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Oahu's Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

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Halloween is fast approaching, so planning ahead is key to stress-free trick-or-treating this Monday, October 31, 2022. We tapped our Locations Neighborhood Experts to share their tips for a bountiful Halloween!

Kapolei

Lots of families and plenty of smooth sidewalks make Kapolei the west side's number-one Halloween hot spot.

Door-to-door not your bag? Kapolei Shopping Center's free Trick-or-Treat event is back! On Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m., visit participating stores and restaurants for Halloween treats and fun! 

Ka Makana Ali‘i will also host mall-wide trick-or-treating on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Get there early for the Halloween magic show at 6 p.m.! The mall will have even more family-friendly events the weekend leading up to Halloween, too. 

Mililani Mauka

Mililani Mauka is known for generous helpings of candy and its kid-friendly sidewalks. However, traffic can be heavy, as Mililani Mauka's reputation for a trick-or-treat destination has grown, so plan accordingly. 

North Shore

According to Waialua resident and Locations agent Carolina Cristancho (RA), Kukea Circle is typically a local favorite, featuring plenty of participating homes and trick-or-treaters.

Kaneohe

In Kaneohe, Windward Mall is Halloween central! Go store-to-store instead of door-to-door on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Note: Masks are only permitted on children 12 and under during the trick-or-treat event; masks are not permitted before or after and are not permitted on adults.

As for traditional trick-or-treating, a long-time Kaneohe resident suggests "Christmas Lane" in the Ahuimanu neighborhood (and be sure to go back at Christmas time for wow-worthy lights).

Kailua

The Aikahi Park neighborhood is usually one of Kailua's busiest trick-or-treating neighborhoods, thanks to its level sidewalks and festive residents.

Nuuanu

Many trick-or-treaters have their go-to spots in Nuuanu, where homeowners are known to go all out to create an extra-special Halloween experience. Dowsett Avenue is a popular street with fabulous decorations and great candies. The abundance of Halloween spirit in Nuuanu is worth the little extra walk between houses.

Manoa

With its history of spooky tales (Night Marchers, spirits of ancient Hawaiian warriors, are said to appear on the Manoa Falls Trail!), friendly residents and 'boo-tifully' decorated homes, Manoa is known across the island as a trick-or-treating destination.

Waikiki

International Market Place will host trick-or-treating from 4-6 p.m., Sun., Oct. 31. Keiki can also take pictures with Moana, The Little Mermaid, Captain Jack Sparrow and Stitch, and enjoy a free balloon artist!

Trick-or-treat at Royal Hawaiian Center from 11 a.m. to close on Monday, Oct. 31 (look for orange balloons at participating stores). Plus, get a free trick-or-treat bag with purchase of any item from the Pāʻina Lānai Food Court or Waikiki Food Hall!

Head over to Victoria Ward Park in Ward Village Sat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a festive celebration featuring a pumpkin patch by Aloun Farms, a Halloween mask-decorating station with Juniper Calligraphy, shave ice from Kālele Eats and spooky photo opps; all offerings are complimentary while supplies last!

Kahala

With its wide, level sidewalks and generous residents, Kahala is always a hit with trick-or-treaters. Locations pro tip: Elepaio and Kolohala Streets have a rep for doling out lots of candy. 

East Oahu

According to Locations agent Shawn Baker (RA), homeowners in Wailupe Circle typically go all out with Halloween decorations. Several Honolulu Yelp users also report Aina Haina to be among one of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods.

Nearby Kuliouou-Kalani Iki and Niu Valley also got rave reviews. Locations pro tip: Check out Kupaua Place for treats and Halemaumau Place for spooky decorations.

Hawaii Kai

Our experts claimed several trick-or-treating hot spots in Hawaii Kai. Baker, a Hawaii Kai resident, suggests Koko Head Terrace, near the Hawaii Kai Library, as well as Lalea townhomes. The Peninsula community and the Anchorage neighborhood are also known hot spots in Hawaii Kai, but note that parking can be an issue.

Other Hawaii Kai neighborhoods known for their generous treat bags and well-lit sidewalks include: Mariner's Cove, Hahaione, Spinnaker Isle and Kalama Valley.

Hawaii Kai Town Center's annual Halloween Spooktacular returns with trick-or-treating, a keiki costume contest and more! Bring the whole ‘ohana on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. for trick-or-treating and a keiki costume contest (age groups are 0-3 years, 4-8 years and 9-12 years).

Koko Marina Center will also host trick-or-treating on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (look for the "Trick-or-Treat" signs at select merchants). 

 

Happy trick-or-treating from your friends at Locations!

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