Whether you are new to Indianapolis, visiting family and friends, or a life-long Hoosier, Indy is a city that truly embraces Halloween. Various neighborhoods and events offering fantastic trick-or-treat experiences for families. If you’re looking for the sweetest spots to take your little ghouls and goblins, look no further. This list will recommend areas and neighborhoods in Indianapolis known for their trick-or-treat festivities, along with safety tips and special community events.
Irvington Neighborhood: Irvington, a historic neighborhood, is renowned for its Halloween spirit. Residents go all out with decorations, making it a perfect spot for trick-or-treating. Don’t miss the Irvington Halloween Festival, featuring a costume parade and street fair.
Dates: October 21-28, times by event
Carmel Arts and Design District: Carmel’s Arts and Design District is a charming area known for its welcoming atmosphere during Halloween. Many shops and businesses participate in trick-or-treating activities. Meet Me on Main provides a trolley to get to different locations.
Date: October 14
Zionsville Village: Zionsville‘s picturesque village is a delightful place for families to trick-or-treat. The streets are often lined with friendly neighbors offering treats, and some even host spooky displays.
Date: October 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fountain Square: The Fountain Square neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis is a trendy area that hosts an adults-only Halloween event–the Fountain Scare Halloween Bash.
Date: October 31, 7 p.m.
Brownsburg Halloween: The Brownsburg has traditional trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, they also offer Trail and Treat on October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come walk the paved trail of Williams Park in safety with other goblins.
Date: October 28, 5-7 p.m.
Your Local Mall: Greenwood Park Mall often hosts a mall-wide trick-or-treat event, providing a safe and climate-controlled environment for children to collect candy. Located in Noblesville, Hamilton Town Center frequently organizes a Halloween celebration with trick-or-treating, games, and entertainment for kids.
Dates: determined by location; check websites nearer Halloween
Trunk-or-Treat: Numerous locations around the city of Indianapolis offer trunk-or-treat options. If interested, check this website for more options as the date gets closer.
Dates: location and times vary
What else can you do to make this a great experience for your little ghouls and goblins?
Plan ahead by choosing well-lit neighborhoods and areas with a reputation for being safe for trick-or-treaters. Use reflective clothing to ensure costumes or clothing have reflective elements, or use glow sticks or flashlights to increase visibility. Supervise the cute trick-or-treaters and always accompany young children while out at night. Older kids should go in groups and have a set curfew. Check candy before consumption, and discard any unwrapped or suspicious items. Stay on walkways and cross streets at designated crossings.
As the Halloween spirit descends upon the Indianapolis area, neighborhoods and community events know families looking for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat experience. The Yosha Snyder Group knows you want to create lasting memories with your family this Halloween season. Go, have fun!