Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Halloween Season in Clifton!


Take a look at the falling leaves, the piles of pumpkins, and the bevy of spooky decorations and you’ll know that the Halloween season has officially come to Clifton. Whether you’re looking for fun activities for littles ghouls and goblins, or a very grown up way to show off your most creative Halloween costumes, there are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in Clifton.

Wednesday, October 19th 

Kids Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Clifton UNO's PIzzeria & Grill, Rt 3 in Clifton

Bring the kids to decorate pumpkins before Halloween! Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entree. See flyer for details, call for reservations.

Saturday, October 22nd — 12:00 - 4:00PM

Halloween Pictures with Your Pets

Homeless Animal Adoption League, 236 Delawanna Avenue


A resident ghoul will be on hand to make your pet pal look his best. Donations of canned food, paper towels and bleach for the shelter will be collected.

Wednesday, October 26th — 5:00 - 7:00PM

Boo! Cupcake Decorating Workshop for Children Ages 5-12

Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Avenue

$30 per person for residents/$40 per person for non-residents

Bring your little ones to learn how to use fondant and decorate Halloween cupcakes and other spooky snacks! Everything is 100% peanut and tree-nut free. Pre-registration is required at cliftonrec.com. Class is taught by Chef It Up to Go!

Thursday, October 27th — 6:00 - 8:00PM

Halloween Extravaganza - Fun for All Ages

Clifton High School Main Entrance, Colfax Avenue


Hosted by CHS Student Council, Clubs, Activities, and Athletics, this fun-for-all-ages FREE event lets trick-or-treaters (young and old) show off their costumes and collect Halloween treats. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bags! Contact cvansaders@cliftonschools.net with any questions.

Thursday, October 27th — 7:00PM

Voodoo Ranger Halloween Party for Ages 21 & over

UNO’s Clifton, Route 3 West

Halloween is not just for kids! This adult Halloween party features a costume contest, pumpkin carving, Halloween trivia, and beer specials. Call for reservations 973-574-1303.

Friday, October 28th — 6:00PM & Saturday, October 29th - 10:00PM

Ghost Hawk Presents: HALLOOO…WEEKEND for Ages 21 & over

Ghost Hawk Brewing Co., 321 River Road

Party with the GHOST WITH THE MOST! Two days of fun, music, and lots of brew. Complete details.

Saturday, October 29th — 10:00 & 11:00AM (Raindate: October 30th 1:00PM & 2:00PM)

Halloween Monster Mash for Children Ages 12 months - 5 years

Clifton Mason Lodge (Backyard), 1496 Van Houten Avenue

$25 per child//$40 for sibling pairs

Come in costume and join M.I. Music for 45 minutes of singing, dancing, instruments, bubbles, and parachute play for Clifton’s littlest Halloween fans.

Saturday, October 29th — 7:00PM

ABA Halloween Costume Party for Ages 21 & over

Athenia Veterans Post, 147 Huron Avenue

$45 per person

Come in costume and join Swingman & the Misfit Mutts for a buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, cash bar, and raffles benefitting the Matt “Garbo” Grabowski Music Scholarship. Call for tickets 973-202-8578 or 201-390-1308.

Saturday, October 29th — 8:00PM

Dingbatz Halloween Bash for Ages 21 & over

Dingbatz, 620 Van Houten Avenue

Amazing bands and one of the best Halloween costume parties of the year!

Saturday, October 29th — 10:00PM

Halloween Party at Shannon Rose for Ages 21 & over

Shannon Rose, 98 Kingsland Road

$45 per person

Halloween Party and Costume Contest, with prizes for most original, scariest, & best duo.

Sunday, October 30th — 12:15PM

Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, and Harvestfest - Fun for All Ages

Clifton City Hall Complex, 900 Clifton Avenue

It’s the Grandfather of all Halloween traditions in Clifton. It starts with a costume parade down Van Houten Avenue (lead by the Showband of the Northeast, the Clifton Mustang Marching Band), and ends with fun, games, treats, and prizes at the City Hall Municipal Complex. You can find complete details at cliftonrec.com.

Check out the Clifton Community Calendar here for more upcoming events!

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