Halloween in Malden

Halloween in Malden

The City of Malden comes alive every Halloween with a festive spirit that's hard to match. A collaborative effort between community members, local businesses, and city officials ensures a series of enchanting events that captivate residents and visitors alike.  As per popular demand, we have tried to capture all the exciting activities in one place.  The map above shows the locations, dates and times of all these events. 

Join us in Malden on Halloween and be a part of this vibrant celebration!

  1. Pumpkins on the Plaza - Saturday, October 21st from 12PM-4PM at the Beebe School Courtyard
  2. Malden Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat in the Square - Tuesday, October 31st from 3PM-5PM in Malden Square at various participating storefronts.
  3. Maplewood Halloween Festival - Sunday, October 29th 12PM-4PM at the Salemwood School Fieldhouse
  4. Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 28th from 4PM-6PM on the Bike Path beginning at the corner of Medford St. and Canal St.
  5.  Halloween Night Trick or Treating - Tuesday night, October 31st.  Traditional self-organized trick-or-treating around the city.

Please take note of these Halloween safety tips.

  • Plan Your Route: Before heading out, plan your trick-or-treating route. Stick to familiar neighborhoods and well-lit streets.
  • Wear Visible Costumes: Choose costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape or stickers to costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Face Paint Over Masks: Masks can obstruct vision. Opt for non-toxic face paint or makeup instead to ensure clear sightlines.
  • Accompanied Children: Young children should always be accompanied by an adult. Older children should go in groups and have a set time to return home.
  • Check Candy: Before allowing children to eat their treats, inspect all candy for any signs of tampering, and avoid homemade treats from strangers.
  • Stay on Sidewalks: Use sidewalks and crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and stay as far to the left as possible.
  • Avoid Dark Houses: Only approach homes that are well-lit and display clear signs of Halloween participation, such as decorations or porch lights.
  • Keep Costumes Safe: Ensure costumes are flame-resistant and avoid long trailing fabric that can be a tripping hazard. Also, make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Carry Flashlights: Equip children with flashlights or glow sticks to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Drive Cautiously: If you're driving on Halloween, be especially alert during peak trick-or-treating hours (typically between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm). Watch for children who might dart out into the street and always yield to pedestrians.

Remember, Halloween is meant to be fun, but safety should always be a priority. By following these tips, you can ensure a memorable and safe Halloween experience for everyone involved.