Oct. 30, 2019
Halloween In Hawaii - The Best Areas To Trick-Or-Treat
Halloween in Hawaii is always a fun time for keiki (children) across the island. It is that one special night where they can dress up as whatever or whoever they want! However, the big question is always the same - Where is the best areas to trick-or-treat?
Luckily for you, we have done the hard work for you and here are our top picks:
Ala Moana - At the world's largest open air mall, Ala Moana Shopping Center will feature a variety of stores participating in trick-or-treat from 5-7pm.
Hawaii Kai - is a residential neighborhood with many areas to check out. Parking can fill up so it's always encouraged to stop by area. Some of the more popular areas are Koko Head Terrace (near the Hawaii Kai Library), Lalea Townhomes, The Peninsula Community, Anchorage, Mariner's Cove, Hahaione, and Spinnaker Isle just to name a few.
Kaneohe - The most popular area would definitely be Windward Mall. The keiki can go store-to-store rather than door-to-door in a very safe and well lit environment from 5:30-7:30. But note that masks are not allowed for children 12 years old or older. Another area outside of the mall is the Ahuimanu neighborhood which is also known as "Christmas Lane" during December.
Kahala - One of the most well known neighborhoods on the island for trick-or-treaters as the residents often give full sized candy bars. Also Kahala Mall is always a popular spot.
Kapolei - At Kapolei Shopping Center they will offer trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch with free mini pumpkins to decorate, make-and-takes, photo ops, and more! From 5-7pm. Also be sure to check out Ka Makana Alii as they will have trick-or-treating in the mall from 5:30-7:30pm.
Manoa - Another popular residential neighborhood known across the island is Manoa. With it's history of spooky stories from the ghost banyan trees and night marchers, this area can definitely feel like Halloween with some very elaborate decorated homes.
Mililani Mauka - At the end of Meheula Parkway and the left turn on Kapanoe Street you will see a very crowded neighborhood of trick-or-treaters. Some residents recall giving out over 300 bags of goodies! There's also the Mililani Shopping Center in Mililani Town that will have a costume contest and mall wide trick-or-treating from 5-7pm.
North Shore - Kukea Circle is a local favorite for North Shore residents as plenty of homes participate in handing out candy.
Nuuanu - Many residents have their go-to-spots as some homeowners go all out with decorations and great candy. If you're lucky some will even have live music and pupus! Just be sure to have comfortable shoes as you may have to walk a little extra from house to house.
Waikiki - This is the meca of Halloween and gets very busy during the evening especially on the main strip. For the little ones Royal Hawaiian Center will start their festivities from 2-7pm and the International Market Place will be from 5-7pm.
Ward Village - in the heart of Kakaako you can find a ton of activities at Ward Village's South Shore Market and Ward Center. From trick-or-treating, photo booths, make and takes, and halloween tattoos. After you can head to Ala Moana which is just a few minutes away.