On the outside Princeton may ooze class, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any skeletons in its closet. With all the history that lies within the Princeton gates, you’d bet there are a few eerie sights and legends to find.

With Halloween approaching, we’re revving up our excitement by listing all the thrilling and chilling festivities that’ll have you bringing out your spooky side. So go ahead and check them out… if you dare.

Princeton Tour Company Ghost Tour & Cemetery Visit

116 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

When: Friday’s and Saturday’s, October 15th - 30th, 7pm - 9pm


cemeteryPhoto via www.wikipedia.com

It’s not a “jump out and scare you” experience or a pure ghost hunt, says Mimi O. of Princeton Tour Co. The tour starts with a walk through the Princeton University campus where guests use official ghost hunting equipment at an unmarked grave and Revolutionary battlefield. After the campus visit the tour heads to surrounding historic neighborhoods and ends at a stop at the Princeton Cemetery.


Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

3 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542

When: Friday, October 29th at 5:15pm



Photo via www.palmersquare.com

Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the annual parade! Join at 5:15pm on the Green before the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA, where the festivities continue with music, trunk or treat, and more!


Halloween Parade at the West Windsor Farmers Market

2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor, NJ 08550

When: Saturday, October 30th 9am - 1pm


WWF Halloween Parade

Dress up for this fun parade starting at 9:45 am. There are also spooky art projects, music and safety demos by the West Windsor Fire and Police Department.


MarketFair Out of this World Halloween Event

3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540

When: Saturday, October 30th, 2:30pm - 4pm


Photo via https://marketfairshoppes.com

Come in costume and celebrate Halloween along with West Windsor’s War of the Worlds legendary history! Includes a scavenger hunt, giveaways, treats, prizes and a photo booth! The fun begins in center court for a fashion show and afterwards be sure to stop by Whole World Arts to pick up a treat bag.