Twin Cities Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails – 2023

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 2023 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 2023 HALLOWEEN GUIDE:

Minneapolis & St Paul Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails

Minneapolis: Harrison Park Trick-or-Treat

503 N Irving Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Games and fun, plenty of snacks, candy, and treat bags for those 15 years old and under. October 26, 2023, 6-8pm. FREE.

Minneapolis: North Commons Trick-or-Treat

1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Games, snacks, trick-or-treating and entertainment for those 15 years of age & under. October 26, 2023, 5-7pm. FREE.

Minneapolis: Trunk or Treat Halloween Party at Webber Park

4300 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Halloween trunk-or-treat in the Webber Park parking lot. Each trunk will be decorated; some may have games. Food available, too. Make sure to register for this program. October 28, 2023, 2-4pm. FREE.

Minneapolis: Brackett Park Trick-or-Treat

2728 S 39th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Treats will be handed out; grab some and stop by the free Halloween photo booth. October 31, 2023.

Minneapolis: Windom South Park Trick-or-Treat

5821 Wentworth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Trick-or-treating for kids ages 15 & under plus fun activities to entertain all ages. October 31, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm, FREE.

Minneapolis: Central Gym Park Trick-or-Treat & Bonfire

3416 S Fourth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Warm up with a bonfire after trick-or-treating for candy. October 31, 2023, 6-8pm. FREE.

St Paul: Hazel Park Halloween Drive-Thru

Vehicle line starts at Case Avenue, then continues along the east side of Van Dyke Street. Families drive up to each table in their vehicle to receive treat bags. No registration required.  October 24, 2023, 6-7:30pm sharp. FREE.

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! October 28, 2023, 10am-2pm. FREE.

St Paul: West 7th Neighborhood Trunk or Treat

506 View Street, St Paul MN
Trunkloads of candy! Held in the Awaken Community Church parking lot. October 29, 2023, 1-3pm.

Twin Cities Northwest Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails

Trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events in the Twin Cities communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Falcon Heights, Maple Grove, New Hope, Plymouth & Spring Lake Park, Minnesota.

Brooklyn Center: Halloween Party Trick-or-Treat Trail

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Trick or Treat along the trail before doing a little BOOgie at the amphitheater. Purchase tickets by calling 763-569-3400, online or in person at the Brooklyn Center Community Center.  October 20, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm. $2/pp ages 2-12.

Brooklyn Park: Spooktacular at Zanewood

7100 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429
Trick-or-treat along the outdoor Spooktacular path. Free movie in the park to follow.
October 28, 2023, 2-5pm.

Falcon Heights: Gibbs Farm Trick-or-Treat Trail

2097 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Trick-or-treating, face painting, music, and family fun at the farm.  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. **$15/child ages 3 and up, $5/children 2 and under, $8/adults. October 28, 2023, 12-6pm. 

Maple Grove: Halloween Trunk or Treat at Maple Grove Community Center

12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
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 28, 2023, 1-4pm. FREE.

New Hope: Trick or Trot

Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope MN
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 p.m. $10/child. October 7, 2023, 4:30-6:30pm.

Plymouth: Trick-or-Treat Plymouth Town Center

3500 Vicksburg Lane North Plymouth, MN 55447
Candy and diversions for kids at participating stores in the shopping area. October 28, 2023, 11am-3pm. FREE.

Plymouth: Messiah Church Trunk or Treat

17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
Meet in the church parking lot for trick-or-treating, face painting and Halloween fun.
October 29, 2023, 9:30am-10:30am. FREE.

Yellow car with jack-o-lantern in trunk on purple background. Text reads: "Trunk or Treat - A Free Community Event for Kids of All Ages. Sunday, October 29. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Messiah."
Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Spring Lake Park: SLP Lions Trunk or Treat

Sanburnol Park, 520 Sanburnol Dr NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
An annual trunk-or-treat event with decorated vehicles, free treats and backpacks. October 31, 2023, 6-7:15pm. FREE.

Twin Cities Northeast Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails

Trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events in the Twin Cities communities of Maplewood, North St Paul, Roseville, Shoreview & Stillwater, Minnesota.

Maplewood: Lutheran Church of Peace Trunk or Treat

47 Century Ave S, Maplewood, MN 55119
It’s trunk or treat time! In 2021, the first 50 kids grabbed a free pumpkin on their way out.
October 28, 2023, 2-4pm. FREE.

North St. Paul: North Haven Trunk or Treat

North Haven Church, 2240 15th Ave E, North St Paul, MN 55109
Kids can trunk-or-treat in the school parking lot. October 29, 2023, 4-6pm.

Roseville: Real Life Church Trunk or Treat

Real Life Church, 2353 Chatsworth St. North, Roseville, MN 55113
Free fun for the whole family includes candy, costumes, petting zoo, fire truck, face painting, and more! October 28, 2023, 1-4pm. FREE.

Saint Anthony: Faith United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 33rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Kids and parents are invited to don their costumes and meet at the parking lot of Faith United to gather treats at each trunk. Participants are invited to bring personal care donations for Nourish 282. October 28, 2023, 2-4pm. FREE.

Shoreview: Presbyterian Church of the Way Trunk or Treat

3382 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Trunk or treat in the church parking lot. October 29, 2023, 3-5pm. FREE.

Shoreview: Shepherd of the Hills Trunk ‘n Treat

3920 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Join in this family event trunk or treat event. Free, but donations for Ralph Reeder food shelf appreciated.
October 29, 2023, 2:30-4pm. FREE.

Stillwater: Trick or Treating on Main Street

Trick-or-treat along Main Street, downtown Stillwater. The trail will include participating merchants with a sign in their window. October 29, 2023, 1-4pm. FREE.

Twin Cities Southeast Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails

Trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events in the Twin Cities communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Lakeville, Newport & West St Paul, Minnesota.

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. October 27, 2023, 6pm. FREE.

Apple Valley: Trunk or Treat & Haunted Hunt

7200 150th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Walk a trail of trunks and tasty treats. Play ghostly games and a haunted scavenger hunt. October 27, 2023, 3-6pm. FREE.

Apple Valley: Shepherd of the Valley Trunk or Treat

12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Grab a costume and trunk-or-treat through the church parking lot. October 28, 2023, 3-5pm. FREE.

Apple Valley: Trunk or Treat

Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot, 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Apple Valley Police Department is hosting a free trunk or treat event. October 28, 2023, 11am-1pm. FREE. — Thank you to reader Pam for alerting us to this event.

Burnsville: Halloween Fest

Lac Lavon Park, 15501 Lac Lavon Drive, Burnsville, MN 55306
Family-friendly event includes a drive-thru illuminated trick-or-treat trail. October 27, 2023, 6-8pm, $5/family.

Burnsville: Good Shepherd Trunk or Treat

151 County Rd 42 E, Burnsville, MN 55306
Fun & free trunk-or-treating at the decorated cars in the West parking lot. Games and photo opps, too. October 28, 2023, 2-5pm. FREE.

Eagan: Mount Calvary Trunk or Treat

3930 Rahn Road, Eagan, MN, 55122
Walk around the parking lot and trick-or-treat from trunks. October 28, 2023, 10-11:30am. FREE.

Eagan: Halloween Trail Walk

Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan MN
Dress up and explore “Legends Crossing” while visiting trick or treat stations and playing games. A local DJ will share music. Pre-registration required. October 28, 2023, 11am-2pm. **$6/child; adults free with food donation.

Farmington: Farmington Lutheran Church Trunk-or-Treat

206000 Akin Road, Farmington MN
A fun trunk-or-treat event in the church parking lot. October 27, 2023, 5:30-7pm. FREE.

Farmington: Halloween Walk

Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th St. W, Farmington, MN 55024
A free trick-or-treat trail; bring a non-perishable food item for collection if possible. October 27, 2023, 5:30-7pm. FREE.

Hastings: Halloween Candy Crawl

Downtown Hastings, MN 55033
Trick or treat Downtown businesses, visit a bounce house, play mini golf and more. October 29, 2023, 2pm-5pm. FREE.

Lakeville: Haunted Forest at Steve Michaud Park

17100 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
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. October 28, 2023, 5:30-8pm. $4-$5/pp or $15-$20/family.

Newport: Newport Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat

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 28, 2023, at 4-5pm. FREE.

West St Paul: Crown of Life Church Trunk-or-Treat

115 Crusader Avenue West West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Fun indoors and out with treats, games, warm food & beverages and prizes. Adults are welcome to dress up, too. October 28, 2023, 5-7pm. FREE.

Twin Cities Southwest Metro Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails

Trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events in the Twin Cities communities of Bloomington, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Richfield & Shakopee, Minnesota.

Bloomington: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail

Normandale Lake Park, 84th Street &  Chalet Road, Bloomington MN
The city’s trick-or-treat trail returns with live kids music, treats and surprises. No registration. October 29, 2023, 2-5pm. FREE.

Chaska: Halloween in Downtown Chaska

Trick-or-treat along a trail of downtown local businesses and a trunk-or-treat event at St John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska. October 28, 2023, 2-5pm. FREE.

Eden Prairie: Harvest to Halloween at the Barn

Riley Lake Park, 9180 Riley Lake Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
The FREE event includes a trick-or-treat trail, plus games, a story stroll, pumpkin decorating and a glow dance party. October 14, 2023, 1-5pm. FREE.

Edina: Trick-or-Treat at 50th & France

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. October 28, 2023, 1-4pm. FREE.

Edina: Meetinghouse Church Trunk-or-Treat

6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436
Show up with the kids and trick-or-treat in the Meetinghouse parking lot. Costumes encouraged. October 29, 2023, 11am-12pm. FREE.

Excelsior: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Excelsior

Water Street, Excelsior
Trick or Treat along a trail of businesses from 10am-2pm; costume contest and more. October 28, 2023, 10am-2pm. FREE.

Richfield: Community Trunk or Treat

Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
Bring a bag/bucket/pillowcase to collect candy from local businesses at the 4th annual trunk-or-treat. Wear a costume, bring food donations to fill a hearse. October 14, 2023, 3-6pm. FREE.

Richfield: Wood Lake Nature Center Half-Haunted Halloween

6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN

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. October 21, 2023, 1-5pm. $6/pp.

Shakopee: Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Shakopee

Trick-or-treat at participating businesses along Main Street. October 28, 2023, 10am-12pm. FREE.

Halloween House Displays

Click on the image to find Halloween displays near you – we’ve rounded up homes with the best decorations and lights to get in the spooky spirit.
Halloween Decorations in the Twin Cities - Jack-o-lanterns against a night sky.

Find more Halloween Fun here

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2 thoughts on “Twin Cities Trunk-or-Treat Events & Trick-or-Treat Trails – 2023”

  1. Just a heads up that the Apple Valley Police Department is hosting a free trunk or treat event on Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11 am to 1 pm at the Family Aquatic Center Parking lot (14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd.)

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