Believe it or not, fall is finally here (well, once the temperature permanently cools). Pumpkins are picked, carved and baked, and spooky decorations cover neighborhoods across North Texas. With Halloween quickly approaching (yes, Mom. Less than two weeks now!), so does the pressure to figure out Halloween plans.
While you were out picking your kiddos costumes, we went ahead and rounded up the area’s trunk-or-treat events. And if you’re concerned about health precautions due to COVID-19, we’ve also included each event’s safety protocols. Take the night off, and bring your whole family to these fun (and safe!) Halloween celebrations in Dallas- Fort Worth.
Candyland Drive Thru // Allen
Where: Church Eleven32; 700 Rivercrest Blvd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 1–3pm
Safety: While completely drive-thru, this event will be following CDC guidelines. They will provide sweet treats to visitors.
Saints Constantine and Helen Trunk or Treat // Carrollton
Where: Saints Constantine & Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1225 E. Rosemeade Pkwy.
When: Saturday Oct. 31, 1–4pm
Cost: Free; $20 entry fee for cars with decorated trunks to pass out candy
Safety: This event will be socially distanced in the upper/back parking lot of the church. You must sign up for all family members attending in the group. There will be festival games with prizes and concessions stands; all will comply with CDC guidelines.
SVUMC Halloween Music Fest and Trunk-or-Treat // Dallas
Where: Spring Valley UMC; 7700 Spring Valley Road
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 5:30–7:30p
Safety: Your family can choose to walk-up or drive-thru. Bags of treats will be distributed in a drive-by parade, with candy also distributed to walk-up attendees.
Drive- Thru Trunk-or-Treat // Denton
Where: St. David of Wales Episcopal Church; 623 Ector St.
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 6–8pm
Safety: Attendees will stay in their vehicles and drive slowly through the link of trunks (with candy given out along the way).
Trick A Trunk Treats // Denton
Where: Fred Moor Park; 701 Wilson St., Denton
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 8–9pm
Safety: This event is drive-thru only and social distancing compliant.
Halloween in the Park // Farmers Branch
Where: Metro Square Business Park; 12300 Ford Road
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6–9pm
Safety: The Tour of Flights will be drive-thru only this year to keep social distancing and public safety in mind. There will be no walk-throughs. Children in costume will get a prepackaged trick or treat bag while supplies last. Props/toys perceived as weapons are not permitted.
Drive-thru Trunk or Treat // Fort Worth
Where: Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 6–8pm
Safety: This event is drive-thru only. Goodie bags with prewrapped candy will be handed out while wearing gloves and masks.
Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat // Frisco
Where: Kingdomlife Church, 12330 Rolater Rd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 4–9pm
Safety: No safety precautions have been listed.
Trunk or Treat // Lewisville
Where: Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 South Stemmons Freeway
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2–4:30pm
Safety: Families will be able to trunk or treat from vehicles. Each game will be outside and have COVID precautions. Volunteers will be wearing a mask; guests are encouraged to but it is not required.
Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat // Lewisville
Where: Vista Ridge United Methodist Church; 2901 Denton Tap Road
When: Sunday, Oct. 25, 4:30–6pm
Safety: This event is drive-thru where cars can socially distance and drive through a parking lot of Halloween decorated cars. Social distancing is encouraged.
Trunk or Treat // McKinney
Where: One Cause Church, 5088 Baxter Well Rd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 4–6pm
Safety: The event is outside. Anyone passing out candy will be wearing gloves and a mask.
McKinney Fall Festival // McKinney
Where: 7650 Stacy Rd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 1–3pm
Safety: They will be limiting the number of attendants. All vendors will have a sanitizing station.
Trunk or Treat! // Plano
Where: MedcoER & Urgent Care; 3960 Legacy Dr.
When: Sat. Oct. 31, 5–7pm
Safety: Attendees will enjoy a non-contact way to trick or treat without leaving their car in this drive-thru event.
Trunk or Treat at Dallas ReStores // Dallas + Garland
Where: All four ReStores locations
When: Sat. Oct. 31, 3–5pm
Safety: There will be candy for the kiddos (distributed safely) and socially distanced trick-or-treating.
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