Trunk Or Treat Waco – Find A Community Event for the Family!

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Everyone is familiar with good old-fashioned Trick or Treat – but do you know about its newer cousin, Trunk or Treat? If you don’t, I’m here to tell you all about it and where you can find Trunk or Treat in Waco

About Trunk or Treat in Waco

Trunk or Treat is kind of like the ultimate family-friendly Halloween tailgate. Families and businesses gather their vehicles in a public parking lot and fill their trunks with decadent candy favorites. Then, fully costumed participants can wander from car to car “trick or treating” for candy and other Halloween goodies. 

Today, people go all out decorating their cars, trucks, or tractors for the season. Often, there may be prizes for the most elaborate decorations, encouraging participants to go all out. There may also be costume contests, live music and entertainment, and plenty of games and activities that are seasonally appropriate and fun for all ages. 

While Trunk or Treat is an entertaining way to warm up for the main event of Trick or Treating on Halloween, it’s also a safe, accessible alternative for families. Maybe you don’t live in a neighborhood where houses are close together, or you have neighbors who don’t appreciate solicitations for candy (even when they have adorable costumes.) Some parents love it simply because it means socializing and hanging out with friends while watching their children closely as they forage for sweets.

While any neighborhood can arrange a Trunk or Treat for family residents, community organizations like schools, churches, or libraries often organize these events. Some even bulk up with additional attractions, making it a great way to pass an evening while getting into the Halloween spirit. 

These three Trunk or Treat events in Waco let the whole family enjoy Halloween safely! 

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LPS Trunk or Treat

Lorena Primary School hosts a great Trunk or Treat for the whole family! Gather your friends and head over to the school’s campus on Monday, October 30, from 6:00 PM – to 7:00 PM. Whether it’s your Halloween warm-up or the main event of the year, you’ll have a blast!

Waco Police & Waco ISD Police Trunk or Treat!

Waco Police & Waco ISD Police are hosting their third annual Trunk or Treat! It’s a fun event meant to help the community get a little more up close and personal with police officers. Kids can have fun learning that the police aren’t only around in dangerous situations but are friendly community members who are here to help. It’s a great alternative to Halloween Trick or Treating, so head over to the Waco ISD Stadium from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Halloween night!

Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 8th Annual Creekside Spooktacular Halloween Bash on Thursday, October 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Be sure to dress up for their costume contest and bring a few canned goods to donate to local food pantries. You may also want to participate in some of their delicious food trucks while you’re there!

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Waco Fall Activities

Whether you make it to one Trunk or Treat event this year or try to hit all three, your family will love celebrating Halloween in a fun, safe way. So get some extra use out of your costumes and head out to one of these remarkable Trunk or Treats in Waco!

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