Costume Parade
Saturday,  October 31, 2020

Crestwood Lake Park

3:45 Parade Step Off

. Please arrive at 3:00 pm.

Register in advance please!

See the list of costume parade winners

There will also be onsite registration, but we strongly urge pre-registration to cut down on crowding!

- Park at the lake parking lot.

- Register at the adjacent field.

Allendale Kids looking forward to Halloween?

They will not be disappointed!

Join us for a safe Holiday Observers Annual Costume Parade held outside at Crestwood Lake on Halloween!

All Allendale children from preschool through 8th grade, join us at this fun and exciting annual Halloween event.

Here’s what we have changed this year

to protect you and your children:

  1. The event is outside at Crestwood Lake

  2. Masks are required for all attendees & parents.  Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute for cloth or disposable masks (per State of NJ guidelines).

  3. Social distancing is required.  We ask parents to guide their children to follow such guidelines throughout the event.  We will help manage this by sending the kids on the Parade Route in small groups. The route is from the grass field adjacent to the lake parking lot, to the Red Barn Circle where they will be judged.

  4. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded after the event. Winners will be notified by email, and prizes will be delivered electronically.

  5. The winners of the poster painting contest will not be notified at the Costume Parade to cut down on crowding and contact.

  6. No pizza this year, but all kids will be given a goody bag with candy and a gold coin in a paper bag which they can pick up.

  7. No magicians this year. This was a tough one, but we need to avoid crowding. #1 priority.

  8. Parents and kids are encouraged to return to their cars through the park, rather than down the parade route.

  9. Completed Posters, from our poster painting event,  will NOT be available for pickup at the Parade site, but will be available post-Halloween weekend at The Farmers Insurance Agency, 140 W Allendale Ave.

Here’s the safe new format.

  1. Prizes will be given for many different categories including: Best costume, scariest costume, best group costumes (they are allowed), Best parent/child costume, and many prizes out judges make up on the spot.

  2. Parents are encouraged to watch along the parade route road, socially distanced and where you cannot, with a mask, safely on the grass. Bring chairs if it’s a beautiful day!

  3. Ms. MacWilliams will reprise her role as our spooky piano player. She’s been doing this since the late 1970’s!

  4. All Allendale children are welcome. Onsite registration is available, but we want to try and cut back on crowding as much as possible. Thanks for helping us conduct a very safe event!

Fun time for all, and the kids will have very special memories of a unique Halloween Costume Parade.

Register online -

Prizes for various categories awarded by the past presidents.
Come and join the fun !

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