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The Best Places for Halloween Trick or Treating in Lakeland

Neighborhoods for Halloween Trick or Treat Lakeland Florida

Are you looking for the best place to Trick or Treat in Lakeland?

We have plenty of great community events on Halloween in Lakeland, Plant City, Bartow, and across Polk County – if you don’t live in a large neighborhood or you’re looking for somewhere to take your kids to Trick or Treat and enjoy the Halloween festivities, we strongly recommend one of the Halloween events listed below!

Downtown Lakeland will have Halloween themed fun all day – starting with the Downtown Farmers Market, then Trick or Treating from shop to shop, and then a Fall Festival at Just Cares.

Since Halloween is on a Saturday, there are quite a few events on Friday, October 30 as well, so we’ve included those below for anyone who wants to get a head start on Trick or Treating in Lakeland.

Prefer a traditional Halloween experience where you go door to door, house to house? We’ve included some of the larger neighborhoods known for great Trick or Treating in previous years.

You can also celebrate Halloween in other ways – visit a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Houses – or plan a candy scavenger hunt or other fun activity at home.

Wondering “What time does Trick or Treating start?” Click here for the answer! Be sure to practice Halloween Safety if you’re out and about.

Prefer to avoid the crowds this Halloween? We have a list of Drive-Thru Halloween events.

Halloween is NOT canceled this year – we just need to adapt how we hand out candy, be sure to social distance, and be more cautious in our interactions on Halloween.

Need ideas for safer Halloween activities? We’ve got ’em.

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Please check directly with event organizers or local businesses for safety protocols, mask requirements, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. All information on our website is for informational purposes only – we are not qualified to provide health or safety recommendations. Be informed, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, have fun, and make good choices!

Places to Trick or Treat on October 30

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Places to Trick or Treat on October 31

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Brick or Treat Legoland Florida Halloween
October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
One LEGOLAND Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884 United States
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On weekends in October you can celebrate Haloween and the spookiest time of the year at LEGOLAND Florida with trick-or-treating, exclusive character meet and greets and spooktacular treats. October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25.

Trunk or Treat at Main Street Baptist Church Bartow

FreeOctober 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartow – Main Street Baptist Church
1140 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830 United States
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4th Annual Trunk or Treat . Candy will be given. Costumes encouraged but not required.

Trick or Treat Shop-to-Shop in Downtown Lakeland

Free
Halloween Downtown Lakeland 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland
100 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Enjoy our 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Shop-to-Shop event from 3pm-5pm. Bring your costumed kiddos to Downtown Lakeland to gather candy and other treats. Want a list of participating merchants? Text the keyword TREAT to short code 41400 for a link on the day of the event!

Enchanted Trick or Treat Trail at Enchanted Fairytale Hollow

$20
Halloween Trick or Treat Dreams Come True Entertainment Lakeland (1)
October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Enchanted Fairytale Hollow Lakeland
214 Traders Alley
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Come join 5-10 of your favorite characters for some ENCHANTING Halloween fun! Guests will get to participate in a Trick or Treat trail with candy handed out by your favorite princesses, heroes and fairies, a Halloween parade, a Costume Contest with a Magical Grand Prize, and show off their moves at ...

Trunk or Treat at the Plant City YMCA

Free
Plant City Trunk or Treat 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Plant City – YMCA
1507 YMCA Pl
Plant City, FL 33563 United States
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Celebrate Halloween with your fellow community members in a safe and fun environment. Trick or treaters are invited to dress up and drive through the YMCA parking lot to visit our decorated trunks. We will be handing out candy and other goodies.

Boo Bash Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt around Lakeland

Free
Lakeland Boo Bash Scavenger Hunt 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Explorations V Children’s Museum
109 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Explorations V Children’s Museum is bringing Boo Bash to you! Everyone is invited to the trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. Local businesses signed up as a trick-or-treat spot. All participating businesses are on the map and distributed electronically to families by Explorations V Children’s Museum ...

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treats in Frostproof

Free
Frostproof Halloween 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Frostproof, Florida
Frostproof, FL United States + Google Map

Saturday, October 31st is the official Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating night for the City of Frostproof, FL. Several churches will be offering trunk or treat (either walk thru or drive-thru) and trick or treating will take place in our neighborhoods. Mark your calendars now for this fun nigh...

Harvest Fest at Heart of the Father Ministry

Free
Harvest Fest Heart of the Father 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heart of the Father Ministry Lakeland
2025 Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Join us at Heart of the Father Ministry in Lakeland for our annual Harvest Fest! There will be free food, games, music, bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth, and of course lots of candy! Everything is completely free, and all families are welcome to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at Bethel Baptist Church

Free
Bethel Baptist Lakeland Trunk or Treat 2020 (1)
October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bethel Baptist Church – Lakeland
3125 W Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
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Our annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival is coming Saturday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m. The event is great for families who want a fun, safe environment to take their children to for Halloween. The event takes place on our softball field with the safety and security of a chain-link fence surrounding i...

Just Cares Annual Fall Festival in Downtown Lakeland

Free
Halloween Downtown Lakeland 2020
October 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland
100 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Just Cares' Fall Festival has become the biggest family-friendly alternative to Halloween event in downtown Lakeland. Come join us for a night of fun for the whole family. There will be lots of games, activities, music, dancing and a ton of candy.

Trunk or Treat at Graceway Church Plant City

FreeOctober 31, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plant City – GraceWay Church
3106 S. Wiggins Road
Plant City, FL 33566 United States
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Bring your family and join us on Saturday, October 31st from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at GraceWay Church for a great time of food, fun, candy, door prizes, music, and more! Be sure to let this be one of your stops on your trick or treating route! Come and enjoy a safe and protected event for you and your fa...

The Best Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating in Lakeland

We always recommend people check with their own neighbors for Trick or Treating plans. NextDoor is a great place to connect with your neighborhood.

If you don’t live in a neighborhood or your neighborhood isn’t participating in Halloween this year, these are some of the larger neighborhoods in Lakeland where there are typically quite a few houses handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Please only trick or treat at houses with lights on and do not approach homes with the lights off.

**2020 UPDATE – none of these locations have been confirmed. This list is based on our knowledge of the larger neighborhoods and suggestions made on Facebook.**

  • Deerbrooke (South Lakeland)
  • Christina (South Lakeland)
  • Sundance (South Lakeland / Mulberry)
  • Imperial Lakes (South Lakeland / Mulberry)
  • Waterford (off New Jersey – South Lakeland)
  • Bloomfield Hills (off Gib-Galloway in North Lakeland)

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Activities for a full list of fun things to do this fall in Lakeland and Central Florida including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, Halloween events, trunk or treat, drive-thru Halloween attractions and more.