Trick or Treating in Neshanic Village is closed to non-village residents due to the health emergency

From Mayor Tom Young and the Branchburg Township Committee

Best Practices for a Safe and Fun 2020 Halloween

For Trick or Treaters:

  • Porch/Outdoor Light On = Trick or Treat here!
  • Porch/Outdoor Light Off = Maybe next year!
  • Stay with your family or “pod”
  • Practice social distancing (keep at least 6 feet apart from other groups)
  • Stay in your immediate neighborhood
  • Do not enter someone else’s home
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Wear a cloth or surgical mask (costume masks do not provide protection)
  • Avoid Trick or Treating if you or anyone in your household isn’t feeling well, has a fever, or is under quarantine
  • Only accept candy that is in factory-sealed packaging

For Candy Givers:

  • Porch Light On = Trick or Treat here!
  • Porch Light Off = Maybe next year!
  • Wear a cloth or surgical mask
  • Candy/items should be factory sealed
  • Consider spreading out treats on a table or prepare individually sealed bags ahead of time to avoid hands in bowls
  • Limit treat choices
  • Maintain social distancing (wave to the kids from a distance or from behind a door)
  • Provide hand sanitizer for trick or treaters

Alternatives to Trick or Treating, from the NJ Department of Health:

  • Virtual activities such as online costume parties.
  • Drive through events where individuals remain in their vehicles and drive through an area/neighborhood with Halloween displays.
  • Carving pumpkins with family.
  • Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween themed decorations.
  • Halloween themed movie nights with family.