October is a month of fang-tastic fun for those who enjoy wearing creepy costumes, exploring haunted houses, and participating in old-fashioned trick-or-treating. With Halloween right around the corner, many parents have the tricky task of choosing a location for the 31st. Those interested in finding the best treats while wearing eerie ensembles should check out this list of some of Omaha’s best neighborhoods for snagging sweets on Halloween night.
Dundee and Happy Hollow Historic District
Situated near Memorial Park and Dundee, this neighborhood is well-known by locals as a trick-or-treat treasure. Peruse the festive decor along lamp-lit streets, ring a few doorbells, and fill a Halloween bag with enough creepy candies to last the rest of the year.
Morton Meadows, located in Midtown, is a spooktacular spot for trick-or-treaters. This friendly neighborhood’s walkable streets and prime location regularly draws a large crowd of costumed characters looking for a place to spend Halloween evening.
Country Club District
Historic-style street lamps and curving streets offer the perfect lighting and ambiance for trick-or-treating in this neighborhood. Located south of Gallagher Park past Northwest Radial Highway, Country Club’s family-friendly community of residents is sure to stock up plenty of candy in time for visitors.
Omaha’s Hillsborough neighborhood kicks off the haunted holiday on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with their annual Hills“BOO”rough Spooktacular, with hayrack rides, games, and lots of fun. Return to this well-lit, walkable community in Northwest Omaha on Halloween night for even more trick-or-treating fun.
Minne-Lusa’s “Trick or Treat on the Boolevard”
South of Florence in North Omaha, Minne-Lusa’s residents take Halloween seriously. Their annual “Trick or Treat on the Boolevard” event includes themed street islands, free food, and plenty of sweets for everyone. With an active community of event organizers and volunteers, Minne-Lusa offers no shortage of decked-out displays on Halloween night.
192nd Street in West Omaha
Travel south from 192nd and Pacific streets in West Omaha and discover plenty of subdivisions that are perfect for trick-or-treaters to explore. Spooky scenes and homes stocked full of candy can be found in many of this neighborhood’s residential areas. With well-lit streets and ample sidewalks, 192nd Street makes a great choice for a Halloween celebration.
This article was printed in the October 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.