Even if you’re in one of the safer South Florida neighborhoods — which includes areas in Pinecrest, Coral Gables and Country Walk — you may still want to celebrate Halloween cautiously and avoid trick-or-treating this year. Considering the events of the last 18 months, nobody should blame you. But what do you tell your kids?
Trunk-or-treats, or trick-or-trunks, are the perfect balance between “safe” and “traditional,” offering parents peace of mind and kids what they want most: candy. Plus, they’re just flat-out fun for kids and kids-at-heart (i.e., adults with arrested development).
Whether you want pre-Halloween treats or an alternative to the normal trick-or-treat routine, take a look at this comprehensive list of local trunk-or-treating events near Miami for 2021.
Trunk or Treat at Potential Church
October 31, 2021 | 6-8 PM | Potential Church | Website
If even the thought of traditional trick-or-treating has your shin splints acting up, Potential Church’s trunk-or-treat event in Cooper City is the perfect solution. Put those costumes on, head to the church’s parking lot, and get your fill of candy without going door to door.
St. Mark’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Drive Thru
October 30, 2021 | 4-6 PM | St. Mark’s Lutheran Church | Website
Embark on a candy-fueled adventure from the comfort of your own Honda Odyssey. That’s what’s in store for you when you head to this Coral Gables trunk-or-treat. Simply pull into the parking lot entrance at St. Mark’s, have your kid put on their mask and get their bag ready, then open the window. As you drive by, volunteers will distribute candy. Happiness ensues.
Halloween Spooktacular and Golf Cart Parade
October 29, 2021 | 6-10 PM | Cutler Ridge Park | Website
Fancy yourself some Halloween fun in Cutler Bay? On Friday, October 29, head to Cutler Ridge Park for the annual Halloween Spooktacular event. The evening’s scheduled festivities include a trunk-or-treat, costume contest, music, activities, and a golf cart parade. If you want to participate in the costume contest, be sure to enter early, as only 25 participants are allowed for each age group.
Trunk or Treat at Broward Church
October 30, 2021 | 5-8 PM | Broward Church | Website
Find yourself in need of candy before Halloween? Walk through the church parking lot at this trunk-or-treat event in Davie, and you’ll get your wish. The first 50 kids get a special goodie bag, too, so arrive early to increase your chances. In addition to trunk-or-treating, the event will also be hosting interactive activities, a craft table, costume parade, 2 bounce houses, and more.
October 22, 2021 | 6 PM | Downtown Doral Park | Website
Follow up your trunk-or-treat in Doral with a free showing of Cruella at the park. Pack some blankets and chairs, snacks, and a few refreshments (no glass permitted) for a fantastic evening out with family.
Trunk-or-Treat 2021 at Salvation Army
October 26, 2021 | 4:30-6:30 PM | Salvation Army (100 SE 9th Ave) | Website
Break out your best costume and enjoy this free, family-friendly Halloween event in Ft. Lauderdale. (Your dentist probably hates this place, so you know it’s one of the better trunk-or-treats in the area.)
Halloween Drive Thru Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2021 | 5-8 PM | OB Johnson Park | Website
Stay in your car and drive by for candy at this socially distant Halloween event near Miami, which is co-sponsored by the Hallandale Beach Parks and Rec Department.
Not So Spooky Halloween
October 30, 2021 | 6:30-10:00 PM | Gulfstream Park Village | Website
Wanting a safe alternative to trick-or-treating in Miami, the Gulfstream Park community is hosting a Halloween event for kids and parents.
First up, children can walk through the 5 themed trick-or-treat stations along Silks Run, which is planned to be closed to vehicles for the evening. Each station will have special decorations and performances that you won’t want to miss. It’s not a trick-or-trunk, per se, but it is safe and easy to navigate, which makes it ideal for parents.
At 7:30 PM, the costume contest begins, with games thrown in to keep the younger kids occupied. Arrive early to get entered into the contest and see all the other contestants.
At 8:00 PM, adults can visit the Walking Ring for food trucks, a bar, music, and a more mature costume contest.
Hialeah Gardens Best Trunk or Treat
October 23, 2021 | 5-8 PM | New World Athletics | Website
Join the crew of New World Athletics at Hialeah Gardens for some free family fun. Halloween costumes are highly recommended, but anyone can come out and trunk-or-treat till their bags are full of candy.
Even though this Hialeah Halloween event is free to everyone, pre-registration is required to keep group sizes small. Ensure your spot is saved by signing up in advance here.
Trunk-or-Treat at First United Methodist
October 31, 2021 | 5:30-8:30 PM | First United Methodist Church of Miami | Website
Drop by this Miami trunk-or-treat between 5:30 and 8:30 on Halloween night for candy, games, bounce houses, and food. Costumes are recommended, and you’re more than welcome to decorate your vehicle and pass out treats to the kids.
PMA Trunk or Treat Spooktacular
October 29, 2021 | 5-7 PM | Jeff Asesor’s Premier Martial Arts West | Website
Free to the public, this Pembroke Pines trunk-or-treat is essentially a decked-out Halloween party for families. Kids can go down the line to collect candy, and the event will also have a DJ, bounce house, rock-climbing wall, games, and prizes.
Trunk-or-Treat at the Plantation Community Center
October 31, 2021 | 4-7 PM | Plantation Community Center | Website
The annual Plantation trunk-or-treat is back, now with even more free fun and spooky activities planned. In addition to candy, kids will also be able to do arts and crafts, dance, play games, and take selfies in a special “Haunted Selfie Room.”
Trunk Decorating Ideas
If you plan on spreading the spooky Halloween spirit by decorating your vehicle for a local trunk-or-treat, you’ll want to stand out from the pack. We’ll throw you a few creative themes and unique ideas to get your noodle working:
Car Trunk Themes
- Wizard of Oz’s Yellow Brick Road
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Star Wars
- Candyland board
The key to decorating a car trunk for Halloween is simple: Have enough space. With the new Honda Accord, you get best-in-class cargo room (16.7 cubic feet), which handily beats the Toyota Camry (15.1 cu ft), Nissan Altima (15.4 cu ft) and Hyundai Sonata (16.0 cu ft). Accord’s 60/40-split rear seat offers even more versatility when trunk-or-treating.
Truck Bed Themes
- Angry Birds
- Crime scene
- Indiana Jones
- LEGO set
- Mystery “Surprise!” boxes
- The Price is Right Wheel
- The Addams Family
- Pirate’s booty
- Jurassic Park entrance
Trucks are perfect vehicles to decorate for trunk-or-treats. With a wide open bed, the only thing holding you back is your own creativity — and perhaps some technology constraints if your pickup isn’t a Ridgeline.
The new Honda Ridgeline makes decorating for trunk-or-treats easier thanks to its in-bed trunk, wide floor, and in-bed audio system. Turn your Ridgeline into a pirate’s island, with an “X” marking the spot of buried treasure (the in-bed trunk). Set up a covered wagon and hayride in the back. Play Indiana Jones’s theme song or other Halloween music while trick-or-treaters walk by. Your options are virtually infinite.
SUV Trunk Themes
- Carnival of Terror
- Fast food drive-thru
- Mad scientist’s lab
- Harry Potter train
- Gumball machine
- The house from Up
- I Spy
- Jail cell
- Mini drive-in theater
- Alice in Wonderland
- Fortune teller
SUVs offer a great amount of versatility when decorating for Halloween. They’re larger than sedan trunks and, unlike truck beds, are already enclosed, which makes it simpler to design around themes like jail cells, spaceships, and science labs, to name a few examples.
By our estimation, no large SUV on Earth can match the Honda Pilot in terms of versatility. With up to 109.2 cubic feet* of cargo volume to the front row (or 18.5 cu ft* in the back), there’s enough space inside for all your Halloween decorations, and then some. That’s more cargo volume than the Toyota Highlander (84.3 cu ft), Hyundai Palisade (86.4 cu ft) and Kia Telluride (87 cu ft). Pilot’s hands-free power liftgate, which comes standard starting with the Special Edition trim, is just an added bonus.
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Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.