• Halloween 2018 in Hoboken + Jersey City: Your Complete Events Guide

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    Halloween is quickly approaching and if you live in the Hoboken or Jersey City area, you know we don’t only celebrate on October 31st. In fact, the weekend before Halloween {Halloweekend, if you will}, is when most of the celebrations go down. Since there are too many events to keep up with, we’ve put them all in one place for you. Below is your ultimate Halloween 2018 events guide for Hoboken + Jersey City:

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    **Featured Events**

    Murder Mystery Dinner at Birch Hoboken — Friday, October 26th 

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    Birch {92 River Street in Hoboken} is hosting a live, interactive murder mystery dinner that includes a gourmet buffet {with appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts}. Purchase tickets here.

    Halloween on the Hudson Hypnotist Dinner Show at Birch Hoboken — Saturday, October 27th 

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    Before partying the night away, enjoy a special hypnotist dinner show at Birch in Hoboken. Tickets to this event also include a gourmet buffet dinner featuring appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. Purchase tickets here.

    Halloween Events

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hoboken Bow Tie Cinemas — Beginning Friday, October 19th from 11:00PM-2:00AM

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    The Hoboken Rocky Horror Picture Show is back for 2018 and will take place at Bow Tie Cinemas {409 14th Street}. There will be 4 shows — Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th, Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th, all at 11:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

    Family Halloween Party and Parade in Hoboken — Friday, October 26th from 4:00PM-7:00PM

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    Hoboken Families and Kidville will be hosting a family Halloween party and parade at the Shipyard Park in Hoboken {1 14th Street}. Dress up and enjoy a dance party, face painting, arts and crafts, and other fun activities. More information here.

    Hoboken Historical Museum’s Annual Masked Ball — Friday, October 26th at 7:00PM

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    Join the Hoboken Historical Musem for their annual Masked Ball at the W Hotel {225 River Street} and enjoy music, food and drinks, and a live and silent auction. Get more information here.

    Halloween at Harborside in Jersey City — Friday, October 26th at 8:00PM

    Kick off Halloween weekend with costume contests, a live DJ, several food vendors, drinks, a photo booth, and much more at Harborside in downtown Jersey City {210 Hudson Street}. More information here.

    Disturbia Halloween Party at Birch Hoboken — Friday, October 26th at 10:00PM

    Birch is hosting the ultimate Halloween party with live music and costume contests with prizes for the sexiest, funniest, scariest, best group, and most original costumes. Get more information here.

    See More: Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Hoboken + Jersey City

    8th Annual HoBOOken 5K Race — Saturday, October 27th from 10:00AM-12:00PM

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    Founded in 2010, the annual HoBOOken 5K {Hoboken’s only costumed race} is back for 2018 and will begin at Pier A park. While this race is super fun {+ has gorgeous views}, it also benefits the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Get more information and register here.

    Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival in Jersey City — Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

    Head to the Urby parking lot {200 Greene Street} in downtown Jersey City for a full day of harvest fun. There will be food + drinks from local vendors plus bounce houses, magic shows, train rides, face painting, and more. Get more information here.

    Terminal of Terror {Family Event} — Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM-4:00PM

    At Terminal of Terror’s family event {with JC Families}, children and adults can enjoy food vendors, face painting, cookie decoration, magic show, cotton candy, a bouncy house, a costume contest, and an adult Biergarten for adults. More information here.

    Barcade Halloween Party in Jersey City —Saturday, October 27th from 12:00PM-3:00AM

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    Head to Barcade in Jersey City {163 Newark Avenue} for an all-day Halloween celebration. Enjoy mysterious mixed drinks, terrifying tunes, arcade games {of course} and more. More information here.

    JC Halloween Spooktacular — Saturday, October 27th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

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    Spend the afternoon celebrating Halloween at the Harborside Atrium in downtown Jersey City with a costume competition, dance party, arts and crafts, and more. More information here.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Scary with Mile Square Church — Saturday, October 27th from 5:00PM-7:00PM

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    Join Mile Square Church for a family-friendly Halloween themed party at the Christopher Columbus Gardens in Hoboken {455 9th Street}. Come in costume and enjoy food, trick-or-treating, and other kid-friendly activities. More information here.

    Loew’s Theater Annual Movie Masquerade Benefit — Saturday, October 27th at 7:00PM

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    The historic Loew’s Theater in Jersey City {54 Journal Square} is hosting a special screening of Young Frankenstein followed by a live Masquerade After-Party. Enjoy music, dancing, light refreshments, a costume contest, and a cash bar. More information here.

    Halloween Bash at Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City — Saturday, October 27th 

    Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City {88 Liberty View Drive} is throwing a Halloween bash that will feature a costume contest at 12:30AM {1st prize gets $1,000}.

    The Shannon “Night Full of Fear” Halloween Party — Saturday, October 27th at 8:00PM

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    The Shannon {106 1st Street in Hoboken} is transforming into a house of horror and is aiming to truly scare bar-goers. Dress your best and enjoy drink specials and a photo booth. More info here.

    Madd Hatter Hoboken “Heaven & Hell” Halloween Party — Saturday, October 27th at 9:00PM

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    New to the bar-scene, Madd Hatter is participating in the Halloween fun for the first time. Come in costume and enjoy their Heaven & Hell themed Halloween Party. More information here.

    Terminal of Terror in Jersey City — Saturday, October 27th from 9:00PM-2:00AM

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    Terminal of Terror is an annual Halloween event thrown by ChicpeaJC, Hayoner, and Premiere Vibes Entertainment at the Hyatt House rooftop and terrace in downtown Jersey City. The spooky event will feature food vendors throughout the day, live DJs all night, drinks, a costume contest, and more. More information here.

    Biggies Hoboken Halloween Thriller — Saturday, October 27th at 9:00PM

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    Dress up in your best costume and enjoy special Halloween drinks and a live DJ all night long. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Freakazoid Halloween Party at JC Underground — Saturday, October 27th at 9:00PM

    All are welcome to JC Underground’s Freakazoid Halloween Party what will feature live DJs, food, two complimentary drink tickets, stage performances, and other surprises. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Haunted Halloween Party at Ainsworth — Saturday, October 27th from 9:00PM-3:00AM

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    The Ainsworth in Hoboken {310 Sinatra Drive} is hosting its annual Haunted Halloween Party that will feature guest DJs, a costume contest, and a bunch of surprises. Get more information here.

    Wicked Wolf Halloween Party + Costume Contest — Saturday, October 27th from 9:00PM-3:00AM

    Wicked Wolf is celebrating Halloween with a live DJ and a massive costume contest. Get more information here.

    Willie Mcbrides’ Halloween Party — Saturday, October 27th at 10:30PM

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    Dress in your best costume and head to Willie Mcbrides for a chance to win their costume contest. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. More info here.

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    Member Monday at Gravity Vault {Halloween Edition} — Monday, October 29th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Members of Gravity Vault {1423 Clinton Street} get access to an exclusive 90s-themed Halloween event on the Monday before Halloween. Come in your best 90’s attire and enjoy a costume contest, yoga class, and music. Members also receive 25% off at the Pilsener Haus {to stop by for a drink or two after the event}!

    Witchcraft Cocktail Class at The Winston — Tuesday, October 30th from 7:30PM-9:30PM

    Learn how to shake, pour, and stir your very own Halloween-inspired cocktails at The Winston in Hoboken {72 Hudson Street}. Harry Potter lovers, one of the cocktail creations will be a Butter Beer Cocktail, so you won’t want to miss out. Get more information here.

    Hoboken’s Annual Ragamuffin Parade & Trick or Treating — Wednesday, October 31st at 3:15PM

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    Hoboken’s Ragamuffin parade is a town-classic. The parade will begin at 3:15PM uptown {on Washington Street} and end downtown with a costume contest. Afterward, take the kids around town for some trick or treating {tip: the best spots are on Bloomfield and Garden at the brownstones + on Washington at local businesses}!

    Ethereal Gathering: The Witching Hours at Kolo Klub — Wednesday, October 31st from 8:00PM-12:00AM

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    Ethereal Creative Arts is transforming the Kolo Klub {1422 Grand Street} into a spooky old factory. Enjoy a costume contest, vendors, live music, drink specials, and more. More information here.

    Día de los Muertos Patrón Tequila Tasting at Halifax — Thursday, November 1st

    Día de los Muertos is a historic Mexican holiday to celebrate the ancestral spirits of loved ones and takes place on October 31st until November 2nd. Halifax is celebrating the holiday on November 1st with an exclusive tequila tasting paired with seasonal bites from Halifax’s delish menu. For reservations, call 201-253-2500.

    Other North Jersey Events

    Halloween With the Spins in Vernon Hosted by MykeSoul — Saturday, October 27th through Sunday, October 28th

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    This Halloween festival is like no other — with haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving, fire spinners, campfires, food, drinks, art vendors, live music, AND the option to camp, it’s totally worth the trip to Vernon. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Where will you be celebrating Halloween in Hoboken or Jersey City? Share with us in the comments below!

    No matter where or how you celebrate, team HG wishes you a fun + safe Halloween!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.