wonderful friend mapped out our route. She walked it first to make sure all of the houses had power and there were no down trees.

    The kids, and we had a ton, had an absolute ball.

    The town council needs to get it together and narrow the time to a two hour or less window. 3:30-5 is plenty of time. Nobody wants to answer their door for 5 hours.

  9. POSTED BY Jimmytown  |  November 01, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    Its a shame that Halloween has been canceled two years in a row. And I say Canceled because its not really trick or treating on any other day. If a kid shows up on Monday for candy, my door is closed and my lights are off. I don’t accept solicitors on non Halloween days.

  10. POSTED BY eifelu  |  November 01, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    It has been a very scary time for young kids. We coordinated with our immediate 3 neighbors to have the kids dress up and only come to our houses in the afternoon. They got so much joy out of wearing their costumes. It was a welcome break for the adults, too.

  11. POSTED BY saywhat  |  November 02, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    How about this-how about we use this as an opportunity to teach our kids about what’s important and, I don’t know, maybe give them some perspective. I have 4 young kids who spent Halloween in our house respecting the orders put in place by our local and State officials ( like, respect for authority…). We talked about their beloved point pleasant boardwalk that’s gone. We talked about kids who don’t have homes. I can’t believe we’re discussing The holiday and when it will be rescheduled. How about we teach our kids that they’re lucky the worst part for them is missing trick or treating.

    Halloween came and went in our house. We shared dinner with friends without power. Hopefully when they grow up my kids will remember that the only thing they lost this year was candy they didn’t need.
    And hopefully, they’ll feel gratitude.
    And hopefully, they’ll feel gratitude.

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