The best places to go trick or treating in Philadelphia

Bring your little ones to South Street for PumpkinFest, which includes trick or treating opportunities. | Provided

Trick or treating for hours in the same neighborhood can get old after awhile — especially for younger kids. Lucky for them, Philadelphia has a number of trick or treating options this year within the context of larger, community-centric festivals. From South Street to East Passyunk to Ardmore, kids of all ages (and their parents) can enjoy Halloween-themed activities in addition to the staple tradition of trick-or-treating.

Saturday, Oct. 28
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (main festival)
Free to attend
Headhouse Square
400 block of S. 2nd St.

For the full Halloween experience for kids and adults alike, make your way to South Street for the return of PumpkinFest. Event highlights include pumpkin putt-putt golf, a pumpkin pie eating contest, Jack-o’-lantern contest, costume contests, hay wagon rides, straw hay bail maze, a magic show, live music, seasonal bites and of course, trick or treating. Businesses in the area will open their doors for trick or treaters (ages 12 and under) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For the adults, Commonwealth Ciders and Philadelphia Brewing Company will be providing a variety of beverages for purchase.

6th Annual East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday
Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free to attend
Tasker and Passyunk

For the sixth year in a row, East Passyunk comes alive with the spirit of Halloween with loads of fun for the whole family. Kids can enjoy pumpkin decorating at 11 a.m., a scarecrow scavenger hunt at 1 p.m. and of course, trick or treating to the 40 different arts & crafts vendors who will be onsite as well as to the 30 different businesses along with Avenue beginning at 1 p.m. The first 400 kids will also be given free treat bags. For the adults chaperoning, there will be fall-themed food, beer and cocktails available for purchase.

Halloween Super Saturday
Saturday, Oct. 28
Free to attend
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons
1001 N. 2nd St.

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons will have Halloween fun for the kids as well as everyone else in your family. The Trick or Treating runs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ad businesses in the Piazza will give free treats to children in costume who are accompanied by a parent.
DGX, Urban Village Brewing, Gunner’s Run, Crabby’s, El Camino, Jinxed, Orange Theory and more will participate. In addition, vendors apart of the Fall Makers’ Market will also have candy for trick or treaters.

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free to attend
Downtown Ardmore

The fun continues out in the suburbs with Halloween Spooktacular in Ardmore on Saturday. Kids begin the trick or treat route at Schauffele Plaza (14 E. Lancaster Ave.), where they grab their free trick or treat bags. The route ends at Jack McShea’s (34 E. Lancaster Ave.), where the whole family can sit down for a nice meal following all of that walking. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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