Top Trick or Treating Locations and Favorite Family Friendly Halloween Activities
Trick or Treating
This will be the first year my little one can really enjoy the experience and people often recommend the trick or treating at the Powerhouse Mall in West Lebanon from 4-6 pm and then go to the fire station on the green for their Halloween Open House. Trick or treating around town starts at 6 pm and goes until 8 pm.
You can also try these top spots people recommend.
Sunrise Village in Quechee on Hartland Road by the Shell Station off Route 4/Gilson Road has a lot of kids who trick or treat there. Woodstock closes down High Street so you can loop around the village. If you want to donate candy to help the cause the police station and town hall collect donations to help offset the extensive cost to families who have trick or treaters from all around join in the fun.
Colonial Drive in Wilder is a lovely neighborhood loop. There's a big haunted house on the road that people recommend.
Seminary Hill, some houses 'go all out.' Elm Street and School Street are popular streets to trick or treat on. There will be a haunted house on Elm Street. Eldridge Street also has houses decorated and a fun place to trick or treat.
One person recommended Plainfield. Trick or treat along Main Street where all the houses are decorated for Halloween.
Family Friendly Halloween Events
Thursday, October 26th
Halloween Party in Wilder for Kids 3-4:30 pm. This free fun activity is located at the Wilder Library on Norwich Ave. There will be crafts and pumpkin carving. Please bring your own pumpkin to carve.
Wednesday, October 27
Halloween Gala. 5:30-8:30 p.m.. All ages. West Hartford Library on Route 14. There will be a costume parade, haunted hayride, movie, trick or treating, and more.
Saturday, October 28
Nature Program: “Hoots and Howls” in Quechee. 10 am - 8 pm at VINS. $8-15 Enjoy wildlife programs, cider pressing music, crafts and more. My favorite is the jack-o-lantern lined trail in the evening!
Hartford Truck or Treat at Lyman Park at 4 pm.
There's the annual halloween costume parade around White River at 8 pm. The description says people don't watch, just participate. You can read more about it here. Everyone of all ages is welcome. Come early at 6 pm and enjoy live music, petting zoo, and fire performance.
Tuesday, October 31st
Norwich Halloween Celebration 3:15-4:45 pm. Located in front of Norwich Inn. This free event will include face painting and games. Enjoy the festivities in your halloween costume. There will be a free haunted house from 4:45-7 pm. Parents should accompany young children who attend the haunted house. People really like this and enjoy trick or treating around the green. The fire station has an open house too.
Halloween FunFest in Lebanon. 4-6 p.m. Lebanon City Hall and around Colburn park. Enjoy stories in the Great Pumpkin Patch, and pumpkin painting. Try your hand at pumpkin bowling and ring toss Free. Indoor Trick-or-Treating in West Lebanon.
Hartland Pumpkin in the Park. 5 - 7 pm. There are wagon rides, a costume parade, arts and crafts, a dance and more
There are plenty more kids parties, events, and activities around the Upper Valley. The Valley News has an extensive list I included just a sampling of what's available. You can also find other events in Woodstock area like spooky readings at local libraries here.