Halloween is a great chance to meet your neighbours and get in touch with the local community, and each year more North Shore families are ‘trick or treating’. But if your neighbourhood is lacking the Halloween vibe, you might try one of the areas on the North Shore renowned for going ‘all out’! This year, Halloween is Thursday 31 October. Have a spook-tastic night!
Best local streets to Trick or Treat
If the streets in your neighbourhood are lacking the Halloween vibe, but you’re still keen to trick or treat, consider visiting an area known for going ‘all out’ at Halloween.
If you do decide to visit one of these areas, think about the residents who live there and bring some extra bags of lollies to help them replenish their supplies!
The below list of ‘amazing streets’ has been compiled from suggestions in the North Shore Mums Facebook group.
- Mosman – Holt Ave, Spencer Street, Medusa Street plus the streets around Memory Park and Clifton Gardens
- Cremorne – Benelong Road and Brightmore Street
- Willoughby – First, Second & Third Avenue
- Castle Cove – Rosebridge Avenue and surrounding streets
- Lane Cove – Karilla Avenue
- East Lindfield – Middle Harbour Road
- Pymble – Hope Street, and the streets around PLC
- West Pymble – Gloucester Avenue
- South Turramurra – Maxwell Street
- St Ives – Hayle Street, Catherine Street, Lee Place & Gould Avenue
- Wahroonga – Grosvenor Street, Burns Road, Braeside Street, Kintore Street, Cleveland Street, Stuart Street, Water Street, Ada Avenue, Herber Place, Junction Road
- Warrawee – Bangalla Street
- Hornsby Heights – Sydney Road
Where possible, it’s obviously best to try the streets in your local neighbourhood first, as it’s a great way to meet your neighbours.
Top Tips for a safe & fun night!
- This year, Halloween is Thursday 31 October. Kids can start knocking on doors from 4pm, and most wrap up by 8pm when it gets dark.
- Only knock on doors that have Halloween decorations or other signs that indicate the people in the house are happy to be approached by trick or treaters. Look out for cobwebs, an orange balloon or pumpkin… though some go all out with incredible Halloween displays! No decorations? Don’t knock.
- Don’t knock on doors after dark or if a home’s lights are out. Also keep an eye out for signs that politely ask trick or treaters not to knock.
- If you visit a street or neighbourhood just for Halloween (not an area where you live), consider supporting the residents and their generosity by taking lollies to replenish their jars.
- Parents make sure you accompany your kids! Older kids might not want parents ‘cramping their style’, but just tell them you’ll follow from a distance.