Twin Cities Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
Halloween trunk-or-treat – it’s a twist on traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating that may be a great option for your family. The setup is typically a church parking lot where kids can move between vehicle trunks (often all decked out for the season) and collect candy. It works especially well for those with younger children who are eager to fill their candy sacks but whose legs can’t hold up block after block. Bonus – all the church parking lot trunk-or-treat events listed here are FREE to attend.
Twin Cities Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trails
In compiling our big list of 2021 Twin Cities trunk-or-treat events we’ve also included trick-or-treat trails. Some of these trails are free events sponsored by local businesses and involve a trick-or-treat path in a local shopping district. Other events we’ve included have a fee attached and are typically put on by community park & rec (and may require pre-registration). We’ve made sure to note when there is a fee for an event – otherwise, consider it free!
For more of the best Halloween fun in the Twin Cities, see our SCARY HUGE list of events included in our 2021 HALLOWEEN GUIDE:
- FREE HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN THE TWIN CITIES
- PAID HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN THE TWIN CITIES
- THE TOP 10 HALLOWEEN EVENTS FOR KIDS IN THE TWIN CITIES
- HALLOWEEN FUN FOR TWEENS & TEENS
Minneapolis & St Paul Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails
Minneapolis: Trunk or Treat Halloween Party at Webber Park
Trunk-or-treat in the Folwell Park parking lot. Each trunk will be decorated; some may have games. Food available, too. Make sure to register for this program. Oct 31, 5-7pm.
St Paul: Hazel Park Halloween Drive-Thru
Vehicle line starts at Case Avenue, then proceeds into the HAZEL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER (St Paul) parking lot. Families drive up to each table in their vehicle to receive treat bags. No registration required. Oct 26, 6pm-8pm sharp.
A Halloween themed drive thru event; participants will get treat bags and more. The line starts on Winthrop street just outside the parking lot entrance to BATTLE CREEK REC CENTER (St Paul). The line will cut off at 8pm sharp. Oct 29.
St Paul: Trick-or-Treat at Highland Village
Starting point is the Langford and Karls Chiropractic parking lot. Businesses will have stations set up along a designated route through the Highland Village that will be staffed by employees/volunteers handing out candy and other items. There will be a Halloween scavenger hunt as well! Oct 30, 10am-2pm.
Featuring a not-so-spooky haunted path where kids can trick-or-treat. Arena Fitness Health Club parking lot, 2327 Wycliff Street. Oct 31, 12-2pm.
St Paul: West 7th Neighborhood Trunk or Treat
Held in the Awaken Community Church parking lot, 507 View Street in St. Paul. Trunkloads of candy! Oct 31, 1-4pm.
Twin Cities Northwest Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails
Afton: Trunk or Treat at Memorial Lutheran Church
The St. Croix Fire Department will be there to entertain while you walk through a parking lot filled with cars and candy at this trunk-or-treat. Oct 27, 6-8pm.
A fun night of decorated cars handing out candy, fires to warm up by, yard games and more! Oct 27, 6-8pm.
Brooklyn Center: Halloween Party Trick-or-Treat Trail
Trick or Treat along the trail before doing a little BOOgie at the amphitheater. Purchase tickets by calling 763-569-3400, online at webtrac.cityofbrooklyncenter.org or in person at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Located at CENTENNIAL PARK. Oct 22, 5:30-7:30pm. $2/pp ages 2-12.
Brooklyn Park: Spooktacular at Zanewood Recreation Center
Trick-or-treat along the outdoor Spooktacular path. Oct 30, 2-5pm.
Coon Rapids: North Point Church Candy Rush Trunk or Treat
Trunk-or-treat event with food and lots of candy for the kids all in a neighborhood environment. Oct 31, 2-5pm.
Falcon Heights: Gibbs Farm Trick-or-Treat Trail
Trick-or-treating, games, and family fun at the farm. Try the pumpkin toss or pin a smile on the jack-o-lantern. Meet the farm animals and trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic farmhouse. The start of the trail is timed, approximately 40 minutes long, and ends at the exit of the site. $8/child ages 3 and up, $5/adult, children 2 and under free. Registration required. Oct 30, 10am-2pm.
Come one and all for a fun Trunk or Treat event in the community center parking lot as a part of the Maple Grove Parks and Rec event. October 30, 1-4pm.
New Hope: Trick or Trot
Get ready to trick-or-treat along a lighted trail, face painting, pumpkin decorating, DJ music, games and more. Wear a costume if you like. Stay after the event to watch a free showing of the movie, “Hotel Transylvania” at 7:30 p.m. **$10/child, register by October 8. Held in CIVIC CENTER PARK. Oct 9, 5:30pm.
Robbinsdale: Spooky Sanborn
The city’s very first Halloween event in the park will feature a trunk-or-treat, a not so spooky story, a costume contest, photo booth & pumpkin craft. Located in SANBORN PARK. Oct 9, 5pm.
Spring Lake Park: SLP Lions Trunk or Treat
An annual trunk-or-treat event with decorated vehicles, free treats and backpacks. Located at SANBURNOL PARK. Oct 31, 5:30pm.
Twin Cities Northeast Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails
Maplewood: Lutheran Church of Peace Trunk or Treat
It’s trunk or treat time! Plus, the first 50 kids get to grab a free pumpkin on their way out. There will also be a police car, firetruck and ambulance on display! Oct 30, 3-5pm.
Maplewood: Presentation of Mary Trunk or Treat
Kids can trunk-or-treat in the school parking lot, prizes awarded to best costumes and trunk decorations. Food available for purchase onsite. Oct 30, 12-3pm.
Shoreview – Presbyterian Church of the Way Trunk or Treat
Trunk or treat in the church parking lot. Oct 31, 5-7pm.
Shoreview: Shepherd of the Hills Trunk ‘n Treat
Join in this family event trunk or treat event. Free, but donations for Ralph Reeder food shelf appreciated. Oct 31, 12:30-2:30pm.
Stillwater – Trick or Treating on Main Street
Trick-or-treat along Main Street, downtown Stillwater. The trail will include particpating merchants with a sign in their window. Oct 30, 1-4pm.
Twin Cities Southeast Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails
Apple Valley: Trunk or Treat & Haunted Hunt
Walk a trail of trunks and tasty treats. Play ghostly games and a haunted scavenger hunt. Located at Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley. Oct 29, 3-6pm.
Apple Valley: Shepherd of the Valley Trunk or Treat
Grab your costume and sack and trunk-or-treat through the church parking lot. If you make it by 6pm there will be a spooky musical selection inside the sanctuary. Oct 30, 6-7:30pm.
Burnsville: Halloween Fest On The Go
Burnsville: Good Shepherd Trunk or Treat
Fun & free trunk-or-treating at the decorated cars in the West parking lot. Games and photo opps, too. Oct 30, 2-5pm.
Eagan: Mount Calvary Trunk or Treat
Walk around the parking lot and trick-or-treat from trunks! Oct 30, 10am-12pm.
Eagan: Halloween Trail Walk
Dress up and explore “Legends Crossing” while visiting trick or treat stations and playing games. A local DJ will share music. 11am-3pm, $5/child; Adults free with food donation. Pre-registration required. Oct 30, 2021.
Farmington: Faith Church Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat
Dozens of family-friendly decorated trunks, interactive games from inside your vehicle, fire trucks (new and historic), and a big bag of treats for every kid. Oct 30, 1-4pm.
Lakeville: Haunted Forest at Steve Michaud Park
Oooh, a trick-or-treat maze for little ones and a Haunted Forest Trail for kids (recommended) 3rd grade & up. Music, puppet shows, a bonfire, hayrides and free pumpkins. Oct 23m 5:30-8pm. $10/vehicle.
Decorate your car and hand out some candy or just come for the fun. Games, pumpkin decorating, art projects, and prize for the best trunk! October 30th at 4-5:30pm.
Twin Cities Southwest Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails
Bloomington: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail
The city’s first-ever trick-or-treat trail will feature live kids music, treats and surprises. No registration; located at NORMANDALE LAKE PARK. Oct 31, 3-5pm.
Chaska: Halloween in Downtown Chaska
Trick-or-treat along a trail of downtown local businesses. Oct 29 & 30. 5-7pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday.
Eden Prairie: Not-So-Scary Nature Trail
Walk a lantern-lit trail trick-or-treat trail and learn about bats, owls, snakes, eagles and more at each station. Must reserve a time. Located at the EDEN PRAIRIE OUTDOOR CENTER. Oct 30, 6-8pm, $11/pp.
Eden Prairie: Harvest to Halloween at the Barn
The FREE event includes a trick-or-treat trail, plus games, a story stroll, pumpkin decorating and a glow dance party. Located at RILEY LAKE PARK. Oct 16, 4-8pm.
Enjoy a trick-or-treating trail along the local shopping district (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please). Register ahead of time for a downloadable map. Oct 30, 1-4pm.
You can join in the fun with your own decorated trunk or show up with the kids and trick-or-treat in the Countryside parking lot. Costumes encouraged. Oct 31, 10:30-11:30am.
Excelsior: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Excelsior
Excelsior Brewing, 421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331
Trick or Treat along a trail of businesses from 10am-2pm; Party at Excelsior Brewing 1-11pm, Kids Dance (1-4pm), Kids Costume Contest (3pm), Dog Costume Contest (4pm); live music (7pm-11pm). Oct 30.
Richfield: Community Trunk or Treat
Bring a bag/bucket/pillowcase to collect candy from local businesses, Wear a costume, bring food donations to fill a hearse. Bring your costumed dog, too. Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, Richfield. Oct 16, 4pm-7pm.
Non-scary and family-friendly, take a trip along the Trick or Treat Trail, enjoy a magician, games, and a barn dance. Price includes cocoa and cookies. Tickets are sold for specific event entry times (every 20 minutes between 2:00 & 6:00 pm) and can be purchased at www.woodlakenaturecenter.org. Oct 23, 2-6pm.
Shakopee: The Landing Old-Fashioned Trick or Treat
Take a candlelit trick-or-treat trail along historic homes. Play games on the Village Green and enjoy a warm beverage and a treat. Reservations required. $10/person with trick-or-treat pass, $5/person without treats. Oct 23, 4:30-8pm.
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