Halloween is just around the corner and considering I have yet to buy my boys’ costumes, I am less than prepared. While I love all things fall – cool air, pumpkins on & in everything, food galore – it also comes with a fair amount of stress. From finding the perfect costume to deciding where to take the kids trick-or-treating, it can get overwhelming when you remind yourself this is only the beginning of what is usually the busiest time of year. 

To help reclaim my sanity (and let you keep yours), I’ve put together a quick list of where to take the kids trick-or-treating in Beaumont and Southeast Texas this Halloween. This list includes a sampling of FREE events, church festivals and neighborhoods that are all ideal for trick-or-treating. Remember to check with your local churches and schools for Halloween fun as well. Please note events marked with an asterisk (*) take place prior to Halloween day. Feel free to comment below with details on locations I may have left out.

Stay safe y’all!


*Spindletop Spookfest
October 28, 6pm – 8pm
Spindletop / Gladys City Boomtown Museum
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd

Gladys City gets spooky for Halloween (a couple days before, actually)! Spindletop/Gladys City, on the Lamar University campus, will host Spindletop Spookfest with trick-or-treating throughout the boomtown and fun activities for “ghouls” and “goblins” of all ages.

Parkdale Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating
October 31, 6pm
Parkdale Mall
6155 Eastex Fwy

Visit Parkdale Mall on Halloween for mall-wide trick-or-treating. Kids can enjoy a safe and friendly trick-or-treating environment with participating retailers (noted with a sign in their store windows). This event is for children ages 12 and under. No adult costumes or masks allowed.

Beaumont PD Trunk-or-Treat & Haunted Jail
October 31, 2pm – 5pm
Beaumont Civic Center
701 Main Street

Officers from the Beaumont Police Department's specialized tactical units will be on hand to give away sweets, treats and safety tips at the Beaumont Civic Center. The Beaumont Police Station Haunted Jail will also be open for tours in the basement of the police station for those who are brave enough to dare! The station is located at 255 College Street in downtown Beaumont.

Dia de los Muertos
October 31, 5pm – 8pm
Beaumont Children’s Museum
701 Main Street (Inside Beaumont Civic Center)

Immediately following the Beaumont Police Department’s event, the Beaumont Children’s Museum will host an event that features all things Dia de los Muertos - art, education, culture, tradition – along with a touch of trick-or-treat! The museum is located inside the Beaumont Civic Center. 

*Clairmont Community Trunk-or-Treat
October 29, 5pm – 7pm
Clairmont Nursing Home
1020 S. 23rd Street

If you’re looking for a great way to spread the Halloween fun and let the kids enjoy trick-or-treating, make a stop by Clairmont Nursing Home for their community trunk-or-treat. The residents will be helping pass out candy and enjoy seeing the kids in costume!

*St. Anthony Trunk-or-Treat
October 28, 6pm – 7:30 pm
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Street

Join the families of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica & School for a trunk-or-treat in downtown Beaumont. Along with plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters, the church will also have nachos, popcorn, hot dogs, links, chips and drinks available for sale, which supports the youth group.

Neighborhoods: Calder, Delaware, Walden, 105
October 31, evening
West of I-10/Hwy 96

Beaumont is full of walkable neighborhoods that offer easy, safe trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. To help make it a little easier to get around, we’ve broken these into areas near well-known roads. The majority of these neighborhoods offer well-lit streets and sidewalks that lead kids directly to front doors, although most do not offer sidewalks from house-to-house.

Off Calder: Just off I-10 between Harrison & Calder, you’ll find Calder Place. This older neighborhood (between 19th & 23rd Streets) has quaint homes well-decorated for Halloween. Nearby Ridgeland Street, East & West Circuit and Manor Ave all offer great trick-or-treating opportunities with sidewalks from house-to-house. It’s also just a short drive from Thomas Road, with a few houses showcasing some pretty stellar Halloween decorations, including one with a graveyard covering the entire front yard.

Off Delaware: On both sides of Delaware, are plenty of well-established neighborhoods including: Ashton, Montclaire and Delaware Place. Nearby, Bellechase Street and Edson also lead into densely populated neighborhoods. We also recommend many of the neighborhoods off Phelan and Gladys.

Off Walden: South of Hwy 90 along Walden Road, are several great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. A few of these include: Walden Meadows, Willow Bend and Willow Creek (main entry off Major Drive, near Brentwood Country Club).

Off Hwy 105: For those on the outskirts of Beaumont closer to Lumberton, Hwy 105 offers highly populated neighborhoods as well including Bevel Oaks and Northwest Forest. Note: The First Baptist Church of Bevel Oaks is also hosting a trunk-or-treat from 6pm to 8pm.

Port Arthur

October 31, 6pm
Central Mall
3100 Hwy 365, Port Arthur

If you’re worried about rain, grab the kids and head to Central Mall in Port Arthur. All little pirates and princesses (and their friends) can enjoy mall-wide trick-or-treating without the hassle of cars & sidewalks.

Port Arthur PD Trunk-or-Treat
October 31, 6pm – 8pm
Port Arthur Civic Center
3401 Cultural Drive

The Port Arthur Police Department will host its 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat and everyone’s invited. The event will be held inside the Port Arthur Civic Center so weather isn’t a concern. Bring the kids and let them trick-or-treat in a fun, safe environment!

Westside Neighborhood Association Fall Festival
October 31, 11am – 3pm 
Booker T. Washington Park.
Off W. Thomas Blvd, Port Arthur

For those in Port Arthur, bring the kids to the Westside Neighborhood Association Fall Festival. The event includes entertainment, giveaways candy and more. Note: If it rains, the event will be held nearby at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (located at 920 Washington Ave, in the gym). 


Boston Avenue Trunk-r-Treat
October 31, 5pm – 8pm
Boston Avenue
1st to 5th Streets, Nederland

Enjoy trick-or-treating with the kids down historic Boston Avenue in Nederland. Local businesses and residents will be set up with their trunks facing Boston Avenue (from 1st to 5th Streets, near the Dutch Windmill Museum) and will be handing out candy for trick-or-treaters. 

Hillcrest Baptist Church Fall Festival
October 31, 5pm – 8pm

Hillcrest Baptist Church
3324 Park Dr, Nederland

Put on by Hillcrest Baptist Church, this free fall festival is an ideal spot for safe, Halloween fun. After getting the perfect costume together, load the kids up and bring them out to enjoy candy, food, games and plenty of other fun for the kiddos. 

7SBC Block Party
October 31, 6pm -8pm
Seventh Street Baptist Church
200 N. 7th Street, Nederland

Join the Seventh Street Baptist Church for pony rides, games, a petting zoo, moon walk and even an appearance from Gator Country! Cotton candy, popcorn, links and drinks, door prizes and more can be expected at this annual block party.

Holy Cross Tailgate Trick-or-Treat Festival
October 31, 6pm – 8pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
2711 Helena Ave, Nederland

Now in its 14th year, the Tailgate Trick-or-Treat Festival is put on by Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Nederland. This event includes free popcorn, bottled water and, of course – candy! The festival is held inside the Family Life Center, rain or shine.

Orange County

SMS Halloween Carnival
October 31, 4pm – 6:30pm

St. Mary Catholic School
2600 Bob Hall Rd, Orange

Each year, the staff and families of St. Mary Catholic School put on a Halloween carnival for their students. The best part – besides the candy – it’s open to the public. Stop by and let the kids enjoy trick-or-treating, a cake walk, bounce houses, a haunted hallway and plenty of carnival type activities. The event happens inside the school gym so the fun happens rain or shine!

North Orange Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat
October 31, 6pm – 8pm
North Orange Baptist Church
4775 16th Street, Orange

Join the families of North Orange Baptist Church for an indoor Halloween trunk-or-treat. Hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, games, inflatables and more can be expected at this annual event.

*St. Henry Trunk-n-Treat
October 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
St. Henry Catholic Church
475 W Roundbunch, Bridge City

Come one, come all to the 8th Annual Trunk-n-Treat held by St. Henry Catholic Church. There will be plenty of “trunk-or-treating” along with face painting, games, a bounce house and even a haunted house (inside the church’s activity building). Hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade will be provided for all hungry trick-or-treaters. 

Vidor Halloween Safe Night
October 31, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Vidor Elementary School Cafeteria
400 Old US 90, Vidor

Just east of Beaumont in Vidor, kids can enjoy a safe night of Halloween fun with face painting, thumbprint art, bowling, duck pond, games, and of course.....candy! 

Pine Forest Baptist Church Fall Festival
October 31st, 6pm - 8pm
4800 North Main, Vidor

Free food and fun for all ages. The Pine Forest Baptist Church Fall Festival includes train rides, carnival games, photo booth, hot dog supper and LOTS of candy. Hop, slither or crawl on over to a jungle of fun Halloween night! 

Neighborhoods: Little Cypress, Bridge City, Orangefield
October 31, evening
Orange County
North & South of I-10

Throughout Orange County are plenty of neighborhoods ready to welcome trick-or-treaters. While there aren’t sidewalks for kids to walk house-to-house, there are sidewalks leading trick-or-treaters up to each front door.

Little Cypress: North of I-10 just past the LCM Junior High School and off FM 1130, you’ll find several well-established neighborhoods ideal for trick-or-treating including: Chasse Ridge, Bear Trails, Steeple Chasse & Chasse Hollow. Other great areas include the neighborhoods off Dawnwood (off Hwy 87, near Lorna Badon School of Dance) and Hillbrook Estates (off MLK, near Community Christian School). 

Bridge City: In the Bridge City area trick-or-treating can be found in Waterwood Estates (off Hwy 62/73), Dishon Plantations (off Idylwood, behind the Bridge City High School) and Colonial Estates (off 1442/Roundbunch, near Bridge Point Fellowship). Plenty of other densely populated neighborhoods can also be found off Hwy 87/Texas Avenue and 1442/Roundbunch.

Orangefield: Those located in Orangefield can enjoy trick-or-treating through neighborhoods with easily accessible front doors. A couple of locations we recommend are Langham Estates (off Hwy 105, west of 1442) and Twin Lakes Estates (off Hwy 105, east of 1442).


Journey Community Church Halloween Festival 
October 31, 6:30pm 
Journey Community Church
1534 Highway 96 S, Lumberton

Join the families of Journey Community Church in Lumberton for free Halloween fun including candy, games and more! Food will be available for sale. 

Gateway Church Harvest Carnival
October 31, 6pm – 9pm
Gateway Church
1600 US 69, Kountze

The 13th Annual Harvest Carnival at Gateway Church in Kountze features plenty of free Halloween fun for kids. Your kids can enjoy inflatable jump house, slides, games and candy. Door prizes and plenty of food can also be expected.