Your guide to everything Halloween in New Hope, Lambertville, and surrounding towns!
FF = Family Friendly
New Hope & Surrounding
ONGOING – Ghost Tours of New Hope – Main St. & Ferry St., Fridays and Saturdays in October, tour starts at 8PM. Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom Hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes… plus new exciting stories have been added to the Tour. – FF
ONGOING – Haunted Halloween Rides – (Teen/Adult) -Take a ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own Nightmares? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Our creatures are sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard. New Hope Ivyland Express
ONGOING – Trick or Treat (Kids) Train Rides -Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Trick or Treat bags and assorted toys and candy will be given out onboard as well as at the station. – New Hope Ivyland Express – FF
10/17 – Paper Mask Workshop with Art Teacher Cate Sewall – 12-4PM – Bucks Playhouse Riverview Café – FF
10/23 – Mystickal Tymes “Arabian Nights Ball” – Eagle Fire Company 5-11PM – A Gathering Of Witches, A Samhain Celebration. Ritual, Buffet, DJ, 50/50, Costume Judging and Raffles. $45.00 per person, doors Open at 5pm
10/23, 24, 30, 31 – The Original New Hope Rocky Horror Show LIVE. Audience participation packages will be on sale at the theatre prior to all shows – New Hope Arts Center
10/25 – New Hope Celebrate’s 12th Annual High Heel Drag Race – FF
10/25 – John Eddie’s Annual All Ages Halloween Show 2:00-6:30PM – Havana – **PLEASE NOTE: Project/Object show to immediately follow. All tables and seats are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early if you would like a table or bar stool. Doors / Will Call 1PM, Show 2PM-6:30PM. Tickets: $15.00 Adults / $10.00 for Children Under 12 years of age. – FF
10/25 – 10/31 Séance Dinner Week with Mentalist Brandon Becker – Logan Inn – New Hope has been called the most haunted town in America and Logan Inn is no stranger to ghost activity in the past. Every evening we will be hosting a three-course dinner followed by a séance event hosted by mentalist Brandon Becker. Each evening is capped at 15 guests, so get your tickets fast! Sunday-Friday (Oct 25-30) 5:30 dinner, 7:30 séance begins. Saturday (October 31) 7:30 dinner, 9:30 séance begins.
10/26 – “Costumes for Ciarlo” Fundraiser party at Mojito Caribe. $10 Cover
10/27 – Miss Pumpkin’s Drag Extravaganza – 7:30pm – Bucks Playhouse Riverview Café – hosted by none other than the local icon Miss Pumpkin herself. The show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for presale general admission, $25 general admission at the door, and $50 for cabaret seating, which includes a split of champagne and a Halloween mask.
10/28 – Halloween Vaping Party – Fran’s Pub 5:15-9:15PM – VAPING ME CRAZY hosting A Spooky Evening Of Vaping! Cloud, Trick & Costume Competitions. Prizes & Drink Specials. Cloud & Trick Competition Sign Up 5-6:30. Come have a cloud of fun!
10/29 – The Raven “Heaven & Hell” Halloween Party & Costume Contest – $1,000 cash prize!
10-30 & 10/31 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Movie) 5 Screenings at Bucks County Playhouse
10/31 – MIXXTAPE Halloween Party & Costume Contest – John and Peter’s – It’s that time of the year again! Halloween falls on a Saturday, so this will indeed be a crazy party!
10/31 – 11/1 – “Spritifest” by The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment – New Hope Eagle Fire Department – Tune up your body, mind and spirit. Come dressed up and surprise us and we will surprise you! Featuring: Guest Speakers Every Hour, Psychics, Energy Healers, Shamanic Practitioners and much more!
Lambertville & Surrounding
10/9-11, 16-18 – Sweeny Todd at The Open Aire Theater at Washington Crossing State Park – 7pm. When the unjustly imprisoned Benjamin Barker returns to London he becomes Sweeney Todd and vows revenge on those who framed him. Joining forces with Mrs Lovett, he kills and she bakes his customers into her meat pies.
10/10, 11, 17, 18 – Great Pumpkin in the Park, 12-3PM, The Open Aire Theater at Washington Crossing State Park. A spook-tacular, interactive Halloween event for younger kids with games, prizes and more.Kids will trick or treat through the Park and meet their favorite fairy tale and cartoon characters along the way ending with a visit from the Great Pumpkin himself! FF
10/17 – 11th Animal Alliance Annual Pet Masquerade 11:30AM – 2:30PM – Parade begins 12:30pm at Mary Sheridan Park on York. Prizes for multiple categories, plug goodie bags for the first 75 furry families! FF
10/18 – Lambertville Historical Society’s 33rd Annual Lambertville Autumn House Tour features beautiful homes and historic sites within walking distance of each other in Lambertville. This is a self-guided walking tour throughout homes. Purchase a ticket either in advance or on the day of the tour. With your ticket in hand on the day of the tour, pick up the tour booklet either at Marshall House (60 Bridge St.) or City Hall (18 York St.) and begin your walk to sites in town. Volunteer docents will help guide you through each site. There is a map that suggests a route to the tour sites in town, although tour sites can be visited in any order you’d like. The entire tour takes from 2-3 hours.
10/22 – Annual Pumpkin Carving and Kid’s Contest, 5PM – Inn of the Hawke Fun for the whole family, there will be a Kid’s contest for best pumpkin! Whether you participate or just come and watch, the Inn of the Hawke will be providing pumpkins, but feel free to bring your own. – FF
10/23 – 11/1 – Roxey Ballet Company presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Canal Studio Theater
10/24 – Frenchtown Zombie Crawl! Details at www.frenchtownnj.org
10/25 – Annual Lambertville Halloween parade, starting at York Street by Mary Sheridan Park at 2:45PM. The parade will proceed north on Union Street to Perry Street, and east on Perry Street to the Little League Field where the judging will be held. – FF
10/23-25, 10-30-11/1 – Halloween Movie Weekend: Tales of Halloween – ACME Screening Room. Eleven directors, renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. Ten short films have been woven together by a shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Rated R; 1 hours 32 minutes
10-30-11/1 – Halloween Movie Weekend: Let the Right One In – ACME Screening Room. A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. In Swedish with English subtitles Rated R; 1 hours 54 minutes
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