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 2023 Halloween Events in Halifax – and Beyond!”


Treat Accessibly Halloween Villages (October 14th, 2023)


Life Branch Church Trunk or Treat (October 28, 2023)

Highfield Park Pharmachoice Trunk or Treat (October 29, 2023)

DiscoverAbilities Events Society Present Trunk or Treat (October 30th, 2023)

Trunk or Treat at Colby Village (October 31, 2023)

Eastern Passage/Cow Bay and Shearwater

5th Annual Trunk-or-Treat at Island View High School (October 28th, 2023)


Trunk or Treat at St. Luke’s United Church

If you know of a trick or treat event happening throughout the city, let us know. Email us!