Halloween fun! Trick or Treat Hours set for Toms River, NJ
There’s just over a month until Halloween 2022 and this year it falls on a Monday night, so let’s take a look at this year’s schedule, especially for Toms River. What makes Toms River special, when it comes to Halloween, is that the annual Halloween Parade changes the actual night for “trick or treat”. If you’ve lived in Toms River for a while, you’re well aware of the change.
Toms River is home to one of the largest Halloween parades in America and every year thousands attend the annual spooky parade. Look for Townsquare Media in this year’s parade once again. Toms River Fire Company #1 will once again host this year’s parade on Halloween Monday, October 31. The parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s parade will mark the 83rd running of the Toms River Halloween Parade.
Due to the parade falling on a Monday, local officials decided to hold a “trick or treat” in Toms River on Sunday, October 30. According to a recent Patch article, said Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill. “We want kids to come to the parade with their families on Halloween, but still enjoy the age-old tradition of trick-or-treating.”
Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little says “While there is no official curfew in Toms River, all cheaters will be asked to leave the streets of the township by 9 p.m.”
Residents are asked to remember that children will be outside in Toms River on Sunday, October 30, so supervise children and try to leave extra lights on to keep neighborhoods lit for trick or treaters.