Collecting candy and showing off Halloween costumes has always been associated with long walks, late nights and ringing doorbells. However, in recent years, a new approach to Halloween has emerged. Say hello to the trunk-or-treat event!

These events are often organized by communities that wish to provide a safe, efficient, delicious alternative to pounding pavement. Participating members will decorate their vehicles, sometimes creating elaborate scenes out of their trunks or tailgates. Kids walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the way they would during a normal trick-or-treating outing. While this new approach is not meant to replace the door-to-door tradition of Halloween, it can be perfect for those who have small children that tire easily or live in rural areas with long distances between homes.


We have put together a list of trunk-or-treat events happening in communities throughout HRM. As always, if your community is having a similar event that is not on this list, please feel free to submit the details on our website and we will be sure to add it to this list. If you are looking for even more Halloween fun, check out “The 2022 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax – and Beyond!”


Trunk-or-treat at Life Branch Church (October 29th, 2022)

The 5th Annual Trunk-or-Treat at Hillside Wesleyan Church (October 29th, 2022)

Trunk-or-Treat Dartmouth (October 31st, 2022)


The 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat at St. Luke’s United Church ( October 29th, 2022)

Clayton Park

Trunk-or-Treat in Clayton Park ( October 29th, 2022)

Eastern Passage/Cow Bay and Shearwater

4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat at Island View High School (October 29th, 2022)